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Most English and European Latakia blends are made without using any sweet top dressing or casings, our fellow blenders in America do and the results are stunning. The rich and pungent Latakia works well with most fruity flavours and our Cypriot Sunset is an homage to these modern Latakia blends. Built on a base of ripe, fruit topped red Virigina to give this blend a fruity footing. Sliced black twist, Turkish, dark Virginias and of course Cypriot Latakia is added. The resulting tobacco is sweet to smoke but also savoury thanks to the darker Virginia and Turkish. Think of eating a fruit cake with a peaty whisky. A great desert tobacco and a chance to experience this revolution with Latakia.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Full
Room Note
Tolerable
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JimInks (662)
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Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

The red Virginia is richly tangy, earthy fruity sweet. The other Virginias are earthy without a hint of grass or hay, and a mild dry fruit sweetness. The Oriental/Turkish is a woody, moderately tangy spicy ingredient that you’ll notice in every puff which gathers more strength after the half way point. The perique is plum and slightly peppery, and is lightly applied for added complexity. The Cyprian latakia is a team player with sweet, smokey, and woodsy notes. The alcohol topping seems to be whisky, but it’s lightly present and doesn’t detract from the tobaccos.The judicious blending of the various components create a medium to full strength, full in flavor sweet and savory Oriental. It’s a smooth cool burning ribbon cut that’s a little creamy with no dull spots or dottle. It also has a nic-hit that will satisfy the craving without bowling you over.

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