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Sometimes I find it challenging to hit upon an easy category to put a tobacco into, and every now and then they fall in to multiple groups. Our Sugar and Spice is one of those tobaccos; is it a Lakeland, an Aromatic or even an Oriental blend?

The confusion begins with an Oriental Izmir base; this creamy tobacco is more commonly found in Latakia blends. A generous helping of American Black Cavendish is used to give the tobacco a silky-smooth, aromatic quality. It is polished off with some Gold & Mahogany flue-cured Virginias to add some slight extra nutty and sweet nuances; topped off with cinnamon, nutmeg and delicate rose topping; making this a truly unique tobacco that has made even the most die-hard, anti-aromatic smokers, finish bowl after bowl.

Notes: Best smoked packed tightly and (exceptionally cool and smooth, if) supped slowly.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringCinnamon, Floral Essences, Spices
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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SteveH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteveH (28)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm smoking this as I type, and jolly nice it is too. I'm not wild about the more strongly-flavoured aromatics, but the flavouring in this is reasonably restrained. Sweetish and spicy - does what it says on the pouch, in other words. The spiciness of the Izmir is noticeable - I've smoked straight Izmir before now, and jolly nice it is too, though it's better reined in a bit in a blend, as here. There is also sometimes a hint of leather. An excellent smoke.

Pipe Used: Butz-Choquin Mirage

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ's website

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