|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1645)||Mild||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
My Smoking Shop - Christmas Cheer.
I have been a regular customer of My Smoking Shop for a good few years now and despite the fact I buy a number of cigars and branded tobaccos from them this is the first time I have tried one of their own blends. It comes in a pouch as it's loose weighed and the second I break the seal I can see I'm in for a treat! The smell is enticing, it's a very cherry one with a candy sweetness too. It requires a short airing, it's not ludicrously damp but a hour or so per bowl full makes all the difference.
I find the taste from this superb! The cherries are a lot subtler than I had anticipated them to be, the culmination of the additives make for a full seasonal taste. The rum certainly spices up the blend but it isn't as strong with it as a lot of blends with rum can be! The nicotine definitely falls into the milder category, if you like your "N" then a quite large inhalation may be required! Tongue bite has not occurred once throughout the bowl and to be fair the smoke is of a cooler temperature so you can really take big puffs of this wonderful smoke. The room note is without doubt a rummy/cherry aromatic one, pleasing to me albeit a full one so it might be off putting for some people!
Having tried a few Christmas aromatics I am comfortable to say this one is the nicest I have had so far!
18/12/14. This is so good it is my 'go to' smoke for Christmas, I can't resist it!
Pipe Used: Rattray Six Friends
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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