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This is another very versatile component. Green River Burley is treated with sugar water and toasted until the sugar caramelizes and the tobacco is almost black. It has a mild brown-sugar flavor and a slightly sweet note. In Latakia blends, it will mellow the flavor. In Virginia or Virginia/Perique blends, it adds a warm softness, and it can sweeten Burley blends without adding flavoring. Moderate in nicotine, average burn rate.
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringSweet / Sugar
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Medium
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Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

By itself: Very nearly flavorless with mild body and just the slightest amount of sweetness.

As a blender: It doesn't work very well adding sweetness to a blend. It does smooth out blends that are rough around the edges and that is the only use I've found for it.

Comes a bit dry with no stickiness. Burns well. Mild in body. Very mild in flavor.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave, MM Patriot

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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1 person found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (131)
Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Summary: add a warm maple syrup flavor to sweeten blends with this versatile component.

Green River Black Cavendish (GRBC) proves a favorite ingredient of many blenders. Burley is sprayed with sugar water and roasted to caramelize the sugars. This mimics the "second half of the bowl" effect where Virginias get heated and become gently sweet. In Burley blends, this adds a background sweetness, and in spicier blends, it blunts the edge and smooths out the flavor profile. A small amount works wonders. For fun, mix this one part to four parts dark Burley and one part white Burley, then heat some vanilla beans in 70-30 distilled water and Everclear and spray it over the top. This gets you the classic smell and taste of drugstore or house blend tobacco.

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