|Another very soft and flavorful aromatic by C+D.
This blend is what I believe many drugstore packages aspire to be. It would be perfect for an introduction to someone looking to taste pipe tobacco and avoid the artificiality of the big name brands.
The taste of the VA and Cavendish comes through very clearly. The bottom of the bowl picks up some strength and a bit of bite and sourness if not smoked with care. A grassy predominance creeps in late in the smoke, hinting at a touch of burley either within or in addition to the Cavendish.
The entire smoke is smooth and provides a delicious vanilla odor sure to please others in the room. While present in the taste of the smoke, I find the casing to be very mild...almost in the background of the tobacco.
Black and Tan Cavendish may not make my regular rotation simply due to the huge number of other tobaccos I've developed a liking for. But that is not at all reflective of the quality of the leaf or blending provided by C+D in this blend. Both of those are qualities are very high.