|This is a very tasty American/English, with a light perique presence in every puff. I like this very much. The latakia is in the background, with the turkish and perique the dominant players. The burley is there for coolness. It burns easily to the bottom of the bowl, with a little more heat the last third. The taste is consistent throughout and very satisfying. An excellent blend in all respects. Priced at only $14 per half pound, I consider this a wonderful value. There is a slight casing, which adds a touch of sweetness that lasts to the bottom of the bowl. It needs a little drying before smoking. But well worth the time.
Update: This blend is loaded with humectants and needs more then a little drying. Maybe two or three days. Well worth the time. It's still a 4 star blend. The burning quailities and taste are wonderful. The turkish and virginia predominate, with the perique adding a wonderful light spice. The taste is consistant throughout each bowl. Perfect from morning till night. You may wish to add a little extra perique. I suggest 2%, if you like a little more spice. If you don't like blends that leave a heavy aftertaste on the tongue, you'll love this. No bite either.
Update: I was initially over- enthusiastic about this blend. My rating has been lowered to 3 stars.