|First note, I really enjoy a Cherry Blend tobacco. I have two which I smoke on a regular basis and am always in search of new blends.
The Bada-Bing was in a sampler pack and I looked forward to trying it, even though I am not a really big fan of perique blends.
Upon opening the sample the aroma was without question CHERRY. I could only detect a hint of perique.
I loaded the bowl and on first light the perique was quite evident and a bit over powering to my taste. I was determined to see if the cherry ever came to the top and the perique lessened.
The first quarter bowl was perique with a hint of cherry peaking through at just the right moments. Interesting to say the least.
About mid bowl the perique settled down and the real flavor of the tobacco and cherry was showing through.
From mid-bowl to the finish the blend was very nice to my palate and I looked forward to my second bowl with great anticipation.
I will update when I finish the sample and advise.
If you enjoy the perique blends then this one is worth a taste. If you are strictly and aromatic smoker then I would suggest a try but I do not believe it will please most aromatic smokers.
Room note was mixed and my biggest critic said it was a bit strong. Others advised it smelled nice.
I give this a 2.5 star, which for an aromatic smoker is a very good score.