|In taste Grey Castle is both hot and dry. Of all of the English and Balkan blends I have smoked, few have had as much tendency to bite. The Virginias are thoroughly unremarkable and near flavorless and the Orientals are barely noticeable. As a result the overwhelmingly hot and sweet flavor of poor quality Latakia is predominant in the blend. With what is supposed to be the base leaf giving such a paltry performance, the Latakia is rendered almost chokingly hot and acrid.
I smoked all of it that I had, but I believe that this was due to the fact that I will not waste tobacco, and to the tin in which the tobacco came, which is very attractive in its classic simplicity of design.
This is an attempt at an English blend that will happily become a very obscure footnote in the annals of tobacco.
Regards, A. Morley Jaques