|No longer made in Montreal, it now comes from Denmark. No its not a cavendish and its my fault that it is listed as such. This blend is a mix of shred burley & virginia. The pouch aroma is mildly alcoholic and smells almost identical to the Old Port Colts cigarillos and Old Port small cigars I smoked years ago. It would not surprise me if it is exactly the same tobacco minus the wrapper.
There's not a lot of moisture in the pouch but plenty of stems. Packs and lights well. I found the nicotine so strong that I felt sick and had to stop puffing on this early in the bowl, but my wife doesn't find this at all. I found slight tongue bite but my wife found none. Go figure.
Room note is only very mildly aromatic but the suggestion of cigar smoke does come through........once again, my wife did not agree.
All I can say is give it a try and see how you like it...or not. I can't smoke this stuff, but my wife can smoke it all day long.
Next to Blatter 1907, this is her second favorite. So I suppose based on her assessment this tobacco rates a recommend. I'll stick to my Sail Green and C.B. Royal for an aromatic and Blatter Mild English for my English blend.
January 2010 UPDATE
Well since the Danes have gotten their hands on this Canadian brand they have obviously had free reign and changed the recipe....thank goodness!
I have a feeling that Orlik is the S.T.G.-owned company making this brand now since I detect hints of Sail Natural in this. I wish the pouch indicated that its a new blend but it doesn't. In fact nothing has changed on the pouch itself. But the contents have. The aroma out of the pouch is still alcoholic but less intense.........less of a casing and more of a light topping. Gone is the rough shred burley and virginia. In its place is a typical gold and brown Danish cavendish.
In my opinion its drier in the pouch and lightly fluffy. Packs and lights easily and burns all the way down to a white/grey ash. The smoke is very dry on the mouth.....like after a glass of a very dry red wine. It is significantly lower in nicotine....a lot lower...to my liking
The room note is no longer cigar-ish, but a typical Danish cavendish with more pipe tobacco aroma.
The aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter on the back of the tongue, but it is much more enjoyable to smoke than the original recipe in my opinion.
Since you can walk out of the gas station with it for under $17 CDN, making it the cheapest 50 gram pouch you can buy, I would now recommend it with 3 stars.