|On my first try I packed the blend tightly, packed this way the blend made an intense aroma of a spicy nature. Later as the packing was loosened to attempt to gain more flavor the aroma also changed, the aroma is not overbearing with a nice overtone given by the burley and rum. A very natural aroma is given by the tobacco.
When this was packed tightly the taste was almost undetectable, it took a Coke or water to bring out the rum flavor. As the packing loosened the taste of rum and a woody taste of the smoke came forth. The smoke isn?t sweet and yet is very satisfying to the palate. This tobacco is layered as far as taste. With the blend burning hotter, a little bite is produced, but if time is given between puffs this will not be the case at all. If you don?t like the taste of some tobaccos like the ones that are in this blend then pack it in a filter pipe and it becomes a less woody flavored smoke. With one bowl of tobacco left in the pouch, the flavor came through and tasted just like the rum flavor; it took it that long to get through the other tobaccos smoked before this one.
During a cold morning in November Townsman Silver proved to be a nice complement to the coffee, pastry and orange juice that was consumed earlier. The taste was very fine with the stillness and wet air allowing the aroma to linger. Heck, this blend tastes good while eating a pastry and drinking orange juice!
In addition, this blend seems to go well in the morning as a complement to breakfast. In the evening, it will satisfy with a generous nightcap if you smoke this blend exclusively in your pipe. Though the taste of rum does not get me too excited, if you like rum, you will like Townsman Silver.