|I just purchased a tin of S&P Black Mixture, being a connoisseur the aromatic tobaccos I will say this one is nothing more that black Cavendish with some Walnut flavoring that grandma uses in her baked cookies.
The tobacco had very little aroma when first opening the tin, it was very moist and sticky to the point one could not smoke it. I left the tin open all night long with the same results, I pack a pipe and fired it just enough to DGT the tobacco for another twelve hours with the same results.
Most likely this will end up as worm meal.
|Black Mixture is nothing more than a traditional blend of all Black Cavendish tobaccos. Gooey and steamy, it has the dark, bitter sweet chocolate flavour of most leaf treated this way. Not bad, but then again nothing extraordinary. Due to the very high degree of moisture, the tobacco is hard to pack and light. On the positive side, once you manage to do it, it lasts for a long time and can smoke relatively cool. Very good for breaking in a new pipe, it is not overly sweet and does not suffuse the pipe with its flavour.
Similar to some of Stokkebye?s offerings, as well as to the Lane Ltd. line, it does have the peculiarity of yielding a certain undertone resembling anis, which gives it a slightly different edge from most other Cavendished blends I have tried.