|27MAY07 Update: The more I smoked this tobacco, the more I disliked it. Toward the end, it was like smoking cotton candy. Sickeningly sweet, hot and harsh. When the tin finally started to get down to the last couple of bowls, I poured the remaining dregs into my "All Sorts" container. Thankfully, that cut the overwhelming nastiness of this sticky smoking material.
10FEB07:Creme brulee -- that is what this blend tastes like. A delicious roasted vanilla flavor settles on the tongue, while thick, fragrant smoke fills the room. The topping is strong, but tasty nonetheless. Like a cigar, the bowl burns hotter and harsher as you go along, forcing you to smoke more slowly. Puffs late in the bowl are dense and blue. Not an every day tobacco, but a luxurious treat to enjoy with slippers on and snifter full.
While smoking this blend, I imagine I've retreated to my private den. It is winter, the room is dark, and the heat blows profusely through the register directly behind my leather wing back chair. My Golden Retriever is curled up at my feet, and my eyes glaze over as the room becomes smoky and mysterious.