I'm a lover of Rum. So I've been on a quest to find a good rum tobacco since I got back into smoking.
I've never been disappointed with any of the CS blends so I decided to pick up a couple of ounces. The bag note is spicy rum.. think Captain Morgan. The ribbon cut makes it simple to pack. Easy to light.
The smoke has a nice rum flavor while still allowing the base tobaccos to come through underneath. It's a pleasant smoke leaving a minimum of moisture in the pipe and burning down quite well to ash with no relights usually. There is a slight rummy aftertaste usually.
It's a pleasurable smoke for aro smokers looking for some spice in their blends.
As a newer pipe smoker, I am mainly exploring the different blends (I favor aromatic blends, although I am dipping my toes into the non-aromatic blends now) to find what I like.
Opening the bag, what I smelled was mostly rum with some spices.
The flavor I tasted was less rum than I anticipated, it was noticeable but nowhere near the expected level due to the tin note. It was good, but was looking for a stronger flavor of rum but was nice to taste the tobacco (which I do not get with many aromatics).
The leaves were moist, but no drying time was needed for me. I did have to slow down to keep from tounge-bite with this blend.
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