|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1980)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
James Barber - Highland Whisky.
When I looked inside the pouch, the term 'ready rubbed' didn't really seem to apply. Without doubt, it's a mixture; ribbons, shag, and broken flakes. It smells highly aromatic, a good indication of the taste to come!
This lights easily and straight away there's no doubt that this is heavily cased. But, even though the flavour's heavy, it seems less harsh in comparison to a lot of whisky aro's: rich and tasty, not belligerent and astringent. After the first quarter, I begin to get a strange sweetness coming through: I struggle to put a name to what it is: it's a bit like jelly-beans! The Burley packs more of a punch compared to the Virginia: the nuts work nicely alongside the whisky flavour.
After a short amount of time the reason this scores two stars becomes apparent: tongue bite. You may differ though.
This has a good whisky addition, but it's too bitey for my palate:
Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Lestrade
Age When Smoked: Three weeks
Purchased From: J. Barber
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