A Few Too Many incorporates a select blend of smooth, bite free, American white burleys with an understated top flavor made with fine whiskey. The taste is not over the top, and the aroma is soft and very gentle.
I bought this as a curiosity from P&C's clearance tobaccos. It is a cool smoking Burley blend topped generously with whiskey. Many times I will fill the bowl and take a few draws before lighting to get a taste of a new topped tobacco and this one does indeed taste like whiskey before the touch of the match. The flavor of the whiskey comes through in the smoke continuously from first light on down to the bottom of the bowl. It lights easily and burns to a fine gray ash. A very subtle aftertaste of the whiskey lingers on the tongue once the bowl is out. For some this might be a turnoff, but I liked it. I enjoyed this tobacco blend and I have already ordered more because I think this may be a blend going away as the result of the FDA. It'll go in my cellar while I wait to see if this will continue to be available.
The ribbons appear quite coarsely cut, not 'chunky', or close to being a broken flake, but a little heftier in build than your standard ribbon. The nose from the tin is one of whiskey, but it isn't too formidable or potent. My tin's moisture was just right.
The smoke lacks the appurtenance that a lot of whiskey aromatics have. It doesn't taste astringent, cutting, sharp, or overly alcoholic; although the whiskey is a definite feature, it comes across in quite a sweet, and smooth, fashion. The Burley has a nice flavour, not molasses sweet, or too nutty, but rather rough, asperous, and unrefined. The actual smoke is medium in build, generated from a fairly cool burn, and gives me no bite whatsoever.
Nicotine: above mild. Room-note: nice.
A Few Too Many? Well, easily, one of the finest whiskey aromatics I've had. Four stars:
I feel like this blend is meant as a “working man’s bowl” and therefore not much effort was put into it. The topping is weak, empty, and nigh on flavorless while hitting you with a strong boozy bouquet. The burleys are drowned in topping & casing and they are one note, just a vehicle for the “flavoring”. This was a drowned rat out of the tin and didn’t get less goopy after airing out. Tongue bite city!
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