The grassy, citrusy Virginia and the tangy dark fruity, earthy red Virginia formed the base of the blend. The latter may be responsible for a touch of stewed fruit. The dry, buttery sweet, woody, spicy, mildly floral Orientals were the star components by a couple of steps. The wine-like, smoky, woody Syrian latakia was a condiment. The unsweetened black cavendish offered a light sugar note. I believe a couple pinches of Maryland, too, were present, and would help account for a little of the sweetness. I’m sure that the lightly applied topping was bourbon, which didn’t tone down the tobaccos much at all. There was a very mild fermented quality to the product, which I suspect comes from the age of this tin, which was tax stamped 1937, and smoked by me the second it was opened. The nic-hit was just past mild. The strength level was a little closer to medium than it was to mild. No chance of bite or harshness to be found here. Burned cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent, fairly smooth, rich and complex flavor from start to finish. Barely left any dampness in the bowl. Required an average number of relights. Had a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste. Was an all day smoke.
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