Full disclosure: I am the co-creator of this blend. The very smoky, woodsy, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia takes a small lead. The Virginia offers grass and lightly tart and tangy citrus as a support base for the other components. The nutty, earthy, woody, toasty, lightly molasses sweet Tennessee burley is a tad more obvious than the Virginia. The earthy, woody perique is a spicy, raisiny, plumy condiment. The cavendish provides a few sweet honey, vanilla, and caramel notes, though they are very elusive. The blood red orange topping has some richness as it moderately sublimates the tobaccos, and cohesively forms a very consistent sweet, campfire flavor. The strength is a step past the center of mild to medium, while the taste level is a slot past that mark. The nic-hit is a rung below the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has no rough spots. Burns cool, clean, and rather smooth at a reasonable rate. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste, and room note. An easy going, all day aromatic English.
John Brandt and JimInks definitely did a great job, and compared to my impression of Lizzie Blood Red Virginia when I smoked it, my impression of LBRE is excellent, with the same fruity, pleasant aroma that is common to the Lizzie Blood series. Each of the Black Cavendish, Latakia, and Burley tobacco leaves forms a more distinct framework and body to the entire blend. I want to smoke pipe tobacco, not chew chewing gum. This blend is definitely "pipe tobacco". Citrus, slight vanilla, and of course, the "English", smoky, earthy, nutty, woody, silky smoke from Latakia or Burley follows. That said, the gem of this blend is a mellow, easy smoke, as JimInks, one of the blenders, tells us. Maybe everyone will find this blend delicious. That said, I don't want to describe it as a blend without character, just because everyone finds it delicious. Who in the world would not welcome freshly made bread? What about plump and properly cooked sweet rice? This blend is like that; there are too few reviews for the wonderful perfection of Lizzie Blood Red English. Please write more, everyone.
I am a fan of JimInks and his reviews of the Wilke blends . So since he was involved in the creation of this blend , I had to give it a try . it has a nice balance with all the components , I like the cut and the flavor . this will do better with some aging . I will update this review after a few more bowls
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