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Select Virginias and Perique in a classic ratio.

Notes: Mr. Christian noted that all of the Ken Byron Perique blends tend to be perique heavy. We developed a classic style blend of mature Virginias and a non-heavy amount of perique. We deviate from tradition to use a bit of KBV Yana-2 Blackened Burley to soften the edges a bit. The Virginias are matured before processing and the entire blend is further matured together in the London style.

BrandKen Byron Ventures
Blended ByKen Byron
Manufactured ByKen Byron Ventures
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks (2804)
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Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The matured, fermented Virginias provide some tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, tart and tangy citrus, sugary stewed dark fruit, mild floral vegetation, light grass, and a pinch of spice. They are the lead components. The fairly spicy, raisiny, plumy, earthy, woody perique is a secondary player. The Yana-2 blackened burley offers some sugary nuttiness and toast. The blend is cased with creamy chocolate, apple cider vinegar and rum. While all of the casings moderately sublimate the tobaccos, they also synergistically help form a very consistent fruity, sugary, spicy, mildly floral, nutty, creamy sweet, complex and deeply rich, smooth flavor that extends to very pleasantly lingering after taste. The strength and nic-hit are a step past the center of mild to medium. The taste just falls short of the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and barely has a hint of a rouge edge. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. The room note is a notch stronger than the after taste. Can be an all day smoke despite its zesty punchiness. Four stars.

-JimInks

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