Maybe the blend has changed, but the notes in the store list this as having burley and Virginia flake, cube cut burley, black cavindish, with vanilla and a touch of deer tongue. I tasted all of this. This is a dry tobacco blend, not wet at all. There's a light vanilla scent in the bag and in the room afterward. I have heard deer tongue has sort of a minty flavor, and that is noticable. This was different, and I'm glad I tried it. It was nice to get an introduction to deer tongue's flavor.
I have learned that deer tongue has a minty vanilla flavor, and that's definitely here, but after a while I started to notice this blend burned hot on me, and I have moved on to other options. Like some old girlfriends, I wished this could have worked out better. But this just wasn't the one, and I have moved on. I have adjusted the rating accordingly.
Again, I would like to thank Matt. He is a very knowlegeable tobacconist. I asked for something VERY different. He proceeded to dig under the counter till he found a 5 lb bag of WINGATE. Not on display, but well worth asking for. Matt describes it as a Hodge-Podge of Weird and Unique stuff. He gave a very accurate description. A muted English/Non aromatic blend with the addition of some Black Cavendish. This mix has a very "FADER's" quality to it. It might be they use similar Virgiias as a base? I don't know but I can say it is good stuff. More non aromatic than English in taste. Latakia BARELY makes its presence known but the Perique is Perceptible. Worth trying for a change of pace for everybody. 3 stars.
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