A straight white burley blend that offers a bit of earth, wood, and nuts with some roughness and sharp notes. Whatever was used as a topping to tone it down takes an edge off of it with a touch of sweetness, but does little else. Has a mid to medium nic-hit. Won’t bite, but can burn harsh. Burns clean and a little slow with a consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, but needs some relights. Has a little bitterness in the after taste and at the finish. Not an all day smoke, and works better as a mixer.
I am new to the pipe world but not new to smoking tobacco. I have become a big fan of Milan but I have also become a big fan of Burleys as they are a pure form of tobacco that generally doesn't bite. This Burley 101 did give me a bit of a bite on my first bowl full but I tend to pull pretty hard sometimes. I have been mixing Milan's Black Cavendish with the Burley in a 1:2 ratio and seems to smooth it out a bit. I also have the 401 which I think is somewhat similar to this my mixture. I am not sure which one I like more. Overall, I really enjoy the 101 and recommend it especially in a briar mini or corncob.
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