Another Good Mild English
Upon opening the tin, I see there are large light brown peices mixed with
varying sized smaller, darker brown chunks of tobacco. It feels reasonably dry and clean not sticky,
like it's virtually ready to smoke, without having to dry it. There is a subtle
fruity aroma with a hint of Latakia hovering in the background.
I did let it dry just a few minutes before packing a bowl.
It packed very easily in the medium pot shaped pipe I had chosen to try it in.
A test draw gave just a hint of the fruity aroma in taste. The char light also
rendered just a touch of latakia, combined with the fruit. The true light remained about the same and
kept burning from then right on through to the bottom of the bowl. It burned completely to a fine gray ash. About a
third of the way down I started getting a little pepper from the Perique, but
certainly not overpowering. And it seemd that about two thirds down the latakia
started fading. I consider this a medium strenghth tobacco, with a very good
This is one of the few tobaccos that I have been able to
smoke the whole bowl, without haveing to relight a few times. Then again
maybe I was just enjoying it enough to pay that much attention. It's the second
mild englsh blend I have tried of the Suttliff Private Stock line, the first
being "Man's Best Friend", and I am really liking them both.
I wish I could say more about the room note, but as you know
it's hard to tell when you're the one smoking. I can say the significant other
didn't seem to mind it, so it can't be bad or I would have been givin the
"look". I would certainly recomend this to anyone who likes Walnut,
as I do, I think it has a little more actual tobacco flavor. It's on my list as
a tobacco I would like to keep on hand, and I will be including a tub on my