Beautiful taste and character, a superior medium-bodied Virginias-Orientals blend from northern Scotland.
Notes: The name alone gives an image of misty moors in the north of Scotland. This is a blend of Virginias and Virginia varietals and contains no burley and therefore no Cavendish or other flavoring agents. Oh yes...no Scotch whiskey either, just tobacco. When the E&C range was being developed by Ken McConnell there were virtually no authentic Scottish mixtures being manufactured. Most had some form of casing, and all were blended with burley / Cavendish, an inexpensive filler which Ken assudiously refused to use in his premium tobacco mixtures. As with all the tobaccos in the Elephant & Castle range, tins of "Isle of Skye" were hand blended in the McConnell factory on Barking Road in London, England. They are at least 13 years old.
Information from "The E&C Story" on the Marble Arch Ltd. website: http://www.serjacopo.com/e%26c/E%26C_000.html
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