From P&C's website: Seattle Pipe Club Snoqualmie Falls is a more subtle, slightly sweet latakia blend that's great for earlier in the day. A modest amount of latakia is joined by bright Virginia, soft burley and a touch of black cavendish to create an easy-smoking blend with a flavor that won't overwhelm the palate.
The smoky, lightly musty, woody, earthy, slightly sweet Cyprian latakia takes a very small lead over the other components. The nutty, earthy, woody, barely sweet burley plays a support role. The mildly citrusy, grassy Virginia is mostly in the background. A touch of sugary black cavendish is hardly noticeable, but provides a little smoothness to the mix. The strength just past the center of mild to medium, and the taste is a step short of the medium threshold. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but has a hint of a rough edge if puffed fast. Burns fairly cool, and very clean at a moderate pace with a lightly sweet, and more savory, mostly consistent flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The after taste pleasantly lingers a mite. Not an overly strong blend as it lacks some depth, and is an all day smoke.
In the tin it appears as quite a standard ribbon, neither too coarse or fine, has an equal quantity of each colour leaf, smack-on hydration, and a more lenitive English aroma; not harsh, not sharp smelling.
The smoke? More of a beginners English than one for a seasoned fan of the genre! The Burley and Latakia drive this blend; woody, nutty. I notice a slight mellifluous character from the black Cavendish but struggle to identify the Virginia. The burn from it's quite steady, but the temperature can creep quite high, if pushed. I get no bite.
Nicotine: about medium. Room-note: not bad.
Snoqualmie Falls? Hmmmm, an 'okay' blend, but a little boring after a few bowls. Somewhat recommended:
The tin I got as a sampe had the 2017 excise tax. I am very cautious about English blends, because I do not like "latakia bombs" and prefer harmonious blends, in which latakia has a decent, but not the dominant place. So when I opened it, I was a little stunned by the smell - was I "unlucky"? But the smoky, pungent smell of latakia was complemented in just a couple of seconds by the aroma of leather, a slightly sour smell of fresh wood, moss, and a sweet tinge from the cavendish. It all came together to form a very interesting range, and I decided to give it a try.
As you might expect, most of the tobacco was a dark brown color, no yellowishness from the fresh Virginia here. Nevertheless, separating the different varieties is possible at a glance. A smooth sliver, without any flecks. No need to knead. The tobacco is not wet.
The strength of the tobacco was just airy. Sweet latakia? Turns out that's possible! At the same time, the taste of it does not disappear, cavendish plays the second fiddle here, giving the overall bouquet softness. There is also the nutty viscosity of birley and, just a little bit, the herbaceous flavor of Virginia. A stunningly harmonious bouquet. The blend doesn't bite, doesn't hit the receptors, smokes easy and dry. There are few ashes, the tobacco smolders evenly, burns in the pipe quickly enough, but not hot.
The smoke, of course, has all the same characteristic smell of Cypriot latakia. But the aroma of walnut, moss, and wood is mixed in with it. Of course, the aroma of smoke from such a mixture will remain in the room for a long time.
Light, fragrant, delicious latakia - this blend has become my wife's favorite tobacco. I also smoke it quite often. That's why I have at least three cans of it in my collection. Just in case.
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