It includes some fairly coarse pieces, the darker they are in colour the coarser they are. Some of the brighter Virginias could be called Shag, they're much finer. The pouch exudes a sweet, honey, aroma. It feels a little tacky but not 'wet'.
The smokes prominence goes to the black Cav', fruity Virginias, and Burley. The Burley: at first, like the Perique, seems an exorbitantly delicate addition, but the flavour from it develops quickly, and by a quarter the Burley's overtaken the Virginia, equalling the black Cav' in weight. The mildest tobacco's easily the Perique: I get a faint note of vinegar but very little spice, or idiosyncratic flavours. The honey's a mild, but definite, addition, smoothing and sweetening the entire bowl. Gillingham burns nicely: cool, unwavering, needing little maintenance.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.
Gillingham? In no way is this a poor quality blend, it's a pleasant smoke, but it falls into the category of 'boring blends' to me:
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