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A blend of the finest bright Virginias and dark-fired Kentucky from two continents is heat pressed, tumbled, then matured for 30 days in an aged oak cognac barrel to elevate the blends natural flavors of citrus, candied fruits, and bold, earthy spice. Finally, the mixture is pressed and cut into old-fashioned crumble cakes for easy preparation and maximum aging potential.

Notes: Limited edition of 4,000 tins.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsKentucky, Virginia
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smoky dark fired Kentucky provides plenty of earth, wood, vegetation, spice, floralness, mild sourness. light nuttiness, and a very small essence of barbecue. It is the major component. The bright Virginia offers plenty of tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, sugar, mild floralness, sour lemon, a little spice, and a touch of acidity. It is just above being a condiment. The aspects of the cognac topping are some sugary, bitter fruit, and a light spiciness. It moderately sublimates the varietals while it synergistically helps produce a sweet and mildly sour, smoky, floral, spicy flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The topping lightly weakens after the half way point. The strength and taste levels are a step short of the medium mark. The nic-hit is a slot behind that level. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has few rough notes. The crumble kake easily breaks apart, and is a tad moist, but I saw no need to dry it. Burns cool, clean and slightly slow. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a few more than an average number of relights. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Unlike many DFK dominant blends, this can be an all day smoke because of the cognac. Three and a half stars.


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