A unique profile of spicey, smoky, sweet bourbon; figgy, grassy Virginias; and dark-fired floral and smokiness. Isn’t without a little kick, but the Burley has been nicely rounded out by the pressing and perhaps the 3 months of barrel aging. The spice of the imbued bourbon rye essence becomes more obvious as you smoke, in great harmony with the Dark fired.
Each component has its role, but this really is one of those that feels married into a singular, dynamic profile. Not singular as in monotone, but melded with complimentative, mingling flavors.
Comes pretty much ready to smoke, but I find dark-fired smoky, floral notes are more noticeable with a little drying time.
I purchased this one during the summer and just finished the tin. Mine was #3300 of 4200. Since there is not much description on this one, I will quote from the back of the tin. “Crumble Kake #4 begins with hot pressing bold dark-fired burley tobaccos. Once the burley is intensified via steam, a healthy portion of air-dried and flue-cured Virginia tobaccos are added to brighten the blend. The mixture is then aged in a Bourbon Rye barrel for three months to be finally pressed and cut into old-fashioned crumble cakes.” I really enjoyed the Rye profile of this one and the smoothness of the smoke. This is not your drug store aromatic but rather a fine upscale dark-fired burley with the essence of Rye. This is one that I wished I had bought a few more tins of. I am sure they will probably have another limited run of this in the future or at least one can hope.
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