I was extremely impressed after trying this blend. I like a little Whiskey flavoring in my tobacco from time to time, and am a big fan of Peterson's Irish Whiskey. I thought this might be an English version of same. It was, and is even more tasty.
The Comoy's name stands for quality. I found the light colored virginia and mottled brown burley leaf to be extremely well aged and pleasant in a mild sort of way. The Irish Whiskey mist is way off in the background but enhances this delightful blend perfectly. I sure wish it was still being made.
This fine tobacco is something of a tongue-tingler. The whiskey flavour predominates in a pleasant and ever present casing that has depth, if little complexity. Aromatic in the best sense of the word, and an even burn throughout the bowl It offers best results when sipped slowly, savouring the tobacco rather than greedy efforts to get the best from it with hard puffing. It isn't a tongue biter, exactly, but carries a rich mouth feel that can nip if driven hard.
I would rate this highly when allowed to dry slightly, and if you are seeking a good quality aromatic. Buy and cellar.
I'm not usually a fan of whisky aromatics, or any alco-topped blends for that fact; I often find the taste to be too false for me. This, on the other hand, I enjoy.
The best feature with Irish Mixture is how the whisky doesn't domineer the entire flavour. It gives a mild hint, but that's all. I don't get any bitterness or acridity from the addition, it's actually very mild with the added flavouring.
The lowest feature is tongue bite; I have to sip it slowly or there's a price to be paid!
Mild again: this time I'm talking N; it isn't a smoke for complete sissies but it's not far off!
I wouldn't call this a Whisky Aromatic; the whisky's nowhere near strong enough for it to even be considered one. The whisky in this is more of a 'tobacco seasoning'.
My first tin. After some days I am 2/3rds of the way through.
Open the tin and you see a multitude short, light brown ribbon and even shorter pieces of dark flake. Mildly discernible whisky aroma.
Lights perfectly well, doesn't need too much relighting as you progress, doesn't burn very slowly but not too fast. No bite.
At first you may not be too impressed. It seems okayish. No great whisky flavour or aroma - but I guarantee you will, sooner rather than later, catch an aroma that you will just recognise as classic pipe tobacco - yes, I know, that could mean anything - and a deeply satisfying sensation.
By the stage I've reached in smoking these first tin contents, this baccy has really grown on me. I realise that it is definitely a quality tobacco mixture. Every time I fill my pipe with it now I know I'm going to have an enjoyable and satisfying smoke. It already feels like getting into an old comfortable armchair that I've known for a long time. I will definitely be buying more tins, but just now I've ordered Comoy's Scottish mixture, which I've also not tried before.
Tin note is molasses and rich, dark tobacco. There is no need to dry out as this is smokeable straight out of the tin. There is also no need to mess with it, just load it up and enjoy. Lighting up is easy and stays lit with care throughout. This is a beautiful tobacco and this is apparent from first light, rich, dark, sweet and deeply satisfying IMHO it is the perfect morning blend and easily an all day smoke. The whisky topping is applied to perfection and you can barely taste it and don't be put off by the Cavendish as it just adds a very subtle woody sweetness throughout the bowl and the flavour stays consistent with a tiny hint of spice on the sides of your tongue. I don't get any tongue bite from it and the cut is just right that you can easily take your time with this one. It's a very chilled out, contemplative blend just made for morning coffee and a leisurely shuffle through the newspaper. Of course each tobacco is subjective to the person smoking it, but IMHO this is as close to perfect for me and I happily recommend it to all pipe smokers. I think maybe it's the first one that I'm giving a 10/10 and will remain at the very top of my best tobaccos list for a very long time indeed!
Again it's clear that comoys will not put there name to any old rubbish. The quality is there without any doubt. Smells absolutely delicious. Although I don't detect any whisky personally. It to me has a confectionery type smell. It smokes well. A beautiful silken texture .that does go well with Irish whiskey
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