Notes: Air cured with a rich nutty flavour. Burley is a slow burning leaf with low sugar content but is high in nicotine. Used in many aromatic blends it will absorb the flavorings used and give the blend a kick.
I've been sampling all different types of blending tobaccos lately to try and hone my palate to the basics and today it's the chance for Burley to step forward so lets find out about it! The tobacco is all a medium brown in colour and the moistness is perfect. T
he initial puffs have a very nutty quality to them and I am a little surprised as it seems quite a decent smoke on its own but once my pallate has acclimatized to the nuttiness it becomes quite mundane. It burns good and it leaves a dark grey ash as it goes. It has a level of nicotine that is about the quantity you would expect from a cigarette, a medium amount for a pipe tobacco. The smoke doesn't bite and it's not really that warm, not even if strained. The room note isn't too heavy and again it has a similarity to a cigarette with the quantity of smoke, not a great amount at all. I am glad I have tried it neat as it has given me an emphatic idea of the flavour of Burley, nutty with a slight sweetness but as good as it is I couldn't smoke it on its own regularly!
Unlike some tobacco s you don't have to wait for the flavour to develope , it's there from first light , as you would expect from a true burley the usual nuttiness , dark chocolate , a sort of pine like coolness , no bite , I actually prefer this to aged burley flake which to me has additives , come to think of it why would you age burley , oh yes it's ready rubbed but not too finely , I've got plenty in my jar
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