Dating in the dark results july 27
This is a great introduction for a new VA smoker, which surprises me as it has the feel of a "high end" tobacco, which I would have initially imagined would be fairly temperamental, as most pedigrees are.
weather you have been smoking a long time or are new to the hobby learning the ropes of this one is a true reward. Fully rubbed out you can smoke it in any pipe shape so suite your self on that one. UPDATE 3/27/17 I wish I could remember who advised me to microwave this blend for 10 seconds prior to loading and smoking, as it's some of the best tobacco advice I've ever received.things get a little more dense ( don't get carried away she's good to you now but she's gonna bite if you rush her).some warmth starts to really develop, not heat mind you, but warmth, a soothing chocolaty delicacy like a bowl of tiramisu with lemon zest, honey and some clove and nutmeg.We developed this concept early on as a way to enhance our creative spirit. This has incredible high, middle and low-range notes. My tips to maximum enjoyment of this blend are: grind it quite finely (I usually do 3-5 seconds in the coffee grinder); have some saliva on your tongue when you light up, and light it thorougly (for best tongue-bite protection); smoke it slowly, consciously and cool (essential to get the most out of DS); and finally, as with all Mc Clelland Virginias, let some sidestream air enter your mouth when you draw smoke. This is my first review, never having had the confidence to do so before, so it'll likely be a short one.We are proud to offer these fine pipe tobacco blends, and hope you will enjoy them. It has delicacy and complexity, while simultaneously being rich, flavorful and deeply satisfying. to start with I'm predominantly an English and Balkan smoker, so that's where I'm coming from.
I light using the "5,3,1" method, ensuring a deep overall burn, and settled down with some trepidation, praying my tongue would survive this pure Virginia experience. Not only that, but I was rewarded with a long, cool smoke, free of any bite. As always the second half of the bowl produced the most satisfying flavours.