This was a blind purchase based on the reviews at TobaccoReviews.com. VERY good! The first thing I must say is that it does require some prep time. At the very least, you're going to need to cut it into some coins then rub it out. I cut 3 coins of... Read Moref, rubbed 1 out and left them out for about 30 minutes to dry. Probably could use a little more drying time for the coins you are going to smoke. At any rate, the first bowl was the rubbed out coin. On the first puff, you get a nice sweet whisky flavor which really was a nice change from my usual English blend rotation. It burns cool and it is quite relaxing. The nic hit will punch you in the teeth if you're not ready for it. Eat first and have a glass of water nearby. It does take some work keeping it lit and tamping it down, but that was probably because it was still a bit wet. Later, I folded one coin in and had the same wonderful smoke but it was even more difficult for me to keep lit. None of this is the tobacco's fault, just my inexperience with this tobacco. In summation, if you really are looking for something different that has a great flavor and a pretty good nic hit, this is the one you want. Ordering 4 oz next time. 5 stars! Also, SmokingPipes.com = BEST service and BEST Customer Service!!! Read Less
Twist type tobacco, you have to prepare it. There's nothing to it . I enjoy the whole tobacco prep thing, it's part of smoking a pipe. I like the full taste profile from this. It's definitely unique and I like that .It tastes like theres cigar leaf i... Read Moren it, but that could easily be a result of what is actually combined in this twist. It's a great, end of the day/night quality smoke ! I usually cut a few pieces off about the thickness of a nickel,rub it out, let it dry for an hour or more. Sometimes I'll cut a few pieces off and let them sit overnight or longer then rub out. But I think it's better when it's drier, it smokes easier. I like this when I'm finished with dinner at night I'll have a glass of iced tea , sit outside with the Mrs. and enjoy it, but I've also smoked it first thing in the morning too. If you want one of the great Gawith & Hoggarth twist/rope tobaccos then give this one a try it might surprise you. Read Less
I give this to back away Solid 4 overall rating. If you'd like cigars this is your tobacco. A detect no hint of whiskey flavor at all. This is a full flavor tobacco as close to a cigar as you can get that is very smooth and robust. I really enjoyed t... Read Morehis smoke I will be purchasing more next time I will be getting a pound. Read Less
this stuff is fun to slice up and smells really good when doing so .
Its hard to keep lite so maybe letting it stand after slicing would help. It is a lighter and tamper exercise for a rather harsh result.
Sweet Whiskey Twist;
Star Rating = 3.5;
Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;
Pouch Note = 8;
Room Note = 8;
Flavor = 7;
Bite = 8;
Burn = 8;
After Taste = 7;
Raw Score = 46;
Rated Percentage = 77%;
Comment = Smooth, Medium Str... Read Moreength, sort of a Bitter Whiskey Flavor, lots of BTU to Ignite, not a very enjoyable smoke.
If you are one who likes to “play” with your tobacco, by all means get this “Twist” form of tobacco, you can spend countless hours “Slicing, Dicing and Drying” this “Twist” tobacco before it is ready to smoke. I admit I am a lazy pipe smoker so I didn’t find this necessary extra preparation exercise to be of any value to heighten my pipe smoking enjoyment. You had better have a sizable ignition source on hand because you are going to need a lot of BTU’s to get this “Twist” tobacco to light. Once you achieve the first ignition you will need to have your best “Tamping Tool” at the ready to handle the endless re-packings and re-lights that this “Twist” form of tobacco requires. Perhaps you have detected that the “Twist” form of tobacco is not my “cup of tea”. Read Less
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