Mystery Review: November 2019

Welcome back to another episode of the Mystery Tobacco Review, that blind taste testing game you keep trying to explain to your significant other only to have them roll their eyes and say "uh huh." We're still recuperating from the pounds of turkey, ham, and fixings we consumed this week, but nevertheless the show must go on! This month, Truett and I are joined by our copywriter Jeffery Sitts; it's his first time on the tasting panel, and I have to say, he did remarkably well, especially considering Shane was the Inquisitor for this month's review. So light up a bowl, get settled, and tune in to see how we fared against Shane's hijinks.

What is Mystery Review?

For those of you unfamiliar with this little game, each month one member of our team selects a tobacco for us to review in a blind taste-test. Then we gather around the camera, scratch our heads, and smoke, all while attempting to guess the mysterious mixture's components, origins, and name. There's only one rule: There are no rules.

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    • Maxwell Eaton on December 1, 2019
    • It is so much fun watching you guys do this. Gives me a whole new appreciation for the intricacies of the various blends. I am much more curious of the the blends I buy.
      Thanks. Good fun.

    • Mark S on December 2, 2019
    • The reviewer who spotted the dark-fired is right on the mark IMHO. The older Erinmore Flake formula in the 1980's seemed quite a bit stronger, which might have been due to an even higher percentage of dark-fired.

      Maybe this is just my imagination, but those higher-nicotine spicy burleys are what give Irish pipe tobaccos their "Irish" character. If you've ever smoked the old Condor Plug and Bendigo Cut Plug from the West Country in Ireland, you'll get a good idea of how distinctive these flavours and aromas are.

      I think they probably toned down the high-nicotine burleys when they adjusted Erinmore Flake for the modern market. The older styles like Bendigo were definitely high-octane and made current offerings like Irish Flake seem mild by comparison.

    • Nils Kiesbye on March 8, 2020
    • Really like the show. But the music in the background is hard to ignore, unfortunately

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