Truth be told, I'm still not sure. Let's be honest with each other for a minute. Daughters and Ryan started as a RYO company, and while all of their tobaccos are now all pipe tobaccos, it's clear that's not how they started. They're shag cut, acidic,... Read More and tastes like a cigarette. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's just...different.
But Ramback Gold has me stumped. It's mellow and sweet like a good pipe tobacco. It's got a thick, chunky ribbon cut like a good tobacco, a cut that while not perfect was far more uniform than some so called premiums I've sampled.
It's got a thin smoke, a wet smoke, the kind of smoke I remember from the little packets aorned with a blue dromedary.
So what is it? Is it some of the most superior cigarette tobacco that I've ever had (smoked out of a corn cob of course), or is it a mediocre Oriental that's dirt cheap and perfect for a quick fix? Read Less
This is clearly dual purpose, but it's just a 60/40 mix of high grade Turkish and flue cured Virginia tobaccos. No additives, flavorings or casings. It can be used for blending your own pipe mixtures, but the straight Ramback Turkish is the best for ... Read Morethat. I also use tubes occasionally still and this is one of the best MYO Turkish blends in the world. The only shame is that they didn't just leave the cut as a slightly finer ribbon. Three Sails and Ryback are a very fine shag and have remained so, and a finer cut in a pipe I actually prefer as well! It helps it burn better in the bowl and I think slightly improves the flavor. Read Less
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