The name of this blend is confusing as it hardly tastes of Latakia at all, it tastes like a very old school British Flake. I find that it is extremely similar to GH&Co’s Revor Plug and both have a wonderful mysterious, subtle top dressing that I real... Read Morely can’t put my finger on but it’s magical. This is strong in nicotine but the smoke is so smooth and tasty it might sneak up on you. I prefer to smoke it in the cooler months and around October of every year I’ve come to get very excited to bring this one back in my rotation. The flakes come at the optimal moisture level, they are ready to crumble up and load in the pipe right when you pop the tin. I prefer to smoke this in a smaller chamber, something like a squat bulldog is perfect, in larger bowls this stuff can get a tad bitter the further you get down the bowl. This is an absolutely hidden gem within the McConnell line up and by far my favorite. This provides an amazing smoking experience on every level and is just magical in the cooler months!
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Not really what I was expecting, much less emphasis on the Latakia than you’d expect in a Latakia flake. Definitely needs some time to dry. Very dark, rich, sweet, and heavy. A dessert blend for sure. I think it’s just too sweet and heavy in body for... Read More earlier in the day, or in hot or humid weather. Similar to Mississippi River, plum pudding, Mississippi mud, and probably all other black cavendish/Latakia combinations this can have a kind of muddy taste. Not too much nicotine. I probably won’t smoke this too often but I think it would appeal to smokers who like sweet English blends such as Presbyterian, but want a nighttime or cold weather smoke. Read Less
Cold smell something soapy with fresh notes of acid sweet fruit like a plums very nice.
You can smoke directly from the tin. Burning it delivers a pretty nice not very thick smoke, rich flavor. It has a constant strength from start to finish. I must... Read More admit I expected more presence of Latakia, anyway highly recommended. Read Less
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