Sail Aromatic combines the mystique of the Orient with bright, clear Virginia leaf. The result is a pleasant blend that never offends nor tires. A few Latakia leaves add to the lasting charm of the recipe.
Although my first bowl wasn't much pleasant, it grew on me until I finished the pouch and bought some more later on. It's presented as a Broken Flake cut rather than Ribbon as mentioned and might be compared to some good earthy Virginia Flakes with s... Read Moreome Latakia. A very good OTC blend. Read Less
Sail: Aromatic has a wonderful niche among aromatic blends. Sail seems to have perfected NOT covering up the natural flavors of the component tobaccos. With Sail: Aromatic, they have added Latakia (and probably used less Burley and more Virginia than... Read More Sail: Regular) to give this blend a cool, slightly smokey aroma. It's not a Latakia heavy-hitter, but along with the Orientals it becomes an almost Balkan style blend. And yet, it doesn't seem to fall victim to the flavors I associate with Aromatic-English crossover blends either. It retains a rather unique profile. If they've added a topping or casing, they've made it totally undetectable. If they want to call that an “Aromatic”, that's my kind of aro! It's not an American style aro for damn sure. All of the tobaccos here seem very potent. Like Sail: Regular, this is a medium to medium-full strength smoke with bold flavors and aroma. I'm always able to pick out the various natural flavors and still enjoy their combined aesthetic. The mechanics never disappoint, always packing and lighting easily. Freshly opened, the pouch is moist, but not overly so. I usually finish the pouch before it gets too dry, so it retains a nice moisture balance for some time. The flavors throughout a bowl are very consistent. Anecdote: I remember I was smoking this outside a service station waiting on truck repairs once when suddenly I was surrounded by a small crowd (two couples, as I recall) that seemed to have flocked to me solely to ask about the aroma from my pipe. It's the sort of story that you hear happened to others, but I remember being startled by it when it actually happened to me. Naturally, a certain pride came over me and I was happy to tell them I was smoking “Aromatic Sail”. Maybe the days when people reacted positively like that are gone, I don't know, but if anything can help people see tobaccos aren't all bad for you and actually have a pleasant rewarding side, Sail: Aromatic's certainly a contender. Enjoy. Read Less
I like this OTC blend very much. Although it is an aromatic, it does not overpower you with sweetness at all. I prefer this blend to many of the US aros. I had no tongue bite, but if you draw too much too fast, you'll feel it. I let the tobacco breat... Read Morehe a bit before packing the pipe, and that allows for a really nice long sipping smoke. I enjoyed the first bowl, but after the 4th or 5th, I really started to get excited about this. If you're looking for a decent OTC, smooth and pleasant smoke, Sail Green is it. Read Less
I tasted what may have been Latakia upon lighting up,then it backed off as the tobacco heated up to smoking temperature.The. Latakia in here is more of a suggestion,Rather than a major player.To me,this a good tasting mixture,especially in the morni... Read Moreng,and no strong sweetness or bite from flavoring agents or hum act ants. Read Less
If you like Dutch Cavendish tobaccos, like Amphora, you might enjoy this. Actually, I favor it over Amphora Full Aroma. It's a reassuring smoke, sophisticated, but not overwhelming. I find it a smooth blend, and a nice change in between my pouches of... Read More Amphora Brown, Original, and Amphora Red Full Aroma.
I'm so glad to find a good, reliable ,and affordable source again after not being able to buy it in the 1990s and 2000s. Read Less
This could be a good all day smoke. Pouch note is nice. About right on moisture level. Can just smell the Lat, not taste it. A little gurgle, but all aros do. No bite. Was really surprised by this one. I'll keep this one around.
It's not Aromatic in the American fahsion by any means . It actually has a mild virginia flavor kinda like Tea which builds a bit toward the end but never gets anywhere near heavy or tarish . There suh a slight amount of Latakia in it and it only co... Read Moremes and goes in a moments time . It can get a little warm if you spazz on it but nothing bad .It lights and keeps lit easily . It's enjoyable for a Virginia OTC that is sometimes still on the shelves here in the USA . Read Less
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