The Bullet: This is a medium strong, pleasantly spicy ready rubbed Flake from Dark Red Virginias, mixed with a pinch of Perique and a hint of Havana and Brazilian tobacco. The distinctly malty and subtly tart sweetness of the Red Virginias is wonderfully supported by the seasoning tobacco and perfectly rounded off. We have added a new, specially developed flavor as a topping to this mixture. The result is a pleasantly spicy and, at the same time, subtly fruity, acidic blend, whose iridescent taste always creates tension without appearing restless. If you like great natural tobacco and are not averse to a background topping, if you want to go on a taste adventure and always have the tobacco qualities in mind, you should try this tobacco.
The Bullet is a pretty finely loosened Ready Rubbed. The tobacco used for this is light and medium brown, interspersed with somewhat darker leaf material and yellow sprinkles. The rising scent is the familiar sweet hay scent of a Virginia, the topping mentioned is probably responsible for a slightly fruity striking. The moisture content appears very balanced between the fingers. If you are suspicious of compressed tobacco, it does no harm to pre-dry The Bullet for half an hour.
Since The Bullet has been thoroughly rubbed, it does not cause any problems with plugging. As with all Ready Rubbed tobaccos, it is of course important not to fill it too tightly or too high in the pipe, because the compressed tobacco expands somewhat under the heat of the flame.
The Bullet hardly causes more trouble when lighting than when plugging. With a Ready Rubbed, it is almost always necessary to straighten the surface with the tamper after the first flame, in order to then give thoroughly fire again. The ember bed thus created lasts until the end of the filling.
The Bullet doesn't tend to get snappy, but you should be careful to keep it cool. This also serves the aroma. In the foreground one tastes above all the naturally sweet Virginia, the slightly sour bitter note can be ascribed to the Perique. In contrast to this are the cigar tobaccos Havana and Brazil, which add an earthy and woody flavor to the taste and give the whole thing its own very special note. The topping is subtle and rounds off the overall impression with a fruity and floral note. The burning is very even thanks to the Ready Rubbed and in the end only a little medium gray ash, few unburned crumbs and hardly any condensate remain.
The topping used is hardly noticeable in the smoke of The Bullet, so that the tobacco appears natural in the room and thus presupposes a tolerant environment.
The finely loosened medium brown Ready Rubbed is easy to prepare and also smoke if you have some experience with this tobacco shape. Although The Bullet consists primarily of a naturally sweet Virginia with a slightly acidic Perique, the use of the Brazilian and Havana cigar tobacco gives it an unusual taste profile, which, thanks to woody and earthy aromas, ensures a varied smoke pattern. Since the tobacco is of medium strength, it is not too filling, so fans of stronger flavors can smoke The Bullet at any time. The remaining prefer to enjoy it in the later hours of the day.
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