This wonderfully balanced composition of Black Cavendish, Virginia, Burley and Virginia Flake results in an exclusive Mixture that promises the highest smoking pleasure. This Mixture is complemented by the precious aroma of plum, vanilla and rum. The redolence is fruity, but not intrusive. The different cutting widths of the tobaccos lead to a uniform burning.
The Mixture, made of black and medium-brown, narrow and long-cut fibers, mixed in a round tin, mixes large, lighter flaky tobacco-fibers. The interspersed bits of Flakes are medium brown and gold speckled. The intense sweet scent is reminiscent of red fruits - in addition to the plums used also come to associations with currants. Since the tobacco looks a bit damp, you should let the No 1 Lounge Blend dry for about an hour before smoking.
While you start looser down and getting firmer upwards, you should take respect for the differently sized components. Despite thorough pre-drying the No 1 Lounge Blend tends to rise, so care must be taken not to fill the pipe too much or too tightly. So you get a filling that ensures an uniform burning.
While the No 1 Lounge Blend does take on the flame well, it tends to expand under the heat, requiring two to three flames and the smoothening use of the tamper until an uniform smoldering surface is created. The following burning is then very uncomplicated.
The No 1 Lounge Blend is mild yet smoky, even a hint of pepper can be perceived. If you keep the pipe deliberately cool, then the contained nutty Burley makes noticeable. The sweet, which is now to taste, is strikingly juicy and reminiscent of the already perceived in the cold scent of red fruits. Due to the discreetly used vanilla and the rum, the association with a plum-based rum pot arises. This aroma is present until the last third of the filling and thanks to the larger sized tobacco fibers and the Ready Rubbed pieces, the burning is very quiet and stable. What remains is fine, medium gray ash and only a little condensate, which is unfortunately a bit sticky.
In the room, the natural tobacco smell is sweetly interspersed with the aroma and so the No 1 Lounge Blend can be smoked in tolerant company.
Although the very different components of the predominantly dark to medium brown Mixture make the stuffing and lighting a little more elaborate, but allow just the wider cuts and the Ready Rubbed a very consistent burning. The superficial spice gives way, if you do not smoke too greedy, the nutty Burley and a juicy sweetness that reminds a little of a rum pot with plums. Assuming some experience in handling Ready Rubbed blends, the No 1 Lounge Blend is especially recommended for lovers of sweet-flavored blends.
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