A particularly pleasant blend of sweet Virginia, spicy Burley and double-fermented Black Cavendish tobaccos. Refined with a dash of Old Scotch whiskey. Wild cut.
Since the Scottish Blend is packaged in a pouch, you can take it well with you, but for the longer storage of the opened tobacco you should choose the version in the tin. The slightly wider and longer cut tobacco fibers are evenly mixed light and medium brown. In between you will find isolated leaf ribs. The scent is sweetish, weakly alcoholic and actually reminiscent of mild Scotch. Since the tobacco feels very elastic between the fingers for a loose cut, it can be pre-dried for half an hour before being plugged.
Due to the elastic consistency of the Scottish Blend you should proceed with caution when plugging and doing it neither too tight, nor too loose, so that the burning is no problem. But to be more loosely at the bottom and firmer at the top is always a good idea - the rest will come with some practice.
If, after the first flame, the tamper is gently used to smoothen the surface, the second flame can give the Scottish Blend an uniform embers which then glows until the end of the filling.
The Scottish Blend is actually reminiscent of a whisky. The aromas are smoky and spicy, with a slight dryness on the tongue that connoisseurs of some peaty whiskies know. Yes, even the Virginia- and Burley-typical echoes of toasted bread and nut are known to some even in liquid form, so that it does not necessarily give the impression of smoking a richly flavored tobacco. The aroma rather supports the natural tobacco flavors and never appears obtrusive. The burning is calm and uncomplicated, gently pervaded by the aroma and leaves only fine, light ash and hardly any condensate, which makes cleaning very easy.
The scent of the Scottish Blend is more to be tobacco-like, but at the very least influenced by the aroma, so it still requires tolerant company if you are the only smoker.
The lighter shades of brown Scottish Blend shows some leaf parts and is slightly damp, but shows no major problems when lighting or plugging. The subtle sweetish scent of mild Scotch whisky is also reflected in the smoke. While toasted bread and nuts can also be found in some whisky, the spicy, smoky Scottish Blend leaves a slightly dry-peaty mouthfeel that also reminds of a good Malt. The aroma here is mainly underlining the natural tobacco flavors and is splendidly divided into the uncomplicated smoke, so that the Scottish Blend invites him to smoke anytime, both incidentally, as well as relish - possibly with a good Scotch whisky together.
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