Pfeifenecke: Dark and Red Virginias, Burley, Black Cavendish and a hint of Kentucky are the ingredients of the Pfeifenecke tobacco. These well-coordinated tobacco varieties form the basis for the subtle flavor of tonka, amaretto and a barely noticeable hint of cherry. A flavor that does not crush the great tobacco, but gives the blend its idiosyncratic, pleasantly sweet character. An aromatic tobacco specialty that appeals to both the natural smoker with an occasional penchant for snacking and the aroma fan who wants to enjoy real tobacco from time to time. Try and love it.
The Pfeifenecke (i.e. pipe corner) is a Loose Cut, which was cut rather narrow and quite short. The main tobacco used is light and medium brown, with broader cut dark fibers intermingled. If you open the tin, you can immediately recognize the scent of amaretto and cherries, not intensely artificial, but rather pleasant and natural. The Virginia can also be sniffed out with its hay aroma. The tobacco doesn't feel particularly damp between your fingers, but like many other flavored tobaccos, you can let the Pfeifenecke dry for half an hour to be on the safe side.
The fine and short cut causes few problems with plugging, so that as usual you can go loose at the bottom and become firmer at the top. However, a good puff is achieved in larger pipes than crowded in a small head.
The lighting is very easy. A flame is usually enough. It is advisable to use the tamper to straighten the surface, but it is not absolutely necessary. A second flame then ensures an even glow.
The Pfeifenecke is not a high-aromatic, but the aroma used is always present. The Amaretto is not very alcoholic, which is very pleasant. Its fine-sweet almond note harmonizes with the sweet-fruity cherries. The vanilla-like aroma of the tonka bean can only be tasted vaguely in the background, but overall there is a pleasant balance of aromas, in which the underlying Virginia with its mild hay notes is nicely integrated. If you have chosen a rather small pipe, you should observe your smoking behavior somewhat, because the tobacco needs space in the pipe despite (or maybe because of?) its fine cut and can otherwise become hot. Smoked attentively, however, the aroma lasts almost to the end and then only leaves a little medium-gray ash and hardly any condensate in the pipe.
The room note will also be perceived by tolerant non-smokers as quite pleasant, as it is characterized by the aroma used and may remind some of the "typical pipe scent".
If at the outset a pipe that is not too small is choosen, the Pfeifenecke, which mainly consists of paler tobaccos, does not cause any problems when plugging or smoking. Since the tobacco is rather light, it will hardly be overwhelming even beginners and it is well suited to be smoked at any time of the day. The distinct cold scent of cherries and amaretto is also clearly present in the smoke, but also leaves enough room for the Virginia hay notes to develop. Overall, the flavoring is very balanced and not intrusive. The Pfeifenecke is therefore rather a slightly flavored tobacco that can please nature lovers, but could also bring aroma lovers closer to natural tobacco.
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