Billy Budd

Company: Cornell & Diehl 

How Packaged: 2oz. tin

Style: American

Tobacco Used: Burley, Cigar Leaf, Latakia, Virginia 

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Coarse Cut

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $11.50

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Smokey, Hay, Plum

Visual: A very dry mix of irregularly cut tobaccos, all a mostly muddled brown in color.

Flavors: Smokey and very latakia forward. The Burley is also right in front. No sweetness, just natural tobacco notes.

Smoking Experience: As dry as this tobacco looked, it wasn’t too dry and smoked very nicely.

Tobacco Strength: Medium-Full

Body: Medium-Full

Room Note: Tolerable

Conclusion: This tobacco is perfectly in the higher end of the spectrum for me. It is pretty strong from the Latakia, but still has plenty of character. Lots of natural tobacco flavors and a nice burn.

Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation" – Purchase enough to keep it in the rotation

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Comment by Jeff M. on September 30, 2016 at 4:18pm

I've been curious about this blend.  What did the cigar leaf add, if anything, to the taste?

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