Cavendish cut burley, Turkish, Latakia and Perique, Odessa 968 is supposed to be similar to the old Balkan Sobranie White. I’ve never had that, so I can’t contest to that fact. But, I will see how it stacks up to what I have had.
Company: Cornell & Diehl
How Packaged: 2 oz Tin
Style: Burley Based
Tobacco Used: Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/1/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $14.80
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smoke, fig/raisin and a little cocoa.
Visual: A dark brown collection of flat, ribbon cut tobacco.
Flavors: An English style tobacco, with lots of smokiness and some Oriental and Latakia spiciness.
Smoking Experience: It started out nice. The first half of the bowl is smokey, nutty and creamy. But at the halfway point it all goes out the window and becomes unsmokable.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: Supposedly Balkan Sobraine White
Conclusion: First half is tasty, but the second half is unsmokable. Each time. So, I would never go for this again. I know, that’s rough, but that is how this tobacco went for me. This isn't a 1, because if it was given to me I could enjoy the first half, and maybe I have a bad batch.
Rating: 2 Stars AKA "Only when it is Free" - Would smoke a bowl if it was free and had nothing else