Plantation Evening is marketed as a light blend of tobaccos, offering a middle-of-the-road English style blend. The name sounds as though it should be great to have on the porch some evening. So, this evening I will see how it lives up.
Company: Cornell & Diehl
How Packaged: Bulk
Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/1/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 pipe
Price Point: $3.25/oz
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smokey, molasses, deep sweetness and tobacco.
Visual: Mixture of dark and light tobaccos, cut into ribbons, but it's pretty broken up.
Flavors: I never picked up any really distinct flavors. Definitely had that true English style body, with lots of floral notes.
Smoking Experience: Starts off with tons of thick, white smoke. The flavors start out as soapy, from the floralness of the English blend, but that fades back quite a bit. After that, it's pretty one dimensional. Nothing spectacular, but it was smokable. I did have to light it quite often as well.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: Similar to Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Consign Cut Plug, but not as intense.
Conclusion: Smokable, but nothing I would run for.
Rating: 2 Stars AKA "Only when it is Free" - Would smoke a bowl if it was free and had nothing else