Ashton Gold Rush. Topped or Not?

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cortezattic

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It is, I suppose, technically considered an aromatic; but I do not detect anything artificial about the flavorings or additives that may be in the blend. If I had to rely solely on my palate for guidance, I'd say this was an all-natural blend with a lemon finish common in some Virginia varieties. It has a natural straight Va taste with an earthy, slightly grassy or malty tin note that you can also detect while smoking.
Despite the tin description's claim, I don't detect any honey taste -- though it is more sweet than savory. The lemon flavor of this blend is most noticeable in the finish (as an aftertaste). I would call it an indefinite citrus taste more than actual lemon.

 

owen

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Wow Cortez a very prompt and detailed reply thank you.

 

aldecaker

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I imagine it's topped with something, but with a very gentle hand to be sure. I can say it has (to me) a good taste and burns very nicely.

 

blendtobac

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It's quite possible that the honey is used in the casing and the citrus is the top note, because the flavoring is very subtle.
Russ

 

owen

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Thanks guys. Great info. Pipe tobacco reviews says no but the reviewers are divided. All the stores I use say it does. That said you guys are making it sound tasty.