Just got through with bowl of Northwoods which is my first English and it was delicious. I thought it would be overwhelming with Latikia but it was actually very mild yet full of flavor. The smoke was creamy and left no weird after-taste or feeling in my mouth. No nicotine "buzz" was detected which is a good thing I guess since I am still very new to this wonderful hobby. I am proud to say that I love English blends now.
I'm a fan, it's one of my regular smokes (I live near Boswells). It does have a slight casing to it, but not that I notice from my other lat-heavy blends. It's a good mild English, my opinion.
Northwoods is a great "starter" english. The Boswells do a great job with all of their blends imho.
I wish I lived closer to Boswell's. I may have to make a weekend trip out of it and head on over to PA. It's a good 5 hours away from here.
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I cut it with Carter Hall, 3 parts Northwoods and 1 part Carter Hall makes it burn smoother and tones down a little bit the woodsy taste, but every bodies palate is different, it is a good tobbaco. The old cajun
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I always keep Northwoods handy. Like the Cajun says, it is also good cut with CH. I think CH helps keep it lit and does not change the taste of the Northwoods much.
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I've never smoked it, but what sort of casing does it have?
I tried Northwoods awhile back. When I first got into pipes I ordered a pipe from them. The gentleman asked me what type of tobacco I liked, and I send English. So he sent me a 1 oz sample of Northwoods with the pipe. I really liked it. I wish it were available easily online.
Some say it has an "incense" type smell/flavor (what ever that is!). Not by my tastes. JM uses black cavendish in almost everything, which cuts into the latakia, perhaps softening it.
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I don't think Northwoods is appreciably cased with anything. It does have a very slight perfume/incense taste to it but don't let that deter you - it's a really great mild English and the best introduction to Latakia based blends if you're not familiar with them.
I'm glad you like it! While some consider Northwoods to be a beginner's English, I've been smoking primarily English/Balkans for more than 20 years and Northwoods is one of my 2-3 daily staples. It's great stuff, and I definitely would characterize it as having an incense-like flavor/smell. Unless there are some unusual orientals that aren't mentioned in the official description, then this stuff is definitely cased or topped with something very unusual. It also has black cavendish in it, which manages to smooth the blend out and give it some sweetness.
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