This 1 if you look online has a lot of polarizing reviews....anything from if you like whiskey you will like this, to tastes like feet and mold. In my experience neither are accurate. When I first tried this it had a unique flavor I did not understand. Not a bad 1, and I slowly smoked the whole bowl trying to figure it out. Totally involved in the experience, focused on trying to figure out what flavors I was getting. Not really an undesirable quality to me. I have smoked an entire jar at this point, and the slower smoked the better. There are occasions where something bacon like is present, but not in the traditional pan fried sense, more familiar to a bacon jerky we used to get a while back. There is zero whiskey or other alcohol flavors to be had. It's mellow, not sweet in any way. The smoke is pleasant, and does not bite at all in my experience. Doesn't require much if any drying time, but should not be packed to firm. The majority of smokes have maintained a pleasant flavor I really can't identify. It may be a great option for new smokers, or those who struggle with nuance of some of the more well described offerings out there. I say this mainly in the context that if you aren't looking for something in particular you won't feel like you aren't getting it, which leaves you free to appreciate and enjoy whatever you are getting. That being said, I would smoke it again, although I am not sure I would buy it again. The biggest disappointment was the jar, where I figured if I didn't like the tobacco, the jar itself was interesting to me. Unfortunately the 1 I received the pig graphic is so subtle you almost have to catch it in the right light to see it...unlike the pics online.