Orient X-press

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canucklehead

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This is v2.0 of this blend, it is Low Country's Natural Virginia & Oriental (Red Virginia and Turkish), chopped up CAO MX2 double maduro cigar, some of my BC buddy's homegrown Samsun and Habano, and a pinch of Latakia. Hydrated with distilled water and brandy flavouring, and stoved at ~220°F for 30 mins then ~150°F for about 3 hours, then pressed for 3 days.

Pretty good! Somehow tastes way fruitier than expected though, like dark stewed fruit, rich and sweet. I was hoping for more spice and woodsy notes.

Smoking it in my Peterson Killarny bulldog, which is a great smoker now that I've removed the bowl coating and disgusting dip stain from the interior, fixed the tight stem, and smoked it for a few months.
 

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