- Aug 4, 2019
Your blends sound spot-on (and delicious).Three bowls today.
1. 50% MacBaren Old Dark Fired with 25% Sutliff Red Virginia and 25% Newminster Virginia Flake, smoked in a James Barber B127 Ruby Billiard.
The Old Dark Fired seems too one note here, I think it needs more tangy Reds and less of the plain VA slices.
2. SG Skiff in a second James Barber Ruby Billiard.
Same as last time, still quite moist, full flavor smokey and savory from start to finish.
3. "Blueberry Cheesecake" home blend in a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand.
Equal parts Sutliff Vanilla Custard, Stokkebye English Oriental Supreme, and Sutliff Mature Red Virginia, then 17% Perique mixed in, and topped generously with Royal Jamaican Blackstrap Molasses Rum, and finally extracts of Almond, Anise, Orange, and Vanilla.
This blend holds its flavor quite well, full flavored through the first half and while losing fullness it is still quite fruity in the second half. This is one of my favorite blends and I was really lucky getting it right in the first batch.
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