Kirsch, a brandy made from morello
cherries. This clear liquor imparts a deep cherry flavor with a hint of
alcohol, so the aged Virginias get an accident to their natural sweetness and
citrus qualities. Burley adds a touch of body and helps absorb much of the
Kirsch-topping, which is applied to a generous portion of black Cavendish.
Expect a mild body, medium flavor, and an excellent room-note.
I got no tongue bite from this
aromatic, and that was the first of many surprises. The other big one was a
near perfect match between the way it smelled in the tin and tasted in the
pipe. The cherry liquor is certainly forward, but I detect the nutty Burleys
lying just below the surface. I might would keep the body at a mild, but I
could see it being a mild + for others. If you’re looking for an aromatic to
smoke around other people, I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.