A good Virginia, but...
I think it’s interesting that the description here says that it doesn’t bite your tongue. I’ve come to prefer to smoke Virginias in a small diameter but tall chamber shapes to focus the taste and stove the tobacco as I smoke, but when I smoke Va #1 in one of these sized bowls, it bites me like a mouthful of rattlesnakes. I had started calling this blend Bitey Mac Bite Bite. I had about given up on #1, but then I decided to try something crazy, like smoking a huge bowl full of this, and for some strange defiance of logic, it really mellowed out the bite and changed the whole flavor profile. In a small diameter bowl, it starts off with an obnoxious taste of a honey casing, which may have been contributing to the bite, but in a larger bowl, it starts off with a candy-like honey taste with notes of freshly harvested hay. It never really reaches a tea-like herbal taste for me, but it does maintain sweetness down to the dottle. It is an interesting blend, with the whole large bowl, sweet issue, but it's rather one-dimensional. I may buy more at some point, but if you prefer a more herbal, thought provoking blend, I recommend Astley’s 109.
Reviewed by: CosmicFolklore from Helena, AL.