- Apr 12, 2021
- Ravenna, Ohio
Yea, as far as the whole sweetening cavendish or tobacco thing is concerned, I'm more interested in seeing what I can create or if I can, in my opinion, surpass commercially sold blends. Not necessarily because I like them so much that I must find out how they are made but I feel like it gives me some insight into blending, casing and various properties of some tobacco varieties. It's also personally enjoyable for me to be able to say "Oh, Captain Black Cherry Cavendish, yeah I can easily make that at home." Or any other popular commercial blend. Similar to growing a tobacco variety that you have never smoked, there is a thrill in seeing what you may produce.Very Cherry is made by Lane Ltd.
Experience the flavor of candied cherries in this no-nonsense aromatic pipe tobacco from Lane Limited.www.smokingpipes.com
I suspect that we can adapt to--and enjoy--just about any tobacco blend out there. The greatest challenge comes when we switch to something else, then switch back. Decades ago, I smoked--and enjoyed--Amphora, Sir Walter Raleigh, Carter Hall, Borkum Riff, Half and Half, Mixture 79, Paladin Black Cherry, Prince Albert, and just about every other "drug store blend" available back then. I've smoked pounds of Captain Black (Gold as well as Original). I still hold some Super-Value Chocolate, which I smoke about once a year, for nostalgia.
As the years have passed, I have become less interested in cased and top-dressed tobaccos, and more fascinated with the spectrum of tobacco itself.