Friday, October 23, 2015
Standard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania John Cotton’s No. 1 & 2 Medium
Blend Notes: A classic English-style blend that has Cyprian Latakia as the main player, but not so much that it overwhelms the exotic Orientals, of the sweet, tangy Virginias. This is a remarkably well-balanced blend in which every tobacco used plays in concert to create a flavorful mixture that will definitely take you back to when John Cotton's tobaccos were among the finest available.
Taste: Medium - Full
Room Note: Tolerable
The tin note was earthy and smokey from the Latakia. On the charring light the smokiness of the Latakia was the predominate flavor. On the true light the Latakia was joined by the spicy floral notes of the Orientals. A little further into the bowl the sweetness of the Virginias came into the flavor profile. On the back half of the bowl a tanginess started to become apparent. John Cotton’s No. 1 & 2 burned cool and well with no relights needed. This is a Latakia forward blend, but the Latakia is not overpowering. I would highly recommend this blend to the Latakia lovers out there.