Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Standard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania John Cotton’s Smyrna
Blend Notes: The richest and boldest in their range of Latakia based blends. There's a nice share of deep, smoky Cyprian Latakia here, along with earthy, aromatic Turkish Orientals and fully-matured Virginias. The room note is exotic, while the flavors exhibit savory and lightly spicy tones with some lightly floral elements. If you've been looking for a cool-smoking, full-flavored Latakia blend, this is it.
The tin note was of the smoky Latakia. John Cotton’s Smyrna was ready to smoke right from the package no drying time needed. On the charring light and the true light the Latakia was the major player. At a quarter of the way into the bowl spiciness of the Orientals joined the flavor profile.The sweet hay flavors of the Virginias was in the background throughout the bowl. The bottom half of the bowl a tanginess crept into the flavor profile. John Cotton’s Smyrna burned well and cool with few re-lights. All you Latakia lover this blend is a must try.