A little nutty and capturing the flavor of the whisky barrels it’s aged in, the Ashton Rainy Day pipe tobacco is a cool-relaxing aromatic perfect as it’s advertised--for sitting quietly watching the raindrops fall. Fans of a sweet smoke.
Brand: Ashton Tobacco
Blended By: Kohlhase & Kopp
Model: Rainy Day
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Burley & Virginia
Blend Type: Burley
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Very Pleasant
Flavoring: Tropical Fruit & Hickory Nuts
Amount: 1.76 oz. / 50 g.
- Black Cavendish
- Room Note:
- Tropical Fruit
I'm really loving Ashton's take on aromatics. The flavors are there but they're not overpowering or heavy. The peachy/apricot notes are bright and crisp and delicious and not too sweet. Supporting that is a smooth foundation of mild nuttiness and a whisp of a whiskey sharpness. The delicate approach to the flavoring here makes this an easy all-day smoke with subtleties and complexity but no aggression. Mine packed and smoked very well right out of the tin and required little to no fiddling to keep it going. I highly recommend to anyone looking for some flavored tobaccos that don't taste like they're drowned in candy syrup. Slow sips and swishing the smoke reward you with really wonderful fruity nutty notes.
The aroma from this is amazing, coupled with a nice, smooth and sweet flavor. Very enjoyable for beginners with a step up from your "starter" aromatics.
I purchased a tin this past summer and it has been stored unopened until today. We have a dreary rain and snow day; a perfect day to sit on the porch and test Rainy Day. First upon opening the tin. Very nice sweet aroma. Second upon lighting. A very pleasant taste and nice aroma to the smoke. I don't understand the reviews that state this has a bite. I imagine it could should I get it too hot and puff away too fast. I'd rate this a mild to medium taste with a very pleasant room note. I smoked a bowl in the house while reading. The Mrs. commented that I should smoke this more often as she enjoys the aroma as I smoke and afterward.
I got some of this from a local shop and it was older and very bland. Got a fresh tin to give it another try and its actually very good. Mild with a touch of spice, light fruit, floral, and oak notes.
This is one of the few tobaccos that taste the same smoking as it does in the tin. It is a sweet treat after a long day. I get NO bite and it smokes smooth and even all the way down. It may just be the way I pack my pipe but it only required one match and no tamping to smoke the entire bowl down to the bottom. My go-to sweet tooth tobac.
At first, I wasn't sure if I liked the tropical fruit flavoring on this blend, but it grew on me as I worked my way through the tin. It's light, flavorful, and rests pleasantly in between sweet citrus and tangy citrus. Even if you're not a fan of fruity blends - this one is worthy of putting in your pipe and smoking.
Not very smooth!