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.
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!
This would be a smoke I think is a bit too citrus for me but don't get me wrong if you are looking for a flavorful tobacco to me this would be all most a desert smoke or with a good rum.
This was surprisingly one of the best flavored tobaccos I have purchased to date. It is lightly sweet and nutty, with a nice whiskey undertone that pairs this smoke wonderfully with a good after dinner cordial like Drambuie, or for just sharing a flask of good bourbon around a campfire. I could go to this smoke every time and never be disappointed.
rainy day is good all day until night when a change is desired
Tin note was nice, reminded me of dried raisins
Tried 4 bowls of rainy day -- twice right out of the tin, once
dried for 3 hours prior to light, and once dried for a full day before smoking with a very slow paced draw...
Conclusion - this tobacco has a bite the devil would be proud of.
You could practically empty the tin into a pourpre dish and use it as such. It has a very pleasant, strong aroma from the tin and produces highly palatable smoke. From the smokers point of view however the aroma barely comes through in the taste. Regardless, it's a satisfying, albeit nuanced, smoke. When they say 2/5 regarding strength they aren't kidding, so it's a good last bowl of the evening blend after something that puts hair on your chest. I use it to give my pipes a pleasant aroma after several bowls of a heady english blend.