Model: Panna Cotta
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 1 of 5
Room Note: Very Pleasant
Amount: 1.5 oz.
I love this blend. So smooth and sweet. Great room note, no tongue bite, fantastic flavor. My new favorite after-dinner smoke.
This is top-notch vanilla. I've smoked the Vanilla custard stuff, but this is a tad better.
I have recently taken up smoking my pipe after a 10-year hiatus. My old tobacconist went out of business, taking his blend recipes with him. This is as close to his vanilla mix as I've gotten. Not quite the same, but it is a delightful smoke after dinner. Light on the palate, tongue bite virtually non-existent. The pleasant room note lingers, the vanilla slowly fading with the evening light. Certainly a blend I will come back to again and again.
When I first opened the tin, the vanilla is very prominent. A very wonderful aroma in the tin note. At first, I thought this might be the Sutliff Vanilla Custard Cream but I compared the two and the tin note is different though the tobacco components are the same. While I do enjoy the Vanilla Custard Cream, I find that I prefer the Panna Cotta. I believe this is going to be my go-to vanilla tobacco. Very nice flavor, the room note is pleasant to nonsmokers as well. Glad I tried it.