- Apr 18, 2022
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I'm blessed to live in a tobacco growing area and to know tobacco farmers. The other evening, I was moving some scrap boards from tearing down my deck. A farmer wanted them, so he told me to put them in a tobacco barn before the tobacco is "taken down". So, I had to carry the lumber under the hanging tobacco, and man what a wonderful straight tobacco smell. This was dark air cured, and fully cured this year and ready for stripping. The thing I like about some blends is a straight tobacco smell and taste. I get this in burleys and Virginias. If a blend could only capture the smell in this barn, what a great blend that would be. I wanted to take some leaf and smoke it! If anybody knows of blends that best capture this, I'd appreciate hearing. I can think of Prince Albert, Granger, Carolina Red Flake and Sutliff 507-c Virginia slices.