EPIPHANY; A PECULIARITY
Oh, and I've tried some Iwan Ries stuff. Which was educational.
But I really like Bob Runowski's oeuvre, so I gave it a shot.
This may not become a regular part of my rotation.
Blended by Bob Runowski
Packed by Cornell & Diehl
Burley, Virginia, Latakia, Perique.
Essentially this is an American tobacco with an English attitude. It has that characteristic roundness one expects of a dolled-up Burley blend, and the Latakia is restrained rather than obnoxious. And it is easy to get to like. But it does not knock my socks off. The Perique is a nice touch.
Complex, woody, generous.
I've heard that there is a light fruit scent added; not really noticeable, but I distrust such things, and that may be shading my opinion. Many old fashioned American mixtures were like that, and anything with Burley may benefit from the treatment. Air-cured leaf often leaves me strangely dis-satisfied, though, and toppings seldom ring my bell.
Epiphany is a very good product, but I have to be in the mood for it. Sometimes it just isn't the right time of day. I hasten to add that I am not at all like Albert Einstein, and have a perverse fondness for Turkish tobacco, which many regular American blends lacked entirely.
It does make me wish that I had smoked both the Phillip Morris and House of Windsor versions, though. Having that nose-memory would have made Epiphany a veritable adventure.
Perhaps I need to smoke more of it.
Add it to the reference library.
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