Used in 16 recipes at an average of 0.804%.
Aight, so here we go again. Yet another FLV Tobacco recipe.
TLDR: Tobacco, Apple Praline
I originally started this one with vanilla toffee in mind playing off the sweetness of FLV Sweet Cigarette as a base. There are just so many good RY4-ish tobaccos out there without adding another that does not truly stand apart. I also really wanted to use my BAE Red Burley in here and started thinking of playing off of it's inherent nutty tones using FLV Praline to bolster them a bit. I used Granny Smith in this profile to keep the recipe grounded outside of RY4 territory by giving it some fruit tones and a different sweet edge. I needed some ash here but not the Kentucky Blend "crutch" ash I have been using and thought the FLV Turkish played nicely here in that it brings a bit more complexity in the tobacco profile while adding a little bit of ash.
P.S. One iteration of this took me down a very rich dessert praline tobacco trail, it is still in the works and will be coming out eventually. #staytuned ;)
Steeping Disclaimers: I really like FLV Tobaccos fresh, not that they fade away but on the Shake and Vape they have a very strong, rich and sometimes almost overwhelming presence that I enjoy. This one really comes together about day 5
VG Disclaimer, Yes, I still think tobaccos benefit more from 50%-60% VG, but do as you please, it is nice at 70% VG as well.
This flavoring is pretty dead on to an American take on the Praline. I've never had a praline, but all of the things I would think to describe it (candied pecans, creamy, sweet, almost caramel-y), seem to describe the American Praline. It's got some nice body and sweetness to it. It doesn't seem to have any of the crunch or texture I would expect from a praline or pecan flavoring though, so it will benefit greatly from other nuts, cookies, AP. It's a pretty forward flavoring, so it's probably going to take the front seat in most mixes it's in; mixed low enough (<=0.5%), I could see it making a nice accent though. Overall I really enjoy this flavoring and it seems to be fairly easy to mix with.