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A custardy RY4 to celebrate the end of upper 90 degree temps here in Tennessee. I flipped the percentages on the Hangsen Caramel Toffee and WF Caramel Popcorn and Peanuts from Alfred Pudding's 1 2 3 Cracker Jack . . . cranked the WF Vanilla Ruyan Custard all the way up and mixed in a little OOO Burnt Sugar with FA Custard Premium, to bring the smoky vanilla up to play nice with the heavy caramel note. A touch of FLV Sweet & Smokey with woody TFA Red Oak to help the tobacco play the back to the caramel/vanilla front.
Made for a pod system (the Innokin EQS pod system, to be exact). I wanted something woody and smoky with a heavy-handed pour of vanilla. The Ylang Ylang edges the vanillas in a spicy, floral direction, which meshes well with the Red Oak and sandalwood of Wood Spice. Black Fire adds the char. Vanilla Ruyan, also, helps bring this into the realm of a smoked vanilla essence. Butterscotch is there as deeper note underneath and to bring a level of richness to the table. Even with other devices charged and filled, I keep reaching back for this. It's a welcome change of pace. It's not really like anything else, it just is what it is . . . smoky, woody vanilla
A super smooth woodsy type tobacco with a sweet shot of Honey.
Western (TFA) - An old school tobacco flavour that just seems to have a timeless tobacco nuance. This makes up the primary note of this recipe at 3.5%
Red Oak (TFA) and Graham Cracker (CAP) - Used here to bend the main tobacco note with a touch of spice and coconut
Honey (FA) - This just brings in the delicious note to this recipe.
As always, the feedback from those that mix this up would be greatly appreciated.
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Enjoy this full flavored, heavy "sticky" caramel Pistachio RY4
You MUST use Health Cabin Caramel for this mix. It is the only sticky caramel on the market(imho) currently & is a perfect mate for TFA Double RY4! No ifs, ands, or buts!!!!
TFA Toasted Marshmallow adds a great toasted tobacco' nuance. TFA Red Oak...what can I say? It adds the perfect woody aftertaste that most RY4s lack. No extra vanilla flavoring was needed here, as TFA Double RY4 has that covered! CAP Sugar Cookie adds sweetness, as well as helping the TFA Pistachio with that roasted feel I was looking for.
2 week steep recommended
If you prefer your RY4 sweeter, you can bump up the EM to 0.75-1%
If you like it, review it. If you don't like it? Please be constructive and say why. Because through constructive criticism, other DIYers can learn. Thanks!!
Please don't use my recipe for commercial gain. Enjoy!!
Touching base with an old friend recently, he expressed his long love affair with Castle Long. It was an old profile that I hadn't visited in a very long time. Being who I am I couldn't resist a take on the old versions we've all tried and try to do something a bit bigger and a bit bolder with it.
The Coconut: While I'm fairly positive the original used TPA Coconut Extra, I feel like it goes too quickly to hand lotion without a ridiculously long steep, and it's just less forgiving. TPA Coconut Candy is creamier, sweeter, and frankly just better all around IMO. At 5% it's bold, bright, and doesn't fade behind the wall of other stuff we got going on here.
The Almond: It's two parts here, with TPA Toasted Almond leading the way, with some CAP Cereal 27 to back up the nutty background while also giving a faint bit of grain. The grain texture also serves to boost up the Red Oak in our Bourbon Layer
The Bourbon: TPA Kentucky Bourbon is still the most buildable bourbon on the market to me. At 2.5% it's plenty bold enough to come all the way through, with a little FA Whisky to give a fair bit of peaty bite to the top end. TPA Red Oak helps it hit those woody notes
The finisher: TPA Vanilla Swirl gives us a mild body at 1.5% and a fairly bright vanilla. Along with a healthy splash of TPA Brown Sugar we get a rounded sweetness without too much extra heavy background.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it! Cheers!
My take on a "Jack Rose" cocktail, with applejack, grenadine, and lime. Warm, sweet, and holiday-esque.
Originally mixed for a holiday cocktail episode of DIY Downunder, I've been meaning to do something inspired by applejack for a while and this was a pretty good excuse. Applejack is a traditional-ish american spirit that was originally made by repeatedly freezing the water out of cider until it proofed, so like an ice wine but with apples. It's usually just done as a distilled apple brandy now, but it's still delicious stuff that tends to be less subtle and a bit more obnoxious than something like Calvados. I do think it fits in the colder weather really well, and it's something that feels seasonal without tasting like pumpkin spice.
Shoutout to MlNikon for putting the bug in my ear about FA Liquid Amber being the best brandy flavor out, because I completely ran with it. I think a lot of failed attempts at making an applejack were down to putting the apple first. I just flipped it, and throw an ungodly amount of liquid amber in to mix to see what it would do. I liked it. 3% is indeed a whole lot of liquid amber, but it's used as an actual flavor and probably the crux of the recipe instead of the usual sub 1% additive range. It has a decent amount of texture and a really nice warmth to it to.
The applejack is filled out with some of the amazing funk and depth of FLV Apple Cider at 1%. The good applejack, the bottled in boud stuff from Laird's, is aged in oak. So that's the last flavoring component here. Some TPA Red Oak at 1% gives a solid bourbon char. I feel like it's less dry and astringent than FA Oakwood so that's probably a good fit.
The rest of the cocktail is pretty easy. TPA Pomegranate Deluxe is fuller, sweet, and doesn't have any weird off notes. Seems like grenadine to me. I just wanted a light touch of grenadine here, so 2% seemed about appropriate. And the lime juice. Oh the lime juice. I like FA Florida Key Lime for a non-candied lime juice flavor that doesn't fade out too hard. 3% got me where I wanted to go.
So there we go, a holiday cocktail that doesn't involve LB White Chocolate Peppermint. Look upon my works and tremble.
This is Black Phillip's softer, more gentle, younger brother. The shift to fall weather, the Halloween season, and the arrival of FLV Smoked Butterscotch necessitated the creation of this remix.
This is a smoky, fall custard. In place of FA Black Fire, I used the much more forgiving FLV Smoked Butterscotch. The result is a butterscotch custard kissed by tobacco and smoke. Works as a SNV, but give it a few days and the flavors really come together. Enjoy.
This was created with my first press of the 'random recipe' button. It's a pretty fantastic ry4, but I can't really take credit for it. Our computer overlords can, for sure.
Red oak is a little woody, but it's mostly dark sweetness. I typically use FA Oak Wood, but they are pretty much interchangeable.
DNB is ash, and a good amount of it keeps this dirty, instead of full on sweet.
Cohiba is really good stuff, sweet, a little bit of leaf, and nutty. Not an in your face tobacco, but I really enjoy it.
Tab Blended is essentially a nutty ry4, and it either has no vanilla, or I can't taste it, thank god. It's a very smooth, light caramel, and the 'tobacco' in it basically just makes it dirty.
FYI numerous additional presses of the 'random recipe' button yielded garbage, but this is a nice change of pace from more authentic tobaccos. It's fine after 10 days, but tab blended get reeeeeally good after a few weeks.