A dry, robust tobacco with hints of dried fruit, spices, and cocoa.
Connecticut Shade, Red Burley and Native work together to make a bold tobacco. Connecticut Shade is a leafy, dry tobacco wrapper that has some coffee and cocoa notes on the exhale but used to give a true cigar wrapper feel. Red Burley and Native are the tobaccos that fill that cigar. Red Burley brings depth to this tobacco layer, darkening it up and providing some nuttiness and cocoa. In my tobaccos I usually will use Cured, Native, or Kentucky depending on how much I need to dry it out. Native is the nice middle ground to dry it out and add some spiciness.
AM4A is a very nice tobacco that only gets more complex as it steeps. On it's own it is a spiced, woody aromatic tobacco with some dark dried fruits. I personally pick out some raisin, figs, and mostly dates in the background. I choose to use this flavor because it can be very different for most people and changes in many situations.
Milk & Honey is here to bring forward some of the richness of the tobaccos as well as smooth it out. .5% is a good place to start and if it is too dry than you can take it up as far as 1%.
This is great after 1 day, and then at 2 weeks it's even better. But if you leave it for 1 month you really get something special from the AM4A.
Floral, citrus, fruity. These are the notes you can find in many IPAs. This is a mix I created to pair, and enjoy with my favorite IPAs.
In culinary, pairing isn't to create exact profiles. Instead it's to focus on complementing each element to bring something else out. I didn't want a juice that taste like a bitter pine tree. I wanted something to bring contrast, and depth.
Honeysuckle- sweet and floral
Dragonfruit- lays into the citrus
Pear- fruity and juicy
Lemon Sicily & Juicy Lemon- tart and refreshing
Cactus & Sweet Tangerine- cuts through the hops. Forward, sharp, strong and bright