|Tobacco||Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia|
|Room Note||2 - Mellow|
Peter Stokkebye No. 38 Highland Whiskey is made primarily of bright Virginias and soft black Cavendish to which a small amount of mellow Mexican Burley is added. The finishing touch is a splash of aged Scotch whisky that's light and never overwhelming. There won't he any hangovers with this Highland Whiskey.
I bought an oz. of it i like it good aroma good taste mild and an all around good smoke. I will buy some more of this.
For this scotch lover who cut his teeth on aromatics and now is a huge Virginia fan, this is a very nice tobacco. This is not your typical aromatic in that the topping isn't overdone and you can actually taste the tobaccos--in this case, the Virginias really come through. The sweetness tastes like it's coming first from the whisky and second from the Virginias. Not a complex smoke by any means, but well balanced and highly enjoyable with the quality that you'd expect from Stokkebye.
I set down with this a few times, years ago, and decided to revisit it in my most recent order. Time and memory haven't dulled this in the slightest. I recalled it as a mild and smooth, with a rich scent...to me, the flavor of whiskey comes across sweet but not rich, like a nice Glenmorangie neat. The taste of the tobacco is slight at first, and that may turn some off, but it gradually builds, letting the bold burley flavor step forward and the whiskey take a backseat. I let it breathe for about 4-5 minutes before packing and lighting, and it burned mostly cool and smooth with just two sizzling spots near the bottom. The only caveat I can offer is this: While it allows some gulps and puffs(if you will), the deeper in you are, the more you want to sip and beware the sizzle. I believe 80% of all aro tongue burn comes from getting too comfortable with the tobacco. Not a dig at anyone either, but I notice my 'clencher' buddies get burnt more often than the 'holders'... I believe that is due to an unconscious extra sip or two, and the bottom half of this lovely tobacco will not allow it. If I were to call it a 1-10, 10 as best, I give the PS 38 a rating of 9, great whiskey flavor, smooth and light, a nice after meal kind of smoke or a smoke while chatting with friends.