Now im sure this only went a year or so ago, but Pall Mall Rolling tobacco is back. I used to smoke this as part of mix, 50% Pall Mall to 50% Samson Green Or Old Holborn Yellow. But seeing as all 3 went, I have had to change it up a lot. At first I wasn’t going to re-stock this tobacco, our gantry is only so big ‘n all. So with a little re-jigging we (well Justin) decided to get it back i
The order arrived on Tuesday and I didn’t unpack it until last night. So on a cold January morning, armed with only my cup of tea and 15% awakeness. I cracked open a packed. The aroma of Dark Virginia greets you, with an underlying chocolaty sweetness. The consistency is as you would expect with a mass produce blend, is 95% fine cut and 5% stems and chunks of leaves. The tobacco is very damp, but hey at £2.79 for 12.5g I don’t mind paying a little more for moisture. The tobacco looks and smells the same as I remember, but does it taste the same??
With the mixture being moist, I rolled it loose. I need to be careful though, been smoking a lot of crossroads lately and that’s rather dry in comparison! I used green papers (medium weight) and an extra slim filter. The fine cut makes for easy rolling, the few big bits are easy to remove. On lighting, all the flavours came back. Rich and sweet with a toasted taste. It is a little stronger than I remember as well, a few healthy coughs and splutters. Even with the added moisture, this tobacco smokes quickly and coolly.
Well I am glad its back, I can see Pall Mall making its use a base for some future blends. Im still not sure if this is exactly as it used to be, it seems stronger and lacks flavour a little. Or am I just remembering it better than it was. So if you’re looking for a relativity strong tobacco, that has a slight sweet edge to a toasted flavour. Then Pall Mall is for you, but if your looking for something similar but a lot better quality grab Crossroads Original. Thanks to BAT for bringing back at least one product, it claimed no one brought. Samson Green next would be nice. PLEASE!