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It would be smarter to leave it less than fully rubbed because a slower burn is necessary to really appreciate this wonderfully tasty but explosive blend. I have no problem in loading and lighting, both by jamming the flakes down and by rubbing them out. Smokers who are sensitive to heavy nicotine will want to use only a very small bowled pipe or else avoid it altogether.
The landmark characteristic of 1792 is its heavy tonquin flavoring.
I knew I was in for a tussle the moment I first lit the stuff. I have tried it twice, with several years in between.
The flavor and power springs forth from the first puff and never lets up. I'd love to get a dozen or so folks into a slow smoking contest with 1792 Flake as the competition blend. In both instances, I had to heavily cut l792 to smoke the tin.
I decided to put some Bacardi 151 in the bag for hydration. Mellow in the sense that you can smoke anyway you want and not be concerned about it biting you.
I applied enough to make the bag a little wet and set it back again to revisit a month later. As I smoke a bowl of this now, this is some fine pipe weed. It tastes just as good as it ever did, possibly better for having been aged and re- hydrated with 151 proof rum.
To the best of my knowledge there is no oriental present, and the herbal quality comes from the tonquin alone. The flavor remained in the same ballpark, but the tonquin was notably tamed and I could smoke it and enjoy it.
This is a distinctive pipe tobacco, and it has its faithful fans.
This is one of the most powerful blends I have ever smoked.I eventually found myself smoking other tobaccos more often and about forgot I had a big bag of 1792 flake. It was still in the same bulk bag and dry as desert dirt.I didn't want it to go to waste and was hesitant about re-hydrating with water for fear it might mold.The cake, having been prepared, is wrapped in a select leaf and packed by hand into a 12 inch square.This cake is pressed and left for a minimum of two hours.