They did it! Someone actually made an authentic cigarette flavor! I'm astonished; I didn't think it was possible.
All the tobaccos I had previously tried were not even in the neighborhood of cigarettes. They have all been much more closely related to cigars, pipes, and maybe shisha/hookah.
Somehow they got that American, dry tobacco, ashy, chemical additives taste. And the toastiness if you exhale through the nose... OMG! It's not just the flavor. It's the sensation on the tongue — that same tingle is there. The mixologist must have had a strong focus on what would cause the right sensations in the mouth, because it not only tastes right, it FEELS right.
I would describe it as the love child of Lucky Strike and Parliament.
I'm betting this would be amazing for people trying to quit ciggys and, of course, for the rest of us former smokers, this is an e-liquid we had almost accepted didn't exist, but were always holding out hope for.