This is the second cigarette of the day today, but who cares. Tonight, we are marrying two Finnish brands, Kilta and Bonus.
I really do not know if Kilta tries to be a rolling tobacco or a pipe tobacco. It is finely cut like rolling tobacco, it has the strength of pipe tobacco (I guess most people would have problems inhaling a pure Kilta cigarette), the price tag of a pipe tobacco, and the pouch romanticizes pipe smoking. According to web sources, it has tar aroma added to it (hey, what’s the point of adding tar aroma to tobacco? Tar is the main taste component of tobacco smoke, anyway. I suppose next someone comes up with smoked tobacco in the spirit of smoked ham.) The taste of Kilta brings to mind salmiakki candy (salty licorice). The taste is sturdy and dark, but with some hints of sweetness. The characteristic taste of Kilta is quite strong. I have a flu, and have problems tasting finer aspects of tobacco, but I have no problems recognizing the taste of Kilta. However, I have no idea who Kilta is intended for. It is too finely cut for pipe smokers and too strong for cigarette smokers. If someone tailored a tobacco specifically for us freaks who smoke pipe tobacco in a cigarette, it would be very much like Kilta.
Since Kilta has a strong taste, there is no need for nuances, and Bonus Red is a good enough rolling tobacco with it.
Not a bad smoke. Not bad at all.