Burley tobacco. Nicotiana tabacum
The selection of the first Burleigh bushes is attributed to the merits of George Webb and Joseph Fore (George Webb, Joseph Fore) and attributed this event to 1864. It was White Burleigh, grown on Captain Frederick Kautz's plantations near Higinspot, Ohio. These tobacco bushes were grown from seeds that came from Kentucky. The difference in color and density of tobacco leaves from what was actually expected when planting was immediately noted. Two decades later, Burleigh plantations were already twice the area of Virginia plantations.
Burley tobacco is actually present in most tobacco products and it is not just about pipe tobacco , although this statement is true for him too.
Burleigh pipe tobacco?
Pipe tobacco is a mixture of several types and varieties of tobacco, each of which conveys its own unique taste to the overall taste of the tobacco mixture. Of course, first of all, the taste that Burley will convey to the future tobacco mixture depends on the technology of its cultivation and on the region of its growth, but the tobacco bush itself has several varieties. In addition, the “test shot” into Burleigh's flavor palette makes the way it is prepared. But let's try to address the questions that arise in order.
Globally, Burley tobacco bushes can be divided into light (this includes the so-called White Burley) and dark varieties. Dark Burleigh leaves are literally saturated with nicotine and have a high tar content.
Speaking earlier about Virginia , I ended my story about it by saying that it is difficult to find a more versatile tobacco.... But Burleigh is her real competition in this, although the nature of the versatility of these varieties of tobacco varies significantly. There are practically no boundaries for the use of Burley in today's tobacco production . It is used in cigarette production, and when rolling cigars, and when creating tobacco blends for a smoking pipe. Burleigh was also involved in the production of snuff and chewing tobacco. In a word, all manufactures of any kind of tobacco products in the modern world use either Burleigh himself in its pure form, or its "derivatives".
But its most exploited feature has been and remains Burley's ability to absorb and preserve introduced aromas.
Due to the increased nicotine content in Burleigh leaves, this tobacco often acts as a regulator of the strength of tobacco blends. It is added in cases when it is necessary to increase this fortress. And although not every manufacturer advertises this, but when creating a number of famous twists, it was not without the use of dark Burley, since Virginia itself does not have a similar level of strength. The same property of Burley (its strength) is actively exploited in cigarette production, although it is beginning to give up its positions in the rapidly developing chemical industry.
Separately, it is worth talking about Kentucky Burley, which we mentioned in passing above - about fire-cured tobacco, Dark Fired Kentucky. This is probably the only type of Burley that cannot be called even in the least universal. It is tobacco in itself. He has such a vivid personality that he is singled out as a separate component, in a separate subspecies, like Cavendish or Perique.