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Does Half and Half tobacco have alcohol in it?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by galapogosian, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. galapogosian

    galapogosian Member

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    I can't find the answer on Google. Can anyone say definitively? As an alcoholic, I avoid the stuff altogether, even the miniscule amount that might be used to flavor this.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Rodfather

    Rodfather Active Member

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    I would think that when the pipe is lit that residual alcohol in any blend would be burned off, the flavor may remain but no booze.
     
  3. ted

    ted Member

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    Mine does... Cannot smoke it unless I've had a dram of Jim Beam.

    H&H is some of the vilest tobacco I've ever tried... even with the new maker.. ted
     
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  4. SouthBound

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    Don't sugar coat it, Ted.
     
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  5. gentimmy

    gentimmy Active Member

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    jeeezzz Ted...I kinda like it! which OTC do you prefer?

    I haven't noticed any kind of alcohol flavoring, but if it tickles your booze nerve I'd say stay away from it!
     
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  6. JoeSmall

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    Haven't tried it yet but I got a pouch for my first year OTC get it out of the way thing. I don't especially care for the taste of alcohol and at one point was in recovery so I understand. If you want I'll throw some in a legend and get back to you with my ridiculously limited opinion. If you say yes I'll just say thanks for the chance to smoke something new.
     
  7. TWolf

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    Tobacco Reviews says it has a "Heavy casing of Anise." And that the flavoring is "Alcohol/Liquor/Other/Misc".

    I tried Half & Half recently and I knew it had an unusual aroma that I couldn't place. I'm half Italian and have known the taste of Anisette since I was a kid and that's not what Half & Half smells or tastes like to me. In any case, yeah, it does seem to be cased with liquor.
     
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  8. ted

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    Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Sugar Barrell, My own mixture #78, Milan Midnight, and my "Who Cares" tub..
     
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  9. mugwump

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    Some say it has a rum aroma in the pouch but I've always thought it was more like IHOP butter pecan syrup. It sure doesn't taste like booze.
     
  10. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    Half&Half does have an alcohol topping. See Tobacco Reviews.com.
     
  11. Pecci

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    Enjoying H&H right now. I'll get back to when I sober-up!:dkn:
     
  12. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Agreed .. it seems half of anything with a casing of some sort is listed as having Anisette . I'm all Wop , and I figure the bulk of the people that say things are flavored with Anisette either wish they were Italian or just like to type the word Anisette . Next to the word .. Cloying , it's probably the next most abused word . Heck , if anything ... Half and Half might have a Rolling Rock top note ... I love it
     
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  13. tungbite

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    Carter Hall tubs have a very strong light rum smell when you open a fresh tub. I don't get this smell from a fresh pouch. :dkn:
     
  14. Pecci

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    I'm also my 100% Dago ... specifically from the Wapajo tribe. I'm not wild about anisette, however I still love my pizzelle's and biscotti's. I don't know what 1/2&1/2 but I am certainly enjoying it. To me, it's the most uniquely flavored OTC on the shelf.
     
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  15. cobbsmoker

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    Listerine comes to mind when I think of Half & Half...:laff:
     
  16. Biggles

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    I never got any booze flavour from it but definitely a strong (to my tastes anyhow) anise flavour. Not a favourite of mine but I do enjoy mixed into a bowl of something a bit more natural from time to time.
     
  17. galapogosian

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    I appreciate everyone weighing in. I guess I'll avoid it. I realize I'm probably not actually getting alcohol, but it's a comfort zone thing.
     
  18. galapogosian

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    Thank you.
     
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