This is a tobacco you can treat rough without too much backlash - I think, perhaps due to a heavy Burley content. I'd be interested to know how much Burley and Virginia is in this blend because I'd guess at more-or-less 50/50. It's an interesting smoke because the mellow nuttiness of the Burley is punctuated with the sharper, more tangy Virginia. There is a topping of sorts but I can't detect what it might be, nor is there any description of what it might be. I started the bowl feeling somewhat unimpressed but have very quickly come to like it quite a lot, such that I may just have to repack. It is better paired with a cold beer than a Vodka & Tonic.