Hi there - I just had 8 days away from smoking - the longest I have been since June last year. I decided to take a little breather as I was smoking more than I would have liked and had started to feel a nicotine addiction coming into play. My first smoke was some McClelland 2015, kindly sent by Prole. It tasted of... smoke - not the latakia kind of smoke taste - just plain old smoke - and not the MacBaren Roll Cake plain old smoke taste! None of the usual Virginia flavours and perique spice I would have expected. I thought it was maybe just unfamiliarity with a blend I had never smoked before. So, I just smoked some C&D Three Friars - again not a blend I am hugely familiar with but something I greatly enjoyed a couple of weeks ago. Whilst I did get some of those familiar tobacco flavours, the predominant taste was smoke (again not the latakia kind of smoke taste - just plain old smoke - and not the MacBaren Roll Cake plain old smoke taste!) Has anyone else found this? I would have thought that a break from smoking would have refreshed my taste buds but instead it seems to have taken me back to my early days of smoking when I was unable to identify the tobacco flavours.