||To the untrained eye and nose, this tobacco may seem and smell identical to Dark Bird's Eye. While on closer and further inspection they prove to be similar somehow, they are different enough for each to stand it on its own, with all it good and bad points. What is most evidently different about them is the cut: KK is cut in much shorter strands than DBE. I found that KK, like DBE, was a bit too moist, and I had to bring it down to the right moisture level (right for me, of course) before smoking it. Upon lighting KK, at least for the first time, Mr. Gawith's warning is in place: It does seem to be overwhelmingly strong, particularly in the nose and throat! For this reason, and as long as you're still trying it out, I recommending lighting it with caution, with only short, fast draws. The taste is definitely a combination of sweet and spicy, with a kind of sweetness that reminds me of molasses! A few minutes into the smoke, the storm calms down, and an easy-going, pleasant taste and aroma settle in, without the strength that was anticipated. What seems to persist, but then disappears when you get used to the tobacco, is its apparent aggressiveness on the throat. Make sure you have a drink handy. To tell you the truth, I do not find this one is much stronger than DBE (which is believed to be quite potent by many). Due to the fine cut, and once excess moisture has been eliminated, the tobacco burns quite fast; therefore, it might be a good idea to smoke it in a big bowl, if you want it to last. I do agree with Mr. Gawith that it's not a tobacco you would like to enjoy outdoors, esp. on a windy day. I also find that it sneaks upon you, and with no prior warning, you find the fire is out! It can be frustrating esp. when you're enjoying the taste and aroma. In spite of this, relighting doesn't seem to affect the quality of the taste; it kicks back in right away and takes off from where it left. To really appreciate the quality of this tobacco you need to smoke about 50g of it, in different pipes and on different occasions. While the taste may seem simple at first, it proves to be rather complex after a while. This complexity of taste is definitely quite an achievement, considering that it is made of only one kind of tobacco. Finally, I have been told that the tobacco produces a room aroma that is very pleasant, without being intrusive.
So, if you find the above enticing enough and if you wish to try it, it would be a good idea to do so on a full stomach and in a medium size bowl, packed only lightly.
All in all, I find this tobacco a real treat to those, like myself, who really appreciate the taste and aroma of quality Kentucky.