VA 309 is a cross between VA 312 and Lizard Tail Orinoco. It is often used in tandem with a blend of Burley and Flue Cured for creating a traditional European type cigarette. It is also widely used to make smokeless tobacco (snuss/dip) and as cigar filler.
Grown in Kentucky and Fire Cured, this tobacco leaf is fired at low heat. This results in and exceptional color. Once the color is achieved, the temperature is increased to higher temperatures to cure down to the the mid-rib of the leaf and darken further. You will find that this product possesses a smoky taste along with hints of roasted hickory, oak, or maple.
When it comes to scent you will notice the fire-cured aromas immediately along with notes of jerky and peppercorn.