It seemed to come up while discussing each others collections and it got me wondering: What flavours, even if divisive, do you turn to a lot?
For me, my essentials would be:
Hibiscus (Flavorah or Flavour West): Can’t go Victorian without it.
Hickory Smoke (TPA), Oak Barrel (VTA) and Oak Wood (FA) a little adds a lot of depth.
Horehound (TPA): it gets into almost all floral and cocktail blends I make for it’s meaty mint but top mouth icy effect.
Holiday Spice (TPA) and Coffee (Kona) (TPA) for their spicy and nutty notes at tiny percentages [also mixing Kona with Mary Jane (TPA) as part of herbal blends].
Monks in Love (Flavormonks): Used in many bitter bases and cocktails.
Red Burley (Flavorah): I rarely make a tobacco blend without it.
Soho (FA): The tobacco to base coffee and dessert tobacco blends with.
Yam (TPA): When need I need a bridge to fruits with custards.