The TOR Turkish is a new shag tobacco introduced to the UK market by a company who is working on the minimum profit margin to ensure the consumer gets the best possible value for money. This isn’t as good as the Kendal range of shag tobacco’s but is better than anything else on the market at this price.
The name would suggest Turkish leaf is used in this blend but the tobacco is blended from Virginia.
Due to some hand rolling smokers using shag tobacco for hand rolling purposes, HMRC have taken action to stop this abuse of the tobacco taxation. HMRC have defined that any tobacco where the strands are less than 1.5mm will be taxed as a Hand Rolling tobacco. All shag tobacco produced as of January 2011 will be cut above 1.5mm. This is a pipe tobacco and is taxed accordingly. It is a criminal offence to use shag tobacco for hand rolling and we do not endorse this.
Loose packaged to order:
Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy our Tor Shag Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.