Our binder grade Blind Monkey tobacco is medium-dark in color with optimal oil and stretch. This leaf comes from Pennsylvania and is hand sorted by Amish farmers after being air cured. In comparison to our Glasgow Magistrate variety, these leaves will be a slight bit thicker and larger with a mildly stronger smell and taste.
Air cured tobacco is generally cured in open or exposed barns for one to two months at a time. Thanks to this curing process, these leaves have a distinctive, pleasing aroma. Our Blind Monkey leaf is a ‘dark air cured tobacco’ used in a wide variety of tobacco applications. Although these leaves are graded as binder leaves, many will be suitable as wrappers or fillers.
As with all of our retail sales, these leaves are unbound and separated from each other. If you’d prefer your order to be untouched and bound together in ‘hands’ by the farmer, we’re happy to accommodate you. Just let us know. Large and wholesale orders are shipped in bound ‘hands’ of tobacco.
Type: Dark Air Cured
Average length: 24″ long, not including the unusable length of the stem at the bottom of each leaf
Average width: 10″ at its widest point
Average weight: 18 leaves per pound