It's April. It doesn't snow south of London in April. To prove the point I barbecued some beef. You clearly can't barbecue effectively when it's snowing. So it can't have been doing that.
While tending the barbecue and admiring the lack of snow in all its floculent whiteness I smoked a couple of bowls of Best Brown Flake in a large, somewhat knackered, Ropp Montagnarde.
I have finally "got" the essence in this simple Lakeland blend. Yes - "Floral". I wouldn't quite go as far as "perfumed" but the essence is clearly a big bunch of some flower or other. I've always enjoyed it but never truely over-analysed it before. Just in time to run out of this blend.
Great smoke, lovely tender beef and impressive lack of snow. A fine afternoon/evening.
The lack of snow has now abated and I'll risk a bowl or two of Louisiana Flake. One of those floral Lakelands but with so much else going on that I've never noticed it. Hope my new super-sense doesn't ruin it for me. I've got an awful lot of this in stock.