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For the price, you can't really go wrong with Drum Gold.
If you're after a stronger smoke than most tobaccos offer then Drum's gonna be the brand you're after. The original Drum comes in a blue packet with the typical trademarks Drum uses ie. The Skin Holder on the front that you can stick your papers to (Or 2 packets if you're creative like me :P ) and the velcro patch that keeps the packet stuck together.
Like a 25g pouch of Amber Leaf, Drum doesn't have a seal on the actual tobacco part of the pouch so it dries out and becomes crumbly if you leave it a while (A lot of people i know like dry tobacco though) which is a negative point for me, That's where Golden Virginia strikes itself a point.
£2.60 will score you a 12.5g pouch of Drum Gold and i quite like it myself, i was looking for something different after smoking Amber Leaf and Golden Virginia for a while and it caught my eye. The tobacco itself is large cut so there's lots of woody bits in it and it requires a lot of separating with your fingers before it's ready to roll evenly.
It burns slowly and has a strong aroma to it so chances are if you're experienced you'll be able to tell a drum smoker from a distance :P
Made by Imperial Tobacco, Drum comes from the same company that makes Lambert n' Butler, Richmond, Mayfair (I think), Golden Virginia and Gold Leaf tobacco and i can assure you all of their products are great quality. I've smoked them all haha
Drum doesn't come with any papers though, so if you're after papers as well buy 12.5g of Amber Leaf with comes with a free packet that are surprisingly good quality.
This tobacco is actually called Drum Gold but maybe it used to be called Drum Mild before the government insisted you couldn't imply any cigarette was in any way light a few years ago? Either way, this review is about Drum Gold.
A pouch of this will set you back around £2.60 for half an ounce (12.5g) or £5.10 for an ounce (25g). That's actually cheap compared to the going rate of a lot of similar brands. It works out a fair bit cheaper than pre rolled cigarettes too even after you've added in rizzlas and filter tips.
Although I'm usually a pre rolled cigarette man, I usually have a pouch of this tucked away somewhere for those times when I'm in the mood for rollies. This includes times when I want to smoke in the house as the smell is nowhere near what a cigarette leaves behind.
As well as having a mild scent, this tobacco has a very mild taste too. It's totally different from a normal cigarette and considerably weaker than a full strength roll up too. My mate, who usually smokes full strength cigarettes, had one of my rollies the other day and commented that he had to suck the life out of it to taste anything. I think that's a good way of describing how mild these are! But then that's a good thing if you're trying to cut down as it means your not taking in as many of the strong chemicals. There aren't all the chemical additives in rolling tobacco that there are in cigarettes anyway.
Considering the price I think this is an excellent rolling tobacco. It's easy to use and has a lovely mild scent and flavour. Also, inside the packets you'll find there is a velcro tab for resealing your bag as well as a little sticky tab to stick your rolling papers too. Chuck a few filters into the pouch and you're all set to roll.
Hello and welcome to this review on Drum Gold or Mild as it states here, though it is now called Gold because Tobacco company's were restricted from using names such as light or Mild to describe their products.
Drum Gold is a smooth, tasty, crisp, clean and mild smoke which does not cut your throat up. It is a very smooth and pleasant smoke and does not smell too bad! It tastes very subtle. It has a very pleasant drag and provides a fairly good hit, though not as good as drum regular.
If like me you switched to smoking roll ups because of their cheapness and natural quality's (100% Pure Class A Tobacco, no added chemicals) then this is the Tobacco for you, a 12.5g pouch will usually set you back around £2.50-£2.65 and should provide you with around 20-30 cigarettes, depending on how much tobacco you like to use in your papers. I use a pinch less than a tablespoon and after experimenting, I find this burns best in a Rizla Green king size paper. I also use swan filter tips, slimline , but it is 100% up to you whether you use a filter or not.
Now as we all know, any type of tobacco will damage your health, however, this is not just as bad as regular cigarettes because it is pure natural tobacco with no added chemicals and provided you smoke these as you would normal cigarettes, these will have less of a harmful effect on your health.
Enjoy Drum gold!