Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Best Burley
"You can't go wrong with the best burley raised in lucky Kentucky." This should be a slogan. For what, I don't know. It came to me while I was thinking about Prince Albert in a can, but I don't think the good prince restricts himself to bluegrass burley, or if he contracts with only the best suppliers between Lexington and Paducah.
Kentucky produces about 70% percent of the burley in the U.S. of A. The next highest producer is its neighbor to the south, the one and only Tennessee. The Volunteer State is responsible for contributing 20% of the total burley crop. The remaining, roughly, ten percent is scattered among a handful of other states of more or less importance.
If none of this makes any sense to you: I am writing pipe smoking stories. 'nuff said.