Re: Sambuca tasting tobacco?
Ark Sous had a faint licorice flavor which I enjoyed as it almost was like a plain taste which grows on you and after smoking many sweet fruity flavors, it's a welcomed change.
Since Sambuka is a licorice liqueur; I'd reccommend either the licorice shisha or ark sous. For added flavor a shot or two of Sambuka in your base really intensifies the flavor.
I personally can't drink Sambuka straight because it's really thick (almost like syrup-like, like jaegermiester) and so I typically just combine it with my favorite energy drink :P