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"When a feller needs a friend" turn to Briggs for all-day enjoyment.

BrandP. Lorillard
Blended ByP. Lorillard
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging2 ounce tin, 14 ounce tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild, Very Mild, Mild
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1948)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The earthy, nutty, molasses sweet burley is the star component. The Virginias are citrus sweet with some grass, and is an important background player. I barely noticed the Kentucky which probably accounts for a slight woodiness. There is a very mild bourbon topping that doesn't get in the way of tobaccos. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite, but can sport a hint of harshness, and a very light cigarette note if puffed fast, especially toward the finish. Burns just a mite slow with a fairly consistent flavor. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires a few relights, mostly due to the cut of the tobacco. Has a nice after taste. It’s an all day fairly cool smoke, and has more flavor and is a cooler smoke than the later House of Windsor version.

3 people found this review helpful.

BigSwede Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigSwede (76)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I enjoyed the House of Windsor blend back when, smoked what I had and moved on. Was lucky to score an old Lorillard tin on epay. This original is very close to the HOW blend but the flavor is more definite. This is a simple very basic nutty burley smoke with a topping that, for me, pretty much matches the semisweet taste I get from Crooner, kind of honeyish. Packs and smokes easily. Nothing exciting but simple and inoffensive. A very simple lightly cased old time blend. If it was still made I'd keep some around. This is the stuff our fathers and grandfathers smoked daily.

Pipe Used: Miscelaneous generic briars

Age When Smoked: At least 30 years-an old tin

1 person found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Very plain, old fashioned Burley /Virginia. Maybe good for when you are doing some yard work, reading, etc. Not a contemplative smoke.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1826)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Now that the House of Windsor has taken over many old classics, and now that P&T magazine's Summer 2003 has featured them, I was a sucker to purchase them all.

So far, I have fallen in love with Country Doctor and have great respect for Union Leader. Briggs Mixture though, is not my cup of tea.

Briggs Mixture looks like chunky, broken up pieces of cardboard in the tin. Unfortunately, the stuff smokes about the same way it looks. Although cool burning, it is very bland with little variance in flavor. Though topped with something, the topping is so light it is almost undetectable.

Positives: Relatively cheap, burns cool, has a nice room note.

Negatives: Tasteless, light on the nicotine, burns fast and leaves ashes everywhere!

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TAZ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TAZ (6)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Unnoticeable

I remember trying Briggs Mixture many years ago. I remember this corner store cube cut tobbaco to be very lightly flavored and a mild smoke without a strong bite. If your one of those guys who enjoys aromatic tobbacos or full bodied English blends , this probably wouldnt do it for you.

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cube cut Burley with a slight light topping. Nothing fancy, just a plain old-fashioned smoke of a style popular until the 60's or so. Great in a cob, cool in a briar, but not exciting.

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