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Low Country's Natural Virginia & Oriental: A touch of Turkish leaf complements a generous measure of old belt red Virginia, making for a sweet, complex smoke rich in floral notes and spice.

BrandLow Country Pipe & Cigar
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (342)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tobacco came at a good level of hydration for me. It is a mix of tans in a medium ribbon. There are some irregular chopped bits, but it is really a short ribbon. This bag and the Natural Virginia are very similar in appearance with this one being slightly darker.

This is a pleasant smoke. It is slightly sweet and there is a little spice from the Orientals. It makes a good combination. The smoking was uneventful - it did not smoke hot or damp. It was not challenging to keep it lit. Flavors were consistent. It is fairly mild in the nicotine, and the flavor is on the medium end of the range. I have to say I have enjoyed the Oriental signature, and it seems to grow on me.

I think this is a better all-day smoke than the Natural Virginia, and I might buy more of this. It is a solid 3 on the scale.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1730)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Low County - Natural Virginia.

A very well rubbed-out ribbon, medium brown, with a great hydration to it. Although the blend contains a few coarser pieces, the majority's shag-like, so there's no pieces in need of discarding.

Something which reduces the rating is the temperature of the burn. Unless a gentle technique is used it becomes quite warm. It says there's a 'touch' of Turkish, but mine has the flavour of more than just a touch. The Turkish adds a fragrant, floral, taste. The Virginia accounts for a lot of the smoke, but has quite a mediocre flavour. It burns well, apart from the heat, and doesn't bite me.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant to tolerable.

It's not exactly my cup of tea! Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: One month

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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (185)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Mostly mid brown tobacco with a scattering of pale leaf. There is a sweet nondescript bag note somewhere in the brown sugar part of the spectrum and some spice on the nose that reminded me of cinnamon and cloves. It is a short ribbon cut that tends towards dry.

Takes a light easily and burns well.

This is solid red Va territory with bread like aromas filling the mid palate. Orientals provide a distinct sharp acidity on the top end and this marries with some lemon and grass from the Virginias. If this were a wine it would be a Riesling. It doesn't have a lot of complexity, nor is there appreciable transition as the bowl progresses. I haven't tried adding Lat or Perique to this blend, but given the price point this might be a good candidate for a base blend to experiment with. If you like baccy on the tangy and sharp side then this will fit the bill as it is.

I enjoyed this straightforward blend and will surely buy more of it.

Pipe Used: Cobs

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