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Selected Orange Virginias are used in this blend to give it a lighter smooth taste and aroma compared to the other plug brands. Despite being processed in the same manner it provides a mild strength and background aroma of spicy Cognac tones.

BrandGallaher Limited
Blended ByGallaher Limited
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
CutPlug
Packaging50g Pouch
CountryUK
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium, Full, Overwhelming
Room Note
Pleasant
2.7
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mailman 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mailman 5000 (60)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Extra Strong Overwhelming Tolerable

A mild strenght and background aroma of spicey cognac tones, is not how I experienced this foul plug. More perfume than a tuppenny tart would be a better description. Never have I encounted a more unnatural chemical and artifcial tobacco. You have been warned...

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PeterD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PeterD (85)
★★★★
Medium Medium Full Pleasant

An exceptional plug... in my top 10 and while it is very difficult to find anymore, I still have several plugs I purchased in the mid 90's in Europe.

I find this plug is more complex as it ages. It mellows but with that process, offers the smoker a wide variety of subtle tastes and aroma.

Not for every smoker to be sure... but for someone who can appreciate a plug of virginia with the memory of those plugs of yesterday, this is a winner all the way around.

Smoked in a group 5 size bowl and especially good with a single malt or hot tea.

...a pipe is to be savored...

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DrDNA Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDNA (58)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Notes: I smoked this old blend in the version made by W.D. AND H.O. Wills, before the brand was sold to the Gallaher conglomerate. Further, I recently chanced upon a sealed tin from the 1920's, and the blend certainly improved with age. I can't say much about the Gallaher version, except that it is not as good, with a higher concentration of topping. Perhpas with a few years age in the tin, and then some airing out, it would be an enjoyable smoke. As it stands the new version is a bit too aromatic. I found it best in a small tall billiard.

Appearance: Deep red and dark brown cruly cut coins of tobacco, covered with crystals.

Aroma: Rich, sweet-sour vinegar and unripened plum, fig leaf, kirsch, white cake, clean tobacco aroma.

Taste: Sweet and mellow, easy burning, smooth. The topping is present as a faint "duck sauce" sort of flavor, rather nice, with figs, plum, oatmeal, white cake, milk, and whole grains.

Comparisons: Rather like the OLD Imperial's Gold Block with a different topping. Akin to a milder Dunhill Light Flake without the bite, or perhaps (a bit of a stretch) Three Nuns without the perique.

Bottom Line: A mellow medium to full contemplative flake for those who seek good Virginia flavor withou latakia.

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