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A pipe tobacco with natural flowers. Mild Virginia and sun cured Kentucky tobaccos, blended with natural flowers, create a new dimension for pipe smokers. A unique Concept symbolized by the beauty of the Cardinal - the official bird of Kentucky.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Manufactured BySt-Group Assens
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences
Packaging50 grams tin, 50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Virginia offers a little grass and a little citrus, but it's at least half way buried under the toppings, though there's more of this than there are Kentuckys. The nutty sweet, earthy Kentuckys are more noticeable, but also much subdued. The flowers used seem to be rose and geranium, but I think perhaps others are present either as an ingredient or a topping. I bet my money more on the latter. It's very hard to tell. The nic-hit is just beyond mild. Won't bite even if pushed. The strength and taste are both mild to medium, with the taste being closer to medium than the strength is. Ribbon and lightly moist, it burns at a moderate pace with a cool, clean, very consistent, very smooth deep floral sweetness that never weakens. Has no dull or harsh spots either. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and will burn to ash with just a few relights. Has a pleasant after taste. Made for an experienced smoker, how one rates it will greatly depend on one's preference for heavily floral sweet tobacco products. If you like Lakelands or strong floral blends, there's a chance this might suit you. For that smoker, this could easily be an all day smoke.

6 people found this review helpful.

Flinthills Tex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flinthills Tex (26)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Pouch note: All that I detect is natural tobacco, no toppings, flavorings or casings. According to the packaging, there are petals of white roses included in this tobacco, but there is no rose scent detectable. The Kentucky adds a faintly pungent spiciness to this tobacco.

Moisture content: perfect, can be smoked right out of the pouch.

Room note: pleasant, slightly sweet, not at all overpowering.

Smoke: This tobacco packs well and burns cool and evenly, provided you take your time with it, as with any mixture heavily based on Virginia. The flavor is Virginia sweet, and it is while smoking that the rose petals do their job, adding a complex, exotic nuance, while the Kentucky adds a bit of zest.

I would recommend Kentucky Bird as a good, every-day, all-day smoke. It is a light smoke which offers the experienced smoker an interesting smoking experience. I would not recommend it to novices, as the tastes are really subtle nuances which, I think, only an experienced palate can really detect and enjoy. A novice might be tempted to smoke this too quickly in an attempt to "get to the flavor", which will only get him tongue bite.

Give Kentucky Bird a try. It's definitely a departure from Stanwell's usual offerings.

6 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Extremely Mild Medium Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

The description above is true, this stuff actually had flower petals of some sort in the blend, and if you are a female, you'll want to stick an opened tin in your underwear drawer. If you're a man, you'll want to barf after smoking this poor excuse for tobacco.

Kentucky Bird does have a couple of redeeming qualities though. The tin is pretty and this blend would grow beautiful flowers if you planted it, I bet!

4 people found this review helpful.

Skoma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skoma (27)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

That´s a nice easy going blend! Leaves a sweet floral room note! The taste is sweet and mild. What makes this tobacco unique is the added Kentucky which gives it it´s distinct character and a little smokyness here and there. Good for smokers that are tired of tongue burning, chemical aromatics but like mild and tasty blends. Recomended!

Pipe Used: various

2 people found this review helpful.

Brendan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brendan (8)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

In the beginning i bought this tobacco and disliked it. after i went through other tobaccos i tried this one again and to my surprise, it is really nice floral taste. the taste is also consistent through out the whole bowl. if you are a beginning pipe smoker i highly recommend this and if you just want a nice soft floral taste.

2 people found this review helpful.

elliath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
elliath (3)
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Very gentle and mild tobacco, I remembered it as smell of spring and flowering fields. Good for weekends, sunny days and for smoking while free walking.

2 people found this review helpful.

taki Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
taki (3)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I have to get out of the chorus of Kentucky Bird?s detractors. I?ve been smoking this blend for about 12 years for my aromatic side smoke; I always appreciate it?s balance between measured strength and aroma. If it lets dry in open air for a while, moderates that some harshness coming from heavy top-flavouring, burns easier and tastes better. I used to smoke it as an all-day tobacco, if puffed gently gives no bite, its aroma gets gentle between mouth and nose, sidesmoke is also delicious. The flower petals, you can see clearly in the mass of tobacco, give a slide flourish freshness to taste, but at half bowl disappears at all. Vanilla, thus, is its main aroma, makes it a quite classic danish blend.

It?s worse fault, however, is that leaves a wet dottle in the end of the bowl, means that I rarely managed to burn the fourth quarter of the pack and many times is needed to whip away moisture left in the bottom of the bowl after emptying.

The room note is great with a note of bitterness, characteristic of burning Kentucky.

IMHO, it?s a 3 out of 4 stars aromatic tobacco, for quality and price --I only had the pouch version here.


2 people found this review helpful.

Cakici Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cakici (10)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Once you open the pouch, it smells like a bouquet of flower. Only an experienced smoker who doesn't rush will get it's full taste with experiencing a lot of changes through the bowl. large burley leafs can easily be seen in the blend. Without aging, tobacco itself burns evenly. As far as I experienced aging this tobacco (for 6 months) did not affect so much.

Pipe Used: Corn cob, Stanwell 30, Stanwell 11, Stanwell 211

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

Doctor Max Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Doctor Max (23)
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought this tobacco out of curiosity after reading some quite negative reviews, and a quest to try some of the classic supermarket blends, and I'll say straight away I was positively surprised! The cut is a relatively coarse ribbon style, with quite a large proportion of different flowers (I think I identified rose petals, chamomile and lavender, orange blossoms, and... tobacco?). The tobacco itself seems to be mainly blonde Virginia. The pouch note is bready with a distinct pot-pourri (lavender and rose mainly) note (surprise surprise), but not in an unpleasant way. The tobacco packs and burns easily and cleanly. This has got to be one of the most inoffensive tobaccos around; the smoke is very mild (but pleasant) from start to finish. Starts off with bready and floral notes, again mainly lavender and rose, to develop into a clean sugar syrupy flavour, developing a slightly sour lemonade flavour with more and more licorice notes towards the heel (used as sweetener no doubt). Room note is very pleasant, bready, slightly floral, not very persistent. One of these tobaccos that could probably be passed off as incense. All in all a surprisingly enjoyable smoke. Definitely worth a go if you're into lighter blends. Could be a good first pipe tobacco since it's very straight forward, mild and surprisingly clean burning and tasting.

Pipe Used: Corn cob

Age When Smoked: Pouch 0-6 months

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I largely agree with Jim Inks' review. Unlike him, I do get some bite, but that's true for most of the OTCs I've tried. Unlike some of those UTCs, the bite was on the light side, if still noticeable. Yes, you can see bits of white rose petals in the blend, but this is a moderate and not an overwhelming aro, just with a very different topping than most botanically flavored blends (unless you smoke GH Grasmere Flake). The rose flavor is present throughout the bowl, but it's rather mellow once you get going. It burns a little on the quick side, but not overly so. If you are looking for a solid but different OTC aro and somehow run across this (I believe it's only available in Europe? certainly not in the US), it's worth trying.

Pipe Used: briars and meers

Age When Smoked: opened on delivery

Purchased From: Synjeco

1 person found this review helpful.

cajun Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cajun (11)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Found this tobacco whilst on a recent holiday in Spain. I'd tried it many years ago when it was available in the UK, and decided to give it another go. Unfortunately, as a smoker of flake and plug tobaccos, I found it smoked far too hot and torched the roof of my mouth and tongue with it. When I opened the pouch I found it to have a very pleasant aroma, and no doubt it has appeal to smokers used to Scandinavian type mixtures. After two smokes I consigned the pouch and remaining tobacco to a communal waste bin in Santa Susanna, Catalunya.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gent cob

Age When Smoked: straight from pouch/packet

Purchased From: Santa Susanna Tabac shop

1 person found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I found this pouch of tobacco in a tobacco stand in Germany on a recent trip and was told it was quite popular. It states on the label "with natural flowers" and contains Bright Virginia, Sun cured Kentucky, with natural flavors. Upon opening the pouch aroma is very sweet and tart. No scent of flowers. The tobacco itself is a rough cut ribbon in a mixed variety of browns and is on the moist side. It packs easily into the pipe and lights easily. Upon lighting, immediately one becomes aware of the flavor of dried flowers though the room note is more like walking into a shop selling dried flowers for perfume purposes. It is the most unusual flavor for a pipe tobacco I think I have tried. It is very interesting at first but quickly gets to be too much. I could never smoke this as a regular smoke but on occasion it is interesting. It also smokes rather on the hot side. Smoke it fast and you fry your tongue, smoke it slow and it will reward you with the taste of roses. I am not really fond of this flavor so only smoke it mow and then and can't really recommend it unless you want to try something very different.

Pipe Used: Falcon, briars

Age When Smoked: after buying

Purchased From: tobacco stand in Germany

Similar Blends: Nothing like it..

1 person found this review helpful.

Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

This blend is to be seen in almost every tobacco store in Austria as well as in Germany so i'm guessing it has its fans. Or, every shop owner gets suckered into stocking it for its "uniqueness" of having Rose pedals in it. Personally i think it is the latter ;o)

Pouch aroma is of some undefined sweetness, certainly not any rose scent. And it also tastes of some undefined sweetness which is very strong and outright obtrusive. The smell also sticks to your clothes, hair and pipe in a rather unpleasant and thick way. The smoke is voluminous and somewhat sticky-dry on your tongue. Speaking of which: you really have to smoke this blend very slow or it will bite your tongue, even tho its not in itself a harsh blend.

The Virginia shines through every now and then as well as the Kentucky. I couldn't make out alot of the Burley.

I somewhat recommend this blend if you feel like smoking something that contains not just tobacco but some other plant as well. If you don't feel that adventurous then stay clear from this blend.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (264)
Mild to Medium Extra Strong Mild to Medium Overwhelming

In search of more aromatic blends, I bought a pouch of KB when I was bingeing on aromatics some time ago. The claims on the package intrigued me.

In retrospect, I should have spent the money on something else. The pouch aroma was nice, certainly, the tobacco-and-flowers easy to pack, and it took to the match easily and burned down relatively well, fulfilling many of the points necessary to make a good blend -- but it could turn nastily hot on occasion.

As it turned out, they should have left the flowers to bloom where they had stood. The taste was sweet, yes, but also charry with an acrid note of (best way I can describe it) burning tulip fields. The room note was sickeningly flowery-sweet; I wanted to run away from myself whenever I smoked a pipe of Kentucky Bird just to get away from that smell.

Oh, the humanity... this blend is a waste of potentially good tobacco leaf. Certainly an interesting experiment by Peterson, but definitely not one I can recommend participating in.

1 person found this review helpful.

Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Strong hints of flowers in a pleasant blend, very light, good for the first smokes of the morning. As many other aromatic tobaccos, it's boring. But if you need something very light or if you're a novice and you want to try your first aromatic blend, it's ok. 3,0/5 in my personal rating system.

Purchased From: New Smoke, Milano (Italy)

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dzacca Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dzacca (8)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I was very curious to try this tobacco and, at the first smoke, I found it confusing... I can't frankly taste the tobaccos but only the aromas. I tried it a few more times but I can barely stand it, it's like you are smoking a candied flower.

The room notes are quite pleasant, very sweet and it tend to warm up a lot if you accelerate your smoking, at that point it even loss the aromas and it tastes very bad (for me, at least).

I would not recommend this one unless you want something aromatic where you cannot taste the tobaccos in it...

Pipe Used: MM Legend

Age When Smoked: Fresh out of the pouch

Purchased From: Hobby Fumo, Milan, Italy

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GrowingMyOwnFood Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GrowingMyOwnFood (14)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

This tobacco is a very mild and straightforward experience. It's not bad, it's quite ok, but not exceptional. I think it's good for first time smokers and people not looking for the nicotine buzz, because you won't get any.

In the pouch, it's a delightful experience both in smell and touch. i clearly smell honey and a hint of rose. The moisture content is just perfect, and the packing comes easy. It burns reliably, for a very long time and never too hot. The taste is fine but definitely mild.

If you want a reliable, light tobacco just as a standby or for the pleasure of a long and straightforward smoke, it's definitely ok, but it won't be able to displace favorites.

Purchased From: Italy

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Raines Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Raines (52)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Strong

This tobacco is very hot in the bowl. It can even burn your fingers if you have a thin bowl like I do. The smoke is sweet and you can feel it on the tongue without biting.

Recommended to "young" smokers who are searching for a sweet tobacco even if the price (I've paid 10 € for a 50g pouch) is not justified. It's not disgusting any way.

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ynrozturk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ynrozturk (60)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, this one is pretty uneventful.

It smells good in the pouch, and the moisture level is perfect. Takes to a flame well and burns down without any relights. The taste is sweet but not overly sweet. It just never develops or goes anywhere, though.

It didn't burn hot for me at all. I have a feeling some people are not packing it correctly.

Still, a nice smoke when you just want to smoke without really having to focus on flavors.

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