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A fine continental Cavendish mixture enriched with honey, with a sweet aroma. Rapidly increasing in popularity. The blend has been recently upgraded to give a brighter appearance and smoother smoking.

Notes: Discontinued blend.

BrandMurray Sons & Co, Ltd
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsCavendish, Virginia
FlavoringHoney
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50g Tin
CountryUK
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
2.1
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Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (118)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This is the Orlik version:

Yachtsman is a lovely and somehow unique semi-aromatic without cavendish. If someone here remembers the yellow Orlik Honeydew, I would argue that the honeydew melon flavour they used in that one is exactly the same here, but there's also a discreet layer of something which is very reminiscent of red liquorice - you know the strawberry kind of stuff - but very discreet.

Leaf is pure bright VA, with a little burley. Presentation the same as Astley's 55. I find this very light in flavouring and it has a peculiar dusty, nutty aroma when lit: probably burley. It's not very sweet, but not cigar-like either. Somewhere in between...

Pack it ever so light and smoke it slowly, very slowly or it will bite and turn acrid.

I you do manage to be patient, Yachtsman will reward you with a cool, pleasant and interesting smoke. It really needs attention.

Fair amount of nicotine. I love it and will sample more.

=Jakob Kiilerich, Denmark=

Pipe Used: Duncan Pot

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: mysmokingshop.co.uk

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Rubbed-Out Mild Honeydew, J.J. Moll Tabaksfabriek - Mixture No.2, Astley's - No.55 Elizabethan.

2 people found this review helpful.

Carrot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Carrot (13)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Overwhelming

I tried this once, and once was enough. This is tobacco is truly awful. It's suposed to taste like honey but comes across like a horrid artificial concoction made by plastic bees. I've been eating honey since I was a small boy and I've never ever come across bad honey until now. I've tried many different tobaccos and this is the only one that I can say I actually hate. The wife said it smelled like burning tyres and banned me from smoking it in the house. Avoid.

1 person found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (71)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I dont know what to think about this one, i purchased a tin online expecting a blend produced by Murray......then upon arrival i relize its another failed attempt by orlick to copy old blends. Upon opening the tin, the aroma was that of wet leather and possibly some slight sweetness(maybe honey)the blend is comprised of rough cut bright virginias and thats it, i couldnt see any cavendish cuts at all. It took alot to light it and keep it lit. Now i enjoy good quaility virginia blends, but this wasnt one of them, the flavour wasnt sweet at all, more dull and bitter. The smoke was very strong and almost overpowering, the nicotine will whip you into shape as well. I never had the pleasure of trying the original, but im sure it was better than its copy-cat.Try it to say you tried it, you may have a taste for it but i dont.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Too bad Yachtsman is no more. I had one tin in my cellar and just recently decided to pop the top. I'm glad I did. Yachtsman is a little stouter in the nicotine department that most aromatics, and delivers some true tobacco flavor to boot. As was the case with most Murray's offerings, the leaf was top shelf and the topping was, too.

If you happen upon a tin, smoke it in the afternoons when you crave a little sweetness with your smoke. It is just a little to ripe for breakfast smoking and probably won't raise your nostril hairs in the evenings.

1 person found this review helpful.

DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (113)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

This is a tobacco completely lacking in distinction. The (rather artificial) honey-like fragrance that you get when you first open the tin doesn’t carry over into the smoke, which tastes of nothing at all; it’s also very hot, partly because its lack of flavour and body makes you puff too hard to try to get something out of it. If this blend has recently been upgraded, I can't imagine what it was like before. I can't think of a single redeeming feature that one might mention in mitigation of this underwhelming stuff (apart, perhaps, from the fact that it comes in a nice tin). A waste of money; very definitely not recommended, unless you like a tobacco that is totally without character or personality.

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meerkat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
meerkat (64)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Interesting, somewhat sour/sweet, tin note.

Very light flavour.

Not much nicotine.

Burned OK, Smelled OK.

Not a lot more to say about it. Left my throat feeling a little rough. Odd, for such a mild tobacco...

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jonnynails Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jonnynails (3)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Sigh! I bought a tin of this a year or so ago, because I recalled smoking it some years before and really enjoying it. What a disappointment; it manages to combine blandness with fearsome tongue-burn. I had to add about half a ton of pure Latakia just to give it some flavour and slow it's burn down.

Maybe it's just rose-tinted spectacles, but I really do remember liking this one in the past. Has the blend changed?

Avoid it, and try a decent aromatic. Or anything at all!

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kenneth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kenneth (15)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Overwhelming Strong

Awful. This is truly an awful sickly artificial tasting blend

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jeffo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jeffo (17)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

i am not a great fan of aromatics but i do like to keep a couple in fo a change i have just opened a tin & i really have enjoyed it a nice change from full flavours i think this will be my morning smoke as i am gradualy easing off ciggerates and finding a pipe more satisfying i think i have found the alternative to a ciggy for the early smoke & dog walk

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Studentowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Studentowl (8)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a wonderfully cool tobacco that though mild in all respects can still be surprisingly satisfying. As I find with most aromatics there is a slight medicinal smell in the tin. It packs well and lights with ease and maintains a good burn throughout.

The smoke is well balanced with a light sweetness that is in keeping. Very smooth and a good choose for earlier in the day. This tobacco also works well if a little cigar leaf is added for later in the day smokes.

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