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Light and dark ribbon cut with a fair amount of black cavendish.

Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild
Medium, Medium to Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (150)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

I found this to be a pretty good aromatic. The tin note of vanilla, brown sugar, sugar cookies, and general sweet baked goods translated into the flavor with no bite. This blend burns well, not overly hot, yet leaves a bit of the characteristic black Cavendish "goop" in the pipe.

Where this blend really excels, in my opinion, is when mixed 50/50 with a good burley. You'll get the nice room note with a bit more tobacco backbone. I like to mix this with Mac Baren Burley London Blend for a satisfying smoke that still pleases those around you.

I would say this is the second best GB aromatic after Mountain Mall Mix. Recommended for aromatic smokers.

Similar Blends: Gatlin-Burlier - Cascades Cavendish.

5 people found this review helpful.

DoctorThoss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DoctorThoss (146)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a sweet aromatic that has served an an introduction into pipe smoking for a lot of folks in East Tennessee as well as plenty of visitors who pass through Gatlinburg. My taste has veered sharply away from aromatics over the years, but I still like to keep a couple of ounces of this around for nostalgia reasons. For aromatic smokers, this is bliss -- it burns cool, doesn't bite, and has a notably sweet flavor that reminds me at times of vanilla or cotton candy. It's a couple of steps up from most bulk tobaccos of its type. I wouldn't recommend this for non-aromatic smokers and I have since encountered aromatics I prefer over this one (Autumn Evening, for one), but it's still well worth trying.

As other reviewers have noted, the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and anyone passing through this neck of the woods should make it a point to drop by Gatlin-Burler.

5 people found this review helpful.

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

A gentle sweet smoke with a flavor range that includes brown and white sugar, a hint of honey, vanilla, and a very, very mild oat note. Tastes like something a sweet bread company would make, and smells like it just came out of the oven. Has almost no nicotine, and there's no chance of bite. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a consistent taste. Needs an average number of relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. Has a very pleasant after taste. Not much taste of the tobacco itself here. It could be considered a beginner's blend because it is so mild, but regular smokers of aromatics may find this a pleasing all day smoke that may take their minds off more intensely flavored aros.

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The Gatlinburlier Smoke Shop in Tennessee got a lot of play in the 90s in the old Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris as a go to shop for terrific tobacco. I remember calling in and placing an order for a half dozen of their house blends after reading about some of them. Cade's Cove Cavendish tasted like Lane's IQ to me. Lots of lighter and dark Cavendish smothered in all kinds of tasty sauce. The blend was light, didn't bite, stayed lit well and was creamy good. Like smoking the smell of grandma's kitchen when she was baking cookies and cakes.

2 people found this review helpful.

MrPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MrPiper (30)
Very Mild Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

If this is not Lane 1Q labeled for the store, I would be quite surprised. Light and golden ribbon cut, excellent moisture level and a room note that makes friends very easily. Burns very cool and to the bottom of the bowl with no bite. There is absolutely nothing but good to say about this pleasant, light aromatic blend. I have never passed through town without picking up an ounce or two and it is a great way to introduce a friend to the hobby of pipe smoking.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the store jar

Purchased From: Gatlinburlier, Gatlinburg TN

Similar Blends: Lane 1Q.

2 people found this review helpful.

ArchtopBill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ArchtopBill (16)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

After nearly forty years avoiding Cavendish blends, I have tried a few lately. I had the treat of being in Gatlingburg this past weekend and was able to stop in at the thoroughly enjoyable Gatlin-Burlier (a nice, old-fashioned tobacconist that is very well stocked.)

This is perhaps the most enjoyable Cavendish I have ever smoked. It is exceeding smooooooth. It is a bit springy to pack, but well worth the extra moment or two that it takes to fill a pipe. I will be buying more.

2 people found this review helpful.

dbl-bbl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dbl-bbl (36)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Good stuff! A nice, cool, mellow, & rather flavorable smoke ... the kind of blend that rings an aromatic smoker's bell! To me this blend is not simply 1Q with a private label ... it has a more refined flavor & room note. I like that GB's aromatics don't just jump out of the pouch & slap you with a heavy artificial sweet aroma or flavor ... but when you light it up you're in for a real treat. Highly recommended for the ARO crowd!

Pipe Used: Mostly Briars with this blend

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: The Gatlinburlier

Similar Blends: 1Q - but with a more refined taste & room note.

1 person found this review helpful.

mtitus83 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mtitus83 (10)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a very good blend, like other reviewers have said this is very comparable to 1Q. i am not positive about what note flavors I am tasting in this blend but I would agree with the consensus that its lightly sweetened but nothing extreme like a cherry and because of that it leaves you with an overall pleasant smoking experience, smells great too.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Omega (Briar)

Purchased From: Gatlinburlier, Gatlinburg TN

Similar Blends: Lane Limited - 1-Q, Gatlin-Burlier - Mellow Moonshine, Lane Limited - BCA.

1 person found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Plain vanilla! Just another vanilla ribbon cut blend. Did smell wonderful in the room though. Will someone tell me when and why blenders started to put vanilla in everything? While is does have a great aroma, and once you are halfway down it is creamy and well...vanilla. It burns well but it left a really sticky gunk in my pipe that I will have to clean out or everything will taste like...vanilla.

This is NOT 1Q. I am sitting looking at both of them. 1Q is straight burley with a little...vanilla. Same color, and is a cut much like PA. This cavendish is light and dark and ribbon cut and just tastes like...vanilla. If you like...vanilla, you might like it but buy plenty of pipe cleaners!

1 person found this review helpful.

Lochinvar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lochinvar (78)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Although I live almost exclusively on Balkans and Orientals, when I have a yet for something aromatic, I go to this. All the Burlier blends, whether aromatic or natural, are comprised of qualit leaf. While the blend is aromatic, it is not one of the overly aromatic, slightly chemical types, as are popular on the continent. This is a mild homey type that smells like cookies. The taste is sweet and smells like the rich earthy tobacco barns of my youth. If you are in Gatlinburg TN ever, look up the Gatlinburlier. They have many more blends than are here and they are the friendliest pipe store staff I have run across on two continents.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (77)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This one is true to it's description. It's appreciated by non-smokers (sweet smell) and burns pretty well. It can be a bit moist towards the bottom of the pipe, but I expected that. It's economical and although it's not my favorite, I have several friends that will smoke nothing else and order it in the 5 lb. bag!

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