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Harmonious blend of the highest quality available light and dark Kentucky and Tennessee Burleys. Mild and nutty flavor. This one is for the Burley lovers. If you love Burley you'll be puffin' and grinin'!

Notes: Affordable Pipes closed in 2008.

BrandAffordable Pipes
Blended ByGuy Wallace
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky
ProductionNo longer in production
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Extremely Mild
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SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (123)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This blend is for Burley aficionados. If Prince Albert decided to grow up and assume the throne as a King, he would be this tobacco. High quality leaf, consistent from batch to batch, Bluegrass is a natural smoke with little if any toppings. Those who love natural tobaccos can now stop their search for the Holy Grail.

The mastermind behind this blend is Guy Wallace, a tobacconist whose blending skills deserve more ink. He has created outstanding aromatic, English, and natural Virginia and Burley-based blends.

It's hard to pick just one of Guy's natural, I don't! I find Old Fashioned and Guy's Favorite to my liking as well and I keep them and Bluegrass on hand at all times. Can't go wrong if you seek a non-latakia treasure of unadorned, excellent tobaccos.

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Mac Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mac (19)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

I have just finished my first 50g pack of this delectable blend. I have never seen tobacco packed so heavy duty. This was of 2007 vintage and absolutley the best burley blend i have tried up until now .I thought PA and Granger were tops and they are,but this one is at the top of the food chain.It smokes great in my Diplomat and Gentleman cobs and is out of this world when smoked in an old no name briar which is well broken in and dedicated to burley.The down side is that i only have about 300g left in my tobacco cellar.An absolute master piece of blending that is no more.

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AcworthAl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AcworthAl (38)
Mild to Medium None Detected Full Tolerable

I recently retuned to pipe smoking after a long absence. I was fortunate to find this site. BGM and Larry?s Blend are my go-to blends. I especially like BGM for a morning smoke, it is smooth and tasty, and never a bite in a bowl full.

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Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (90)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

At this point my tastes are running strongly to Burley and Burley Blends - and there are a good many now to choose among (and if you really like good Burley you'll have every one of 'em in your cache). Case in point: Bluegrass Melody. This stuff is flat amazing. I've got a Radice twin-bore 1/8 bent Brandy that just hums with this stuff. It's neither too strong nor too hot nor too nothing. Great nutty musty flavor and aroma off the bat and then it heats up a bit (but easily controlled) and then the cruise comes on and it's as good as it gets. It's like one-fifth for the set up and four-fifths for the cruise to the bottom. To me, it has a better flavor than nearly any other Burley and certainly most Virginias and their ilk. Sure there are other good ones out there...Solani (especially) and Wessex being excellent flakes and G & H's Kendal Kentucky (still haven't found just the right pipe for that one), etc., etc., etc. But none of them hit the sweet spot like BGMelody does. Now, unlike some of you out there I'm not fool enough to shout out the praises of the low cost (Jeez Guys! They read this stuff over at Affordable Pipes ye know!) Anyway, as the old TV ad goes, "Try'll LIKE it!" Be prepared to wait for it - for some reason it seems to take them ever-ever-ever-ever to get a box in the mail. But it IS worth the wait. Don't start out with 2 oz. - look at the pricing structure. Get at least 4 to try or 8 oz right off the bat if you like yer Burley - Summer is on the way. Thanx - BTW - to the other gents here for their well penned reviews...I depend on you.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Excellent Burley. It is processed just enough to take off the rough edges, but natural enough to maintain a full, nutty flavor.

If you like Prince Albert or Granger, this is pure heaven, and shows how nice Burley can be. Pure Americana for your pipe.

My grandfather ( a Kentuckian) would have loved this stuff.

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earl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
earl (12)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I recently tried this based on foregoing reviews and whole-heartedly agree! I'd long smoked no-bite burleys due to my testy tongue but, of course, with others had not found great richness to their chaacter. BGM has wonderful richness with a creamy smoothness. Cannot imagine a better all burley blend anywhere. Think I'll make my burley home in bluegrass land.

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Appearance: Medium width ribbon cut, nice range of colors from light tan to dark brown. No reds or blacks to be seen.

Aroma: The blend initially smells like a light aromatic, there is a noticeable sweet aroma. Further sniffing leads me to believe that it?s just the grade of Burley used, a naturally sweet and well aged tobacco.

Packing: The ribbons pack well into all bowl sizes, although one needs to take some care not to overpack a small bowl.

Lighting: Lights easily, but not too quickly. Usual two match light gets a good burn going.

Initial flavor: Milder than many other Burley blends. Nice sweet natural nutty flavor, very plain.

Mid-bowl: Maintains a steady burn, and a fairly constant flavor. There is some body from the darker Burleys, but none of the cigarish note I sometimes get from dark-fired leaf. Stays cool, and dry.

Finish: Burns to a clean gray ash, without gurgle. No surprises at the end.

Summary: A very pleasant, mild blend for Burley lovers. It doesn?t get much better than this. Also an exceptional quality at the price, which is quite reasonable.

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