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The finest toasted black Cavendish tobaccos, naturally flavoured, are combined to create this unique smoking mixture. Delicate and
aromatic, yet mild and smooth.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Very Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Mild
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant
2.3
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (662)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A typical black cavendish blend with a nice vanilla flavor, hints of cocoa, slightly toasty, with a dash of light syrup. It'll get a little harsh if you puff it fast, and get goopy at the bottom of the bowl. Sip it and it'll do pretty well for you. Not my favorite BC blend, but it's pretty decent. I waffled between two and three stars on this one. Great room note, too.

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ArchtopBill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ArchtopBill (16)
★☆☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

I purchase my first pipe in 1975 at my local Tinder Box and the salesperson suggested as my first smoke Lamplighter. Do I have found memories of that day? I do not think I finished that first 2 ounce bag. It was not that I was new to pipes, I just did not like the stuff. I know, lots of pipe smokers started with (many remained with) some sort of Cavendish, but in all honesty I think the mark was missed here. It seldom burned evenly. I always had to run a pipe cleaner through the stem halfway through a bowl. About the best thing about Lamplighter was many people, back in those days when you could smoke in a college classroom, found the aroma pleasant. If I ever have a hankering for a Cavendish, I will not try to satisfy that hankering with Lamplighter.

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doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (195)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Along with Captain Spice, Norse Gold, and Skilling, I would occasionally reach for Lamplighter from the Tinderbox. As I recall, it had a very subtle spice-like flavor which was quite enjoyable at the time. Captain Spice was always my favorite TB blend and was my number one tobacco for a good many years before branching out and enjoying more fuller tasting tobacco. Actually, if it wasn't for the fact that my local TB closed its doors well over 20 years ago, I would still on occasion reach for those great TB blends from my early piper days. A solid 3 stars.

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jshrader13 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jshrader13 (16)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I've been pipe smoking for a few months now, and I've tried 21 different blends, ranging from simple drug store aromatics to complex English blends. I picked this up as to sample when I purchased a couple new pipes from Tinder Box in Atlanta, GA recently. I've smoked three bowls and I have to say this is a very strange blend for me, because there are parts I do like, and parts I definitely do not.

The aroma from the jar (believe it or not) turns my stomach a little. It almost knocks you over with a pungent smell of Worcestershire sauce. It leaves my pipe smelling very strongly afterwards, even after airing out, and after smoking other blends, there's still a bit of a lingering odor from this blend.

The sample I obtained was very dry, almost to the point of crumbling. The first thing I did was moisten it by placing a damp paper towel in the bag for about four hours, which softened it just a little. It didn't seem to pack well, perhaps because it was still too dry, but I was pleasantly surprised when I lit up.

It took a few bowls to really appreciate this blend, and I notice subtle hints of pine in the room note, which I absolutely love. The smoke and flavor reminds me of a camp fire in the fall. Pleasant, a little smokey, but overall very relaxing and enjoyable smoke for sitting on the front porch watching the sun rise first thing in the morning.

This one probably won't make my regular rotation, but it's definitely worth trying an ounce, and I'll probably keep a little on hand for the occassional change of pace.

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

I recently enjoyed a smoke with a friend of mine who used to work at a Tinderbox and we discussed some of their old blends, including Lamplighter. So, I grabbed an old tobacco taste diary I used to keep and will cut/paste word for word what my impressions were when I smoked my first little round tin of Lamplighter in 1978:

"Very sweet and mild with a hint of spice of some sort. Some strength when the smoke is inhaled or blown through the nose. Easy to keep lit and cakes my pipes fast."

I have not tried Lamplighter since the late 1970's, perhaps its time to hunt down some and try it again.

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RJay Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RJay (3)
★★☆☆
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

What if you want a nice room note, but don't want the heavy topping (and the attendant problems) of an aromatic? Lamplighter solves that problem nicely. Because it is a Cavendish it obviously has sugar, but aside from that, if it does have any topping, it is very light indeed. It burns cool and very dry right down to the heel of the pipe. And it has a very pleasant room note.

In terms of strength, it has a reasonable nicotine kick - actually more than I prefer, but not overwhelming.

That leaves us with taste, and this aspect is where I'm currently less than enthusiastic about this blend. I didn't find the taste especially unpleasant, the problem was more that I could hardly find it at all.

But if you like Black Cavs with mild flavor, by all means give this a try.

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