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This blend has been created by my experts with more than four generations of experience from one of their oldest family recipes. Only the finest Virginia and Burley leaves - stored for more than three years in the original hogsheads have been used. To unite the fine aromas and ensure extra mildness the blend has been fermented in the original factory sweat rooms for several months. Finally I have added only a small amount of the famous dark-fired Kentucky and Oriental tobaccos to give you a perfection in smoking pleasure. Hand blended.

Blended ByStanwell
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Sweet / Sugar, Vanilla
Packaging50g Tin, 100g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (262)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

In the mess of the current Stanwell blends, which seem to be more fruit than tobacco, the Jubilee stands out by being, comparatively, lightly flavoured.

The stuff in the tin, once opened, does have a clear vanilla note to it; the leaf is a wide-cut mix of bright and black: definitely more BC in there than the label on the tin lets on. So, wide bowls preferred, lighting may be tricky.

Still, it works well enough for me, and burns down gently. The vanilla is a casing, not a topping, and so stays in the room note throughout the smoke, making this more acceptable to non-smokers in the vicinity. Still, it does not dominate. The taste is mostly the musty sweetness of the BC, some spice (probably the KY) and VA notes on the edge. I am not normally very fond of aromatics, but this one quite simply works.

Not an evening smoke for me, but during the day, Jubilee delivers within the constraints given: no Nic kick, but great aroma, great taste, and very good crowd compatibility. Three solid stars, but it won't be an all-day smoke for me any time soon.

Pipe Used: Falcon Classic, MM General

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: DanPipe, Lauenburg, Germany

Similar Blends: Dan Tobacco - Swatte Deern, Mac Baren - Original Choice.

4 people found this review helpful.

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

After having recently sold a few older Jubilee tins on my website, I decided to hold one back to purchase for myself. My pipe club's tobacco bar got the majority of the tin's contents as I was satisfied with the trial after just one bowl.

Way too mild and way too sweet to suit me. However, as an aromatic this one should rate well because it delivers a solid and unrelenting flavor from start to finish and isn't goopy. The Burley in the tobacco is high quality and I did get blasts of Burley flavor every now and then. Mostly though, I tasted fruit and vanilla.

3 people found this review helpful.

peacepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
peacepipe (16)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

A nice little sub-title on the tin states that this is, apparently, "My home blend" of Poul Stanwell. Normally, I'm just not an aromatics man. They gunk up my pipes with sugary residue and semi-permanent flavor-coloring, and rarely seem to taste as good as they smell in the tin/bag. Here's one that breaks away from that: I'd put this is my fave Dunill/Castello/Viprati without a moment's hesitation. When I want to pause from my usual untainted VAs or full-bodied Oriental/Balkan type blends, here's a good place to go. The Danes have scored high here. Stanwell's Jubilee also works well if I'm around non-pipesters as well, reminding folks of their dear old uncle/grandpa or whatever-the-hell. This Jubilee is smooth, present without being harsh/bitey, and doesn't wear it's Cavendish on its sleeve.

3 people found this review helpful.

Ubiquitous Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ubiquitous (7)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The tin note is full of deep, rich fruit (Berry and orange) and vanilla. I get a hint of licorice as well. The tobacco is fairly dry, and has a perfect moisture content in my opinion. It is not "goopy" at all despite the sweet tin aroma. It packs well, now for the taste...

The charring light shows a good amount of vanilla and cinnamon with fruity undertones. Once fully lit, I definitely get a holiday vibe from it. Cooked fruit, orange peel, cinnamon, and vanilla. As the bowl progresses, a distinct nutty brown sugar note introduces itself. Towards the bottom of the bowl, I begin to detect more tobacco. Mostly the burley and dark fired. Very nutty and slightly woodsy.

The room note is wonderful. It is brighter than the taste, never losing that initial fruit and vanilla and offering a light Burley nuttiness. There is also a nice spicy tobacco character to it. It burns cool and even to the bottom of the bowl, only needing an occasional touch up. No dottle, no bite.

Overall, enjoyable. Not what I was expecting though. The tin description led me to believe that this was going to be a more tobacco centric blend. Recommended to the aromatic smoker, but not to the hardcore dark fired Kentucky smoker (unless an occasional aromatic isn't out of the question.).

Pipe Used: Stanwell Legend 19

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Not a lot to report or dislike about Jubilee. It definitely is high-quality tobacco, just beautiful in the tin, all blacks and lemons, a few browns. The tin note is hearty and, to me, not too sweet -- I get vanilla and a plummy smell that is very nice, both of which come through in the room note, but lightly. While there is some flavoring, I think this also is a natural aromatic created by fermentation and aging. The leaf is aged three years before Stanwell even thinks about using it, which explains the smoothness and mildness.

It draws very nice comments from onlookers; I mean onsmellers. It lights easily and burns well, the moisture level being about right. I let a bowlful dry on a paper towel for 15 minutes, but I like my tobacco on the drier side. It's mild and pleasant, no doubt, but won't hit the mark for anyone looking for a nic hit. Probably a bit on the mild side for me. As I see it, there are so many great tobaccos -- hell, so many great aromatics, for that matter -- one can't justify buying a tobacco twice that doesn't knock the old socks off. Hard to believe this is Poul Stanwell's go-to blend.

EDIT: I'm upping my review, originally three stars, to four. The more bowls of this I have, the better I like it. I see this as a 3.5 or better tobacco, and if so many reviewers here hadn't penalized Jubilee for not being a nic bomb, that's where it would be. In view of its fineness and quality, I will not hold Jubilee's mildness against it. If you are a dedicated English or Lat guy looking for a good aromatic, Jubilee is a really fine smoke without harshness, wetness or an obnoxious tin or room note. But if you like your tobacco mild with a bit of added aromatic flavor that doesn't bludgeon you, Jubilee is well worth a look.

I happened to have a bit of 5 Brothers around and mixed it with Jubilee, 80/20. Needs a bit of settling in, but sure raises the nicotine level without inextricable damage to the Jubilee flavor.

2 people found this review helpful.

TwelveAMnTX Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TwelveAMnTX (28)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I really have been enjoying dark fired Kentucky tobaccos recently. I got a tin of Stanwell Jubilee in the Kentucky Dark Fired Step Ladder Sampler. It was listed as the medium step, although I believe it to be the 1st step IMO. It has a more Danish aromatic profile with the vanilla/citrus taste backed by the oriental & kentucky to add an earthy depth to the overall taste.

You smell the citrus & vanilla when 1st opened with a hint of smokiness. The tobacco is close to the right moisture out of the tin, might need a few minutes dry time. On charring light i get the aromatic side & the kentucky slowly emerges as you smoke. It's flavor deepens as you smoke with hints of dark fruit & honey like sweetness at times amidst the light smokiness. The room note is clearly aromatic, so it pleases most people. You are getting some dark-fired taste, even though they'll never know from the smell. It burns down quite well, mostly to ash with bits of dottle on occasion.

This tobacco is what I'd consider more of a crossover aromatic than a true aromatic. I probably would never have tried this if it was not in the sampler. I enjoy both aromatics & dark fired blends, often adding a pinch of dark fired to some aromatics. This tobacco has the best of both those worlds in one tin.

Pipe Used: assorted MM cobs & hardwoods

Age When Smoked: fresh to a month old

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Flinthills Tex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flinthills Tex (26)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This tobacco has been one of my favorites for several years now. I don't react well to most English blends (unfortunately, they tend to give me acid indigestion), though I do like the spicy zest of Latakia once in a while, as I am not always in the mood for sweet aromatics. While looking for an alternative, I discovered Stanwell's Jubilee. I would describe the character of this tobacco as straddling the fence between aromatics and English blends. The dark-fired Kentucky and Orientals are just enough to spice things up rather nicely. So here is my review:

Tin note: Natural tobacco with a slight hint of tanned leather; contrary to what some of the previous reviewers mentioned I detect no sweetness, casing or flavouring of any kind.

Moisture content: This tends to vary from tin to tin, depending on where I pick it up. I've had some tins too moist to smoke without leaving them open for a while, but then again I've had a tin or two that were already so dry that I had to remoisturize the tobacco prior to smoking. And of course all stages in between...

Room note: While not apt to win the acclaim of bystanders in the way some flavoured tobaccos are able to do, Jubilee's room note is in no way offensive. Instead, it is a pleasant scent reminiscent of a camp fire with a faint hint of sweetness.

Smoke: An experienced smoker should be able to pack his bowl without any trouble (depending on moisture content - see above), but Jubilee is not a tobacco I would recommend to novice smokers. Due to the Virginia, it can burn hot and bite your tongue if not smoked in a liesurely manner. The taste varies from medium strength to full bodied, with the nuttiness of the Burley leaf nicely accentuated by the spiciness of the Kentucky and Oriental.

I would highly recommend this tobacco to experienced smokers seeking something different from their usual fare, whether you usually prefer aromatics or English blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

Watson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Watson (20)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

It's a classic Danish tobacco.. Though it has all the advantages of the Stanwell tobaccos (no moisture, burns to the end, no tongue bites, smooth burning) the burning aroma is very neutral... I prefer aromatics because I can harldy stand the english blend aroma and this one is a good choice to the everyday smoking when you are about to change the taste of the day. But again, nothing special as it happens exactly with Stanwell's: Classic, Black Diamond and Fruit and Vanilla...

1 person found this review helpful.

Big bad Jon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big bad Jon (232)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I had modest hopes of this blend. It has a lot of tobaccos that I like in it but was cased with something that while detracts from the natural tobacco taste it does not mask it completely. The tobacco was entirely too wet when purchased so I put some in a pipe and let it rest for a day. When I got back to it I found a blend that was not soaking wet and somewhat pleasant to smoke. I did notice some sugary casing but it was not the in your face Aromatic junk that comes tinned from Europe. There is still a slight tang from the oriental tobacco and the burly seems to be of modest quality. The downside of a burly/aromatic blend, which this blend really is, by the last third of the bowl there is some bitterness and soapy taste. The big upside is, this this blend has the "my grandpa smoked something that smelled like this" effect of the female species. That is always a good thing.

1 person found this review helpful.

Elric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Elric (34)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This really is a bit of an underrated blend. The style is typical Danish aromatic but it is significantly better behaved than others (spelled Mac Baren). I would categorize Jubilee as a light, "auto-pilot" blend, perfect for when your mind is on something else and you don't or can't concentrate on a complex blend (ala GLP). It is sweet but that's why it's an aromatic! Enjoy it for what it is.

1 person found this review helpful.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This was kind of a pleasant surprise. My tobacconist had a tin open and suggested we try this together.At the risk of offending anyone I must share a funny anecdote regarding pipers.I am a regular at the 1 great shop in the midwest and have struck up a comfortable kinship with most of the guys working there.One of the older gentlemen has affectionately duubed me a "TOBACCO WHORE" or when he tells the story a "TOBACCO BUM".I really like all styles of quality blends be they aromatics, VIrginias ,or English.I judge them on their respective merits.JUBILEE is really a fine aromatic.I will give a very precise and succint description.This is what Captain Black was supposed to be. It has that type of flavor but in a very natural way.It is not goopy, syrupy, or cloying.You taste the quality from the orientals and the sweetness from the flavoring. All in all a very pleasant aromatic.3 of 4 stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

I assumed (incorrectly) that this would be a tobacco that matched the fine quality of Stanwell pipes. What I instead discovered was a very mild and sweet Danish blend that would be better suited spread across my toast at breakfast.

I have tasted many fine Danish blends, and many poor ones too. This blend falls somewhere between fine and poor. The leaf is of good quality, it burns well and does not bite, the room odor is marvelous. It just flat tastes too sweet for me.

If you enjoy quality aromatics, give this a spin and see what you think. If you prefer a more tobacco type of taste, look elsewhere.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

The presentation here is very Stanwell. That is to say, a ribbon of medium to light brown with typical, though toned down, Stanwell fruitiness. There is also a slight cake-like aroma, presumably the effect of that Scandi fruit topping on the Oriental and Kentucky. Jubilee arrives relatively dry and is ready to smoke right out of the newly opened tin.

The expected fruit flavors are subtly toned down in the charring and true lights and I immediately made note of the fuller mouthfeel in Jubilee as compared to its brethren. There is definite tobacco taste here, making Jubilee a Scandi blend for those who don't like Scandi blends. I would imagine, however, that makes for a limited audience. There may not be enough overt fruit here for the true lover of Danish aromatics, probably too dry for the American aromatic smoker, and there isn't quite enough tobacco flavor here to be a crossover aromatic. That said, if I could choose only one Stanwell blend to smoke, this would be the one.

The burn is slow and relatively cool for this style of tobacco. No bite, which puts it a league of its own for this style. Room note is pleasant. Overall a nice blend and definitely three star territory for the right smoker. I like this blend, but can think of a number of richer aromatics and crossovers I would smoke with company in the living room. Recommended for the occasional pipe smoker, but likely won't have enough body for the frequent smoker or enough flavor for the aromatic lover. Defines a very interesting niche within the Danish grouping.

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JustinCarcerated Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JustinCarcerated (99)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This came by accident -was ordering McCelland's Jubilee, but I like aromatics just fine so I cellared it for a 18 months and had at it, Tin note is a deeper version of a Sunset Breeze except here the natural tobys take precedence over the casing-vanilla (that is not nougat -like) some hint of licorice or anise perhaps?

This tobacco seems Burley- forward to my tastes, but it has some fleeting wisps of sweetness initially but unfortunately so, as I find this blend struggling to decide if it's a Dark Kentucky or an aromatic. It burns very hot, so certain billiard shapes didn't work well as there is no place for gloves in this climate at this time of year.

Pipe Used: Briars, better in Meers

Age When Smoked: 18 months

Purchased From: Pipes&Cigars

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Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (61)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Jubilee is much more of an aromatic than I thought it would be. With all of the condiment tobaccos listed in descriptions. I get a lot of citrus which really does me no good. The tobacco itself seems to be of passable quality in a smaller shag or ribbon cut. but the witch's brew of aromatic casings combined with the several different tobacco types was too much for this simpleton burley smoker. Burns a bit hot too, if you aren't careful about it.

Pipe Used: cob job

Age When Smoked: new-2months

Purchased From: pandc

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

This is one of the blends marketed as unflavoured all natural tobacco which it isn't by any measure. One of the marketing stunts i will never get. This blend is not diminished by featuring a clearly recognizable flavouring. So why hide the fact?

The tin note already smells like fruits and some underlining dark sweetness. You can make out some of the tobacco as well as the flavouring never is masking but rather complementing the tobacco. And that carries on into the smoke as well. Taste is predominantly of some vanilla-fruity flavouring along with the natural taste of the Virginia and Burley. I can't make out alot of the Orientals but the Kentucky does add some spice to it. The flavouring does not make it through the course of a bowl and at least the last quarter is to be sacrificed to the benefit of your taste buds.

The room note is really nice and something non smokers would associate with the fragrances of a pipe. So this is one for the in-public smoker.

Burn is rather fast and really uneven also you have to watch the temperature or it will bite you bad. This is the main reason why i would not recommend this blend to the beginner even tho taste wise its a candidate for that task. If you can manage your puffing rhythm then its fair enough to the tongue.

So do I recommend this blend? Well yeah. If you haven't had it yet and don't need a lot nicotine in your system there is no real reason not to try it. In the end its not as spectacular as its story might have suggested and i don't see a reason to get it again but i do not regret the money spent either.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

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SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

A classic Danish tobacco that resembles a lot of tobaccos of this type. My friend Perris suggested it to me and I bought it in Germany from the KaDeWe shop in Berlin. I wasn' t thrilled; furthermore it caused some tongue biting. It is a light tobacco with an average aroma, flat taste and it gives off a nice scent in the room.

What does it contain??? This is a good question and a riddle at the same time. Virginia, Black Cavendish. I couldnt distinguish the perfumes.

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