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This mixture is produced from the best Virginia tobacco types of the world in which a pinch of Kentucky and a little burley are then added from the best provenances. Before the tobacco is pressed and cut, it is provided with a special flavor which rounds off the wonderful taste.

BrandPeter Heinrichs
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging100g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (181)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Edited this tobacco on 30th of June '17 My first review was written back when I started out pipe smoking and had a small sample of this. I had this on my wishlist now for quite a while and got back to it now. So here's a maybe bit more sophisticated, and more the full-bodiness appreciating point of view than back in the days.

The appearance is delightful as hell, "Tiger-Flake" - two very dark brown stripes with straight out black parts in it frame a medium brown stripe, that has golden parts in it. Very well crafted, this is tempting as a flake can be! It resembles "Bengal Slices", but only in the look.

Nr. 110s smell from the pale white, nothing fancy, almost boring designed tin is sweetish, with hints of nuts and chocolate to it. A slight spice is lurking.

Best to fold and "wrap" the inner stripe with the two outer, dark stripes. Just stack those in the bowl, as they are pretty short, almost square. Could take some drying time, but also lights well out of the tin, even tho you have to run a pipe cleaner through the shank whilst smoking once or twice. 30-60mins should do the trick, just experiment with your gusto! ;-)

Oh....the taste...the taste is so delicious and in harmony! First off: This has ever present, yet very mild honey-sweet tone to it along with a chocolaty and walnut-like topping which is very tasty , but never subdues the rich tobaccos. This is once a again a blend where the flavouring underscores the natural tobacco taste and seems very natural because of this. "Semi-Aromatic" I'd suggest again! There is plenty of intense spice from the Kentucky. Full-bodied pepper, slightly woodsy- and earthy. The Burley contribute to the walnuty topping, by giving decent nutty notes, as well as they support the Kentuckys peppery, tangy spice. The Virginias play a minor role, and seem to carry a bit of honey-sweet notes with hints of bread. But it's really barely detectable.

Very well done, the added flavours aren't "on top" of the tobacco taste, but melt into a melange of intense and rich nuts, chocolate, earth and woodsy spice. Creamy and satisfying smoke. Wow, I like this a lot!

Once it gets some age to it, the anyway light handed applied topping fades a bit and the rich spice intensifies.

Uprated it from 3/4 to 4/4 stars, as this is both pleasing to look at, as well as pretty damn delicious and exactly what I was looking for: A All-Day-suitable Kentucky forward blend, that doesn't only have Kentucky in the description, but full-bodied flavour in the taste.

Chapeau! This is something special!

Pipe Used: Clays, Briars, dedicated a Churchwarden to it

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The first enjoyable thing about this blend is its appearance: it's a flake, in little, almost square slices and the tobaccos are clearly separated: a light stripe in the middle of two darker ones, really unique! The smell reminds of dried fruits, but it's unobtrusive and pleasant. The small flakes are easy to rub, but the packing is easy even if you use a traditional flake packing; just pay attention to give it some air before, because, although not really moist, the tobacco is very greasy, oily.

At the match it's easy to light up, but it can be biting if you aren't used to aromatics, but then it doesn't create any problem of heat or moisture if puffed slowly. The flavour keeps up all way down but, as when you smell it, is unobtrusive. The other main fragrance is the Virginia, sweet and strong enough to satisfy and suit an after lunch smoke, while the kentucky smoothens it all and helps keeping the heat at relatively low levels.

Finally, the smoke proceeds evenly without notable peaks, the flavour of both tobaccos and casing is still present at the end of the bowl. This is a recommended blend for the aromatic lover, but also a nice change of pace for English blends fans.

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