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China Black Whiskey - Bourbon Whiskey is distinctive. Only spirits produced in Bourbon County, Kentucky can be called bourbon; otherwise, they are labeled sour mash whiskey. The distinctiveness of bourbon, in turn, makes China Black Whiskey a distinctive pipe blend. A blend of golden cavendish, black cavendish and Oriental. Sweetly aromatic and delightfully mild without a bite.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging14 ounce tin, 50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The grassy, citrusy gold cavendish is the base of the blend. The unsweetened black cavendish provides some brown sugar as a supporting player. Far in the background is a dry, lightly buttery sweet, woody Oriental. The whiskey topping is sweet and sublimates the tobaccos to a fair extent, though it lacks a little richness. Barely has any nicotine. Won’t bite, but may get slightly warm on the tongue if puffed fast. Burns clean at a moderate pace with a fairly consistent flavor. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights as it burns a little wet. Has a sweet, short lived after taste. An all day smoke. Two and a half stars.

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Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

For those who enjoy an occasional aromatic experience. Much better than most. Lately I have been smoking less and so my experience with this blend may be intensified somewhat. Has good smoking properties for an aromatic and smells good too. Recommended.

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

Not bad, just too mild for me. Certainly worth a try, if you enjoy this sort of thing.

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

I have purchased this in the past from Iwan Ries, which touts the blend as its own. I have noticed that Altadis also distributes other IRC blends, including Three Star Blue.

Anyway, China Black Whiskey tasted like a step up in grade of leaf from Captain Black White to me. It burned a bit more dry than the Captain, but had that same heavily cased taste.

If you like sweet blends that will not bite your tongue off, give this brew a whirl in your pipe.

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