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Golden and dark Virginia blend which is naturally sweet.

Notes: Originally blended in England.

BrandAstley's
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Medium
Taste
Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
1.7
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (695)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Tolerable

Perhaps one of the most boring cavendish blends I have ever smoked. A hint of vanilla, a bit of floral sweetness, and maybe a touch of honey or something close to it. There's an essence of soapiness that works against the blend itself. It burns well, and doesn't bite, but there's no reason to smoke it considering the vast amount of better cavendish blends on the market.

2 people found this review helpful.

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

I imagine that only neophyte smokers, or those who have never developed a taste for fine tobacco will find this blend to their liking. Frankly, it is a soapy mess that has no business being put into a fine briar. Doubt I'd even subject a Grabow to this soot.

It is flavored in a floral sense. I don't care for flowers and fruits as my choice of weed, so, I will never purchase another tin. I did manage to finish the bowl, but not without making faces.

If you like floral soap, go for this blend. If not, duck and run!

2 people found this review helpful.

CPT/VSG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CPT/VSG (70)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Caveat: I'm not a regular cavendish smoker and only picked up this tin because I was sampling all the Astley's blends. Actually, I found No. 66 to be a fine--but rare--change of pace, smoking it mostly in a meer. When I need a touch of sweetness, I'll go to No. 66 (although now that the tin is finished, I doubt I'll buy another). It burned very well, down to a dry ash. As a palate changer, it is recommended for occasional smoking.

1 person found this review helpful.

SFC/E7 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SFC/E7 (93)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I smoked this tobacco about a month or so, not what I expected from this Cavendish blend.

Being a lover of the Cavendish blended tobaccos this one left me disappointed. The sweetness seemed to be throughout a full bowl of tobacco, no tongue bite, no harshness, but never really sensed any aroma

1 person found this review helpful.

Sykes Wilford Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sykes Wilford (35)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable to Strong

This is doubtlessly my least favorite of the Astley's line. It burns well and it doesn't bite, but it is utterly uninteresting.

Given the overall quality of both the English and the Virginia blends in the line, #66 seems almost like a silly afterthought. Perhaps if one were looking for something ultra-mild, it would prove a moderately rewarding smoke. It's sort of the Marlboro Ultra-Light of the Astley's line. It's almost as if someone suggested creating a blend for the lowest common denominator smoker so that they could tap into Davidoff's audience.

There isn't anything horrendously bad about the blend, it is just entirely lacking in anything that might render it even moderately interesting.

1 person found this review helpful.

H Gillman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
H Gillman (32)
★★☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

As a change of pace I tried this blend. Very mild and very slight on taste. No bite. No re-light. It burns well and leaves light grey ash. Once this tin is gone I'm not sure if I'll buy another one ....who knows

Pipe Used: Peterson standard 313

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: Online

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RCUSElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RCUSElder (244)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

10-05-04 A disappointment for me, at least from a co. that has many blends I thoroughly enjoy.

Appearance and Tin aroma: brown and black ribbons abound, smells slightly sweet. I think it is the aroma from the process that converts VA leaf into cavendish.

Packing and Lighting: easy, moisture perfect out of tin.

Initial Flavor: mild cavendish, which always tastes "green" to me. Although in this one it is not off-putting.

Mid-Bowl: Nice, round mellow flavor. Very light to the point of boredom.

Bottom of Bowl: Slight build up of strength, sweetness is not cloying. Leaves a soft medium gray, dry ash.

Overall: IMO this is a non-descript blend. It is, well, bland. It is very soft on the palate, but so are some rich flavored English blends. I prefer cased aromatics to this. I suppose there are conn. of Cavendish, have no fear, I will not be buying anymore of this high quality cavendish blend, you can have it all.

Rating: 2.75 out of 5 points.

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BrittPark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrittPark (41)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

In the Tin: This is a pretty even mixture of lightish and darkish strands. The aroma is tobacco and a faintly floral scent.

Packing and Lighting: Packs well, lights well, stays lit.

The Taste: Unlike American style Cavendish based aromatics this is composed of a considerably less sweet Cavendish base, so the taste is essentially mild tobacco taste with an unobtrusive and pleasant floral taste (not quite lavender but something like it perhaps). If you like mild smokes but don't care for the sugary American aromatics or you like Danish style aromatics but want something a little milder, you should try this. This is not a "profound" smoke by any stretch of the imagination but is a pleasant diversion.

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Skilling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skilling (80)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin aroma is ala fruit cake smelling. Room aroma gave no negative comments.

If your a Cavendish smoker then you will probably like this blend. It's one of the best burning cavendish blends on the market. Burns good and clean.

If your an English or a strong Va or Perique smoker you will probably not like this blend. It offers nothing to this type of smoker.

Not a bad working/fishing smoke. Better then the so called "drug store blends". Smooth and suttle.

I like my Va/P blends but I'll grab a can of No. 66 once a year or so.

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jesse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jesse (9)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Full Tolerable

This is a very nice black cavendish! It smokes very, very cool and suprisingly pretty cleanly. It is rich in the way a good chocolate pudding is rich, and is in just about every respect a model black cavendish. Not at all syrupy, very rich-flavored, and mild. From that perspective, I just can't criticize it.

From the point of view of a smoker who wants something to put in their pipe, I can say that if you want a straight cavendish you could hardly do better-- but if you want a complex blend then this will likely dissapoint you, as it's just "one thing".

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