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Manufactured from different Virginia leaves, 'spun' into a rope.

Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2233)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are dark stoved, dark and light brown, with a little bright, and are much more earthy/muddy than grassy. The sweet flavors are predominately fermented dark stewed fruits with a mild citrus and some tanginess. There is a very minor floral Lakeland essence, but it doesn’t sublimate the natural tobacco taste to any extreme, and I think it comes from the blend being in the same area with Lakeland blends rather than it being a topping. It weakens as you go along, and isn't in every puff. The twist may need some dry time no matter how you slice it. And depending on how you pack the bowl, the flavors, especially the citrus, will vary in how often you notice them. I prefer to thin cut the twist and stack them as coins, leaving a few loose stand on the top and bottom of the bowl for easier lighting, and less clog at the bottom. The tobacco strands are very thin, so I don’t recommend drying them too much. Burns slow, clean, and fairly smooth and consistent in flavor. No bite. Has a mild to moderate nic-hit. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl and will burn to the last molecule of tobacco. Needs a number of relights. Has a pleasant, long lived after taste. Not an all day smoke, and made for the experienced smoker.


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Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (200)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I would just add few lines to the very accurate review by the esteemed JimInks.

A tight rope in the best Lakeland style, unscented, of natural Virginia's(including stoved and some fired), most probably of African origin. It has quite a bit of strenght, and the taste recalls something like a toned down (several notches, I mean) version of Brown # 4 by SG. I'm also used to cut this in thin coins by a cigar cutter (don't go crazy with that). Burns quite evenly and cool. No way to be bitten.

I like it, but it's not my first choice in terms of flavour & aroma, when talking of straight Virginia's. But goes near to FVF.

Pipe Used: various pipes of italian & english make

Age When Smoked: two years into glass jar

Purchased From: received as a gift

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bence Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bence (34)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Very nicely served pure virga. Go ahead and try it if you're a virginia lover, i recommend it highly. Basically less moisture than in SG FVF, and since i like a lot the twist format i can say, it came forward to my favourite pure va blend for now. Good choice for sure.

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