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Ripe Virginia tobaccos, Black Cavendish and toasted Cavendish are combined to create a complex, mild smoking experience. The aroma is an elegant vanilla with a hint of cherry. Toasting the Cavendish locks in the natural sweet tobacco flavor and eliminates any tongue bite. A great mild aromatic as well as a wife pleaser.

Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCherry, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Dr. G Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr. G (13)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

WOW! Now this is what an aromatic blend can be when done right. Bag note is delightful. Easy pack, easy light, maintenance-free smoke. No tongue bite at all. Tobacco-forward flavor with a hint of vanilla. I didn't get the cherry note as described which is ok by me. Room note is a dream. My wife commented on her enjoyment which is THE ULTIMATE assessment as she is a very harsh critic. Just an excellent all-day smoke I will surely order again. Highly recommended

3 people found this review helpful.

Hillbilly08 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hillbilly08 (14)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

When first purchased I found too wet to be usable. Couple of smokes resulted in an unpleasant, hot and gurgling experience. I stored it in a half-full closed glass jar with a lid tightly screwed down (but with plenty of air left). Occasionally I would open the jar and sift through it to air the tobacco evenly. Two-three months later I found this mixture improved out of sight. The cherry aroma now came to the front, and there was also a subtle vanilla hint without excessive cloying. Did not burn like a heavy tobacco and was reasonably low on nicotine. Smoking was reasonably cool and also easily sustained (actually no relight required). Will happily have more of the same again and will keep in a regular rotation.

Updated three months later: much improved with airing, burns coolly and does not bite. Rich's blends are way more civilised in terms of additives than many big-name blends (I am looking at you MacBaren), so they bite much less while also requiring more careful long-term storage to prevent excessive dryness.

Pipe Used: Venini (Italian briar) with 9mm filter

Age When Smoked: from fresh to 4 months of airing

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Some really old stuff from seventies that you can't buy anymore.

2 people found this review helpful.

joseph Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
joseph (46)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The combination of vanilla and cherry casing is very well done. You can smoke this in company, you will get positive remarks on the room note. And still you taste real tobacco.

2 people found this review helpful.

SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

It consists of the following elements: Virginia, black Cavendish and toasted Cavendish. This last one gives the impression to some that it has Latakia in it. It doesn't, but toasted Cavendish is the one that gives the natural sweet taste. It has a Vanilla aroma and a hint of cherry.

Very mild, without any tongue bite and a very gentle and pleasant room note. It can be smoked in the morning easily, no cough at all.

Thank you Rich for letting me know this one!

2 people found this review helpful.

tango Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tango (11)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This blend seems like Hobbit's Weed with the pleasant addition of Virginia and toasted Cavendish, but 4noggins has been able to get rid of most of the strange soapy taste that can come with cherry flavoring as well. It's really a fantastic smoke for those of us who love strongly-flavored tobacco.

1 person found this review helpful.

colonel jpl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
colonel jpl (14)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Having read the reviews I decided to try this blend. It is great aromatic. This blend is lightly flavored and the tasteof the virginia comes through. The room note is great. Clean burning and complexity in a aromatic that's a winner.

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

greenasgrass Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
greenasgrass (2)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Very Pleasant

As with all 4noggins blends the discription was spot-on. I have more to try yet but will definitely re-order.

1 person found this review helpful.

piperookie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
piperookie (21)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Cherry and cherry and nothing but cherry. If you like cherry try this out.This is for you.

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