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The finest qualities of our world-renowned flue-cured Virginia and light Burley tobaccos accentuate the natural allure of our light loose and ready rubbed Cavendish blend. Tobacco cut: Straight Cavendish cut. Flavor/Aroma: Exceptionally mild to the taste, this provocative blend reawakens the senses with its light, sweet aroma and natural tobacco flavor.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (69)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a surprisingly competent tobacco that supplies plenty of smooth, relatively rich and tasty all-tobacco flavor. This Dutch Cavendish is unlike some of the rather bland and somewhat flat tasting Dutch Cavendish tobaccos that have been so ubiquitous on grocery and drug store shelves down through the years—this is MUCH better!! What you get is the straight-forward taste of bright tobaccos with just a hint of extra added sweetness. There is no complexity, but complexity is not the intent here. Natural Dutch Cavendish (NDC) is a very pleasant and quite satisfying smoke and in my opinion it is very difficult to dislike!

The only detractor that I found was the occasional "flash" of bitterness or sourness, maybe a bit of an aftertaste, but it didn't stay for long.

This blend represents a pretty good value at about $2 an ounce in bulk form (as I purchased it). I recommend this one primarily for the Virginia and light VAPER crowd looking for a change of pace. (I suspect that NDC may have only limited appeal for those who are committed to the more complex and heavier blends.) It is certainly sufficiently mild-mannered for the pipe tobacco newcomer. 3-stars.

Pipe Used: Various Stanwell Gilt-Edged & Brazilia

Age When Smoked: ????

Purchased From: smoking pipes

9 people found this review helpful.

doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (202)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The third is a series of reviews on Peter Stokkebye's more naturally flavored tobaccos, the other two being Cube Cut and Aromatic Dutch Slices. No appreciable aroma other than that of fine tobacco, and like the other two previously reviewed tobaccos, NDC was easy to load and light. The overall smoking characteristics were outstanding and similar to those already mentioned. This one, for me, was more Virginia forward (but not hay like) and had more of a spiciness/sharpness while exhaling through the nose. A very naturally tasting smoke and very appealing. A bit more tingling on the tongue than the other two but no bite to speak of. Smoked dry to the heel, without moisture or dottle, and maintained a very nice, pure tobacco taste throughout the smoke. Solid smoking experience and for me but would have preferred a more, fuller tasting Burley in the mix. A good set it and forget it type of smoke and along with the other three, very affordable.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Featherweight SB Poker

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Amphora Brown, Troost Special Cavendish.

7 people found this review helpful.

PeterD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PeterD (80)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

...Quite a nice tobacco...simple, straightforward. yet it pleases all my senses. While it is a dramatic shift from the strong plug/flake tobaccos I smoke, it has made it into my top 15 tobaccos in rotation. This is one of those few tobaccos that fits under, "Less is more"... Extremely pleasant taste and aroma, and can be enjoyed in any size pipe...especially good with hot tea/coffee and in the evening with a wee dram of single malt. Certainly worth a try...

...a pipe is to be savored...

Pipe Used: any

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From:

5 people found this review helpful.

Darth 69 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth 69 (83)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Rather suprising that a bulk dutch style cavendish of this sort has some appreciable nicotine. It's a bit closer to medium than mild in this regard. Dutch style cav's are generally very light. In fact, it seems to me despite the description that there must be at least some lighter dark fired leaf in this blend, slight smokiness in there. In line with dutch style it is very light in flavor with a very mild chocolate-like casing. The cut is a ready rubbed caked tobacco along the lines of the old Amphora, perhaps a bit chunkier. Moisture level was just about perfect with no noticable humicants, no bite. This should be a good mixer.

5 people found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (53)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A perfect comfort for those, like myself, who miss the old Amphora brown.

Dutch cavendish is distinctive. There's a very faint, very pleasant trace of fine cigar aroma. Presumably this originated from the use of Far East tobaccos (e.g. Java) during the Dutch colonial period.

And even though this 'Dutch' cavendish is made in Denmark, it captures the essence of the style beautifully. Slow burning, medium bodied with a natural satisfying flavour that builds steadily over time.

Were I a simple pipe smoker, and not a dedicated pipe and tobacco enthusiast, I would most likely purchase 5-pound sacks of this marvelous cavendish as my daily smoke and be done with it. Even my beloved Mac Baren Va. No. 1 fails to scratch all the itches so easily tamed by this ideal companion.

Pipe Used: Cavicchi Rusticated Author

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Online Vendor

Similar Blends: Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC - Amphora Brown Regular.

4 people found this review helpful.

Fofo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fofo (81)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

It always cracks me up when people say a certain blend of pipe tobacco tastes like cigarettes. I also smoke cigarettes and wish they could taste like this blend. Honestly, if you think this tastes like cigarettes then they either sold you a bag of "faux" pipe tobacco or you've never had a cigarette. I don't say this to be harsh, I say it to make it clear that it is IMPOSSIBLE to mistake this for cigarette tobacco.

The jar smell reveals some kind of topping, maybe vanilla. This blend, however, isn't heavily cased and you can taste the tobacco. I would qualify this as a lightly aromatic cavendish blend. The taste and aroma develop into a creamy coconut type flavor, and the last third is more reminiscent of a plain burley blend, but slightly sweeter.

A simple whiff at the jar will convince you it won't taste anywhere close to a cigarette.

4 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (188)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a basic Dutch cavendish. I never smoked much Amphora Brown back when it was in every grocery store, but this is similar to what I remember. One of the other reviews said it was like Sail Regular, and that is true in terms of strength and cut. I find Sail Regular to have a slightly sweet taste with just a little oriental spice.

This is a good smoke, but it is nothing fancy. I got tobacco flavor, natural subdued sweetness and a cool burn. It is a combination that works. This is an "all-day" blend, and by that I mean I have smoked five bowls of it in a row and did not get bored with it or suffer palate fatigue.

Edit 8/31/14: I bought a pound of this when the sample was gone. I find that I go through this at a brisk rate. I reach for it a lot. It is simple and satisfying. This is a solid 3.5 on the scale. It is not something everyone should try, but it works very well for me.

Pipe Used: various briars

Age When Smoked: fresh from the baggie

Purchased From: acquired in trade with a friend

3 people found this review helpful.

Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (85)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The long and the short of this is: I wish I could smoke this without adverse mouth effects (tongue bite/mouth bite). I think the ph is out of balance for me, but maybe not for you. I've tried just about everything to mitigate it, to no avail. The truth is, there are a number of (usually mild/medium and/or sweetened primarily burley) tobaccos that give me this problem. I can smoke PA no problem but not Velvet, etc. Who knows why ? So I stick to strong English and Lakelands, and to Perique infused blends like OJK.

This has a subtle persistent sweetness and aroma, from the genuine Dutch Cavendish process, and a very natural burley presence with a decent amount of nicotine. The sweetness and gently sweet aroma is very subtle, nothing like an American aromatic. It is like Sail, yes, but better, imho.

If you like Sail, or the old Amphora, this should be your low priced ticket to the same destination.

2 people found this review helpful.

Thorre Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thorre (27)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I have been a pipe smoker since 2003. It has taken me quite a long time to understand and appreciate the love some have for plain burley. My previous experience with Burleys was just the OTCs, which I understand there are some that are quite good. I decided to try this Stokkebye blend because I have had good luck with several of their other blends. I really like this blend. It packs well. Lights and burns great, and I finally get the subtle nutty and consistent flavor. This is a good smoke whilst fishing, doing yard work, and I like smoking this when I am playing golf. A good no fuss blend, with a steady burley flavor.

2 people found this review helpful.

hunterPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hunterPiper (3)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I really enjoyed this Cavendish. Its name pretty much says it all. I was not aware of any casing, it tasted like nutty, flavorful tobacco. It's mild and doesn't pack anything beyond good tobacco flavor. I'll definitely use this one to temper some of my stronger aromatics.

The room note was quite pleasant, warm and nutty. The tobacco smoked dryly and never bit; even with aggressive puffing.

While my favorite Cavendish is Savinelli's - this one rates four stars as well.

Pipe Used: IRC basket pipe; Eric Nording

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

2 people found this review helpful.

Kunsan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kunsan (61)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is something unusual nowadays - a basic, ordinary tobacco without any frills. No added flavorings, no complex blending - just straightforward smoking tobacco with a solid tobacco taste and smell. Burns okay, perhaps slightly hot, but no noticeable tongue bite. Seems to burn quite dry. Unfortunately the taste can be bitter, probably indicating the inexpensive plain tobacco.

So - nothing special to write about, except for the fact that this is quite a bargain offered at a very attractive price, as I suppose one should expect for what is a basic ordinary product.

For those looking for a solid, basic smoking tobacco, this one will probably fit the bill. Deserves a couple of stars for function and price. Recommended on the basis that it delivers a basic smoking experience with genuine 'old world' tobacco tastes and smells at a great price, although sometimes the taste can be slightly bitter.

1 person found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye - PS-301 Natural Dutch Cavendish

Star Rating = 3

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 8

Burn = 8

After Taste = 8

Raw Score = 48

Rated Percentage = 80%

Comment = Smooth, Mild, full Flavor, slight After Taste

1 person found this review helpful.

h.c.burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
h.c.burley (1)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant

As a smoker who enjoys sail regular, and skandinavik regular, I find peter stokebye natural dutch cavendish to be very similar to sail regular, and a lot less expensive. It also reminds me of the old amphora regular, as well as I can remember it. It is a good flavorful all day kind of smoke,without all the goop and additives of some of the other brands like lane, and mcClelland's.Granger rough cut,sail regular,stokkebye luxury navy flake,and mcBaren virginia no.1, are the favorites in my rotation,although i've found myself smoking p.s.natural dutch cavendish 90% of the time. If you like sail regular,or the old amphora regular, this is the blend for you. I buy mine from for $12.50 per 8 oz. Natural dutch cavendish may become the only tobacco I buy in bulk in the future,except for an ocassional can of granger rough cut,as I enjoy a good burley with my morning coffee. I give p.s.natural dutch cavendish four stars.I've also found this blend to be bite-free.

1 person found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (115)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I agree with earlier reviewers who compare this to Sail. This is light to mid brown tobacco, a fairly short, fine ribbon cut. It would probably make a good RYO tobacco for those so inclined.

It has a neutral tobacco smell in the bag, with some sweetness of a molasses/raw sugar/maple type character. Once lit it also has a (not disagreeable), almost funky, vegetal smell. This is, literally, a one light tobacco.

Overall, a light and sweet smoke with a fair amount of sourness, giving it a decidedly top note character. Aside from the earlier mentioned funk, there isn't much happening in the mid and bottom range of this tobacco. Like Sail, the acidity is out of whack for my palate and I found it harsh in the mouth. YMMV. On its merits a 2, but for bargain hunters, a reliable 3 stars because it comes at a very good price.

Pipe Used: Lepeltier

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Sons of Reagan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sons of Reagan (7)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A top notch smoke! I really enjoyed this sitting on the patio on a nice February, Houston morning. The Virginia and Burley mixed in nicely with the Cavendish to give a flavorful smoke from start to finish with no re-lights. This one definitely will have a spot in my rotation.

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potam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
potam (14)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

I felt this tobacco is like an ordinary cigarette,but it has natural Cavendish flavor.Very easy to handle,completely no tongue bite.Maybe this is not the choice for your special day,but no bad for usual,all-day tobacco.

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Sailorjack Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sailorjack (57)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I'll keep this short. It tastes like a somewhat strong cigarette. I just can't tolerate this one. This is really the first Stokkebye product that has been disappointing for me. Gave the rest of the pound to a friend whom is trying to transition to pipes from cigarettes.

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