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A smooth and flavorful Canadian style Virginia blend with a regular American cut. Special leaf selection and blending give this delightful classic blend its regional character and charm. Contains 100% flue-cured Gold Leaf tobaccos with about one-half Canadian leaf. Casings added. A smooth and cool bodied Canadian style Virginia pipe blend.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Tolerable
2.5
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1572)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flue-cured style gold leaf Virginias is half Canadian. They offer some grass, a touch of earth and wood, and some citrus. I’m not sure what the casing is, but it’s sweet and seems to have a small amount of sugar and perhaps fruit. It's very mildly applied. The nic-hit is moderate. The strength is mild and the taste is mild to medium. Needs hydration to bring out the flavors a little and to slow down the burn rate. Not a complex blend by any means, but it’s a ribbon cut that burns well with a consistent, gentle flavor to the finish. Leaves no moisture in the bowl, won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots. Barely needs any relights even when you puff at a normal pace, which I recommend. Has a very pleasant semi-sweet, very light woody after taste. The room note isn’t pungent. Makes lots of smoke, too. Would make a good mixer, although I prefer it as is.

4 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (101)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I have to agree with Gent Zombie on this one. This baby was really, really dry. I can't remember ever having a bowl of baccy that lasted so, well, short (less than ten minutes in a medium bowl!). I liked the taste, but just when you think you might be getting used to it, the experience comes to an abrupt and unsatisfactory end (up in smoke, as it were).

I complain frequently about heavy, nicotine rich blends, Penhooker is not that, which is more than fine with me. I think there's room in the pipe smoking world for light baccy's like Penhooker, really, there should be many, many more of them, but honestly, if you want baccy's like this to fly, make it so the experience lasts a bit longer.

I'll give this one a strong 2 stars (2.75). I'd have given a solid 3 stars if it hadn't of been so fleeting.

Keep on Pipin'

2 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (537)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This comes bone dry and as a result burns quickly with some heat. The flavor is sweet and only very mildly citrusy, tasting somewhat orange-like. If you push this one you will create a flame-thrower. Smoked moderately a small amount of pleasure can be derived from it.

Mild in body. Mild to medium in flavor. If you need more than one match per bowl you're doing something wrong.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

1 person found this review helpful.

cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (44)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

Reviewed as a cigarette tobacco: The sweetest and lightest of D&R's Va offerings. This one by far is the best cigarette of the group, and I'd wager it would be ok in a pipe as well. Lacks the harshness Va can give in a cigarette. A solid B+

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