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A well-balanced blend of choicest imported and domestic tobaccos. Rich, yet cool, wonderfully fragrant natural aroma. Slow burning, no bite.

Notes: Classic tin, almost certainly a discontinued blend.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBurley, Virginia, Black Cavendish
Packaging8 oz tin
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Extremely Mild
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (233)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Reviewer below (who always beats me to the punch reviewing the old weeds I send him!) pretty much said it all. This is not a knock-your-socks off blend, but it is amazing how well it has held up for more than half a century in the sealed 8 oz can, sitting on someone's bookcase! Mild unflavored black cavendish dominates at this age. I think there was a topping at some point, but it is very muted by now. Very smooth and creamy if not pushed, but push it (to a point) and one gets a bit more complexity, and can sort of taste the Virginias and burley. What a conversation piece! I will choose this blend, my oldest smokeable tobacco, if I smoke my pipe in public, and I really don't think it would offend anyone very much.

2 people found this review helpful.

chaplikc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chaplikc (135)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First off let me say a special thanks to Kilmarnock piper for the gracious sample he provided me. This sample is provided from a tin from the 1950's. The tobacco on presentation is mostly dark with some tan strands through out. To date this is the oldest aged tobacco that I have smoked and there are some interesting observations made. I dont know if it is from the age or the leaf used in this blend but some of the low end bass kind of flavors are more subdued. The burley instead exhibits some of the brighter flavors that a burley flavor may contain. I suspect the virginia component may have been on the lower end of quality but was not poor in quality and the cavendish was used to smooth it out. I did notice about half way through the bowls that the virginias started to come through more and the burley took a back seat even though it was always present. The description claims that it does not bite - It can be pushed to bite and is best smoked slowly. The room aroma is pretty good even though Im not normaly concerned about this. This is a true Old Codger blend. Are there other burley blends that are better? There are many - but how often do you get to smoke a blend over 50 years old? If you can find this I suggest trying it if not just for the experience and thus my reason for recommended.

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