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Customers asked for a blend like Scottish Moor, but "a little different". We've kept the style of Scottish Moor and blended a new personality. A new taste, fragrance and a new refinement in smoking pleasure.

Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
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Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong
Very Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
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Group 4 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Group 4 (8)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

GC is an old-fashioned burley blend, lightly cased and easily smoked. It is apparently a modified version of Edward's Scottish Moor, which tastes sweeter to me. Edward's is more closed-fisted about its component tobaccos than many other manufacturers, so I can't say with certainty what it contains. I'll guess short cut burley, some dark cavendish and the occasional green leaf, which might be deer tongue. As an aromatic it's as gentle as can be. It smokes very dryly and needs little attention or extraordinary preperation: moisture level is just perfect from a 2oz. sample I bought from an Edward's affiliate. It has a little nic-kick, but I wouldn't rate it higher than many burley blends. Taste-wise I prefer this to Scottish Moor, though it would probably be a toss-up for many. GC picks up a little complexity midway through the bowl, which I like. Though it's not going to become a go-to blend, I can easily see how it might. If you like Wilke's Nut Brown Burley and quality aromatics, this falls somewhere in line. I rated it highly because it's so easy to smoke and therefore, pretty satisfying. * out of 4 stars.

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Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (135)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is a counterpart to Edward's famous Scottish Moor, but it has more burley and less essence (still vanilla type or VA-B esssence).

This mostly tastes like a rich burley blend, softened with some virginias, a little unscented toasted cavendish, and the soft-soft essence added (no spays just essence or aroma curing of burleys). A creamy but robust burley type. Cool and dry.

I too like Scottish Moor better becasue it is a little sweeter in a red virginia fashion (no, no red ribbon here) and not as heavy as Good Companion.

But make no mistake, this is a fine, fine example of a rich tasting burley blend, even more smooth than the older fashioned types from C&D. And the burley and essence give it a rich taste uncommon in straight burley type mixtures.

Scottish Moor was created in 1963; Good Companion around '72. Try Edward's Sebring for a lighter burley mix (more Virgina and VAB added) or Colonial for a more straight (no esssence) burley mix just south of Good Companion. Bishop's Burley is in between (with small chocolate or CCG essence added). Colonial is the more of an old fashioned blend.

All of these burleys are excellent blends uncommon today.

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