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A blend of dark plugs. The regular smoke of Krys from the Nottingham Pipe Club.

The mixture or Irish Plug and English Plug produces a very rich and strong tobacco. Best smoked in a large bowl. Leave mainly in pieces, with some smaller bits broken off around. Smokes very cool with cigar like earthy flavours. The high nicotine content, makes this blend ideal for short 5 mins breaks. Tastes just as good relit as freshly packed.

BrandGauntleys Of Nottingham
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutPlug
PackagingPacket
CountryUK
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium to Strong, Very Strong
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Full
Room Note
Tolerable to Strong, Strong
3.5
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DrBowes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrBowes (4)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Full Strong

I received a generous weight of this as a sample from Gauntley's, having bought plenty of GL Pease Jacknife Plug and assorted flake tobaccos over recent months. The first point here is to heartily recommend Gauntley's for their quality service - staff are always personable and deliveries always prompt.

Now down to the tobacco. Glynn, the blender, discusses the constituent parts on his blog (see footnote [1], below), but on opening the pouch, the plugs smelt familiar. An Irish plug and an English one, each with more casing or 'floral notes' than I usually enjoy. On first light the floral taste came through quite distinctly and I almost tipped the bowl. As I continued, however, the two mixture of the two types seemed to mix very well.

This is a robust smoke, something to take your time with. The casing seems to retreat into the background and what I am left with is a reliable smoke I can set down and come back to and enjoy, no stalenes or sourness. I'm going to return to this a few times before I consider ordering more, but a couple of really notable smokes makes me recommend a trial pouch for anybody who's curious to try a plug.

[1] http://glynnquelch.co.uk/2011/01/15/celtic-twilight/

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Slickheadhunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Slickheadhunter (7)
★★★★
Very Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

I like strong pipe tobacco,and this one hits the spot. Its slightly reminiscent of Brown Bogie with its peppery nicotine presence,but has a flavor all its own. It comes in broken chunks and has to be cut and rubbed out a little,smokes very cool with no bite at all. A good old fashioned pipe tobacco.

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