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You could smoke this all day long and never be without company as aromatics capture everyone within a wisp of your smoke. A mild and flavorful blend of toasted Cavendish with notes of vanilla and fire cured tobaccos.

Notes: 2013 IPCPR release

BrandDrew Estate
Blended ByNicholas Mellilo
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBurley, Virginia, Black Cavendish
Packaging50g Tin
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Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

I received a tin of this blend in a trade. Right off upon opening this tin I felt that the name of the blend is misleading. While the blend does contain some black Cavendish, it is only a small percent of the blend. It is a mix of tobaccos from light to dark and is more of an aromatic along the lines of Captain Black or 1Q, only not as good. It is composed of mostly ribbon cut with some rough cut tobaccos. It has a sweet, vanilla tin aroma and is very moist. It does not dry out fast so it has a large amount of preservatives which I am not fond of. They bill it as an all day blend but it could never be an all day blend for me as it does give considerable tongue bite. After trying unsuccessfully to let it dry a few days with an open tin, I loaded my pipe and proceeded to smoke it. It takes several relights to get it going properly, and continuous relights to keep it lit to smoke it all the way down. The flavor is mostly vanilla in taste though artificially so. Nothing of the caliber of MacBaron's Vanilla Cream which I like a lot. The room note is very pleasant though with the vanilla scent hanging in the air. It smokes rather wet and leaves a good amount of goop in the bottom of the pipe which has to be dug out with a pipe tool. If I am going to smoke a blend of this type, I would rather smoke 1Q or Captain Black. This is not one of the better blends of it's type I have smoked. Not the worst and I will smoke all of the tin, but I can only smoke it now and then.

Pipe Used: briar, meer, cob

Age When Smoked: 6mos

Purchased From: in a trade

Similar Blends: 1Q, Captain Black.

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