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Fire-cured cavendish tobaccos are blended with a hint of flavor to create an exceptionally mild, slow burning smoke. Virginia Gold sets the standard for a smooth smoke that never bites.

Notes: Still available OTC, but has the exclusive right for online marketing.

BrandVirginia Gold
Blended BySTG Lane Ltd.
Manufactured ByLane Ltd
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging9oz Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Rockyfame Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rockyfame (1)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I had purchased this tobacco in a Rite-Aid drugstore near my home and I was pleasantly surprise by how smooth this tobacco is. There is absolutely no bite and if you like aromatic tobaccos that burn slow this one did it for me.

Pipe Used: meershaum & briar

Age When Smoked: as soon as I opened the package

Purchased From: Rite-Aid drugstore in Eastport, NY

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1950)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

There’s very little tobacco taste present, except for a little sugar, a couple blades of grass, and a light toast quality. The vanilla topping is mostly what you observe, though I detect a touch of caramel as well. Hardly has any nicotine. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a consistent, though not deep flavor. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has an okay, short lived after taste. Can be an all day smoke or a mixer. Two and a half stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

Marshall Smith Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Marshall Smith (5)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Great value and very good blend. Black Cavendish is obviously not the new kid on the block when it comes to common tobacco blends but there is a reason it has remained popular so long and that because it adds nothing unwanted to a smoking experience and takes nothing away in satisfaction. Although the Virginia Gold brand is not the top shelf of Cavendish it is still in my opinion the best Black Cavendish you can get pound for pound when you figure in cost.

Pipe Used: Dr G Briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Cherokee TS

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Wow! My goodness, this stuff is good. Flavor is a little hard to describe, but I'll try. Dark roasted vanilla bean. Maybe dark toasted vanilla bean. I get a hint of dark roasted coffee bean sometimes. A sweet caramel note. None of that is exactly right, but it's not exactly wrong either. Like I said, hard to describe. This just made my favorites list. I can smoke this all day, every day and never tire of it. You just have to try this. Smokes cool. No harshness, no bite. Very smooth.

Here's the only down side. It's wet and sticky. Doesn't dry well and requires three, sometimes four, lights to get it going. Trust me though, it's worth the extra matches. Once going it stays lit. Only a slight amount of stickiness left in the bowl afterwards. That's ok, I've got a cob dedicated to it.

Mild in body. Mild to medium in flavor. Wonderful tobacco and priced right.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I agree with Marshall Smith that this stuff is good and that the low cost should add a star. Is this a 4-star blend in the abstract? No, but for the $9.25 I paid for a 9-oz. bag, it definitely is. At the P& "regular" price of $29.95 for the bag, this would have been clinging to three stars by the fingernails, but value means a lot.

A little too wet and it does not dry out well. I'm not a big vanilla guy, but the vanilla in this is appealing. I mean, who wants Latakia all the time? With a pinch of Perique added, it was even better. Some stouter Burley also adds punch, like Smoker's Pride Rich Taste. Just a damn nice smoke. I probably prefer the VG Vanilla because of the stronger Virginia and Burley presence and less moisture, but this one is good. And I agree that it gets milder as it is smoked.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&

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