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Red and yellow VA with perique, and black cavendish married with premium Kentucky bourbon using an exclusive process.

Notes: Created in 2013 for Billow Cigar and Pipe Lounge in New Albany, IN.

BrandBillow
Blended ByTim Basbagill
Manufactured ByBillow
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Bourbon
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Taste
Medium, Full, Very Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (115)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tobaccos constitute a fine blend. However, I really cannot detect any bourbon...maybe just a little. If you ordinarily smoke uncased tobacco, this will likely still be ok. I enjoyed it, but wish that the flavoring was more pronounced.

Govern yourself accordingly.

Pipe Used: Northern Briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Sample at pipe show

1 person found this review helpful.

briarmensch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
briarmensch (1)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Very Full Very Pleasant

Upon opening there is the woodsy, sweet, intoxicating distillery scent. The bourbon mixed with the peppery and dark fruit notes of the perique produces an alluring bourbon barrel smell. The cuts are rather consistent, displaying a contrast between the red and yellow Virginias, black cavendish and perique. There were ZERO stems!

Moisture was only somewhat higher than normal, but did not cause any bite. Slight tickle on the tongue from the bourbon but was very pleasant. There were three distinct stages in the bowl; first the natural sweetness of the Virginia with mild bourbon, then full on bourbon goodness, and lastly, cool bourbon barrel when the perique kicks in. Great all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. Room note is very pleasant and sweet bourbon finish that lingers in the mouth. Delightfully strong but not overpowering. Highly recommend.

Pipe Used: Canted Egg, Bent Pot, Billiard, Dublin

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Billow; New Albany, IN; United States; 812-946-3263; biillowshop.com

1 person found this review helpful.

S.B. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
S.B. (1)
★★★★
Strong Mild to Medium Full Pleasant

Rich, smooth, and delicious with a nice touch of bourbon. I'm not very into aromatics so this is simply great for me. Wonderfully done. Great nighttime smoke. I highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: Bjarne Viking Bent Egg

Purchased From: Billow, New Albany IN

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