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One of our "Middle Earth" Series tobaccos, dedicated to the works of Tolkien. Rivendell is woodsy and earthy. Mildly sweet with a hint of walnut.

Notes: Founded by Jim and Gwen Reeves in August of 1970, The Country Squire has been a Mississippi fixture and mainstay for over 40 years. As Mississippi's oldest tobacconist, we feature over 20 unique and interesting house pipe tobacco blends

BrandThe Country Squire Tobacconist
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Walnut
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1587)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginia is mildly grassy with some citrus. The burley is nutty, a little toasty and woody, a bit earthy with a drop or two of molasses as a secondary player. The black cavendish has a little vanilla. The chocolate topping has a nice richness that plays well with the lightly applied, nutty walnut. They say only a hint of walnut is present, but it’s rich, much more so than many blends that have it as a topping in a higher quantity. The topping do tone down the tobaccos, but you will get the basic qualities of what they have to offer. Has little nicotine. No chance of bite. It’s a little moist, but doesn’t need dry time. The burn rate is slow to moderate, and requires a few relights, but not too many. Burns very cool, creamy, almost silky smooth with a very consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no goop or dottle. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note. A very easy going all day smoke.

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Shiloh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Shiloh (4)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

From the Mountain Rambling Rusticator:

Nutty, Woodsy, Cocoa... this is a very accurate description by the blender. The first time I smoked this I kept saying, "Oh, Wow!," out loud, over and over. Like the House of Elrond itself, this smoke is a respite full of ancient wonder. This is by far and away the best Lord of the Rings inspired blend I have tried from any tobacconist. Top Shelf all the way.

Pipe Used: Various Briars

Age When Smoked: Newly acquired from the tobacconist

Purchased From: The Country Squire, Jackson, MS

1 person found this review helpful.

HobgoblinTA96 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HobgoblinTA96 (27)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

An interesting blend if I do say so. Very tasty, nutty and woodsy with wisps of cocoa and a cloying hint of what I guess would be vanilla.If one sips slowly, a tobacco taste will come through revealing the excellent tobacco used in this blend. A brilliant aromatic without an overly heavy casing. If you are not sure whether you like aromatics or not, give this blend a go. It might possible convert you. Cheers.

Pipe Used: Comoy's of London Zulu

Age When Smoked: Used over several months

Purchased From: Country Squire

Similar Blends: American Style Aromatic.

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TGatewood Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TGatewood (4)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'm a big fan of all of the Squire's Tolkien blends, but Rivendell is by far my favorite. It's nutty taste provides a great, cool smoke. No tongue bite or rough smokes from this blend, even if you tend to puff deep and quickly like I do. A great blend to accompany you when you're outdoors camping, or just when you need to "get away" from the monotony of the daily grind. This natural, earthy blend is a great way to escape. I'm not a huge fan of churchwardens, but I feel like it may be the most appropriate way to enjoy this blend designed for hobbits. Great blend that I highly recommend.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Bing's Favorite and MT Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Freshly Mixed

Purchased From: The Country Squire; Jackson, MS, USA

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