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The White Dog is comprised of various loose cut Virginias, and a small portion of a ready rubbed Virginia. The result is a light and sweet, yet spicy Virginia blend with a discreet spicy wood casing, which further emphasizes the natural character of this mixture, and gives it tension. White Dog is a great Virginia blend which leaves no wishes open.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByHU Tobacco
Blend TypeVirginia Based
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The various ribbon cut Virginias offer a fair range of what you expect from those varietals: a fair amount of earth, light grass and hay, a lot of citrus and deep dark stewed tangy fruitiness, and a minor spice hit from the bright Virginia. I also get a very light sugar hit. The “discreet spicy wood casing” has a mild to medium spiciness while the wood taste is lightly cedarish, and perhaps birch and an essence of pine needles, along with some smokiness. Burns at a moderate rate, though it does require a few relights, and I recommend a sipping pace for best effect. The nic-hit is mild to medium. The strength is mild to medium, and taste is just past medium. The complex taste is very consistent with a little creaminess from start to finish with no dull or harsh spots. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl, and the after taste lingers in pleasant fashion, as does the spicy room note. The sweetness level is also medium to full, and would appeal to smokers who like light aromatics, though White Dog is closer to being a semi-aro without touching that demarcation line. Fans of sweet straight Virginias who like blends like Dunhill Flake and Capstan Yellow may find this to be a different twist in the same genre due to the spice level.


6 people found this review helpful.

Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (107)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

White Dog is one of those tobaccos Hans Wiedemann is and will be known for: It doesn't seem to fit into categories. I like English as well as aromatics depending on mood and daytime, so I was curious what a discreet spicy wood casing could possibly taste like.

Regarding the tin note I found myself searching for freshly cut pieces of wood/fir in the mix. It has a slightly sweet and at the same time smoky scent. The condition of the fresh tin, handling and lighting were flawless and easy. The aroma and taste reminded me of a forest fire, combined with natural sweetness of the Virginias and something very reminiscent of a freshly heated sauna… . It is a courageous move to throw a blend like this on the market and the quality is undoubted. Just not to my personal taste. I am glad to have tried it and will finish the tin, but not necessarily buy another one. I recommend White Dog to pipe smokers, who are curious about this kind of flavor and to those, who don't like traditional candy or fruit flavorings.

Pipe Used: Several briars incl. some filter pipes

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: nothing alike.

3 people found this review helpful.

Rubagalline Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rubagalline (6)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Wow, spicy and sweet at its best! I'm not a real aromatic smoker (not until this), but this is the best stuff ever tried in that land! Forget those aromatic tobaccos that leaves bite on your tongue, and a kind of chemical film for the rest of the day. It is pleasant as a University Flake pot, only with a zing. If you're curious about aromatics, but you're neither into citrus or vanilla taste, just try this out!

Pipe Used: Briar Poker

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Hans

2 people found this review helpful.