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Made and blended by BATfor the Royal Navy

Notes: Back of tin has printed on it... This tobacco is supplied duty free for the exclusive use of Officers and men of the Royal Navy; and is not to be landed, given away, or otherwise disposed of, contrary to Regulations. B.A.T 11.1962

BrandRoyal Navy
Blended ByBAT
Manufactured ByBAT
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging1 ounce Tin
CountryUK
ProductionNo longer in production
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
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Pipemanuk (76)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I saw this on Ebay, though it seemed to have missed some folk, and grabbed it for a pretty reasonable price. It's of course the Navy's old tobacco ration that they used to supply to the officers and ratings. Having had relatives in the Service during and after the war I leapt at the chance to get hold of some. I've always wondered whether it was specially made or a proprietory blend. The answer is that it was almost certainly Players Navy Cut or Players No Name; it's a bit difficult to tell after 52 years in the tin but I'm pretty sure it started off as one of them. Very fruity taste of raisins, dates, figs with the usual winey background you get after such long fermentation. A nice experience.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: pipe 20 years, tobacco 52 yrs

Purchased From: Ebay

Similar Blends: Players Navy Cut, PLayers No Name.

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