|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|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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