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Black Cavendish combined with flue cured Virginias for a sweet, crisp smoke with an orchard fresh aroma.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild
Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1734)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

The apple topping is a little tartly sweet and while it somewhat sublimates the tobaccos flavors, it doesn't give the smoker a deep apple flavor. I can get just a slight grassiness and citrus from the Virginia, and a very bare hint of vanilla from the black cavendish. Has no real nic-hit. It's a mellow unobtrusive, all day work and play smoke that makes some smoke as you pay attention to other things. Burns clean and cool at a decent rate with no bite, but leaves a little moisture at the finish. Needs an average number of relights. Has a weak, but pleasant after taste. Seems more flavorful at the start than at the end. An all day smoke.

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doc pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc pipes (17)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

I was given a healthy sample of this blend by a fellow piper that I met whilst smoking out on a downtown street. This blend is notable in that it smells absolutely wonderful when burning. I smelled the sweet aromatic scent before I actually saw this generous gentleman. The tobacco is slightly sticky to the touch, but dries out remarkably well. The burn is surprisingly good for the tactile tackiness of the leaf. The black cav seems to carry most of the topping flavor which gives some semblance of apple on the retrohale. There is a nice kind of tangy taste that fills the palate. The VA really hides in the background on this one; It is definitely there but acts as filler imo. Wonderful smell, zero bite. I would recommend this to those wanting to smoke amongst nonsmokers, aro lovers, and new pipers. This likely will not provide the depth of flavor that non-aro and English are accustomed to. I will not be buying more of this one.

Pipe Used: Rattray Marlin panel billiard

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: gifted

1 person found this review helpful.