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Translation from the German website: Scotney ....dark-brown, aromatic, strong. These are the most appropriate attributes that mark the ready rubbed flake Scotney. A powerful Virginia/Perique ready rubbed flake forms the base of Scotney. A decent topping, which supplements the character of the tobacco best, lends Scotney its distinctive aroma.

Notes: This brand new rubbed broken flake is comprised of three different Virginias from India and 10% perique. The topping is a light touch of vegetable, making it slightly aromatic.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByHU Tobacco
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2216)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are earthy, tangy sweet (indicating red Va. is one of them) with a touch of citrus, and very slightly grassy. The perique is plum, fig and dried fruit with some pepper. The amount of perique is ten percent of the components. The lightly applied topping is green tomato sweet, and doesn't taste ketchupy nor does it tone down the tobaccos much. Somehow, it seems to meld well with the tobaccos as the flavor is consistent all the way to the finish. Not as complex as some of Hans' other blends, it is a medium strength lightly aromatic broken flake that is easily rubbed out, and burns at a reasonable pace. It has a mild to medium nic-hit, and is more than a once a day pleasure. It burns smooth, slow, cool, and dry, requiring only a few relights, and leaves little dampness in the bowl. No chance of bite or harshness. Has a decent after taste. Can be an all day smoke.


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Wilhelm Joharsányi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wilhelm Joharsányi (33)
Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

Scotney is an above-average VaPer, certainly better than most competing blends but rather lack-luster when compared to the other remarkable HU-Tobacco blends. The spicy Perique was the first I noticed, followed by the fruit flavor of the Virginias. There is a slight topping mixed in, which I am not a fan of in general, but it blends well with the other components. The topping tastes like a vanilla and fruit type additive that isn’t too sweet, but adds some complexity to the blend. It is not very complex, but will surely give you your VaPer fix. Overall, a solid VaPer and an enjoyable experience, as I continue to sample the impressive HU-Tobacco catalog.

1 person found this review helpful.

Halcyon_andy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Halcyon_andy (3)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

On first light this tobacco did not impress, it seemed monotonous and had a flavour on top of the Virginia, not entirely dissimilar to the smell of the veg drawer in the fridge when veg has gone seriously arwy.

However, with perseverance this blend transformed. By half way through it developed a complex array of flavours. A well rounded smoke that casually shifts between delicious VA and that unusual organic element, but never boring.

I don't think I'd get it again, but I enjoyed what I had.

Pipe Used: Viking houston

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Swap

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (270)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Except for the citrus note, I have to agree with JimInks' review; perhaps through the power of suggestion, I can even agree with the slight tomato-like note in the topping, although I suppose that may be from the processing rather than an added casing and/or topping.

Pipe Used: various briars, cobs, and meers

Purchased From: gift

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