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A blend of dark and toasted cavendish with just the right amount of burley. Topped with a hint of whiskey flavor.

Notes: Still available OTC, but Pipesandcigars.com has the exclusive right for online marketing.

BrandVirginia Gold
Blended BySTG Lane Ltd.
Manufactured ByLane Ltd
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish
FlavoringWhisky
CutRibbon
Packaging1.25 oz Pouch
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.8
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Bruck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bruck (25)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'd never tried this blend but I picked up a couple pounds of it because it was a great deal, on sale for $12/# in pouches, which is less than I normally pay for bulk leaves. I figured if it's good, then I got a great deal. If not, then I can rehabilitate it by blending or pressing flake tobacco with it.

Upon opening a pouch, I was met with a mix of basic tobacco smell and artificial sweetness. Neither was overpowering. But hope springs eternal, and when I lit up a bowl, I found that it actually tasted much better than it smelled. Still not great, which I why I give it a 2 overall, but not too bad, especially considering the price.

Room note - Mrs. Bruck says it smells okay, but she's not inviting me to smoke it indoors either! It burns well right out of the package, allowing it to be smoked slowly enough to avoid tongue bite.

So even though I now have a whole pile of it, I won't be making this my go-to smoke; on to plan B. Trying it right now mixed with straight Latakia, about 50/50, which is quite good - the mild sweetness and pungency go quite nicely together (full disclosure - I'm more of an English fan).

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&C Online

3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2028)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The toasted Virginia cavendish is indeed a little toasty with a bit of grass, a little citrus, and maybe a drop or two of honey. The unsweetened black cavendish is mildly sugary is a support role. Playing back up is the nutty, earthy, slightly molasses sweet burley. The whiskey topping tones down the tobacco a little, but is mostly a team player, and slightly weakens near the finish. The strength level just passes being mild, while the taste is a step shy of being in the center of mild to medium. Hardly has any nicotine. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a fairly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a decent, short lived after taste. An all day smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

Toby67 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Toby67 (9)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Very mild blend, did not catch the hint whiskey until furth down the bowl. The natural sweetness of the Dark and Toasted Cavendish mellowed out by the Burley made for an overall smoke that would be great for those wishing to experience an Aromatic for the first time as it is a mild Aro and therefore would be good as a sipper for a palate used to American/ English blends.

Overall I find this would be a good Aro for that early morning smoke or even as a blend used to mellow out those stronger Aromatic's. I'm used to more flavor in an Aro, otherwise this would get a 4 star.

Pipe Used: Assorted Briars & Corn Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Internet

2 people found this review helpful.

Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (69)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I like this one! Is it $20 a can fare? No, but it's a solid smoke. Very similar to Smoker's Pride Whiskey, it's slightly sweet, a tinge spicy and has an old-fashioned maltiness to it that's hard to describe. This is one of those bulk types you put off buying, but glad that you did buy it when you get ahold of a bag. Airing out brings out a more toasted quality. When I opened the bag the moisture level was perfect. Has a nice pouch note but somewhat nondescript. About midway down the bowl the experience is a smooth and monotone, but in a good way. Can't say it's four stars, but I'll give it a 3 and a half rating. Best of all your wallet won't be hurting.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Similar Blends: Smoker's Pride Whiskey.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Was gifted a pouch of this by my buddy D. Thanks bro.

Natural tobacco flavors of nuts and sweet hay with a touch of earth and a nice toasty note The whisky is fairly sweet and taste like whisky (duh). It's a smooth smoke and burns cool. Very few relights required. A simple yet tasty pouch blend that makes your wallet love you. $1.99 a pouch. Can't beat that.

Mild to medium in body and taste. Flavoring is mild.

Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: gifted

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