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Notes: An all Virginia tobacco. It has a complex 3 layers of flavors: an earthy plummy molasses layer, followed by a scotch/drambuie note, and finished with a light botanical topping.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Molasses, Other / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Flavoring
Mild, Medium
Taste
Medium, Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
3.5
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

The Virginia is grassy, hay-like, and citrusy sweet with a slight honey note, and stands out beyond what else you will taste. All the toppings are very mild, with the molasses being more noticeable than the others. The Scotch/Drambuie is lightly, sweetly evident, and I don’t know what the “light botanical topping” is, but the slight floral essence from it plays well with the other flavors as does every other one I previously noted. The molasses topping is mild. Has a mild to medium nic-hit. Won't bite. Burns a little fast, but cool with a consistent flavor, virtually no moisture left in the bowl, and a pleasing after taste. Needs few relights. A nice all day work and play smoke.

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Yellowfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Yellowfan (6)
★★★★
Mild Medium Full Very Pleasant

Athey is a one of a kind blend! An all Virginia blend with an almost menthol effect from the honey and liquor (scotch/Drambuie). I've heard that there are multiple flavors from a complex series of casings/toppings/infusing, including aging in scotch barrels. The tobacco comes drier than most which means you get more per volume and you can add moisture as needed. You could call this a dual-purpose tobacco for pipes for cigarettes, but the stigma of the dreaded "cigarette" would not do this tobacco justice. Smoke it slow and it'll treat you right!

If you want an incredibly flavorful tobacco with an interesting cooling effect, then Athey is a must try. This is a big recommendation since I primarily smoke non-aromatic Latakia/Perique blends.

Pipe Used: Any

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Indian River Tobacco Traders

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