The Country Squire Tobacconist Choctaw

A unique blend of various Virginias and delicious black Cavendish. A real crowd-pleaser.
Notes: Choctaw was originally Cherokee #1. About 20 years ago, Cherokee #2 was rebranded "Cherokee" and Cherokee #1 was renamed "Choctaw". There was a Cherokee #3, but a key blending ingredient for that tobacco was discontinued. Cherokee and Choctaw are very similar, but smokers tend to think of Choctaw as stronger due to the different Virginia tobaccos and proportions.


Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
Series Aromatic
Blended By  
Manufactured By The Country Squire
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Caramel, Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
Cut Coarse Cut
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 24, 2018 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
This gets branded as an aromatic but its not a GOOPY mess without any flavor.

This is the strongest of the three Indians (Cherokee, Indian Outlaw, and Choctaw) and has a stronger tobacco flavor than Cherokee which to my taste is def an Aromatic first and has less tobacco taste.

The flavors I get are bakery notes along the cocoa side of things. The virginia comes through with tobacco taste which keeps it interesting. Room note is wife approved even though she prefers the smell of Cherokee.

Pairs great with your morning coffee or a Stout in the evening.
Pipe Used: cobs to meerschaum to brairs
PurchasedFrom: The Country Squire
Age When Smoked: fresh to one year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 07, 2020 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
John David Cole of the country squire continues a legacy started by the Reeves family. Some of their blends date back to the original owner and this is one of them. This is a staple aromatic blend that will not goop up your pipe and leave your hands feeling like glue. The flavor is very pleasant and its easy on the mouth. If you are looking for a nice blend to start on or an all day smoke that your significant other will adore give it a try.
Pipe Used: Corn Cob & Comoys
PurchasedFrom: TCS
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 21, 2022 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
This could very well be a four star blend for some smokers. If you like the Captain Black aromatics you will love this one. I find it even better than Captain Black Copper, which was the best of the line, imo. Choctaw burns smooth and steady with no bite whatsoever and the flavor is full and tasty from start to finish (doesn't turn to empty steam by mid-bowl!).

Bag note was definitely of cocoa, with a little sweet bread and even a faint whiff of something that reminds me of bourbon. In terms of flavor I get French silk chocolate, vanilla, and sweet bread (like a deep-fried cake donut). Aftertaste of bourbon (probably from the bready/malty Virginia). This sort of fills the same niche that Holger Danske Black & Bourbon did years ago (good with a cup of coffee in the morning).

Here's how it compares to its siblings Cherokee and Indian Outlaw in the lineup: Choctaw is creamier and fuller on the palate than Cherokee, which is slightly 'lighter' in terms of how expansive it is on the palate. Cherokee is sweeter (from its sugary casing) but because it has a lighter dose of Cavendish does allow some natural Virginia taste poking through now and then. Any natural tastes are fairly sublimated by flavorings in Choctaw. Neither Cherokee nor Choctaw are four-star favorites for me, but I will continue to enjoy them from time to time until my supply runs out. Indian Outlaw is a combination of both Cherokee and Choctaw and elevates itself to near four-star status mostly because it suppresses the slight negatives of each component (the slightly excessive sugar of Cherokee, the sublimating creamy Cavendish of Choctaw) while somehow enhancing their positive attributes.

For me Choctaw is a three-star blend only because I prefer an aromatic which retains some vestiges of natural tobacco taste. Others may prefer the full-throttle aromatic experience, which Choctaw certainly provides. It all depends on what your expectation of an aromatic are; I personally prefer Rivendell, which does provide aromatic flavors along with preserving some natural taste. I do enjoy Choctaw as an occasional treat, like on a lazy Sunday morning with coffee.

In sum, if you like full-flavored creamy aromatics, it is definitely worth trying a couple ounces of Choctaw when you place your next order!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 17, 2023 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
In honor of the great Indian nation of note, The Country Squire poses a well-balanced selection of mixed Virginian strains teamed with an equally supportive provision of Black Cavendish coming together in a mild-medium aromatic commemoration known as Choctaw. Slightly a top-dressing forward blend, these tobaccos, as listed, are matched by an absorbing combination of vanilla, genteel caramel, and a dosing of cocoa/chocolate to arrive at a tasteful rendition of sweetly infused Virginian magnificence.

Visual inspection reveals an opulent collection of mixed-cut varietals configured to a mask of adeptly darkened stoved, bright yellow, and red brown Virginian, amid a dense footing of coal black shards of smartly cased Cavendish. The mass of ideally moistened tobaccos comes full on with heartiness and generosity to form a substantially rich piling that mirrors foremostly quality of construction. To the touch, Choctaw lends itself to a feel of supple, softer culturing with an appealing sensation of textural integrity.

A vibrant spray of colorful fragrance enfolding the accumulation of countering additives and native Virginian essence come together to form the standards for Choctaw’s characterized pouch aroma. Of leading importance, the top-level embellishment projects a moving perfume spun with rich creamy vanilla, a tracing of cocoa-chocolate, lighthearted caramel and some darker honied sugar, very alluring to say the least. Lying on the bottom the prominent air of bright biting tart is blanketed by the deep tones of fermented wood. Further reflections are emitted of muted sweet grass and sharp herbal spiciness that borders on a calling of all things, a malty whiskey in truth.

At first light, drawing the smoke onto my palate I was suddenly faced with a chord of familiarity regarding the experienced flavor. Then it hit me. Although not precisely an even comparison, which I try to avoid anyways, as I discovered Choctaw seemed to project the same ambience as Captain Black Original. The general feel was within the same ballpark unquestionably, apart from a Virginian-based aromatic versus one constituted by Burley. Specifically, my conclusion was that the theme of the applied dressings appeared to be somewhat aligned and similar. Compelled by curiosity, I conducted a paralleled sampling, finding that Choctaw presented a fuller and smoother presentation overall.

Chiefly, a toasty rounded sweetness typifies the featured introduction to Choctaw’s highly spirited registration. Strictly speaking, a balanced and well-fused exuberance of selectively applied coatings move forward interplaying with bolstered intensity. Characteristically an altering wave of these individual streams shift and move boldly about, fused with complementing grandeur. With prideful arrangement, the mixture shows a general deference to the influences of rich spicy honey, a prevalent vanilla taffy-like impression, and the softer salty affluence of creamy caramel.

Additional emphasis involves some additive succor that demonstrated itself as a buttery brown sugar with a dusting of a light sassafras/cooked cinnamon-cocoa like seasoning. For itself, the chocolate seems to be there but is largely contained and fasted. Maybe a better way to express its relegated condition is to say that it is absorbed by the magnitude of the other additives. It is the Virginian leaves that occupy the broadest presence within the comprising native remarking, which is duly worth discussion. Namely, a nice symmetry forms between the assorted strains in effect pulling the best attributes of each respectively. Riding high in the upper profile, the Bright orange-lemony tang bundles with a lower projection of fermented Red dark tarty wood as a semblance of bitter treacle paints its registration. Fully circulating within the middle tier, the stoved varietal gives forth tones of darker fruitiness that touch on Bing cherry as the best reference, promoting a deepened sweetness to the representation of melded savor.

Moreover, the basic Virginia accenting is decidedly herbal in outlook, discreetly nuanced by just a pleasant touch of fresh baked sweetbread. And on one more noteworthy observation, about halfway into the bowl, this combined Virginian excellence advances further forward, growing darker, and deeply sweeter. As its tartness becomes distinctly livelier in tandem effect, the flavor profile in whole almost takes on a red wine like quality. In relation to the accompanying Cavendish, generally it supports the fundamental bottom with a passing of charred aged earthiness, soiled spice, and a modest smoky, sugar-laced character.

Exhibiting solid mechanical properties, Choctaw’s steady, cool burn emits medium bodied blue-gray clouds of lighter sweet vapors that pleasantly fill the immediate room occupancy. A toasty creamed fusion of soft vanilla-caramel propagates the main thrust of aroma, as a gentle tarty earthen wood and refreshing tangy sweetgrass fills the underside balance of its friendly disposition.

Sipped slowly with controlled measure, the mixture’s smooth texture affords no inkling of bite or rough edges making it and most enjoyable aromatic diversion. And once again, there is an appreciable degree of natural tobacco influence to its characterized persona thereby making it distinctively adaptable to a gamut of potential pipers.

With the encouraged assets of both top-coated excellence and balancing native merit rewards Choctaw with an admirable assessment relative to the subject aromatic genre. So, in giving credence to the consequent speak told by the wise tongue of the Choctaw, and as a quality blend from The Country Squire at that, one will find the tale told and even its smoking in this case, well worth the honor of its delightful counsel in my assessment. 3.4 Pipes
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 17, 2022 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
So Aromatics…

Like so many pipesters of what I call “real” tobaccos, I have tried to find an aromatic I can deal with for social settings. Recently I saw the name Country Squire and wondered if it was the same one my college roommate frequented. After looking up the website I remembered he liked Cherokee and shared it with me. That was 45 years, so I made an order of 5 of their aromatics. Choctaw came much too wet for me as I like my tobacco on the dry side. Left it sitting in a bowl literally for 2 weeks and it was still very wet to the touch. Clearly some kind of glycerin in it. I live in a humid climate. I finally nuked it in the microwave for a number of 15 second cycles. That got the job done. At that point it was a very satisfying smoke. Almost exactly what I remember. Good natural tobacco flavor with some topping. I would never put this in one of my top brand pipes, so I have several lower grade Savinellis set aside for this. Per the Squire website, Choctaw is a little stronger than Cherokee. Very satisfying as aromatics go.
Pipe Used: Savinelli
PurchasedFrom: Squire
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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