BriarWorks International Bacon Old Fashioned

From Laudisi: Bourbon, citrus and smoky dark fired make this perfect for sippin'. Drink responsibly.


Brand BriarWorks International
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Cavendish, Kentucky
Flavoring Bourbon, Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 ounce jar
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.10 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 24, 2017 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
The very smoky, woody, dry, spicy dark fired Kentucky is the lead component by a mile. The grassy, citrusy gold cavendish is amply present, but not very forceful at all. The orange topping is light while the lightly sweet and sour bourbon is the dominant topping. The essence of bacon is not quite what I would classify as “bacon” per se, but they made a good attempt to replicate it. It’s not strong, and is amplified by the smoky dark fired Kentucky. The topping do tone down the tobaccos a bit. The strength is a tad closer to medium than it is to mild. The taste is medium. The nic-hit is almost in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite, but fast puffing will get you some tongue tingle, so I recommend a slow pace as it burns a little warm. Has a mostly consistent mildly sweet and savory flavor and burns at a slightly slow rate. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. The after taste has a little bitterness. Two and a half stars rounded down to two because of the potential for bite and tongue tingle.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 19, 2016 Mild to Medium Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable
I must admit, I generally find anything with added bacon better than it is without added bacon! With that said, I had some issues with Bacon Old Fashion as it related to the balance of tastes. There is an ample amount of what would be described as a smoky bacon flavor, but not much of the “Old Fashion” as the spirit component was lacking. Dry to the touch, it burns cleanly for an aromatic but lacks the sweetness that one would expect with an aromatic. This leaves just tobacco and bacon flavor. In fairness, my two bag sample may have lost some of the added flavors because it was stored in a sample bag. So there is a chance that fresh out of the cool jar that this arrives in, that your results will be better than mine.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 15, 2018 Medium Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
The smell is strong, heavy on citrus, like an orange peel. It smells a lot like the cocktail it's meant to represent.

I think this is an accurate representation of a simulation of smoking an old fashioned. It takes a few bowls to get there, to be sure, and the first couple are very stongly an odd citrus flavor. It kind of feels sometimes that the flavors of the Kentucky are fighting the flavors of the casing a bit. There is a non-zero nic hit with this one.

So far, this is the most "love it or hate it" blend I've encountered. Give it a whirl and don't give up after one or two bowls, it could grow on you.
Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Carolina Gent
PurchasedFrom: Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: 4 Months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 30, 2016 Mild Mild Mild Tolerable
As proof that each of us have different palates, I am going to have to disagree with some of the other reviews on this. Bacon? Where? I only occasionally found myself, okay there is something vaguely reminiscent of bacon.

Upon opening the jar and sticking my nose over it, I smell cheap whiskey. Actually what I get is that smell of a whiskey on the rocks that didn't get finished and sat on the table overnight. It's recognizable as containing whiskey but that's about it. After loading it into a pipe and testing the draw, I do get a whiskey taste that is better than the aroma though, so that's something.

As for smoking it, I have tried it in a new clay pipe, a meerschaum, a briar and a cob. By far the tobacco was best in the clay and the cob. It was good in the meerschaum. With the briar, which is also relatively new and I've just broken in, the tobacco was lacking in flavor. To be honest though I've only smoked 6 bowls of Bacon Old Fashioned and feel I am still trying to determine what I'm smoking. I have decided that it will probably be one I only smoke in the cobs though.
Pipe Used: Clay, Cob, Meerschaum and Briar
PurchasedFrom: gift
Age When Smoked: new
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