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
Jun 04, 2019 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
UPDATE 08.29.19 I'm actually going to bump this up to a four, partially just to help offset the - to me - undeserved hate this blend gets. I've actually smoked this just about daily for a month and it keeps on growing on me, which I think is partially the result of some breathing time fluffed up in the jar. The whiskey/orange/smoky taste is actually quite well done and, with proper drying time, is rather flavorful in topping and tobacco, as well as a bit creamy. The problem is is that it is somewhat inconsistent and a bit finicky, which I mainly attribute to the cut, which is quite a potpourri and, like another reviewer, I, too, found a piece of leaf about two inches long in my jar. Despite this, I'd say this blend achieves what its creators set out to accomplish, which is a lovely smoke that carries some of the flavors of a citrus-y, smoky old fashioned. Definitely my favorite aromatic behind Lakelands and I will likely repurchase, which wasn't in the cards initially. Can burn somewhat fast and the nicotine can be a bit of a creeper.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: This tobacco doesn't get a fair shake, being kind of an oddball. That being said, I get none of the advertised bacon (for which I am grateful), which I think is what gets it all the attention. What I do get is a fairly mild whiskey topping with a bit more orange essence interwoven. Unfortunately, there is the occasional "bile" note that others have mentioned, but I find it's fleeting and usually quickly transitions into orange. Overall, this is rather creamy and smooth and, I think, achieves what the blenders set out to accomplish - a tobacco that (as near as possible) tastes like an old fashioned. Though maybe one from an airport bar. I found the nicotine mild leaning towards medium when smoked in the morning, more towards mild at other times. Again, kind of an oddball, but not unpleasant and worth a shot by all but the most close-minded. I would say more like two-and-a-half stars, but I'm rounding up.
Pipe Used: Cob
PurchasedFrom: 4noggins
Age When Smoked: Less than one year - six months maybe
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2024 Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Upon opening the jar I could smell salty caramel, oranges, smoky dark fired leaf. Tobacco is a bit moist but good to go straight from the jar. Lights easily, smokes easy and clean too. No tongue bite even if pushed. Taste is certainly unique. First few bowls I could taste a very intense combination of smoky dark fired leaf and orange topping which was pleasant and in no way I found it to be chemical. After some time toppings do tone down and you can also taste some citrusy virginias. All in all this is a unique experience and I agree this is a love/hate blend but in my opinion there are too much hateful reviews, so there, I decided to make a positive one. 4 stars
Pipe Used: various cobs
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes
Age When Smoked: 2-3 years
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