The Country Squire Tobacconist Cornishman

Our original English blend with a generous portion of Latakia. Full flavored, yet kind to the mouth and soft. Medium-to-slow burning.
Notes: Cornishman was the favorite tobacco of our founder, Jim Reeves. Developed early in The Squire's history, it is quite popular. Mr. Reeves named Cornishman such because of his fondness an old legend: apparently in medieval England, the king would send tax collectors to Cornwall (whose residents are termed Cornish) to collect tribute; but the tax collectors mysteriously disappeared. Again and again the king would send them, but they never came back! The king, frustrated, learned quickly that he had to send an army with his tax collectors when they visited Cornwall, because the Cornishmen did NOT like taxes!


Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
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Blend Type American
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
Cut Mixture
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 19, 2019 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The smoky, woody, earthy, very sweet, musty Cyprian latakia plays a lead role. The grassy, citrusy Virginias also sport light sugary dark fruit, a touch of citrus and grass along with a some earth and wood notes as a secondary player. The sharp, dry, nutty, woody, rather sour and floral white burley plays a rank below the Virginias. The unsweetened sugary, toasty black cavendish is a condiment. The sugary sweet topping is hard to define as it mildly sublimates the tobaccos. The strength is a couple of steps short of the medium mark. The taste just reaches the medium mark. The nic-hit is a step past the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a sweet and mildly creamy and savory, mostly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. Has a lightly lingering, pleasant after taste. Can be an all day smoke.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 09, 2018 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
This was the first English blend I ever smoked some 35 years ago and I would say it is still one of my favorite blends containing Latakia. It is a very light sweet smoke that packs and lights easily and requires very little to keep smoldering. The smoke volume is good and the room note is acceptable for an English blend. The taste of the tobacco is nicely sweet, with a hint of campfire woodiness. Some pipe smokers speak of a creaminess in the smoke... not a description I often use but I would say it fits pretty nicely here. As a side note, there was a period where I think something changed in the quality or consistency of the blend when it did not hit the spot as well but my more recent purchases seem to have been right on target. A very good blend for those wanting to move from aromatics to English. Especially flavorful for cool weather outdoor smoking.
Pipe Used: Various Italian Briars
PurchasedFrom: The Country Squire Tobacconist
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 10, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This reminded me of C&D\'s Staffordshire. This is a good smoke for any English lover although I believe I enjoy "Angry Cornishman" a little more due to it having more latakia.

This is listed as an american blend but it is very much an english. The cavandish doesn't add a lot of sweetness to the blend like a Boswell blend would. Just barely a medium strength. Burns cool and leaves a little moisture in the bowl.

Could be in rotation for any English smoker, but again I would pass on this for their Angry Cornishman blend.

I gave 3 stars.
Pipe Used: 2012 Nording Hunter
PurchasedFrom: The Country Squire
Age When Smoked: new from the bag
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