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A mild tobacco with the taste of Spanish sherry and ripe cherries.

BrandJames Barber
Manufactured ByJames Barber
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringCherry, Sherry
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2739)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The grassy, citrusy Virginia is fairly buried under the toppings. The nutty, earthy burley is a little more noticeable. The tart cherry topping plays second fiddle to the sherry, which has very distracting sour bitterness and alcohol aspects. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is around the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite. Burns fairly cool and slightly slow due to the moisture content of the tobacco. The flavor is mildly sweet and very sour. Leaves a little liquid in the bowl, and needs a few more than an average number of relights. The after taste lingers unattractively. Not an all day smoke.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2015)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

James Barber - Sherry & Cherry.

I never planned on reviewing this today, that was until my dog grabbed the pouch and split it everywhere; decision made!

It's of a good moistness and can be imminently smoked. The biggest issue I have with it would be the amount of cherries: there's nowhere near enough. The sherry's easily the strongest flavour, and sadly it has more of an acrid taste as opposed to a sweet one. The tobacco flavours are quite good, it's just a shame the added flavour spoils the smoke. On the positive side, it seems more enjoyable after ten minutes or so, it doesn't bite, and the nicotine's medium! I wouldn't say it's one for me though:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Erik Nording Hunter

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: J. Barber

2 people found this review helpful.