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Poul Stanwell Jubilee "My Home Blend" - Most valuable Virginia and Burley leaves.

In addition, fine pinches of spicy Dark Fired Kentucky and exquisite, fragrant Orient.

Exceptional in smell and taste.

BrandA & C Petersen
Blended ByPoul Stanwell
Manufactured ByScandnavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Overwhelming Extra Strong Overwhelming Unnoticeable

A aromatic nasty from Stanwell, with Poul Stanwell admitting to being chief poisoner.

This particular toxic substance exudes a sharp, tangy, acrid aroma, that, rather than entices you in like a good aromatic should this sends out warning signals. It is really strong and put me in mind of the dreadful bergamot bomb that was Jirsa.

Unlike Jirsa, this tobacco has a much coarser cut and is shot through with orange-yellow petals, which actually put me in mind of Radfords' Sunday Fantasy. It went dry very quickly and so I decanted it straight away and had to rehydrate. This of course meant a lot of relights.

Just when you think that the smoke can't be worse, your tongue will take a pounding from the acidic backlash contained therein. The taste is just overpowering and leaves a hideous gassy acidic, citrus blast that could well be something like lemon or lime. Any tobacco taste is well and truly drowned.

I used only meers to try this one and I'm glad I did ; this blend would ghost a briar and only an exorcist would be able to remove it.

If I hadn't have thrown the last vestiges of the evil Jirsa (I hate throwing tobacco away but I had no choice) out then this would have proudly graced the very back shelf of my tobacco cupboard alongside the Amphora No 2, the Meine Mixture and the Sunday's Nightmare.

Pipe Used: Meers only

Age When Smoked: New oot

Purchased From: Dan Pipe, Germany

Similar Blends: Sunday's Fantasy, Jirsa, carbolic soap..

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