Murray Sons & Co, Ltd Murray's 1921 Cunningham

Murray's 1921 Cunningham is a true Navy Flake tobacco. Sweet, bright, flue-cured tobaccos are melded with a light splash of zesty perique and a hint of rum before being firmly pressed into cakes and sliced. If you're a Virginia fan, this is an ideal blend to cellar, as it will improve greatly with age, but is rich enough to enjoy today.


Brand Murray Sons & Co, Ltd
Series Murray's Series
Blended By  
Manufactured By Lane, Ltd.
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 16, 2019 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
The presentation is all right. The flakes were just kind of stuck together and piled on top of each other. They are moist and I recommend some air time before filling the pipe, whether you choose to rub out or fold and stuff.

The tin note is tangy and sour. It’s kind of grassy and kind of like sour candy. Some dried fruit notes in there, some honey. I tried smoking this rubbed out as well as folded. They are both good. Again, I recommend air time, and taking it easy. I don’t find the rum to be big and detectable in the tin note or in the smoke. Maybe it adds some sweetness to the smoke, but I don’t notice it really. It starts off citrusy and grassy, some honey notes develop, and even some cereal notes, and molasses notes. There are some cane sugar pops of flavor, and even a hint of sourness and pungency of dunder funk (if you like Jamaican rum, you will know what I am referring to). There is some tartness and pig spice hits from the perique, some raisin notes. You can get some pastry and bready notes from this as well. It reminded me of Danish shortbread cookies. The dried fruit notes reminded me of lemons and sometimes oranges. There is a nice aftertaste to this that reminded me of an apple Jolly-Rancher candy. After finishing, the pipe smelled like cake batter.

I would say the taste is medium, and the tobacco strength is mild to medium. The nicotine might be noticeable, but certainly not overwhelming. For the price, this is a great value for money Virginia Perique flake. It would probably age very well, and any undesirable sharpness would calm down with some age.

I found this tasted best in pipes with narrow bowls with chambers of straight sides (billiards, Canadians, etc).

The only thing I can say I don’t like about it is there isn’t any red Virginia, to my taste, that could provide more depth to the blend. I would still buy this again, and I have purchased it multiple times. I rate this as highly recommended because it’s a good, sweet flake, and there aren’t many blends out there like this one easily available to me.
Pipe Used: canadian,billiard,lovat
Age When Smoked: fresh
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