The Pipe Shop Southern Star

Light, cool burning, complex, yet delicately flavoured with hints of whisky, vanilla, and marshmallows pulling themselves from the sweet natural flavours of broken flakes and ribbon cut tobaccos. Best smoked in a long Churchwarden: as good a smoke as a hobbit could ask for!


Brand The Pipe Shop
Series Southfarthing Pipe Weed Series
Blended By The Pipe Shop
Manufactured By The Pipe Shop
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc, Vanilla, Whisky
Cut Mixture
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 29, 2016 Medium Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant
The Pipe Shop - Southern Star (Southfarthing Pipe Weed Series).

Okay, aromatic fans will love this, natural fans won't.

The mixture's quite appealing on the eye: many different cuts, mainly medium brown, and a couple of large flake pieces. It smells sweet and false, it's this that initially turns me off about it. The moisture's good, so on with the smoke:

With the aromatics, it seems to me that the whisky sits slightly behind. It's not totally lapse, but a vanilla/sweet taste tops it. As this is heavily cased, it causes it to bite. This makes gentle sips more than expedient.

Regarding the natural tastes, I wouldn't say it's a simple VaCav: I think it has quite a healthy dose of Burley included.

The nicotine's medium, and the room-note's nice.

This is good, but not exactly my thing:

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Siena 320KS
PurchasedFrom: The Pipe Shop Edinburgh
Age When Smoked: New
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