Lane Limited Andullo

From P&C's website: Lane Andullo brings a type of tobacco never sold commercially in the US to their huge following of fans. Dominican Republic cigar leaf is tightly bunched for two years to create a dark and flavorful tobacco that has been smoked as pipe tobacco in the Dominican for a long time. The folks at Lane Limited got their hands on some of this rich leaf and combined it with a good amount of silky black cavendish to add smoothness to the blend, and finished it with a touch of latakia to add depth and complexity.


Brand Lane Limited
Blended By Lane Limited
Manufactured By Lane Limited
Blend Type Cigar Leaf Based
Contents Black Cavendish, Cigar Leaf, Latakia
Flavoring Anisette, Licorice, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.87 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 28, 2017 Medium Medium Medium Tolerable
The richly creamy, earthy, woody, moderately spicy and leathery aged Dominican cigar leaf also sports slight bitter, salt notes, and is the lead component. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is a background player. The brown sugary sweet black cavendish acts to tame any potential rough edges. I notice the licorice more than vanilla and anisette toppings, all of which compliment the tobaccos as much as they subdue them. The nic-hit is mild to medium. The strength level starts out just below medium, but gathers just a little potency as you go along. The taste is a step past the medium threshold. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns clean and fairly cool at a reasonable pace with a very consistent, deep, complex flavor that never weakens. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires just a little more than an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, slightly lingering sweet and woody after taste, and a stronger room note. It’s not far from being an all day smoke for the experienced smoker. Three and a half stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 01, 2016 Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable
This is a very good smoke. The topping seems to be sweet anise that mixes with the vanilla from the Black Cav to create a pleasant flavor. It's about mild to medium in strength. The BC also adds a slight toasty note and smoothes the blend out nicely. The Latakia is light but can be noted in the background. The cigar leaf is fairly bold with an earthy and spicy character. Overall flavor is pleasing and should satisfy cigar smokers as well as those that like bold blends. Although listed as an aromatic, the added flavoring doesn't really intrude. It just makes this more palatable.

Medium in body. Flavoring is mild to medium. Taste is medium to full. Burns very well.
Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 18, 2019 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
Ok this one derailed my opinion of aromatic tobacco's. I've been a cigar smoker for 30 years and a pipe smoker for almost as long. I prefer the tobacco taste of cigars and the same goes for pipes. I'm a English and Balkan fan and hate the chemical taste of flavored tobacco. I purchased this tin because of the description on the back. 20 year old aged cigar leaf with Cavendish how could I go wrong. When I opened the tin the casing was all I could smell. So I my first reaction was, crap this a aromatic, it's going to suck. I invested the money, so I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised, it's got everything I thought didn't exist. It's an aromatic with English qualities. The tobacco flavor is there with a decent nicotine hit, and it smells good to my wife. A tri-fecta, never thought this was possible. I would definitely recommend and purchase again.
Pipe Used: Dunhill group 5 shell
PurchasedFrom: Emerson's cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 26, 2017 Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable
I liked this blend alright, but it is definitely not something I would choose to smoke often nor will it be something I would choose to stock up in my cellar. It is kind of a weird blend that, for me, did not get really tasty til past the half way point of the bowl. This is about the time the topping mellowed out and allowed the cigar leaf flavor to poke through. I really did not even notice the latakia.

The topping for me, kind of spoiled the first half as it is pretty pervasive. The vanilla, for me, was obvious, but I could not identify the other elements until seeing on here that is was licorice. I guess that makes sense. I usually like a licorice topping, despite not liking black licorice that you eat, but it just didn't do anything for me in this blend. In any case, once it mellows at below half a bowl, the topping really starts to play nice and offers a pleasant finish.

Overall, I would give this two stars and can see where this may jump to someone who enjoys an aromatic, but is looking for more strength. This blend does give quite a kick in the arse in nicotine content. It may also appeal to someone who enjoys an Acid cigar as that is the most similar thing I can compare this to.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 21, 2017 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
A very dark tobacco that is deep with flavor! I lit my pipe and was rewarded with billows of wonderful smoke.The Lat and cigar leaf stood out while the black cav held it all together. I was able to just taste the anise but the vanilla never came through. There was not any bite and I to relight once. For those who like Lat and cigar leaf blends this one is a keeper!
Pipe Used: Amorelli Kentucky
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: 4 weeks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 07, 2017 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Let me say up front that I really like this blend! Can't say that I have ever knowingly smoked a blend with a cigar leaf base before now .... but this is good stuff. Lights & burns quite easily ... down to a nice gray-white ash leaving no residue in the bottom of the bowl that I can see. The smoke produces a cool, rich, full-tobacco flavor that alternates from lightly sweet & tart. Not too much and not too little ... just right. The Latakia peeks in to deliver its smoky/woodsy characteristic flavor & aroma as well ... here again the proportion is just right for me. I love licorice candy and the blend description says it's there (Licorice, Anisette, & Vanilla), but the light sweetness that I detect is not like the candy I love. As much as I enjoy licorice candy I've never found a tobacco with this casing that I've truly enjoyed. Certainly it's a taste that's different than those that come from cherry, cocoa, honey, florals, booze or the myriad of other casings often used in Aro's. IMHO, the casing does not intrude upon the tobacco flavor presentation ... it simply serves to round off any potential rough edges. I think Lane has come up with a winner that may appeal to the American-English hybrid crowd. It certainly has appealed to this ole country boy. I can see this being an all day smoke for me ... as well as a new favorite.
Pipe Used: Briars, Meershaums & Cobs
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 16, 2017 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
I had to try this due to the description of the Andullo tobacco used. I also watched a short video on how it is wrapped with palm leaves and tightly strung together and left to age for two years. Upon opening the tin the jet black tobacco had a fermented sweet smell to it. It reminds me of another pipe tobacco I have tried but for now I cannot put a name to it. It tasted mildly spicy and sweet and put out billows of smoke. I really like this one. It left a white ash at the bottom of the bowl and is really smooth.
Pipe Used: Wally Frank Poker Heart of Root 370
PurchasedFrom: Cup o' Joes
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 12, 2017 Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant
I bought this on the strength of Wilke Churchill, a wonderful blend with cigar leaf that also incorporates Black Cavendish for a full bodied feel with a mellow sweetness. I would buy more of that blend, but it's roughly 25 percent more per pound than something like Nightcap, of which I have bought many pounds at what I consider a reasonable price.

Andullo is a jet black blend that has similar components to Churchill, featuring Black Cavendish, Latakia, and Cigar leaf. By comparison, Churchill incorporates more variety, including Burley, Virginia, and Turkish leaf. The two approaches to the inclusion of Cigar Leaf in a blend are diametrically opposed. Andullo is a straight up, airy Aromatic with Black Cavendish overwhelming anything else, and Churchill is a serious, natural blend which tones down the Black Cavendish by a huge measure.

Andullo may indeed feature Latakia and Cigar Leaf, but in such little amounts that you won't find this compelling if you crave a strong smoke. For me, it's just another aromatic to throw in a pile with 1Q and the likes of Captain Black.

**I have added exactly half of White Burley when I smoke this mix and it has extended the body to something acceptable.
Pipe Used: Parker Poker
PurchasedFrom: Smoking Pipes
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 09, 2017 Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
This is an intriguing tobacco. The cigar leaf is noticeable but not overpowering. Then there's a small amount of cavendish with a hint of vanilla, presumably to smooth the smoking experience. It's an enjoyable smoke, with slightly more than medium strength - you certainly know you're smoking it. And nice volumes of smoke too.

This is not an all day smoke, but it's very interesting and I can envisage smoking it as a 'change of pace' once or twice every day.

I'm already hooked. Well done Lane.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 27, 2018 Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a blend that intrigued me. Some years ago, I got into pipe smoking because I wanted to transition from smoking cigars to pipes. Great. I don't enjoy smoking cigars anymore but every once in a while, I get the itch remember it. This was a nice option. But at the same time, I didn't want to just have a blend that was going to just toss a full cigar into my pipe. So I liked that this was a nice, balanced blend with an anise topping. Just fine by me. And that's exactly what this blend offered.

Andulo, for me, was a nice, smooth blend. It has the cigar leaf for the starring role. The Latakia and the black cavendish tame it down and smooth it out. What you are left with is a cool, smooth smoke that is creamy with full, white smoke. It is full with tobacco flavor and mixed with the anise and sweetness to make it enjoyable throughout the smoke. If you liked the taste at the beginning, you'll like it at the end as it did not change. Finally, unlike smoking an actual cigar where the taste would coat your tongue for hours afterwards, the aftertaste of Andulo was pleasing and unobtrusive.

The nicotine hit is most definitely there. Just beyond medium in strength and at the end of the bowl, you will indeed notice it. Quite nice.

For those that transitioning from cigar smoking to pipes, this is a nice cross-over. It would satisfy that craving for cigar leaf, but also bring forward the nuances and creaminess a pipe can deliver. I gifted a tin of this to a friend who was doing just that and he enjoyed it very much.

I will say this too: One of the other main reasons I wanted to try out this blend and then stock the cellar with it was because with the promised changes in regulations coming this way shortly, blends like this may not be around. McClellands had some cigar blends in its lineup, but McClellands closed its door and is now gone. GL Pease and Cornell & Diehl each have a few in their lineup too (which I purchased as well), but it's not certain what will happen with those blends. Some were after 2007 and I can't imagine that the sales in any company's cigar based blends would justify trying to keep around them after the regulations kick in. Nevertheless, I purchased those other blends and quite a few of Andulo especially.

I enjoyed this blend and I would recommend it to others when you just want to satisfy that itch of having something just a little different in your pipe or you want to reminisce the days of smoking a cigar without having to smoke a full cigar.

Pipe Used: Cob
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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