Player's Blenders Highland Pipe Tobacco

Notes: This blend is a re-named version of Player's Whiskey. It isn't yet clear whether it is in any way different.


Brand Player's
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Whiskey
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.83 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 20, 2021 Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
This is the modern iteration of the first tobacco that I cut my pipe smoking teeth on. I have fond memories of buying the Players version in a dark green round tin. I was keen to see if it still had some of the original charm, or if like some of the MacBaren versions, it had become a sad reflection of its former self. On opening the pouch I was greeted with an approximation of the old version. Quite sweet and Whiskey cased, but not quite like the Players tobacco. I smoked a bowl and determined to jar it and see if I liked it any better after a few months in glass. Thankfully in this case, that was exactly what it needed. When I opened the jar today, a familiar and comforting scent of quality Virginia and faint nuttyness from the Burley rose up to meet my olfactory senses. The Whiskey topping was there too, and from memory, it is a faithful recreation of the original. It packs and lights very easily and burns slowly with little moisture and a very pleasant room note and after taste. It doesn't show any tendancy to bite when gently sipped, and is very pleasant all the way down to fine white ash. The only regret I have is that there is no option to buy a flake version However I am happy to buy this as an occasional treat. Just like welcoming an old friend.
Pipe Used: Falcon
PurchasedFrom: GQ Tobaccos
Age When Smoked: 2 months in jar
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