Gallaher Limited Special Virginia Rubbed Out

The art of pipe smoking is something that is highly individual and whichever type of pipe you like to smoke - be it a brandy, a billiard, or bulldog - and however you like to pack your pipe, the quality and blend of tobacco you choose is key. Special Virginia is a hand crafted pipe blend of Virginia, Kentucky and burley tobaccos that can trace its origins back to as early as 1770. However you like to smoke your pipe, we hope you enjoy this high quality coarse cut ready rubbed blend with it's distinctive character, appreciated around the world.
Notes: In May 2017 the pack name changed from Mellow Virginia to Special Virginia Ready Rubbed due to legislation, and now has Gallaher Ltd. on the pouch, although this is a subsidiary of JT international. Now in a pouch only as the tin was phased out.


Brand Gallaher Limited
Blended By  
Manufactured By Japan Tobacco International
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring Caramel, Other / Misc
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.80 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 08, 2019 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant
Gallaher Ltd - Special Virginia Rubbed Out.

It's been rubbed to the appearance of a broken flake. The colour's quite dark and the moisture's faultless. I find there's little aroma from the pouch, apart from a slight sweetness.

Just like Mellow Virginia, which is basically what this is, it gives a fairly uncomplicated smoke. I find it's a VaBur with a touch of honey. The Virginia and Burley seem equal; slightly sweet and a little coarse. The Kentucky offers a little 'power', but isn't a formidable ingredient. Because of the chunky cut it burns slow and cool. It also gives me no tongue bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Special Virginia? Like I said with Mellow Virginia, although it's readily available in the UK, it's still damn good! Highly recommended:

Four stars.
Pipe Used: Peterson Golden Supreme Meer'
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: 7 months
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