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Low Country's Natural Virginia & Burley: Select old belt red Virginias are blended with a healthy measure of dark burley leaf, resulting in a sweet, yet nutty smoking experience.

BrandLow Country Pipe & Cigar
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Troy_nov1965 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Troy_nov1965 (13)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Unnoticeable

I recently purchased 8oz's of this wonderful tobacco from At less than 20 dollars a pound and blended by C&D intrigued me enough to give it a try. I am glad i did!

Mostly dark burley of very good quality.The Va. is a very minor player that was almost undetectable at first. I smoked 4-5 bowls as it arrived which was very dry. It was slightly harsh and bitter if smoked to hot and too fast. I hydrated it overnight and it improved the tobacco. The sweetness of the Va. was more present and the harshness and bitterness was all but gone. The flavor is upfront burley goodness, woodsy, slightly cocoa, nutty, slightly spicey ( maduro cigar leaf like). The Va, in the background adds just enough sweetness. No flavorings or toppings. It has a good nicotine hit as well. I got no bite from it and could be all day smoke for me. It sort of reminds me of Old Joe Krantz without the perique

I plan to order a couple more pounds shortly. Easily a 4 star blend and the price just makes it even better. This one of the few blends i have not thought of adding something to it to make it better. This would make a fine base burley if you wanted to add some latakia , perique or orientals, but i like it as is and can not smoke enough of it.

If you are a burley lover give this a try.

Pipe Used: Various types, mostly pre war American pipes

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

Similar Blends: OJK without perique.

16 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tobacco came at a good level of hydration for me. It is a mix of tan and brown tobacco in a medium ribbon. There are some irregular chopped bits, but it is really a ribbon and not fish flake.

This was a delightful smoke. It is a little sweeter than expected, and there is a slight bitter edge to the burley - especially in the last half of the bowl. It was easy to smoke at a good pace, and the flavor was good. There is a little earth from the burley, and the Virginia presents as grassy with no citrus notes. The description says nutty, but I am not getting much of that. What I am getting may be the power of suggestion. The nicotine level may be a little high to be an all-day smoke for some, but it suits me.

The price point is very good. I just ordered a pound bag, so this is really a 3.5 on my scale. It is easy to recommend to someone (not sensitive to nicotine) who wants a quality VaBur that is untopped. This is very good.

Edit 5/15/21 - I just opened a fresh bag of this and started wondering how much of it I had smoked in the past 3 or 4 years. I went though my orders, and I have bought 14 lbs of this. It really is a very capable all-day smoke and I have enjoyed it more than the initial review may have indicated.

13 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The very earthy, woody, mildly nutty, dry dark burley also has a very light toast, spice and molasses sweetness, along with a very small sprinkling of cocoa as the lead component. It also has a little sharpness and sourness. The red Virginias provide light tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, and a bare hint of citrus. They’re not really more than a background player as the burley is very potent. The strength is a step past the medium mark, while the taste and nic-hit are medium. Won’t bite, but fast puffing may produce a couple cigarette/cigar notes. The tobacco is dry, so it burns a little fast, but mostly cool and very clean with a very consistent, mildly sweet and rather savory flavor. Hardly leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. The after taste lightly lingers, and is a tad marred by a sour, bitter hit near the finish. I deduct a star for that. Can also be a mixer. More of a two and a half star blend.


10 people found this review helpful.

Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (203)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Very Pleasant

I am glad I've come across this tobacco. For starters, it has one of the nicest room-notes for a VaBur I've ever encountered. I cannot detect any added flavours or toppings, but the smoking experience is all about the nutty flavour and sweet virginia leaf it contains. Somewhat similar to Haunted Bookshop, but lacking the nicotine punch in the end and the spicy notes of the perique. The moist content is rather high, but it smokes perfectly fine straight out of the bag and does not need any drying time at all. Also, it seems to burn faster than expected, but not hot in any case. And the fact this is a burley blend with no added flavours means you get no tongue-bite. It seems to develop a very light rough edge towards the last quarter of your bowl, but this is to be expected from most burley blends. This blend gravitates more on the burley side of the argument than the virginia's, but the latter adds support, sweetness and softens its rough edge. Its nutty dimension is truly remarkable and at this price tag it really is a steal. It can be an all-day smoke, both for the morning and evening sessions. Taking all of this into account, its only fair to give it a 3 stars rating.

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Natural Virginia & Burley.

It's a well rubbed ribbon, medium brown and mine arrived at the right moistness for smoking.

The smoke: the Burley leads, without a doubt. The Virginia's a lot more of an ambiguous flavour so needs to be deliberately 'searched for', and even then it could be missed. In general the Burley tastes more like the sweeter type than rustic; a few chocolate notes, a touch of molasses, etc. I never get bite from NV&B and it burns well enough.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: tolerable to strong.

Sure, it isn't bad, but it bores me too much for any higher than two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Around the World China

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

6 people found this review helpful.

Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (209)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

This is a very tasty, yet budget VaBur. It has plenty of malt and bread flavours and some citrus sparkle. It fills the palate.

Comes quite dry and packs and burns without fuss. Strength is a very personal matter, and my preferences are towards lighter tobaccos when it comes to nicotine, but the salient feature of this baccy for me was its strength. Well outside of my comfort zone, but I am sure this will be right up the street of some pipesters.

It reminded me of Royal Yacht, tho without that baccy's flavouring. I'm not getting much in the way of Burley coco or nuttiness, but that might just be me.

Like the other bulk LC tobaccos, this would suit DIYers wanting to tweak their blends, but it smokes well as it is. Not an all day smoke, unless you are a nicotine junky, but does me well as a change up smoke.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: New

6 people found this review helpful.

neuron_md Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
neuron_md (37)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Wow! All natural tobacco goodness !

The nutty and earthy flavors of the burley predominate in this blend. It also has a creamy, malt, and bread and butter quality to it.

But it is also sweet with the Virginia in the background.

This blend is full-flavored in a natural way, with no artificial aromas added.

The nicotine level is relatively strong, but it didn't knock me out. You can feel the nicotine flavor coat your tongue at 1/5 down the bowl.

NV&B smokes cool and consistent, and needs very few relights. It gives no tongue bite. One of the best Va Burs out there, and a much under-rated one , too !

Pipe Used: Il Ceppo medium billiard, Big Ben Barbados

Age When Smoked: Fresh and one year of age

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

Similar Blends: Best brown flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

Seanv Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Seanv (35)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Strong

Bulk. Arrived very dry.I haven't rehydrated it but maybe I will try if the next batch arrives as dry as this one did.

Lots of darker leaf and some lighter mixed in. The cut is a true ribbon. The pieces pack well and easy if careful. This blend takes the light well and never gives any trouble if packed correctly.

Bag aromas of nutty Burley, earth and tangy Virginia. It smells like basic tobacco which is exactly what I was expecting.

First flavors are of the earthy Burley then some nutty notes follow. The Virginia is far in the background but provides some sweetness to the blend. I feel like a small addition of perique would spice this up a notch but that is not what the blender had in mind. I have not tried adding any perique but will likely do so with the next batch that arrives.

The burn is easy and cool if you have a slow cadence. It can bite and burn very harsh if you smoke it hard. The body is medium at its height and has a mild to medium nic hit depending on the day.

Overall, for what it is, this is a good blend. It is not flashy, just good tobacco blended properly. I recommend this to anyone who likes a mild to medium Burley based blend.

Pipe Used: cobs and briars

Purchased From: SP

2 people found this review helpful.

Lobo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lobo (8)
Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

Sweet and nutty. No topping or sauce. Four star tobacco at drugstore prices. This is a good all day smoke.Buy it now and stack it deep.

Similar Blends: Virginia gentleman.

2 people found this review helpful.

DrHoo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrHoo (20)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This is Half & Half without the topping and with higher quality ingredients. I bought 8oz because it was cheap as chips. I bought it with the thought of using it to extend my Edward G. Robinson, which I love, but whose flavouring becomes a bit cloying for me so I follow the example of the late, great Shelby Foote and mix it 2 to one with something unflavoured. Of course I smoked some before blending it and was surprised to find out how good it was on its own. C&D Pegasus is my go-to burley and, if I had to choose, I think I'd pick this over Pegasus. This is really a BurVa. Lots of smooth, nutty burley with some deep sweetness that I would guess is mostly red Virginia rather than the grassier, more floral bright. I don't get the nic hit that others have mentioned and I'm usually a nic wimp. I'd put this right in the center of the the medium range. It came rather dry in the bag but that's what I prefer. Like all pipe tobacco, it's best sipped slowly. It meets my personal test of leaving me wanting more than my self-imposed 2 bowl per night limit. It could be an all day smoke for someone looking for one.

Pipe Used: Cob, old briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the bag

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: C&D Pegasus, Half & Half, SWR, other codger burleys..

1 person found this review helpful.

LSU Tiger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LSU Tiger (14)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I purchased this blend on the spur of the moment. At $20 a pound, what's there to lose? In short, it's basic, but wonderful in its simplicity. It's burley and Virginia, noting more. No toppings, just tobacco. Puffed slowly, the nutty sweetness comes through.

My tobacco came a tad on the dry side but passed the pinch test. I jarred it at once.

This is a no pretences all day smoke. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Pipe Used: Comoy Canadian pre 1980

Age When Smoked: New and one year

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Chili guy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chili guy (14)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Still going through a very generous 2 ounce bag of this one. It was purchased with several other Burley blends with the intent of doing a comparison to see which I preferred. It’s very similar to MM Missouri Pride although a bit less costly as it’s sold in bulk. That said, it’s an enjoyable smoke in spite of seeming a bit dry in the bag...seems like it may be best smoked a bit dry. Burley seems to be the major component and in my experience, Burley seems best a bit on the dry side.

It loads, packs and burns well, isn’t a problem managing a bowl and is probably best in a typical 3/4” X 1 1/2” bowl. Wide shallow bowls seem to inhibit the flavor and make for a hotter burn.

My gut feeling is that the ribbon size is a bit narrow but after watching a video/interview of the blending process, I realize that changing this aspect of the blend isn’t a small thing...they aren’t producing it tin by tin.

I like it and will get around to reviews of the others I selected in time, meanwhile I’ll just enjoy it as an anytime smoke in virtually any pipe I have on hand.

Pipe Used: Jost Canadian, Peterson’s 106, MM General

Age When Smoked: Freshly opened bag

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: MM Missouri Pride.

1 person found this review helpful.

Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (218)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Low Country Natural VA & Burley has a jar note that is earthy, woodsy, nutty, and sweet. The Burley is the leading component in this blend. It is earthy, woody, nutty, and has a light toastiness that reminds me of oats, and hints of cocoa and molasses. At about the halfway point there is a little sharpness and sourness that might suggest some white burley is in the mix as well. The VA's are very sweet with a hint of dark fruits and a little sweet spiciness. The smoke is rugged and a little rough around the edges but will not bite. The nic is at the bottom end of med. strong and it is enough to satisfy. The sweetness lingers on the tongue for a little while and is quite nice. This is a great smoke and with this review, I have completed smoking my 4 oz sample and have already added a pound to the cart for my next order. The room note is pleasant for me but others found it less so. Highly recommended.

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