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This soft burley and cavendish mixture will be one of the most unique aromatics in your cellar. The pronounced honey topping at times resembles tea, or even rum. The sophisticated pipe smoker will immediate appreciate the essence of Lakeland tobacco characteristics, as rosewater is apparent on the exhale. A sweet, perfumed delight!

Notes: White Rose was proudly developed in 2017 to celebrate the 200th Episode of Country Squire Radio and was presented to and named for Beau York, our dear friend. All profits from the sale of White Rose go directly to making Country Squire Radio happen each week. As of June 2017, Country Squire Radio is the #1 rated pipe-smoking podcast in the world. The show is now at the core of an international pipe club which gives smokers across the globe a chance to celebrate the hobby together weekly.

BrandThe Country Squire Tobacconist
Blended ByJon David Cole
Manufactured ByThe Country Squire
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
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RedScot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RedScot (6)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

The weekly podcast has made The Country Squire fairly well-known in the pipe community, but Jon David is a serious tobacconist when he & Beau aren't on the air. White Rose was created to support Country Squire Radio, and does so brilliantly. The bag note is what sold me on this tobacco. From that very start, White Rose is quite the experience. Many CS aromatics feel sticky as your fingers load the bowl, and this one is typical in that sense. Not a single one of their blends, however, leave any sticky goop behind in the bowl. White Rose has a surprisingly mellow honey flavor that supports the well-selected virginias and is complemented perfectly by the burley. The rose essence isn't overwhelming at any point and is most obvious on the retrohale.This is a luxurious tobacco that won't overwhelm with nicotine. White Rose could easily be an all day blend. Because of its moisture content this tobacco can get steamy pretty quickly, so a gentle cadence is needed. Overall this is a simple but wonderful tobacco.

5 people found this review helpful.

oldpaths Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldpaths (6)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This might be the best aromatic I've ever smoked and certainly one of the best tobaccos I've ever smoked. Has a great honey flavor that keeps me wanting to come back for more. I sometimes get the rosewater but it's not often. Burns cool and clean.

Pipe Used: Briarworks C111

Purchased From: Country Squire

5 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Part of the war of the roses series with Lancaster.

The honey comes through pretty strong at first but mellows through the bowl. I didn't get too much of the "Lakeland" note though as expected. Not as perfumy as some Lakelands I've tried.

Burned really well as do all of the Squire Blends.

Pipe Used: Cob, Morgan Bones

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Country Squire

5 people found this review helpful.

Brunello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brunello (81)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Well, this one wasn’t for me, but if you do like it at least that shows you have distinctive taste! I’ve made some blends using both rosewater and one really heady blend using actual dried rose petals and Perique! So I was curious. I’ve also done a lot with different honeys in casing, even went to a Farmer’s Market where they were sampling eight kinds of honeys from different flowers. One of them had a spiciness that reminds me of what is used here.

Overall I find this too delicate and subtle in flavor to hold my interest. If it’s honey you’re after the best I’ve had is Boswell’s Honey Roast (review forthcoming). I also wonder whether there is batch variation or something has changed since the time of the initial reviews years ago which rocketed this up to a 3.8 rating.

Since my two ounces came rather moist I found some drying time helped, but that somewhat diminished the already delicate floral character. Sorry to say this is the only Squire product I’ve given away. So far the recipient hasn’t commented on the forum, so that may be an indication that he didn’t like it either!

1 person found this review helpful.

Anthony Caridi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Anthony Caridi (29)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

A very unique tobacco! Very mild but plenty of flavour. Almost tastes like pancakes but not smothered in syrup! I do agree that I get a very light floral finish reminiscent of a mild Lakeland. First bowl captivated my interest. By forth bowl I became impressed and will order more. Is not your typical aromatic being that I'm not a huge aromatic fan other than HG's lakelands.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: County Squire

Similar Blends: Very Unique. One of a kind!.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bushido Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bushido (25)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sophisticated, elegant and a bit delicate. It doesn’t clobber you over the head with bold flavors. Smooth honey that fades a bit deeper into the bowl. The rose essence is the delicate part that peeks in, but certainly perfume like a full blown Lakeland. Well mannered with a pleasant room note. Great for a hot evening with iced tea.

1 person found this review helpful.