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A delicate blend of Virginia, Turkish, Black Cavendish, and Latakia.

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Blend TypeScottish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging2 oz. bag, 4 oz. bag, 8 oz. bag 16 oz. bag
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2647)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The grassy, lightly floral, sugary, very tart and tangy citrusy bright Virginia forms the base of the blend, though its effect is as an important supporting player. The two more obvious components are the woody, dry, slightly buttery sweet, sour, herbal, floral, earthy Turkish, and the smoky, earthy, woody, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia. The Turkish also sports a hint of spice. Both it and the Latakia have some richness and depth as they compete for the lead in regard to what you experience. The unsweetened black cavendish adds a little smooth sugariness to tame any potential rough spots. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is step past the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent, sweet and smoky deep campfire flavor that translates to the lingering after taste. Requires a few more than an average number of relights. Not quite an all day smoke, but veteran smokers may consider it to be one.

-JimInks

12 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (274)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

This is another one I ordered in a group with the 20% off discount. This is a Scottish Blend and from what I have read online is basically an English blend with Cavendish added. On a side note an American blend is an English blend with Burley added. This has a pleasant mild tin note and smokes smooth, easy and pleasant. This produces a lot of white billowing smoke probably due to the Cavendish. Here is a link to an excellent article that goes into more detail. https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/closer-look-cavendish-tobacco I swear this is one of the few blends that the more I smoke the more I cannot get enough of. I suppose we all have a blend or two that we have experienced like that. From my limited experience with Wilke tobaccos they have not disappointed. If you like smooth blends for a change of pace then this is one you should not overlook. Not really much more I can add, not into describing blends much with all of the fruit, herbs, woods, and other descriptors. Four thumbs up!

Pipe Used: Peterson's Hand-Made Large Rusticated Billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Wilke Pipe Tobacco

6 people found this review helpful.

es ca. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
es ca. (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Really smooth creamy. The small amount of Black Cavendish makes this a bit more Scottish than straight spicy Balkan. I like that it sets itself apart that way. Not a latbomb,well balanced. Harmonious. Stays lit. Smokes easy. Brilliant.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Wile

4 people found this review helpful.