The Country Squire Tobacconist Delta Honeydew

(3.67)
Much like Mississippi, Delta Honeydew is complex, mysterious, and offers a few surprises. This Virginia-forward tobacco has the subtlety of high grade yellow leaf, while combining it with a small kiss of fruit topping. Additionally featuring the allure of various small-batch condimental tobaccos, Delta Honeydew is a blend that you’ll find yourself reaching for often, but won’t always know why!

Details

Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
Series Aromatic
Blended By The Country Squire
Manufactured By The Country Squire
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Unknown, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.67 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 08, 2022 Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I've smoked a number of blends from The Country Squire and this is my favorite. If you like light aromatics/VAs this is one to put on the list.

Besides my love for well-crafted aromatics and Virginia tobacco, I love this tobacco because it's so unique. There's a flavor that I can't quite put my finger on but every time I slowly puff I'm rewarded with a sweet fruit taste that's sublime.

Not only is this my favorite Country Squire blend, this has been in my top five tobaccos list for a couple of years.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 16, 2018 Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant
The Country Squire aromatics I've tried have all been sticky, and Delta Honeydew is no exception. However, this is an absolutely exceptional tobacco. If you are an aro lover and you want to try only one CS blend, this is the one. High quality virginias are the base of this mixture. There are some dark bits here, as well, but the only hint at what they might be in the description is "condimental". A sweet melon topping completes the picture. I am convinced that what makes this mixture so amazing is the interplay between the components. The virginias are honey sweet rather than grassy, and the melon topping gives that sweetness a fuller "mouth feel". The condimental tobaccos, though, are the secret weapon. They extend the aftertaste of the sweet components and give tue same lingering effect of a perfect bite of honeydew melon. I've talked to the inventor of this blend - he shall forever be named Papa Disaster, and he isn't a "pipe guy". This mixture was his mistake. But oh my! what a beautiful mistake it is. I absolutely highly recommend this blend.
Pipe Used: Enameled briar, cob
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 26, 2018 Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant
A Virginia based aromatic Delta Honeydew has a fruit topping which I took as maybe apricot or even a peach that lasts through the bowl.

This is NOT a goopy aromatic. The Virginia flavor and sweetness comes through with the fruit and other tobaccos complimenting it.

I've really found this to be a great summer blend and I really enjoy it with a glass of sweet tea.
Pipe Used: various
PurchasedFrom: The Country Squire
Age When Smoked: fresh to 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 09, 2022 Mild to Medium Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant
To give you a hint from where my below impressions are coming from; I favor aromatic blends (vanilla being my favorite), although I am finding I enjoy English/Scottish blends more frequently, which I could not stand when I first started smoking a pipe. I have been trying more of the English/Aromatic combo blends, which I have found being more and more of that I am reaching for for my everyday smoke

Opening the bag what I smelled was sweetness, something fruity? Hard to tell, but none of the tobacco...

The flavor I tasted was sweetness, but what was unique was the aftertaste, it left a fruity at first then a distinct citrus taste in my mouth. I cannot say if I like this or not, but the room note was very pleasant and it was something different which I am not surprised with the blend description going in. As the bowl burned down, the fruit became less pronounced and the flavor of the Virginia became dominant (but the aftertaste would not go away).

It arrived semi-moist, no drying time was needed. Was able to light this without issue and needed a few relights. I did have some tounge-bite with this blend.
Pipe Used: Rattray Goblin 100
PurchasedFrom: thecountrysquireonline.com
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 12, 2021 Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Have recently started to taste these Country Esq house blends. While all have been very good, this offering has something that I can’t quite put my finger on, but I continue to come back to it and when away from it too long do have thoughts of filling a bowl with this high quality aromatic.

The initial interest was to find a high quality low nicotine tobacco as my current regiment strength was to high and leading to noticeable palpitations. This can definitely be an all day smoke as the nicotine level is very mild and I have started to track nicotine level by how high my Pulse goes up when the nicotine kicks in. This would be for me a low nicotine blend as my pulse never exceeded 89 BPM when smoking (resting pulse is 48). Medium blend can easily take my pulse to over 100 when the nicotine kicks in. Trying to add some empirical data to back some of these rankings. Individual folks MMV.

This is not a strongly flavored tobacco. The fruit toppings only occasionally poke through, and the overall flavor is a gentle complex taste. It eludes description, but it has the fullness of mouth feel that reminds me of either dark fired or a Latakia leaf. So the overall flavor is sweet fruity with a smoky dark flavor that at times takes the lead over each other. The fruit topping when it pokes through makes you want more, but as it fades into the background and the earthy flavor comes to the front you are not disappointed, but intrigued waiting for the next cycle of flavors. I will need to update this as I smoke more and can define it better for those that have not yet tried this blend.

If the story is true that a non pipe smoker made this blend, then we’ll done Sir! This is an intriguing blend that is mild enough to allow for a large bowl and multiple experiences throughout the course of the bowl, throughout the course of the day.

Not overly sweet, but sweet enough, not overly earthy, but just deep enough, but not enough to stop the topping interplay.

This may just be one of my favorites as it is never boring. Leaves a fantastic smell in the beard and my daughter, who doesn’t like the smell of almost all my pipe tobacco states that this smells really really good coming out of the pipe, so the room note has passed a very biased critic’s nose. The pouch note is fantastic, slight fruit earthy and hay.

Pipe Used: Savi 606 filtered Pannocchia
PurchasedFrom: The Country Esq
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 09, 2024 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Entering now is a mildly intense, savory sweet, balanced delight known as Delta Honeydew from the good folks way down in Mississippi’s The Country Squire Tobacconist. Fruiticious charm awaits the cutting of the rind on this one as a specially prepared Virginia-forward aromatic is served up to pacify your wintered “meloncholy” afflictions. Spritzed with a lovely fruit-based extract, this Yellow-centric blending enfolds a smart combination of mystery condimental ingredients all for your pleasurable discovery. Let us now properly dig in with forks flailing, elbows up at ready akimbo.

Unpacking this bulk varietal a generous showcase of quality tobaccos premiered. A brilliantly tinted display of orange, yellow, mahogany, ecru, brindled earthtones, steely black, and assorted stove browns came together in forming a dense matting of ribbon-cut and pressed slivers. At an initial glance it was quite obvious the comprising recipe embraced much more than Yellow Virginian leaves. Initial observations suggested to me that The Squire had promoted the inclusion of progressed Virginia, assorted Burley, Cavendish, and possibly a minor stint of Orientals given the gray-green casting within the umbrella of strands. Only the smoking would confirm this speculation. Either way this tobacco indisputably endowed a choice attraction to say the least.

To simply say that Delta Honeydew smelled nice is far too undeserving. In actuality this tobacco projected an absolutely heavenly air of aromatic splendor. Mainly a vibrantly spiced fruity floral led the top essence of the pouched nose as a swelling of an enjoyable Play Dough like sweetness supported from underneath. Directly behind this elegance my senses caught confirmations of citrine grass, earthy nutwood, buttery tart, brown sugar, passive sourness, and finally the impressions of a fleeting vanilla-like creaminess all masking a bit of buried native zest scaling up from the bottom.

Putting it rather succinctly, The Squire had evolved with a modest aromatic alternative that was equally appealing in sweetened succor as it was to the mixed traits of native Virginian character. In further qualifying its standard persona, Delta Honeydew lent itself well as a charming light-hearted smoking endeavor. With that, as the subject piper, I was awarded with the frilliness of an expertly conceived recipe. Gentle in its calling overall, the finished tobacco was stamped with a well-crafted application of the finer hallmarks of the given genre.

With this tobacco the additive coatings endowed a tasteful appeal that was both expressive and quite colorful in demeanor. Fundamentally, the top note of honeydew melon was reflected with a beguiling disposition. Its smooth character kindly presented a delicate meld that was elegantly floral and tangy in basic tonality. Moreover, a quaint residual tracing of clover honey entrusted this overall fruity feature with a cuteness that evoked a feeling of genuine rested comfort.

At times this topping wanted to border on the crispness of a sparkling white wine, perhaps pulling in some elements of heightened fermentation that seemed to be circulating about. What is more, a supporting contrast unfolded as that mentioned sweet Play Dough ambience seemed to resonate with lower prominence. And further garnishments registered in the context of classic sassafras, a bit of sweet butter and a cajoling light-natured French vanilla. A pleasing flavorsomeness on the whole if I were to be keeping score and I am.

Being a Virginia forward aromatic, the recordings of their influence formed the chief thrust of native ambience. Distinctly, the prime yellow Virginia largely projected a softer lemony flair and a general orange bitterness. In terms of textural impressions, this yellow strain was expanded by a conditional pepperiness within its taste vibration but not necessarily in the hard effect of felt physical force.

Still, recordings of embellishing rustic hay cavorted along the perimeters to envelope the more dominant seasoned notes of sweet, spicy Red fruitwood and stoved darker caramel that served in constituting the secondary remarking of the Virginian base. In general, the comprised Virginia offering endowed the full spectrum of attributes from earnest depth to shrilled colorizing highlights, which seemed to intensify as the bowl progressed.

As I smoked this blend what I discovered were pretenses of an all too familiar sugary nuttiness and flashing of molasses that bundled a well-succored sourness evolving from within the middle band. Now, if I were to yield a tell-tale divining rod in that direction my senses would most likely dowse towards the presence of White Burley within. Additionally, the top accenting was decorated with a subtle tart floral nuance, that could have been Virginia-based or possibly Oriental, it was too close to call unfortunately. My inclination is to speculate the latter but take that with a grain of salt.

Furthermore, it was a matter of fact registering the darker smoky earthiness from the apparent Cavendish hiding on the bottom sphere. Bringing its standards of native progressed spice and turned wood, this Cavendish condiment gave the overall profile a little more encouraging depth, abiding coolness, and vitality of body.

Surprisingly the spent airs of this blend were to be encountered as expressly light in presence but were oh so pleasant in availing fragrance. The medium gaged clouds of perfumed smoke evoked the lingering impersonation of lush summer melon and the blended fascination of the Virginian complex that constituted the aroma’s originating source.

Mechanically this tobacco charted as exceptionally sound on temperance of burn and pacing. And as the tobacco flamed, the cool appetizing savor held firm for the duration of the bowl that was certain. Positively I learned of the lower nicotine influences rendered and it became clear that Delta Honeydew could make for an excellent dessert type blend or as a welcoming constant companion for many pipers.

So, if you hold any inclinations towards an aromatic production that brings the delectableness of fruited exuberance over a tasty bed of respectable Virginian savor, then give this one an opportunity to truly delight you. All final reflections now stated, no surprises stumbling upon yet another exceptional original from the good Country Squire Tobacconist. 3.5 Pipes

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