Robert McConnell Paddington

A blend selected Virginia tobaccos.
Notes: Dunhill Royal Yacht clone that was originally called Royal Island.


Brand Robert McConnell
Series Heritage
Blended By  
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Plum
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Medium to Strong
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.90 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 29, 2018 Medium to Strong Mild Mild Tolerable
Royal Yacht has been my daily go to tobacco for some time, mostly due to its strength and burning characteristics. :

Strength about the same

Flavour better than RY (more delicate)

Room note about the same (according to my wife - I am not the best judge of room note)

Burning characteristics wetter out of the tin so not quite as good as RY, but when dry should be the same

Overall: McConnell have nailed it again! Old sign was another success, if supplying to those of us who love the soon to be discontinued Dunhill blends is the goal.
Pipe Used: Dunhill shell briar group 5
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 08, 2021 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Tolerable
Summary: a good substitute for the current "Royal Yacht," using the same mixture of strong Virginias and a unique topping.

Some tobaccos divide an audience into polar opposites. You either love or hate "Royal Yacht," the medium-to-strong nautical tobacco that consists of pressed Virginias, some possibly smoked, with potentially a hint of strong Burley, a mixture which is then topped with something that tastes like a mixture of amaretto, honey, and vingar as if designed to imitate the presence of Perique. It smokes easily, delivers good strength, and despite being sweet, is never cloyingly so. It has a low body of smoke like a Burley blend, but the rich flavor of Virginias that caramelizes into a warm, molasses-like flavor. The Peterson version seems to have changed the topping to more of a "1-Q" tribute that is high in vanilla, but "Paddington" retains the original approach, which is handy since the topping complements the natural flavors of the blend. Over the course of the bowl it goes from a plum jam on toast with honey flavor to the darker, heavier molasses and rum type taste, eventually tasting more like a Navy flake at the end. This is a new favorite, and recommended for all who like a stout smoke; for me, it works as an all-day smoke, but the higher nicotine may place it out of reach for many.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 27, 2024 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Full Tolerable
I really liked this blend. I never had the mixtures of yesteryear, so I take a shot at it for what it´s worth.
I like this blend a lot. Earthy and woody, an idea of a hay note every now and then. Very noticable plum and floral topping that really makes the blend sticking out. It complements the Virginias a lot. Noticable nicotine, not overwhelming - and by that I mean: I had a bowl of OJK on an empty stomache some day after pausing pipe smoking for a couple of days. That made me lay down for 5 minutes to relax a little ;-D
This blend didn´t. But I noticed the nicotine - mission accomplished.

It took me like 5-10 bowls to "get the blend". I now am happy to have stored about 5 more tins.
The tin I am smoking on is about 1-2 years old I dont remember exactly.
Highly recommended to VA lovers who are into e.g. Rattrays Old Gowrie, or C&Ds Sunday picnic, Amphora Virginia blend and the likes.
Pipe Used: Dunhill Gr.4, Savinelli 673, Peterson 87
PurchasedFrom: Cigarworld
Age When Smoked: 1-2 yrs
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