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Notes: The Untouchables is based on various ready rubbed Virginia and a touch of English black cavendish. The medium-strength tobaccos are characterized by a pleasant sweetness and creaminess. They harmonize perfectly with the cedar and rose aromas used. The Untouchables offers an extravagant taste spectrum that is anything but ordinary. If you are looking for something special, but do not want to give up high quality base tobaccos, the Untouchables is recommended.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann & Michael Apitz
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM)
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences, Other / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Tolerable
3.3
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Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (111)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

The Untouchables is a special mixture, as advertised . An attractive black and gold ribbon with a tin note of cedar . Nice moisture level , really ready for smoking . Primarily a virginia mixture with it's slightly sweet , hay like qualities. The black cavendish adds a sweetness and some body . Both tobaccos are of high quality . I( don't think it will bite. Although this is an aromatic the qualities of the tobaccos come fully through , a skill of HU tobacco blenders . It comes across as sort of a sweetened virginia with cedar qualities , but lightly applied . The cedar taste is unique in that I have never seen it used in pipe tobacco .I wasn't able to pick up the rose at all . This tobacco illustrates how a lightly applied aromatic agent can embellish fine tobacco . I was surprised that this tobacco was made by Dan , a company that usually has a heavier hand with aromatics . I will bring a sample of this to Chicago and share it with Jiminks so we can get a more exact description .

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2592)
★★★☆
Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

The various Virginias provide a burst of tart and tangy, acidic citrus, grass and hay, a little ripe and dried dark fruit, earth and wood, along with a few bread, floral, vegetation, spice and sugar notes. The English black cavendish offers a little toast and some creamy sugar in a secondary role. The very potent cedar and mild rose toppings sublimate the tobaccos to a medium extent, but you will still notice the varietals. The strength is medium, while the taste is a couple of steps past that mark. The nic-hit is a slot below the strength threshold. No chance of bite, but the cedar is lightly harsh and rugged. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent, deeply rich, moderately sweet and punchy, savory, slightly bitter, strong floral flavor that translates to the long lingering after taste and pungent room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. It’s not an all smoke.

-JimInks

4 people found this review helpful.

ECS 65 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ECS 65 (2)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Untouchables Special Mixture

Broken flake of yellow, brown and reddish virginia and black cavendish.

Tin moisture is excellent and ready to use. Can be packed as is or rubbed out slightly.

Nose reminds me of turkish delight sweets with some slight medicinal note which may be the cedar that I can't pick up. Reminiscent of lakeland type tobaccos.

Slightly acrid at first light but dissipates quickly. Thereafter sweet Turkish delight / rose odour. Flavour stays till mid bowl and ends with a mostly sweet taste. Get some of the grassy virginias but not the cavendish, produces a good volume of smoke. Burns cool at a slow cadence No moisture buildup in bowl with minimal relights and burns to a grey / white ash.

Recommended for lovers of lakeland type tobaccos without the soapyness. Not on my list to purchase again, I prefer a lakeland with less sweetness, but that's personal.

Pipe Used: Owl Shop, straight billiard

Age When Smoked: 10 months

Purchased From: Tobacco shop in Netherlands

Similar Blends: Lakeland tobaccos with rose / geranium flavouring.

3 people found this review helpful.