The Country Squire Tobacconist Shepherd's Pie

Frog Morton, eat your heart out! A decidedly English-style tobacco that is incredibly kind to the mouth and packed with flavor! A generous helping of latakia is accompanied by noticeable Turkish Izmir, ribbon cut Virginias, unflavored black cavendish, and a dash of soft burley. A complex blend and a non-aromatic treat!


Brand The Country Squire Tobacconist
Blended By Caleb Crawford/Jon David Cole
Manufactured By The Country Squire
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.57 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 20, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The smoky, woody, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian latakia may be the star component, but this blend is not a lat-bomb.The dry, woody, earthy, floral, mildly spicy, sour Izmir is a supporting player. The Virginia provides some dark fruit, earth, wood, grass and a little citrus in a secondary role. The nutty, woody earthy burley acts mostly as a condiment. The same can be said for the unsweetened sugary, toasty black cavendish that tames some rough edges. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium. The nic-hit is in that center. The taste is a step past the strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a sweet and mildly savory, consistent flavor that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 03, 2019 Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant
When I think of sitting back and having a relaxing mild smoke, this is my go to. It tastes exactly how it smells, not to complex on the palate and as smooth as butter.

Smokes pretty cool, I tend to get a lot of smoke out of this one. Leaves a beautiful smell around.

I will update after I smoke it with some age.
Pipe Used: Sav 111
PurchasedFrom: Country Squire
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 07, 2023 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Ordered this two times, a year apart from each other, and got two different tasting blends. The second one was definitely my favorite of the two. I’ll provide a review for both.

The first time I bought some, I was surprised at just how aromatic it smelled. The description states “a non-aromatic treat”, so smelling a heavy cocoa aroma and seeing a large percentage of black cavendish was bit strange. The bag note was mostly the sweet cocoa topping and some smokiness. It actually reminded me a lot of The Country Squire’s other blend, Northwest Trek, which is an English aromatic. This was a bit disappointing as I didn’t care for Northwest Trek (not that it was a bad blend by any means, just too aromatic for my tastes). Upon lighting, I got mostly black cavendish, burley, and Virginia with the Latakia in the background. The cocoa note was also quite present. There were a few spots in the bowl where the Latakia and orientals stood out, but it only lasted a few puffs when they did show up. Overall, this batch that I ordered wasn’t great. It was way too sweet with way too heavy of a topping to be considered “non-aromatic” in my opinion. However, if you’re a fan of English crossovers, you probably would’ve loved it. I would give this batch 2 stars.

The second time I ordered it, I did so because a lot of the reviews described something different than what I had the first time. Whenever I see that the reviews don’t exactly line up with my experience, I like ordering a blend again to see if it was just a bad batch I received. When I received the second order, the aroma was completely different. It smelled smoky, spicy, and sweet, but naturally sweet, not a topping sweetness. There may have been a slight topping, but nowhere near the levels found in the first batch. It smelled quite similar to other English/Balkan blends that have black cavendish, such as Arango Balkan Supreme and Rattray’s Black Mallory. This was promising. Upon lighting, I got a much more typical English/Balkan flavor than the first batch. The latakia and orientals were definitely there, with the Virginias and burleys providing some body, and the Cavendish smoothing everything out. Every once in awhile there were bursts of a very fragrant herbal sweetness from the orientals that I loved. It was a great combo of smokiness, natural sweetness, herbal notes, woody notes, and fruit and grass notes from the Virginias and nuttiness from the burley on the finish. It really reminded me of Arango Balkan Supreme, but with just a tad more sweetness and the slight nuttiness from the burley. I really enjoyed this batch. A lot more than the first. I would rate this batch 4 stars.

Overall, I think this blend deserves three stars as it stands, considering I don’t which one of the batches was a fluke and which one was how it’s actually supposed to taste. If I order it a couple more times and it’s like the second batch, I’ll definitely be giving it a 4 star rating. If you like sweeter Englishes, give it a try.
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