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BrandKen Byron Ventures
Blended ByKen Byron
Manufactured ByKen Byron Ventures
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Extremely Mild
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2527)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

The tangy, dark fruity, earthy, woody, sugary, bready fourteen year old red Virginias take a very small lead over the other components. The stoved Virginias provide a lot of sugary stewed fruit, wood, earth, and some tangy dark fruit as a strong supporting player. Even though the mildly tart and tangy, grassy, floral, slightly acidic bright Virginias play a secondary role, they aren’t far behind the stoved Virginias in terms of their effect. The spicy, stewed raisiny, plumy, earthy perique has a little force, being twenty percent of the mixture. The strength is medium, and the taste level is a step past that mark. The nic-hit is almost medium. Won’t bite or get harsh. The combined tobaccos spent some time in a fermentation chamber before they ready for market. Well melded and balanced, you’ll notice virtually all of the aforementioned nuances in every puff. It burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent tangy sweet and spicy, lightly floral flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran, and repeatable for the less experienced.


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Spartacus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spartacus (4)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a Virginia / Perique mix with the perique at 20%. I’m not a huge fan of strong perique blends but this is fantastic. The Virginias take the lead and their sweetness mellows the perique out considerably and gives it the right amount of balance. This is an all around enjoyable smoke. The taste last throughout the bowl. Usually strong Perique mixes will burn my nose when I retrohale but not here. I would definitely add this to my rotation if I can acquire some more.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Ken Byron Ventures

7 people found this review helpful.