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A full bodied treat celebrating The Country Squire’s 50th Anniversary in the heart of the Deep South. This blend features high-grade, mature Virginia tobaccos paired with peppery St. James perique. The mixture is then pressed and gently sliced into cakes, offering spicy and sweet notes redolent with citrus and dark fruit. A luxurious smoking experience.

BrandThe Country Squire Tobacconist
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging1.5 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2900)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The various matured Virginias provide a burst of fermented tangy ripe and dried dark fruit, plenty of tart and tangy citrus, creamy stewed fruit, an abundance of bread, grass/hay, earth, some wood, and very light floral, vinegar, spice notes. They are the lead components. The red Virginia is the most prominent, and there’s some stoved, a little orange and lighter Virginias as well, though the pressing process darkens everything. The earthy perique offers a lot of stewed fruit (plums, some raisins, a few figs), and a tingly moderate spiciness as a strong supporting player. The strength and nic-hit are a step short of the medium mark. The taste level is medium. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, but it does have a few minor rough edges. The crumble kake is easily and already partially broken apart at the perfect moisture level for ready smoking. Well balanced and mildly complex, it burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a very consistent tangy, creamy stewed ripe dark and citrus fruity sweet, spicy, ample bready flavor that translates the lightly lingering, pleasant after taste and slight stronger room note. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. Can be an all day smoke.


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Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (288)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Happy 50th to the Country Squire! One of the ways they are celebrating is with this tinned VaPer produced by Sutliff, I had planned on making my pilgrimage to the Squire during 2020, but I guess it will be 2021 at this point.

The Tin is a coin style tin with a great vacuum seal. It's easy to open with a satisfyingly appropriate "Swoosh". Opening the tin, the note is grassy. It's a broken flake with a mixture of full and broken slices. The consistency makes them easy to break apart similar to the SPC Mississippi River or similar from Sutliff. The moisture in a new tin is fairly high. I've found that it does great with about an hour of drying time to get to my preferred moisture level.

It's easy to crumble and pack into one of my VaPer Fat Authors or 320's. The wide bowl seems to be perfect for this style. Lighting takes a char, tamp, and relight to really get going. A pipe usually requires a relight midway and produces a low amount of doddle.

The taste to me is spicy (black pepper) and a grassy sweetness on top. The smoke is very consistent beginning to end. The nicotine is strong enough to let me know that it's there. I'm guessing that this tobacco will age really well and allow the flavors to continue to meld.

This one has gained a home in my VaPer rotation and I purchased more to put into the cellar to enjoy into the next 50 years of the Squire

Pipe Used: sav 320, fat authors

Age When Smoked: new from tin

Purchased From: Country Squire

3 people found this review helpful.

Tombstone Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tombstone (3)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

They nailed it.

Best VA/PER flake I ever burned.

First bowl slapped so hard, I went online and bought another tin.

Almost too good to smoke. It haunts my dreams.

Pipe Used: Many

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Country Squire

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