Ken Byron Ventures Yoshimi’s Scented Plug

Burley, Virginia, and stoved Virginia cavendish with a rum based dressing applied before pressing and slicing. Tasting Notes: Very Similar to MacBaren Navy Flake. This blend is produced at a factory.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Rum
Cut Plug
Packaging 2 ounce pouch
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 18, 2021 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
The earthy, nutty/oat-like, woody, lightly molasses sweet burleys are the lead components. The Virginias provide a burst of tart and tangy citrus, grass, sugar, bread, floralness, some earth, wood, light tangy darker fruit, a few cinnamon-like spice notes and honey as supporting players. The sugary stewed fruity, earthy, woody, lightly spicy stoved Virginia cavendish is a little more than a condiment. The obvious sweet rum topping mildly sublimates the tobaccos. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps behind that mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and barely has any rough edges. The plug easily breaks apart to suit your packing preference, and is a little moist, but not so that it needs any dry time. Burns cool, clean and a tad slow with a very consistent sweet, lightly spicy, floral flavor that extends to the softly lingering, pleasant after taste, and room note. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a touch more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 07, 2021 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Unnoticeable
I met up with a friend(s) of mine at the tobacco shop on a Saturday for a change and he surprised me with a Birthday gift of this. Guess you are never too old for Bday gifts. This being a gift has not influenced my review at all. This is a rum based blend and upon opening the tin foil packaging was greeted with a really pleasant strong spicy sweet smell. Not sure if I would have guessed it as rum but I hoped it smoked as well as it smelled. This was a nice 2 x 2.5-inch plug that I chose to cut across the grain to get some of each of the layered tobaccos. I did look up “Yoshimi” and it means beautiful season and also referenced an album by “The Flaming Lips” according to the web. Any more info be my guest to look it up. This lights up with ease and the topping has a pleasant sweet natural taste that compliments the tobacco. The taste stayed consistent throughout the smoke but if puffed hard could burn a little fast. To this date I have not smoked any KBV blends and not liked and this is no exception. Thanks again friend for a fantastic smoke.
Pipe Used: Peterson
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: Manufactured Dec 2020.
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