Ken Byron Ventures Mr. Christian’s Royal Pudding

Select Virginias and Perique in a classic ratio.
Notes: Mr. Christian noted that all of the Ken Byron Perique blends tend to be perique heavy. We developed a classic style blend of mature Virginias and a non-heavy amount of perique. We deviate from tradition to use a bit of KBV Yana-2 Blackened Burley to soften the edges a bit. The Virginias are matured before processing and the entire blend is further matured together in the London style.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 11, 2021 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The matured, fermented Virginias provide some tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, tart and tangy citrus, sugary stewed dark fruit, mild floral vegetation, light grass, and a pinch of spice. They are the lead components. The fairly spicy, raisiny, plumy, earthy, woody perique is a secondary player. The Yana-2 blackened burley offers some sugary nuttiness and toast. The blend is cased with creamy chocolate, apple cider vinegar and rum. While all of the casings moderately sublimate the tobaccos, they also synergistically help form a very consistent fruity, sugary, spicy, mildly floral, nutty, creamy sweet, complex and deeply rich, smooth flavor that extends to very pleasantly lingering after taste. The strength and nic-hit are a step past the center of mild to medium. The taste just falls short of the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and barely has a hint of a rouge edge. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. The room note is a notch stronger than the after taste. Can be an all day smoke despite its zesty punchiness. Four stars.

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