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Notes: John Cotton's pipe tobaccos originated in Scotland, so for their first limited edition aromatic in the Double Pressed series, they named it after Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland. It starts with pressed, sweet, and zesty Virginia varietals, hearty burley, and delicate toasted black cavendish. The tobaccos are treated to a singular top note that produces a gloriously sweet and woody flavor while allowing the smooth tobacco flavor to come through and creating a pleasant and comforting aroma. The crowning touch for this outstanding blend is the second pressing. After being initially turned into a flake, the tobaccos are tumbled out and allowed to breathe, and then are returned to the mold to be re-pressed into an easy-to-prepare crumble cake. This marries, matures, and mellows the leaf to deliver a smooth and flavorful experience that is nothing like anything you've ever tried before.

BrandJohn Cotton
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging1.75 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild, Very Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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FreeJazzPipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FreeJazzPipes (9)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I purchased a new tin of John Cotton's Double Pressed Glasgow from The tin note evokes honey, sourdough, peppercorn, vinegar, and is mildly floral. The lightly fermented Virginias and burleys are pressed into a crumble cake, which has slightly less than optimal moisture content, but is easy to pack. The initial light brings a surprising amount of citrus and black pepper from the Virginias, followed by notes of sweet grass, cedar, and honey. The burley and cavendish support with a vegetal, earthy, sweet, toasted nuts quality. The double-pressing offers a mildly fermented sour note, while simultaneously rounding out the blend with a robust licorice-sweetness that adds character and depth to the tobacco. The topping is extremely subtle; it could be fruit or citrus or floral, but is ultimately difficult to identify, as it doesn't unnecessarily subdue the tobaccos. The nicotine strength falls between medium and medium-strong, but could be a repeatable smoke. A mellow blend that has personality, sports a few rough edges, and a delicately pleasing flavor and room note — highly recommended.

Age When Smoked: New

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NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (306)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Slightly dry from the tin but burns evenly to the bottom of the bowl without condensation or bite; not much of a nicotine hit and prefer the flavors of my favorite VA/PERS.

Pipe Used: charatan; estella

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From: pipes &

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