Emerson Southern Forged Connemara

Connemara is a Virginia/Perique/Burley blend containing Bright Virginias, two Red Virginias, Dark Burley and a touch of Perique. The combination of these flavor profiles takes this blend into new territory. There is a sense of balance here – the world begins to make sense!
Notes: ESF never includes sweetening agents unless they are specifically mentioned as an integral part of the blend or as an option; propylene glycol is not used as a carrier for flavoring agents. The goal at ESF is to provide a custom alternative with consistent, repeatable performance, to the discerning pipe enthusiast. Pressed if requested. We try to create blends that captivate your attention, take time to unravel, and take you on a journey. Custom blend requests are welcome!


Brand Emerson Southern Forged
Blended By James Emerson Steffey
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Burley, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 oz tin weight
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 27, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
ESF’s Connemara is an interesting Va/Per/Bur — of course no one ever knows what percentages of various tobaccos are present. I can taste the Virginias and the Burley — the former suggest hints of sweetness, the latter a woodsy and creamy textured mouthfeel. On top of these there is another dancer — maybe not one of the two in the main tango but swirling around the sidelines, and that is the spicy Perique. I don’t know the history of this blend — maybe Jim Steffey can weigh in at some point.

I’m not a huge fan of Perique and am of the opinion that a little can go a long way. I sense here there is more than a little. Not sure though.

There is a toasty Unami - ness to the blend. Stays lit. A bit of bite. 2.5 stars rounded to 3 out of 4.
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