Emerson Southern Forged Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a pure Virginia on steroids! There are six different Virginias blended with a mix of Red Virginia and Bright Virginia. Yet with all of the organic, natural sweetness from the Virginias there is no bite, just a smooth slightly sweet creamy taste.
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 Straight Virginia
Contents 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
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
Dec 20, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Kilkenny is a delicious blend of six different Virginias blended with a mix of Red Virginia and Bright Virginia. It's nice to be sure there are no casings or toppings and no prop glycol. The taste is of hay and grass and a natural sweetness. It's an easy smoke to love and burns nicely.

My tin (ESF sends their blends in a small mason jar) came as a pressed puck, but it comes apart easily and required virtually no dry time.

Kilkenny is as good if not better than Opening Night, Royal Yacht, MacBaren's Virginia No. 1, and Daughter's & Ryan's Windsail.

Excellent blend from Jim Steffey.
PurchasedFrom: Emerson Southern Forged
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