Consolidated Z-50: Black Cordial

A new generation of pipe tobacco. A blend of four new and unusual Black fired-cured grades with added highlights of sweet Virginia leaf.


Brand Consolidated
Blended By Altadis USA
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish
Flavoring Cherry
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 2oz, 8oz, 1lb, 5lb
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 04, 2008 Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant
I smoked this blend a couple of times, back in England. Together with many Consolidated blends, it was something of a novelty in the early 90's. In fact the introduction of these blends to the British market was an omen of sorts: it signaled the demise of much of the English blending tradition and of many brands that are now mythical anecdotes.

As to this extremely mild and steam cased Burley, well its nice, raisiny-sweet, soft, and ultimately uneventful. There is some flavor, yes, but the whole experience is as if you hadn't smoked at all. A British gentleman put it perfectly well when he asked me: "Excuse me, but are you smoking Ribena?"*

That pretty much sums it up.

*Ribena: in England, a very popular black currant drink, especially suited for kids.
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