Ashton Type 4

An excellent mixture, these darker tobaccos from Georgia and Kentucky with a quantity of black golden cavendish are mixed with a blend of naturally sweet classic old belt Virginia and a spicy touch of Louisiana perique to give this tobacco its cool, mild bitter sweet aroma.


Brand Ashton
Blended By  
Manufactured By Orlik Tobacco Assens
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Black Cavendish, Cavendish, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin, 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 01, 2015 Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant
I sat up and took notice when smoking Ashton Type-4. It had some strength, burned clean and cool, and the Perique element raised its spicy head from time to time without screaming "BOO!: If this were readily available in the USA, I would get more of it. The tin went in a hurry,.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 02, 2004 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
As with my review of Type 3, this is an older tin with about 9-10 yrs. of age on it. This is more full flavored than #3 and has a bit more Perique spiciness to it. Opening the tin reveals a "mixed cut" tobak of colors ranging from blond to black. I detect an Anise-like aroma but it's very light. Seems to be a stewed fruit note to it as well but this also is light. Packs well, moisture level is OK but one may want to give it a bit of drying time. Lights easily and burns evenly. Bit of VA tartness at first with spicey notes here & there, and the suspected Anise topping is not really all that evident. I guess you could say this is a very light aromatic, but the natural tobak flavors are there and come out within a few minutes of lighting. Nice flavor of fermented VA's and I think some nutty burley is poking around in the background. This is mildly bittersweet with the Cavendish accent showing up now and again. Bit of a gurgle at 1/2way point, one cleaner, no worries. This settles into a rich VA smoke after about 1/3 of the bowl and retains a natural tobak flavor the rest of the way to gray ash. Smokes cool and leaves the pipe dry. I had no trouble with *bite* but if pushed I think this could nip your tongue a wee bit. I don't know about and cannot attest to the newer "numbered" offerings, but these older Ashtons are quite tasty and I will enjoy the ones I have left. Another reviewer has tried #5 & #6 but I haven't yet. Time will tell. This is good though, and worth a try if you can find older tins. Works for me.
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