Exclusiv No. 1 (Royal)

Original, granulated in English style. The natural mildness of Virginia, toasted burley and Oriental tobaccos is enhanced by granulating. A very fragrant flavour. Mild to the tongue.
Notes: Due to regulations they changed the name of this blend from "Royal" to "No.1"


Brand Exclusiv
Blended By Poschl Tabak
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Orange
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 50 grams pouch, 50, 100 and 200 grams tins
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.94 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 19, 2015 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Please Note: I am trying to work off my back log of tobaccos i have tried years and years ago. In most cases i have no clue anymore when. Or who produced it back in the day. Also my memories are faded by time and those reviews are based mostly on my notes but sometimes i have a current tin for comparison as well:

As has been said before this blend is a true classic blend in Germany and yet it is ignored and forgotten by most contemporary smokers.

The tin note reminded me of a tin of white clown make up i had when i was a child. It was the very same smell and so i think back in the days clown make up was scented with orange aroma or extracted from tobacco ;o) But you can smell the tobaccos as well, the light topping only is there as a refinement and does not play any major role.

Packing, as with all cube cuts, is a breeze just as long as you keep yourself from actually "packing" your pipe. Just let the granulate trickle into the bowl, do *not* press down at all. The most you are allowed to do is to just even the surface and of you go.

Lighting takes a bit of time, which is owed to the cut and not a problem of the blend itself. But once lit it burns down hassle free and with ease.

The taste has been accurately described by the reviewers before me and i could not add anything to it, so you may excuse myself for not even trying. But i remember that, back in the day, i was very disappointed by the taste and simply did not care for it at all. Also i got mad, mad tongue bite from it. But also in those days i had a very different taste in tobaccos as well, so i am pondering to give it a re-visit after all those years and then update my review.

Room note is old timey and on the yes-i-smoke-tobacco side of being nice. I couldn't tell how the aftertaste fares as i never got any from it, just tongue pain.

Now for the rating: for being a true classic on the market i should give it a four star rating. But for giving me tongue bite that bad and at the same time not offering alot to my palate i only give it a two star rating. However, should you stumble over this blend i suggest you give it a try nonetheless, i know i will the next time i get an opportunity for it.
Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.
Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 06, 2008 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable
This is a fair Oriental mixture with a mild and undefinable topping. I can't relate it to anything known, so the best description I can provide is "I don't like it".

I won't be revisiting it in the foreseeable future, but I give it 2 stars on the basis that I wouldn't look down on someone enjoying a bowl.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 24, 2007 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
This is a darn good smoke. Smooth, even flavored, and without any potentially unpleasant topping. It tastes like tobacco, and smokes like a dream. No bite at all.

While smoking this blend, I can imagine a young man of priveleged background, college age, puffing away in front of a bonfire on his family's beach in the Hamptons. He's weaing his Ivy League college sweatshirt, khaki shorts and docksiders, cute brunette -- biology major -- clutched alongside. The waxing crescent moon is rising as our young lad lets out a sigh of satisfaction, smoke billowing from his straight briar pipe bowl.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 02, 2006 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant
I happily echo spike's comments concerning this blend, adding only that it is my "all-occasion/any excuse for a bowlful" favorite. Upon opening, a delicious aroma wafts out of the tin, suggesting a stronger topping than one actually experiences (a good thing). The granulation of the tobacco makes it easy to load and light. It smokes cool, has a delicate flavor and leaves little or no moisture in the dottle, unless you have a tendency to drool into your pipe's stem. Actually, it leaves that "little white ash" (for the most part), characteristic of English-type blends. Well, in my experience, anyway. Most important, Royal Mild carries an inoffensive (I prefer the word 'pleasant', but my wife doesn't)room note, making it an unobtrusive smoke virtually any place that you can get away with smoking.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 18, 2005 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
This tobacco blend reminded me a little of P.S. cube-cut. Slightly milder and much easier to light due to the "granular" cut. It comes in thin small flakes, somewhat larger than a cube-cut tobacco. The flavor is more interesting also due to the inclusion of Oriental(Turkish) leaf. The tin just says "Royal" then in smaller letters below it says "mild granulated". It is mild in the sense that Dunhills' Light Flake is mild. A very easy product to fill your bowl also. Just loosen the tobacco some and sweep your pipe bowl through it and you are about 80% filled. Don't pack it too firmly. Perfect moisture content as recieved and smokes slow and steady all the way down. Well recommended for those who are tired of all the mixtures that include Latakia or Perique.
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Feb 02, 2017 Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant
Due to the TPD2 Regulation, this tobacco is now called "Exclusiv Mixture No. 1).

This is a German all time classic OTC pipe tobacco. Manufactured since the 1950s by Poeschl, district of Landshut, Bavaria, Germany.

Not a very complex smoke, but a very uncomplicated one. It's a "granulated tobacco", something between a cube cut and a shag, slow and cool burning. Just sprincle it into the pipe, light it, and smoke it. Only an occasional very slight tamp is required (never tamp to hard nor tight! - this one needs air). No packing method is necessary. Should be smoked slow and cool, if smoked too fast and hot, it gets harsh.

Undefined nice light friuty pouch aroma. Tastes like a non-aromatic. Oriental-Virginia-Burley-Blend. Round and mellow. Orientals are pronuouced (I suspect Basma and Samsun). Only slightly sweet with a milk-chocolate note in the background. Nice unintrusive roomnote, quintessential pipe tobacco smell. Great in all kind of pipe (small to big bowls alike).

An all day smoke for every hour of the day, and every time of year. Inexpensive, umcomplicated, and definetely underrated. For the price highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Briars without filters, Falcon
PurchasedFrom: local B&M
Age When Smoked: fresh
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