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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"

Blended ByPoschl Tabak
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging50 grams pouch, 50, 100 and 200 grams tins
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I have found a bell cow tobacco here!

A tin of Exclusiv's Royal has been hanging around in my "tobacco cellar" for several years. Tonight, in a somewhat adventerous spirit after a dull day at the office, I decided to try a new blend. This was my choice and am I ever glad I popped the tin. What took me so long?

Other members here have perfectly described the cut and moisture level of the tobacco; it is more than a cube cut and I guess granulated (mentioned on the tin), is as good a descriptive as any. It fit easily into my Bruce Weaver sandblasted Lovat and burned clean down to a fine white ash with just a couple of relights.

I find this tobacco to be refreshingly old fashioned with the flavor of the Virginia and Oriental components dominating early and the Burley coming on in the late rounds. There is more than a smidgen of strength here, and the taste is a little more sweet than sour. Not a complex smoke, just good old tobacco that delivers what this palate craves; a little strength, a tobacco taste, a cool and even burn and a uniqueness that'll keep me coming back for more.

10 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The rather floral, earthy, woody, dry, lightly sour, and very spicy Orientals are the lead component. The nutty, earthy, woody, lightly sharp, barely sweet, toasty burley is an important supporting player. The grassy, mildly citrusy Virginia forms a base for the others to shine, and is mostly a condiment regarding its effect on the proceedings. The orange topping is very mild, and doesn’t tone down the tobaccos much at all. The strength is in the center of mild to medium, while the taste just reaches the medium mark. The nic-hit is a step past mild. Handle this slowly because it may bite a fast puffer, and I deduct a star for that reason. The granulated cut of the tobacco insures a fairly quick, and lightly warm burn rate. There is a little inconsistency in its mildly sweet and rather spicy savory flavor that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and needs few relights. An all day smoke.


6 people found this review helpful.

Dottie Warden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dottie Warden (22)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

When I purchased my first pouch of this about 6 months ago, I didn’t know what to think. Although I experienced heavy tongue bite at first, after 5 or 6 bowls it seemed to disappear. In the beginning it was the after taste that kept brining me back for more but soon the taste of this tobacco really began to grow on me. I think the key is to smoke it at just the right moisture level to bring out its true flavor. Don’t make up your mind on this one too quickly either; give it a chance, it may grow on you as well. Exclusiv Royal is currently my go to smoke and I’m now buying up as much of it as I can get as it will no longer be sold here in Mexico. With all the stellar brands now available in the US I can see how this old German OTC can be overlooked. I highly recommend it, not because it’s inexpensive, but because it’s a true living German classic. In agreement with pipey duck, it would be a shame if this blend were to disappear.

Pipe Used: Kings Cross Featherweight

Age When Smoked: 5 years aproximately

Purchased From: Noble House, Mexico City

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco has a mild fruity aroma in the can, but you taste only tobacco upon lighting and thru out the smoke. The small granulated flakes are a breeze to load in the pipe (just scoop them up into the bowl). It lights readily and requires minimal relighting. I do get some gurgling, although the tobacco seems rather dry (it may be my own saliva). I do not detect the taste of virginia at all. Initially, it is primarily a simple/plain tobacco flavor (probably the oriental). About halfway thru the bowl you begin to taste and smell the burley. The room note reminds me of the tobacco my grandfather smoked many years ago. All in all, this is a very satisfying smoke for the price. It's not fancy and has no exotic flavors added....just plain old-time tobacco that burns to a white ash. I'll give it 3 stars.

5 people found this review helpful.

constantsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
constantsmoker (65)
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.

5 people found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
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.

5 people found this review helpful.

pipey duck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipey duck (50)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

a wonderful sweet and tender smoke , with just a little flavour added to bring the orientals shine. no bite at all and very cheap. I hope this tobacco not to dissapear like the highly recommended Prime Mixture ,also from Poeschel. Solid 3 stars

Pipe Used: Bristol Jobber

Age When Smoked: 8 years old

Purchased From: e bay but available in germany currently

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Light english style from Germany: virginia-burley-orient leafs without latakia. Cube cut. Aroma: good taste of these tobaccos. This tobacco good for peoples who likes non-aromatic "baccy" Good choice from the Pöschl-Tobacco range.

3 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Tolerable

I must agree with most of what the esteemed Pipestud points out in his review, except for one thing: tongue bite! As much as I like the taste and old fashion spiciness of this tobacco, and no matter how delicately I puff, my God, this thing bites! Not only that: after smoking it, it tends to leave my palate dry, and my throat scorched.

It may be the packaging, since I?ve only found it in 50 g. plastic pouches. Also, I don?t believe I?ve ever smoked an aged version of this weed. For a number of years this blend was available down here in Mexico, in a chain of stores that also sell Middleton?s and Mac Barens. I do like the texture and the granulated presentation of the leaf, and I also enjoy the fresh, slightly piquant smell upon opening the pouch. In my view, however, this is extremely mild, tending toward a natural flavour, but very bland and uneventful.

At one point I even mixed in a little Prince Albert to see if it managed to give it a little more oomph, and temper its rabid tendency to bite (after all, I also use Prince Albert to produce my very own Half and Half mixture, by adding it in equal proportions to Virginia Nº1, and it does tone done the biting nature of MacBaren?s Virginia). It did help, somewhat. But, alas, it?s too much of a struggle for me.

3 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

An often overlooked gem... no wonder since Exclusiv is known for cheap, (imho) artificial aromatics with no tobacco flavors whatsoever... but with this (literally) royal mixture, they pulled off a most delicious stunt! Wonderful tin-note dominated by the tobaccos spiciness, followed by a mellow sweetness and the exceptionally mild topping, which reminds me of ripe, juicy oranges. But it may also have a slight alcoholic undertone or something else maybe, not quite sure of that, yet either way its a natural smelling and tasting topping!

In the smoke the tobaccos are up front - all the time, and by far! The Burleys, Orientals and VAs melt excellently, with the Burley and Orientals taking a weighty-, if not a lead-role. Very nutty and pleasantly spicy, with ethereal, woodsy and earthy notes to be found.. just rich, honest, codger tobacco flavor! Underscored by the Virginias smoothness and wondefully mellow sweetness, and topped with the very mild flavoring that reminds me of ripe, juice-dripping oranges and maybe a hint of some kind of liquor in the back. Hard to put the finger on the flavoring is very characteristic and unique to me!

If you have to mind the room-note, but also want some natural, spicy tobacco aroma in you pipe Exclusiv Royal is THE weed to burn! Sweet n spicy, charming room note. Somewhat manly in its scent, yet very friendly to the fine noses of just as fine ladys; spreading that "oh, (grand)pa used to smoke pipe tobacco just like that!"-feeling ;-) One I'll always keep at hand.. a traditional blend, well known round here and beloved by many old codgers!

2 people found this review helpful.

Johnny M Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Johnny M (6)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A well balanced Blend with nutty Burleys and spicy Orientals and a very light top flavouring. A very good allday-smoke. The cube-cut makes it very easy to pack in the pipe.

Pipe Used: Briar

Age When Smoked: fresh from the tin

Purchased From: local tobacco supplier

2 people found this review helpful.

Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
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.

2 people found this review helpful.

Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
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.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
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.

2 people found this review helpful.

Jason99014 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason99014 (19)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Coarse Cut brings really good burn. tobacco color are brown to yellow.medium strength,very easy going. flavoring not too much,tend to be vanilla and maple syrup. a balance aromatic.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
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

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: local B&M

1 person found this review helpful.