Rattray Bagpiper's Dream

(3.21)
A fragrant pipe tobacco blend of Black Cavendish and four ready rubbed Golden Virginia tobaccos including ribbon cut, plug, curly, and flake, lightly top dressed with cognac for an elegant smoke. Tobaccos used are 5.6% domestically grown and 94.4% foreign grown.

Details

Brand Rattray
Blended By  
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Cognac
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin weight
Country Germany
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.21 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2013 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Another good blend from Rattray that i smoke. The tin note is very good, smooth and calm cognag flavor i can smell from it. Easy to pack and light with a great smoke and not much moise that makes my pipe fast gurgling. Is very sweet even when i relight it, the room notes is very sweet and pleasant that helps me to recover when i on bad mood.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 14, 2013 Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant
I got a tin of this blend on a whim to see what it was like. I was pleasantly surprised to find this to be a fine blend with a wonderful room note. The tin note and room note are amazing and the room note should get you some compliments whilst you some this fine blend. This stays lit and burns down nicely. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 10, 2011 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant
This aromatic was a bit different for me...and any tobacco that can separate itself from the crowd is a good thing in my opinion. When you open the can a very pleasant aroma drifts out and though it seemed familiar, I couldn't quite put my thumb on it. Then a lightbulb turned on and I had that "eureka!" moment. It was the jolly smell of bayberry. The pleasant holiday aroma that you usually detect around Christmas. Add to that a slight touch of whiskey and you have the overall flavor and aroma that comes from this particular blend of tobacco.

The taste is decent and will give you the hint of what you smell from the pouch. (To be honest, if you are looking for a great taste, you usually won't find it in an aromatic. You're better off searching for that from an English blend.) The tobacco burns cool and doesn't give much of a tongue bite. The room note really highlighted this tobacco much to the delight of my wife who can be pretty particular about the smoke. One down side that I noticed is that it is hard to keep the tobacco lit if you take it fresh from the tin. A little drying time is recommended. Overall, because this is such a distinct flavor from other aromatics I have to highly recommend this as it's a nice change of pace to add to your rotation.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 26, 2010 Strong Medium Medium to Full Strong
I found this at my tobacconist unexpectedly. I usually stay away from aromatics. I tend to smoke English blends with plenty of Latakia and Macedonian in them. I usually go for Penzance or Balkan Sasieni. Anyway, I have been smoking this out of a meerschaum pipe, and it is a match made in heaven. This mixture does not burn too hot or sear the tongue even if I pull on the smoke stream with strength.I have tried this in a couple of my briars, and I noticed that the taste became sour, however. I think I had it in a Peterson's 313. At any rate, I do happily recommend this tobacco. One more thing, I smoked this in a local pub, and the people there did enjoy the aroma.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 24, 2022 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
This is one of the best aromatics that I've smoked so far. A nice blend of Black Cavendish & Virginia with Cognac flavour and I also tasted a bit of vanilla (or a similar sweet fragnance). Whenever I smoked it left me with an excellent taste and very pleasant aroma in the room. A bit moist and requires a few relights, it's not consistent in taste until the end and might get a bit hot at times.

All those positive reviews cannot be wrong so if you like aromatics and you haven't tasted it so far you should give it a try! One of my favourites for sure!
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco store
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tin and after a year in a glass jar
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 26, 2019 Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant
After sniffing the tin of Bagpiper's Dream, I immediately started salivating. It instantly became a high ranking member in my aromatic rotation of which there are very few. I loved the combination of Vanilla & Cognac & how it interplayed with the tobaccos developing a delicious, sweet flavor that hangs on the palate. It's not too harsh & as with any tobacco that may tend to bite initially, employing the DGT method will negate that issue. It is fairly moist but can be smoked from the opening or dried to the smoker's preference.

The tasty flavoring is there at the beginning & remains throughout but after some has burned off it gets even better... the point where all the varietals & flavoring meld together & form a unique flavor with a pleasing aroma. Drying it out doesn't seem to diminish the flavor or aroma which is my preferred method for preparation. If your taste buds are not dead or suffering from any type of infirmity, Bagpiper's Dream will seem like its name implies & will tantalize your taste buds.

The strength is medium & doesn't bite or become harsh if not pushed. I'm enjoying a bowl of it right now & I'm not really a heavy hitter when it comes to aromatics. Bagpiper's Dream has an alluring flavor that's surprisingly, tantalizingly, delicious & a little "pinch" will go a long way. You could sprinkle a dab of quality Latakia & some Turkish to this and you'd have an exceptionally fine aromatic Balkan blend... "Balkanaro," as it were. I will have to try this idea and edit the results... & here we go: If you mix this to your tastes with a little Syrian or Cyprian & Turkish, you can anticipate amazing results. However, Bagpiper's Dream is fine just the way it is... just experimenting, as it were. This is an outstanding aromatic that rates off the chart. Four stars plus!
Pipe Used: Danmore Dublin & D. S. Huber Dublin
PurchasedFrom: Cup O' Joes, Wilke Pipe Tobacco
Age When Smoked: Fresh Tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2010 Mild to Medium Strong Full Very Pleasant
I tried this blend upon a suggestion of a friend. I am very impressed by this blend. It has a great room note and tastes just like it smells out of the can. I would think that even the biggest smoke haters will like the room note of this blend. If you like Aromatics then this is a must try!
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