4noggins Button Bay

A mix of nutty Burley and rich Virginia tobaccos made user friendly by the Turkish, Perique, and Latakia. A lovely balance of sweet, spicy, & smokey. Button Bay packs easily with few relights. A "Very English" blend.


Brand 4noggins
Blended By Rich Gottlieb
Manufactured By 4noggins
Blend Type American
Contents Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.29 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 11, 2021 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The very nutty, earthy, woody, toasty burley is the lead component. The Turkish offers plenty of earth, wood, some vegetation, herbs, floralness, mild sourness and spice. It is almost a supporting player. Not far behind is the smoky, woody, earthy, musty, floral, incense-like, lightly sweet Cyprian Latakia. The Virginias provide some tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, mild sugar, floralness, sour acidic lemon, and a pinch of spice. They form the base of the blend, and their effect is in-between the Latakia and perique. The spicy, plumy, earthy, woody perique is just above the condiment line. Has a very light fruit/ rum topping that mildly tones down the tobaccos. The strength, nic-hit and taste levels barely reach the medium mark. No chance of bite, but it does have a few small rough edges, and the spice content may result in a light tongue tingle. Well balanced with a little complexity, it burns clean and a tad warm at a reasonable rate with a very consistent sweet and sour, nutty, spicy, floral, acidic, campfire flavor that extends to the lightly lingering after taste. The room note is a notch stronger. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Can be all day smoke for the veteran, and repeatable for the less experienced. I deduct a star because the acidity is a little distracting, so I give this blend two stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 23, 2017 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
4noggins - Button Bay.

It's a manageable coarse cut mixture, any bigger broken flake pieces aren't that big as to be in need of further rubbing. It doesn't contain any twiggy bits either. It's smokeable, but if anything I'd say it's too dry.

Button Bay takes to the flame easily, and then gives a reliable burn. Where the tobaccos' are concerned it's the Burley that's in charge, easily stealing the show: it's primarily a Burley smoke. With the added flavours, I'd happily call them mild to medium (with the onus being on medium), and I don't just taste sharp citrus, I get an actual fruity note. The dryness creates a slight problem, one that technique could take a share of the blame for: speed of burn. And if I'm not cautious I can get quite a bite from it.

I'd call the nicotine medium, and the room-note just alright.

The rating: Button Bay isn't exactly a bad smoke, nor is it exactly my cup of tea. I don't know why the current description says "Very English" blend, it seems far from being English, to me.

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Strambach Vienna Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: 4noggins
Age When Smoked: New
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