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Holiday blend is blended each Easter and aged in an antique container until November. Its a blend of the finest non-latakia tobaccos.

BrandHermit Tobacco Works Co.
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

A few years back I too a trip down memory lane by smoking some of the late Jay Jones Holiday Blends. The 1997 was a favorite because Jay must have found a nice stash of Red Virginia and used his antique press to make the presentation an easy to break up Krumble Kake. Maybe it's because I didn't smoke this one until 2011, but I didn't taste any topping, just sweet, ripe Virginia that was super pleasing.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29856)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Hermit tobacco comes out with an aromatic Holiday blend every year. I typically buy two tins of their annual blend. One to smoke the following Christmas and one to cellar. I have finally opened my 1997 cellar and I can say that it was worth the wait. The tobacco is slightly moist but very easy to light. The honey casing is light and refreshing. The majority of the blend is red VA and leaves no tongue bite. It is a very nice change of pace for this heavy Latakia smoker!

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