Finck's Cigar Company Finck's Golden Cavendish

A blend of mostly flue-cured Virginias and some Burleys, our Golden Cavendish is mild and has just a hint of natural sweetness. Terrific by itself or mix it with your favorite vanilla, peach or whiskey tobacco to come up with your own mild, smooth smoking blend.


Brand Finck's Cigar Company
Blended By Mac Baren (formerly P.Stokkebye)
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Cavendish
Cut Shag
Packaging Bulk
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.80 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 20, 2009 Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant
I bought an entire pound of this based on a cheap price ($22.50/lb f.o.b. San Antonio) and the hope that this might be something interesting to add to my non-English collection. My first bowl was in a briar in which it did not showcase well. There was some lurking bite and little taste. However when I loaded this into a Missouri Meerschaum cob, it shined. I have no idea if it is cased. Yes, it is sweet but I pick up no distinct flavoring. My impression was that it is a base for the aromatic blender to add casings or topping. In appearance it reminded me of Lane's 1-Q. Smoking characteristics outside of flavor was similar. But it's not Lane, but Peter Stokkebye. Could be Stokkebye's Natural - the descriptions are similar. The Va's and burley live well together here. I jarred up the entire remaining pound and MIGHT use it to cut Lane's Very Cherry down from Cherry Bomb status as this seems well suited for that. Just enough nicotine to let one know one actually smoked something. A blend for those times when I can't decide what to smoke; maybe a first bowl of day. Not bad at all. Not an all day blend, but a keeper nevertheless. My stockpile of non-English/non-VaPers is now complete.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 15, 2009 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Thanks to Sailorjack for the sample.

In the bag, this smells fairly strongly of topping... vanilla I thought, but on sticking my nose right in... Anise. More on this later.

This is surprisingly strong tasting stuff - it looks and smells like a typical black-cavendish burley affair, but under the match this has a lot more punch than most of the "lighter" aromatics. This smoke a bit more like a topped Va/Per, with a slightly peppery attack and a heavy presence throughout the smoke.

The anise is detectable to me throughout, and in a clean (new) pipe, I felt that this tobacco almost offered a lakeland-like scent. This leads me to believe that the topping is more than just a splash of licorice.

All in all, this reminds me most (although it is by no means identical) of Sail, with it's licorice notes and spicy "dutch cavendish" background (and Sail has an oriental component if I remember right). So if you just can't stand Sail, I guess this Finck's product is not going to be your cup of tea. But if you like the basic idea of Sail tobacco, and want something a little heavier, here it is. Super Sail.

Smoking properties are excellent - no gurgle, no glop. Nice friendly tobacco, but I think it would be too much for a novice. An interesting blend, great with a cup of tea.
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