Gallaher Limited Condor Long Cut (Brown)

The Condor Flake is a full-bodied pipe tobacco blended from air cured Virginia, which has been top dressed with a secret liquor flavoring before been cooked under pressure to form a cake which has been thinly sliced ready for rubbing down. This provides an even cooler, slower burning and richer smoke.
Notes: Was made in Ireland, now made in Poland.


Brand Gallaher Limited
Blended By Japan Tobacco International
Manufactured By Japan Tobacco International
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.30 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 23, 2010 Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

This has the strength of Gawith & Hoggarths Dark Flake. However that is where all comparisons end.

This stuff smokes as hot as hell, and is akin to smoking a bowl full of highly scented soapy 'Cilit Bang' flakes.

Horrible 'ghosting' mess of a tobacco, that thoroughly deserves it's title as an over the counter drug store blend.

All in all this is absolute bollocks in a plastic pouch.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 28, 2022 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
Although I have been a reader of reviews on this site for several years, this is my first review so apologies if it’s a bit of a ramble.

I smoked Condor Long Cut exclusively for many years and was happy to do so. Then I had issues getting it and stumbled onto this site and discovered the wonderful world of pipe tobacco, especially those available to my European and American compatriots.

It was again several years before I returned to my old favourite recently and was I in for a shock! Some hasty investigation informed me that Condor production has moved to Poland. Well the production may have moved but someone lost the recipe in the process!

The following is my take on a 2021 pouch compared to my recollection of the tobacco I had previously grown to love. My sense of taste and smell is not the best so I will limit this to generalisations rather than details:

Packaging – It’s so covered in health warnings now it’s not really relevant but what little branding is left is the same.

Presentation – Although the size and thickness of the flakes are much the same, the old version was a neat collection of whole stacked flakes. The new pouch contains a mess of flakes that appear to be have been randomly thrown into the packet resulting in something one step up from a broken flake.

Aroma – Where’s the Soap! That glorious detergent-like smell I had grown to love has all but disappeared. A hard sniff with my nose in the pouch reveals a slight hint of previous glory but only just. Don't get me wrong, it does have a smell, I just can't work out exactly what it is!

The Smoke – This is not the Condor I remember. The smoke is much thinner, the thick, almost cloying mouth feel has gone. The ‘soapy’ strong flavour has gone. Even the nicotine hit has diminished significantly. This is now a so-so tobacco with no real identity of its own. That is something, like it or not, you could not say of the old version.

Conclusion – Condor Long Cut has gone. This new version is not even a poor imitation of its predecessor. I will mourn its loss but am cheered by the number of wonderful tobaccos I have discovered thanks to this site and will get over it quickly I’m sure.

If you read all of this – thanks for your patience!
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: GQ Tobacco
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 06, 2009 Strong Extra Strong Full Tolerable
I am flattered to be the first to review this legend. I think my review of the ready rubbed version applies to this blend too. Mo, South Africa
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 21, 2009 Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Tolerable to Strong
I bought this in desperation from a supermarket (my local 'tobacconist' (a non smoker) can't be persuaded to order decent stuff and I tire a bit of mail order 'baccy). 'Oh, perhaps it isn't all that bad' I thought, and bought 25g on spec.

Sometimes, it's not absolutely awful. And, then again, sometimes it tastes like you're sucking on a burning sock soaked in liquid hairspray. I'll never buy this again.
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