B&B Tobacconists, llc Scott's Companion

Red Virginia, best quality Turkish and a healthy dose of Perique make this one of the most interesting tobaccos around.


Brand B&B Tobacconists, llc
Blended By David Barnes
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Other
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.43 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 19, 2014 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
The red Virginias are earthy, tangy sweet, and have some McClelland vinegar notes, though they don't detract and fade a bit as you smoke it down. The Oriental/Turkish is spicy and woodsy, providing some savory depth and light complexity. The perique is more peppery than plumy, and is here in a goodly amount, but not enough to overtake the other components. The nic-hit is mild to medium. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with few relights and a consistent well balanced flavor. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl. It's not quite an all day smoke, and while fairly rich, is good for several smokes a day. It almost gets four stars from me, and it's certainly good enough to be in your regular rotation.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 11, 2017 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Not bad at all. I am not a perique fan but this overall is a pretty darn good smoke. Yes it is a bit peppery but not to the point to be distracting. Tin note is as you would expect wood smoke with a hint of pepper. Lights very easy and first couple of puffs are that wonderful vinegary wood smoke flavor that I simply love so much. Then as you go through the bowl you get hit with a pretty dominating pepper flavor. There is some Turkish in there somewhere but the perique tends to overpower the finishing off of the bowl. Room note is as you would expect that of wood smoke. Overall this is a fine smoke and would be perfect for a perique fan, which I am not but still enjoyed the smoke. I would recommend this smoke but not put it n my rotation.
Pipe Used: Boswell Rhodesian
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 24, 2013 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I walked into B&B tobacconists, as I do every time I'm in Asheville, and asked Mr.Barnes for a good Vaper. He said, "this is my favorite blend and I smoke two bowls every night." I told him I'd like to buy two ounces. "Well, I won't sell it to you but I'll give you a couple ounces and if you don't like it, throw it away." I'm just finishing it up and I'm planning to buy more.

This is a great vaper and the turkish adds a lovely accompaniment. The pouch note is conspicuously ketchupy if that tips you off to the source of the "red cakey" virginias. Like all VA blends, it requires some careful sipping, but oh what a reward! I'm going to cellar some to see what age does to this delightful blend.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 23, 2010 Medium Very Mild Full Strong
I bought a pound of this tobacco mainly on the smell of it in the jar at the B&B shop in Ashville, NC. It also may have been that I loved the stores atmosphere,which was thick with cigar and pipe smoke from all the old codgers hanging in the bay windowed front, and just felt a need to patronize an endangered species that can truly be call a pipe shop. As for the tobacco
The tobacco quality is apparent immediatly upon lighting. This blend has a full, rich, tangy flavor from the Virginia and the Turkish rounds it and the perique peppers it. With perique being added with a heavy hand, it becomes the main flavor of the blend by the second third of a bowl. This in itself is not necessarily bad. With aging, this blend will balance out for sure. I know it has had no time for aging upon my first bowl, for I watched the tobbaconist blend this batch in front of me. ..... B&B's " Beck's Old Limey Bastard" is a 4 star tobacco that shouldn't be missed by Latakia lovers and non-Latakia lovers alike. That blend is turning this Vapor smoker into an English/Balkan smoker quick.
With aging this is smoothing out nicely and staying rich...
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