B&B Tobacconists, llc Country Gentleman

(3.00)
Three Virginia's combined with Latakia. All in the correct proportions. Smooth traditional English blend.

Details

Brand B&B Tobacconists, llc
Blended By David Barnes
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 03, 2017 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
This North Carolina tobacco shop has always had nice house blends. I am not sure which company made Country Gentleman for them but it was a nice easy Latakia/Virginia combination that came only in bulk. Who knows, they may still be offering it. I smoked this one in 2011 and although a little lighter and less smoky than I prefer my English blends, it had a nice flavor for an even better price. Not a lot of depth, but when smoked slowly, offered a nice, almost delicate English presentation.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 08, 2021 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
In my experience, this blend must be smoked slowly and preferably in a wide bowl. Purportedly it’s just VA & Latakia in the blend but it feels to me as though there are lots of components that all jockey for first position throughout the smoke.

The most dominant flavor I’m getting is a vinegary sweetness like ketchup. Big time vinegar. It almost makes me sweat. An occasional, light vanilla note comes through, and a peppery vinegar on the retrohale (akin to perique). Doesn’t bite but kinda dries my tongue out. Latakia is faint. Overall it lacks depth of flavor for me which is what I love best about English blends. Smoked too fast and it tastes like rubber...? (I tried in two pipes of differing shapes and this happened both times).

In summation, to me this is more of an Virginian blend with a fake British accent than a full l-on English. If you are a straight VA or VAPer smokers coming around to Latakia, give this a try. If you are an English lover maybe skip out on this one. Similar and better B&B blend IMO is Frog Level.
Pipe Used: Kaywoodie White Briar shape 69, Royal Danish
PurchasedFrom: B&B Tobacconist Asheville
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 25, 2014 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I just made another trip to Asheville and, as usual, stopped by B&B's. Their house blends have really impressed me so far (OLB and Scott's companion). Country Gentleman is another lovely blend. This is a very Virginia forward English. The latakia is used as a condiment and lets the sweet and and sour VA's sing. Surprised that I'm the first to review this tobacco. It needs some more attention!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 22, 2014 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant
I'm very fortunate to have B&B Tobacconists in my area. I went in today to pick up a new blend and found this one to be delightful. I typically smoke aromatics, but found this traditional English blend to be very good. The Latakia is very light and subtle, while the Virginia is up front and splendid. I'll keep this for when I'm in an English mood, and will continue supporting my local artisans. Well done, gents.
Pipe Used: Falcon Genoa
PurchasedFrom: B&B Tobacconists Asheville,NC
Age When Smoked: Fresh from local blender
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