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Original Rum Royal description: Two wonderful tastes from the tropical paradise - tobacco and rum. This select mixture is a harmonic composition of both. Sweet Virginias, nutty, spicey burleys and tobaccos from the world's best provenience were refined with real Jamaican rum. A tidbit with the unadulterated aroma of the Caribbean. While tobacco came to Europe straight from the "new world," sugar cane first had to be introduced to the Caribbean, to the joy of all connoisseurs. Because soon after pipe smoking got established, rum started its conquest of the seas. A good reason to combine both pleasures in one select mixture: in Radford's Rum Royal.

Notes: Formerly known as "Rum Royal" the name was changed to "Carribean Blend" due to EU-regulations.

Manufactured ByPoschl Tabak
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The citrusy, lightly grassy, slightly floral Virginias form the base of the blend. The toasted, nutty, mildly earthy burleys play a second lead. The unsweetened black cavendish provides an undercurrent of brown sugar. The Jamaican rum is sweet with a hint of spice, but lacks depth. The nic-hit is very mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a slow to moderate rate though it loses a little of its flavor after you hit the half way point, and becomes a little muddled, though the floral quality is consistent from start to finish. Requires a few relights. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no dottle. Has a short lived, boring after taste. Can be an all day smoke.


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Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

In Europe this is a typical gas station blend, for being available literally everywhere, incl. gas stations. Its very cheap and usually comes along dried out because nobody wanted to buy it. Those that do usually get suckered into it by the rather nice pouch design and the label "rum".

Upon opening the pouch you will be greeted by the smell of, yes you guessed it, rum. And luckily you also get some faint whiff of the tobaccos used as well.

Packing, lighting and burn all are easy. The taste is mainly sweet with a hint of rum every now and then. But the aroma wears of incredibly fast. Usually around half the bowl the best of it is already gone and what remains is mainly hot air.

This is one of the very few aromatics i got negative comments on for its room note. So i guess i have to give the room note a low rating.

The only reason why i do not give it 1 star but 2 stars is the fact that it is not an evil blend. Its just really bland and cheap and simply not worth being smoked.

So, should you be on a road trip in Europe and fresh out of tobacco but a gas station flies by, smoking this blend is better than smoking nothing at all. Else i would recommend staying clear of it.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (310)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Given the price of the package, and that I had previously found the other Radford's blends I have tried to be acceptable, I bought a pouch of this when I saw it.

On opening, the pouch aroma does not really hint at rum; I can make out the Burley with its cocoa note as well as something fruity/honeyish. The leaf felt somewhat dry at first touch, but that turned out to be OK. The mix is about 3/4ths bright tobaccos and about 1/4th Black Cavendish, all in longish ribbons.

Stuffs easily, lights easily, but I find I need the occasional re-light. The taste does not give me any indication of rum, either, but it's nicely sweet and nutty. Nothing out of the ordinary or overly exciting, but solid enough -- as is the room note.

There is a little spice in there, and RRR is not as weak as some other "cheap" blends. I judge this one to be worth the money, at least, and not a bad smoke. Also nothing extraordinary, but at the price asked where I live, I have to at least somewhat recommend; I may buy more of this in the future.

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