Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) Blue Ridge

This premium quality smoking tobacco brings you the finest blend of Virginia leaves, cured and matured, moist to the touch and produced to a thicker cut to give you a truly satisfying, fuller flavoured smoke.


Brand Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blended By  
Manufactured By St-Group Assens
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 25 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.30 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 28, 2017 Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Overwhelming
Hmm this one has quite a dubious honour in my book. I am the type of smoker where i can get along with pretty much 99% of tobaccos i try. I enjoy a broard range of styles from aromatics, to vapers to latakia mixtures to good old otc tobaccos, even if i have no desire to make a repeat purchase i can at least enjoy most of them on a level where i can finish the pouch/tin.

Blue ridge was not one of them, at the time i tried this, my usual shop, before i went online had no condor, the shop keep told me he had sold a good deal of this so it must be ok....

Fair enough it is cheap, well what you can call cheap to english standards, got it home, the whole 50g of it. Opened it up, the aroma was unremarkable, a weak hay like aroma, moisture was pretty decent, when i had a poke around the package, the amount of twigs and god knows what was astounding, by the time i picked them all out had enough to build a funeral prye for a small mammal!.

But then i said to myself for its price its not going to be all that refined. Anywho i loaded up a falcon, lit it and....nothing, no taste whatsoever, a few puffs in and a whole new beast emerged.

I got this god awful overpowering taste of somewhere between nail varnish remover and floor polish. And a burning at the back of my throat that made me gag and experience what it would be like to drink napalm. So i decided to lay it down let it go out, cool down and see what that did.....absolutely everything possible to make it even worse.

The chemical taste and burning intensified, i know this cheap but good god, route 66 tobacco was cheap but a million miles better, also blue ridge has the dubious accolade of the only smoking tobacco I know that when smoked it's smoke had a slight hue of green to it, and the room note smelled like my house was on fire. (I have listed the room note on here as overwhelming as "vile isn't an option, take note!)

Basically this is the type of tobacco that has all the health hazards of smoking but none of the pleasures.

The next day, boy was I reminded that I had smoked this, my tonsils and throat turned a lovely shade of bright red and felt like they had been sandpapered to within an inch of their lives, so much so that smoking anything was out of the question for several days.

So I did my health a huge favour and tossed the remainder of this travesty on the bonfire.

That was 3 years ago and every now and then i go back to that shop to pick up a pouch of condor, and blue ridge is there sat next to it, and i wince at the memories that come back to haunt me.

The packaging has since changed but I don't have enough masochistic intent to see if the blend has improved, if it has great but if it hasn't god help the unlucky sod, who like me, picks it up on a whim thinking it's going to be a good stop gap.

Pipe Used: Falcon (so sorry my dear pipe)
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 21, 2010 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
This is a heads-up for any misguided British puffer who, like me, reads the encomia for the other two incarnations of ‘Blue Ridge' here on this site, and rushes out to buy the cheapo pouch on offer in their local co-op, sitting snug between the Clan and the St Bruno, thinking it's the same. I'm here to tell you that, by all the saints, it isn't.

The packet of Blue Ridge I just bought is “made in Denmark for Swedish Match” and proclaims itself a ‘Virginia Blend'.

Pros: it is made of some sort of combustible vegetable matter, and produces smoke when lit.

Cons: see ‘Pros' above.

The write-up stays non-committal about its intended use, so I remain unclear as to whether it's meant for pipe or paper. Either destination would be equally unlucky to receive it, and so, both wise and modest, it calls itself only a ‘smoking tobacco' - an appellation which did at least remove my vestigial doubt that it was in fact intended as a fertilizer tobacco, or perhaps a roofing tobacco. I am too poor and too mean to do the decent ecological thing and put this on the compost heap, so I will use it as a bulking agent in very small doses, hoping that my real tobaccos do not notice.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 30, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I had the misfortune to purchase Blue Ridge from my local supermarket when I ran out of tobacco, I opened the pouch to find tobacco dust basically it was totally dried out ,guess where I'm going in morning !!!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 02, 2023 Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Overwhelming
This is being passed of as a pipe tobacco why I wonder would anyone want to inflict this garbage on a pipe!!!! Or for that matter themselves.only fit for lighting the bonfire on guy Fawkes night!!!
Pipe Used: Budget
PurchasedFrom: Supermarkets
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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