Dunhill Ready Rubbed

Mature, flue-cured leaf from USA, Brazil and Africa is blended with sun-cured and smoky fired tobaccos from Indonesia and India. This is pressed into cavendish and topped with a subtle flavor.


Brand Dunhill
Blended By Dunhill
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.69 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 31, 2004 Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Mature, flue cured leaf from the USA, Brazil and Africa is blended with sun cured and smokey fired tobaccos from Indonesia and India. Pressed with Cavendish to produce a rich smoke. This is what the Dunhill description says, and some comments on ASP were rather positive: since this tobacco isn't available in Italy anymore and a local tobacconist still carried 5 tins of it, I decided I might give it a try before it was too late. I must say this is my first disappointment with Dunhill. The moisture content in the tin was OK in spite of it being rather old (that's why I prefer tins to pouches), and some leaves had little crystals of sugar: I expected a nice aged and mellowed blend! Mellow it is, but it is also almost non-existant! This stuff has very little taste, and what little it has comes in a very monochromatic way. It may remind me a bit of some of my favorite Virginia flakes (but this one is fully rubbed out), but it has 100 times less flavor and sweetness in comparison. It is an extremely mild, cool, and slow smoke: I can't make this stuff smoke hot and nasty, neither make it bite the tongue and the throat. It burns rather wet, though. It is supposed to be slightly aromatic, but the flavoring (rather soapy - also the tin smell is like scented soap - but almost imperceptible) is as light and subtle as the taste of the tobacco itself. A positive note is that the room aroma is very light and pleasant, too. If you like hot air, or if you are too wimpy to try some real man's stuff, this might be your tobacco. For me, it's a complete waste of time and money!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 28, 2016 Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
This tobacco has no tin note and no taste . Once lit it gives the smoker simply smoke with no flavor that I can detect . I wonder what the blender was trying to do here . I used my can as a mixer to make my very moist Samuel Gawith dry enough to smoke .
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 14, 2015 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Dunhill "Ready Rubbed" provides what Virginia smokers crave, which is a slow-burning blend that delivers the sweetness of Virginia without the bite and strength of its rawer forms, accented by condimental Turkish tobaccos to give it a slightly vinegar, sweet-sour flavor. A light topping of citrus crests the blend.

For those who look toward an all-day smoke on the more confectionary side of the burning leaf, the Virginia-Oriental mix in this blend bestows constant piquant sweetness with enough variety to provide intrigue in a mild blend, both in flavor and its light dose of nicotine. Like other Virginia-based sweet tobaccos, such as Orlik "Golden Sliced," Villiger "After Dinner" or even Dunhill "Flake," this blend rewards small sips which melt into a buttery hay and honey flavor as fine Virginias of this type tend to do. It is like General Joe's Chicken at your local Chinese restaurant: sweet, sour and tangy, but essentially candied meat.

As most smokers know, all of us have some types of tobacco that we enjoy and others that are less intriguing. I have enjoyed this quality blend, but this general flavor family -- sweet without corresponding notes of fullness -- is not for me. This family of blends aims to be pleasantly as close to invisible as possible, without jagged edges to interrupt its mild character, and there this thoughtful and high quality attempt succeeds.
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