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Choice red Virginias flavored with Orientals.

Blended ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeOther
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Strong
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Strong

I recently meandered my way through the Ferndown tobacco lineup and actually, kind of liked this one. Good Virginia base and a subtle sweetness from both it and the Orientals kept me satisfied as a change of pace.

It struck a chord of comparison with McClelland's Black Shag, although the two could not be more dissimilar in the looks department. (Or, the cut, for that matter.)

A warning to Latakia lovers; you won't satisfy your cravings with this particular Ferndown leaf.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30047)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very stringy ribbon cut blend of mostly Virginias and Orientals. There may be just the hint of Latakia, although, I don't notice it. The tin aroma has the sweetness of Virginia and the mustiness of the Orientals. They blend into a rich, mild, yet a smooth consistent and very mellow creamy flavor. The flavor remains consistent throughout the bowl. The fine cut can make this a fast burner, but the Orientals keep the Virginias from biting. It is light enough to be an all day smoke, but rich enough to remain tasty. This could be an excellent move up from cigarette smoking. It has a mild nicotine content. It can be inhaled without knocking one out, and it has a pleasant sensation when blown out the nose. It burns to a white gray ash. I find this to be a very satisfying blend that I can turn to at any time in any pipe. I plan on always having a tin of this around.

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