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We could've called it Grandmas Cherry Pie or something clever, but well let the tobacco do the talking on this one. Mild, Aromatic with a wonderful cherry flavor that lasts throughout your bowl. Never bites.

Notes: 2013 IPCPR release.

BrandDrew Estate
Blended ByNicholas Mellilo
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Clayton Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Clayton (1)
Mild to Medium Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

The tin note from this blend is amazing, sadly that is the only redeeming quality of this tobacco. The tobacco in the tin was bone dry, the cherry flavor came through the pipe as I tested the draw but disappeared as soon as the pipe was lit. All I could taste after lighting was burley and bite! I tried different pipes, slowed down my pace and everything else I could to make this a pleasant experience, no luck! All in all I wasted a lot of time and money trying to make this stuff work, I sincerely believe the blenders need to take this one back to the drawing board.

Pipe Used: MM country gentleman, and several others

Age When Smoked: Fresh out of the box

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4 people found this review helpful.

Appalachian Chef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Appalachian Chef (52)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

My least favorite of the Drew Estate line. Don't get me wrong, it's great tobacco with a mild casing that gives you just a hint of cherry when smoked. The tin note is VERY cherry and it is drier than most of DE tobaccos. Smokes well and has a moderate punch of nicotine. I think cherry is just not my thing. But, I would recommend it for those who like it.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Flame Grain

Age When Smoked: 3 months opened tin

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3 people found this review helpful.

LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (145)
Very Mild Extra Strong Overwhelming Strong

I had hoped that this cherry blend would be a dellight. This burley blend was ruined by a very poor cherry topping. This blend cannot be recommended.

2 people found this review helpful.

Redd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Redd (117)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Ok I am not a cherry blend smoker by habit. But on occasions I come across a few worth trying at least once in a while. Everytime I think cherry blend I think of Middletons hot tongue burning Cherry blend. Well this is not that by any means. This Cherry Blend is flavorful and has no bite. The mix of Cherry and vanilla is nice. The room note is fair. The nicotine level is good. Burns real easy. I actually prefer this to many cherry blends and it is a good serious smoke. Now the only thing I can't get past with Drew Estates. Is their label. It can easily be confused for NAT SHERMAN.

Pipe Used: Several Pipes used in rotation

Similar Blends: Lanes Cherry.

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (630)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

It was with great anticipation that I tried Drew Estates take on the Cherry Aromatic after being blown away by both Grand Central and Meat pie. Unfortunately, it set me up for a giant let down as I ended up less than impressed.

To start with I will say that there are not many cherry blends that I like anyway, so it may seem like this is another one of those, "I can't stand aromatics and I smoked this aromatic and I can't stand it reviews", but I absolutely love Top Black Cherry. Of course that has some of that Gawith Hoggarth juice (soap?) in it and I love that stuff.

So I don't really look at that as the standard cherry blend. That said I am giving this one two stars and that is probably a lot since I would not recommend the blend at all meaning from a subjective standard it should get one star. My reasoning is as such. The Drew Estate tins are commanding a pretty high price and this one is not worth it when Middleton Cherry is a better blend at a cheaper price. I also preferred Bowell's cherry smash to this one. Granted, I didn't really like Boswell's cherry smash. What saves the blend from getting one star is the fact that it was tolerable and was not nearly as bad as Lane's very cherry, McClelland Three Cherry, or Altadis Galleria Wild Cherry.

Those blends are downright vile and were difficult to finish. So it was not that good, but it was tolerable.

2 people found this review helpful.

russ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
russ (27)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Purchased this to once again try a cherry blend. My heart told me that I have been disappointed in the past with cherry blends--Not so with this one. As I opened the tin I was greeted by a cherry/bread like aroma that was delicious to the nose. As I looked at the tobacco I got an even more pleasant surprise. The moisture content was just right and the tobacco was not all goopy from the casings. That really caught me off guard as I suspected I would open the tin to find a goopy over cased mess--I did not. I loaded several style pipes with this blend and as I smoked it I noted that the cherry and bread like notes were in the background--not in the fore front over powering the tobacco. It burns nice, tastes nice and for a cherry blend really left me impressed as my original thoughts were that I was actually going to hate this stuff as in the past other cherry blends I have tried have left my throat burning. This was a tobacco that I can honestly say really caught me off guard and has left me rethinking about being so quick to jump to conclusions before giving things a chance. The room note is nice and over all I can say I would recommend this to those who like cherry. Its a more subtle blend with those cherry notes remaining in the background as it is smoked. Also I had no goopy mess in my pipes when done. I went from telling myself that I would end up giving the tin away after trying a few bowls to actually wanting to try their other offerings and I plan on buying another tin of this soon.

Pipe Used: small, medium, large bowl briars

2 people found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

More cherry is needed. When I smoke a cherry blend, I want it in my face, not so subtle. It does not bite, and the overall flavor is OK. I just need more cherry. On the plus side, the cherry flavor that was there was not the cherry cough syrup taste, but real cherry.

1 person found this review helpful.

initials SG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
initials SG (29)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Tolerable

Not quite up to par with the rest of the Drew Estate line, but still enjoyable.

The cherry flavoring is not overdone, so the tobacco flavor shines through, and it's good tobacco, albeit a little mild for my tastes. Just enough nicotine to make itself known. Not at all goopy and doesn't gunk up the pipe. Nice toasty flavor mid-bowl and onwards, and the cherry is subtly present throughout.

No bite if puffed slowly. Surprisingly the room note is not that great, just ok.

I'm not a huge fan of aros, but this one is decent enough.

1 person found this review helpful.

Coffeewaterbeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Coffeewaterbeer (6)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

I don't want to completely bash this as I try to find the good in things. On the positive side, this is the strongest contender to give someone an idea of the baked bread flavor that is mentioned in some reviews. What turned me off to this was the cherry, I had hoped for something less synthetic tasting. I felt like I could get similar results breaking up a urinal cake and packing it. This is the first tin I need to give away or toss outright.

EDIT: I came back to add a bit more positive because I really don't like leaving negative feedback just from my personal taste. The Cherry, while not for me was not goopy at all and the leaf was obviously of good quality. I would like to try maybe (SG's?) dark cherry as cherry isn't in and of itself a bad thing. I give DE credit for branching out into Pipe baccy and would like to see them succeed and perhaps expand their line.

Pipe Used: GBD Billiard

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: gifted

1 person found this review helpful.

manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I was pleased by the strong cherry smell in the tin. However, this is misleading. It only has a slight sweet flavor. I will have to compare it to the bulk cherry tobacco that I can purchase locally for $3 an ounce. The 50g tin cost $12 here in Connecticut. Some nicotine. Tastes better in a better quality pipe, go figure. I don't think the cost is justified. No bite, but smokes wet. Caused a gurgle that needs to be cleared with a pipe cleaner. I left the lid off the tin for several days to dry it out enough to smoke.

Pipe Used: danish briar-medium bowl

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: local tobacconist

Similar Blends: Captain Black Cherry, Middleton's Cherry.

1 person found this review helpful.

Osizzlac Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Osizzlac (1)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

This was supposed to be my first cherry blend but it was not that good. I was expecting a black cherry, or something of the sort. What I got was a cherry flavoring akin to those watered down supermarket popsicles mom used to buy, that would stay in the freezer until they got freezer burn. I shouldn't be working this hard to get the taste of cherry out of a "cherry" blend.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: 2yrs

Purchased From: B&M

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Fazby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fazby (66)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The aroma of this is excellent. Cherry pastry like in the description. It burns very well but can get a bit hot if you aren't careful. Flavor comes and goes but pleasant all the way. A little on the light side; don't puff too hard or you will burn your tongue. You have to adapt to it.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: new tin

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Adrian B. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Adrian B. (29)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

My experience with this blend seems to be a bit different from others. I actually initially found the tin note to be a bit off putting. Almost cough syrup like. It's definitely a cherry aroma, but not like a cherry pie.

In any case, smoking this blend is very pleasant. Packs easy burns well and I experienced no bite even with my moderately fast puffing pace. The cherry flavor is front and center throughout the smoke, pushing the natural tobacco flavors into the background. That will mean this blend isn't for everyone, but if cherry taste is what you want, this blend will give it to you. 3 stars for people who want cherries, 2-2.5 stars for the rest.

Pipe Used: Cobs mostly

Age When Smoked: Tin fresh

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Old6String Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old6String (27)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

I decided to give this a try after reading the reviews even though they were low. I decided that this might be something to try based on Drew Estates quality cigars and I'm glad I did. It did not disappoint even though the smoke is very mild and at initial light up is really the only time you get that waft of cherry flavor.

I still say that it is a good consistent smoke if just for the quality of tobacco that is used. I am going to go out on a limb here and give it three stars just because of my positive experience. It was my first time trying Drew estate pipe tobacco and I will definitely try their other blends.

Update: one week later I think after this has been opened for the past week I have noticed the flavor come to the front a little more. It is still a very mild, enjoyable smoke and after further drying may even be better than now.

Pipe Used: Mario Grandi

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

Purchased From: JR Cigar, NC

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p.Holloway Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
p.Holloway (8)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Strong

Greeted by wonderful mixture of cherry and nutty notes when opened. I found this blend tastes better when its packed very tight in the bowl and smoked slowly. The flavor will last till the end and there is no bite. However if your an excessive puffer all you'll get is bite and burn. Of course everyone has their own repertoire with a pipe. But trust me on this one..... just let the flame of your match barely touch the tobacco, puff slowly and gently... and you have a very enjoyable smoke.

Pipe Used: Peterson Calabash, Dr. Grabow Duke

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CenTex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CenTex (18)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I found this blend disappointing. Opened the tin and was greeted with a strong cherry smell. Unfortunately, the smell did not translate to the smoke. No real flavor. Not much to say at all about the smoking experience. It stayed lit, but just didn't taste like much of anything. I will put it away and revisit in the future, but right now, I cannot recommend this tobacco.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 413, Jirsa Poker

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: pipesandcigars

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