Rattray Sir William

Notes: Sir William is a ready rubbed loose cut. The main ingredients are various selected Virginias, which are responsible for the round taste. Fired Kentucky, cured Indian and aromatic Thailand burley are then added, and topped by a light whiskey flavor. But in the end only requires one word to describe this blend aptly: a record! -edited quote from HU-Tobacco.


Brand Rattray
Series British Collection
Blended By Kohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Whiskey
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 14, 2022 Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Appearance: 50 gram tin of the 2022 release. The blend of tobacco is a little brighter and lighter, which can be attributed to its freshness. Overall, it wasn’t affected the quality of the blend. And it also doesn't have any lighter varieties of Virginia, but there is clearly more Virginia than in Irish Whiskey. Perhaps in another situation it would have pleased me, but here there is a clear departure from the Irish Whiskey.

Flavor: the light aroma of a good cookie - flour, butter, a little alcohol, a bit of coconut (WHAT?!), coriander and cinnamon, faint notes of citrus and berry essence. Behind all this, you can barely smell the Kentucky notes, but if you sniff longer, you can catch a slight scent of cocoa. As for the whiskey flavoring… Well, if it's here, it's obviously been skimped on. In any case, the smell of coconut and bread notes overpower it.

Taste: the base is made up of burley and kentucky notes - smoky, woody, nutty. But, at the expense of its freshness and clearly more than in Irish Whiskey, initially the Virginia tends to remind with its sweetness and hay flavor that it is here as well. Overall, the flavor is initially a bit brighter than that of Irish Whiskey. The tobacco is somewhat unbalanced and stiff - perhaps it should have been left to rest for a couple of years in a tin. By the middle of the pipe, the blend gets more smooth than at the beginning, where it is quite demanding on the smoking tempo. I found no indication of the orientals mentioned on some sites - the blend is a quality Virginia-Burley blend, with the sweetness of the virginia quickly coming off, with kentucky as support. However, the amount of virginia continues to be felt when smoking - the tobacco clearly smokes hotter than the previous blend. The strength of the tobacco is also different, it's closer to medium. At least in a very large pipe, I didn't feel the nicotine kick. The tobacco burns into a fine light gray ash with a slightly larger dark fraction. It leaves some moisture in the bowl. The aftertaste is sweet and woody, slightly tart, but not persistent.

The smoke from the tobacco has a woody smell with a slight cocoa flavor.

What's the bottom line? Weird-smelling coconut German blend (thankfully, it's not in the flavor) that has more Virginia than Irish Whiskey. If you forgive Sir William its coconut smell from the tin, it could be considered a regular everyday Virginia-Burley blend for smoking in a relaxed setting.
Pipe Used: Peterson 69, 106, 999
PurchasedFrom: Smuggled over the EU
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 28, 2022 Medium to Strong Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong
Strong flavors, the whisky is there, as also Burley and Kentucky. The smoke is warm, and the temperature goes fast easily. But after a while is not so complex, or at least in my case, it was a little bored at the end. I was quite expected of this blend, perhaps too much. After all, is not one of my favorites.
Pipe Used: John Aylesbury - Billiard Dunkelbraun
PurchasedFrom: Cigarworld
Age When Smoked: 1
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