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An especially pleasant mixture of sweet Virginias, flavorsome burleys and twice-fermented black cavendish. Laced with a dash of aged scotch.

Manufactured ByPoschl Tabak
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Extremely Mild
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1837)
Medium Strong Overwhelming Strong

Radfords - Old Scotch.

My initial impressions of this from the first few puffs were quite simple: what a mess. Sadly for Old Scotch, I didn't change my mind after smoking it for awhile.

This is the reason why the term 'tongue bite' was invented; from beginning to end it properly lacerates my tongue.

The flavour? Not good: clumsy, sticky, messy, and false; although the falseness is strong it's slightly ambiguous as to what additive it comes from, whisky, rum, maple etc. To add insult to injury it leaves an incredibly strong aftertaste that's reminiscent of glue. Zero out of ten for that!

It burns hot and has a rank room note....need I go on?

Simple; not recommended.

Pipe Used: Mastro Cascia

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Robert Graham

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Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is a perfect example of the dreaded yet omnipresent gas station blends you can get everywhere where i live. Sooner or in rare occasions later you will stumble over it, fall for its homey pouch design and comforting promise of scotch, because what could go wrong, right? And you will instantly regret your decision as one usually does when buying a gas station blend.

The pouch note is of alcohol, some very slight whiskey and something i would say is some molasse or syrup.

The cut is a "wild cut" which is common in Pöschl blends and basically looks like "everything tossed together". Tips, strands of leaf, stems, coarse pieces, ribbons ... you name it. But packing and lighting are easy and the blend burns down willingly. And sadly that's it with this blends good qualities.

The blend burns really fast, really hot and with plenty of tongue bite.

Taste is lightly sweet and you can make out the whiskey in it, although only lightly as well. The smell is very nice if you like whiskey flavoured blends. The aroma wears of after about half the bowl and no tobacco taste will be there to compensate for the missing flavour. You will be left with bland hot air in conjunction with a bad aftertaste, which is an achievement of sorts too i'm certain.

Its blends like these that are responsible for both, gas station blends as well as Pöschl's bad reputation. I do not recommend this blend to anyone, for biting your tongue, burning way too hot and offering only a dull and slightly artificial taste experience if that at all.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.

Purchased From: Probably a gas station, while in desperate need on a cold saturday night.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28783)
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

It's not a syrupy aromatic, but the casing tastes very artificial although tolerable. I don't get any tongue bite from it smoking at my regular pace. It does go well with a glass of scotch. Not the worst aromatic I've tried, but definetly not the best.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28783)
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Very Full Tolerable

Too much bite, too much flavoring, too little dimension. Only useful to spice up some rope tobaccos here from Brazil...

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Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (310)
Extremely Mild Strong Mild Tolerable

A Black Cavendish, Burley and Virginia mixture, heavily cased, painfully mild and overwhelmingly aromatic. Not even Davidoff?s Scottish Mixture is as pungent and enervating as Old Scotch. Lose ribbon cut, contrasting in colour, the tobacco packs easily and lights almost before you apply any lighting device to it. If anything, a peculiarity of Radfords? blends is that their casing techniques do not produce syrupy or goopy tobaccos, but the aroma in some of them can be very aggresive. In the pouch, Old Scotch comes relatively dry, and airing is only recommended as a palliative to the extreme whiskey-with-sugar aroma.

In my experience, the mildness of this tobacco virtually smoulders the palate and mercilessly assails the taste buds. The high contents of sugar makes this tobacco burn very quickly and hot. After half a bowl of OS it took me almost a day to recognise again any other flavour. The dense aroma remains in the pipe for quite some time, and only a couple of bowls of something like Gawith?s Commonwealth Mixture can neutralise the briar. Unlike other Radfords, this one has virtually no tobacco taste and if you are able to finish a bowl, you will desperately be looking for a glass of cold water to wash down the after taste!

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