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This heavily cased blend of cavendish (both gold and black), burley and bright flue-cured Virginia produces an easy burning, smooth, cool smoke with a rich vanilla flavour and aroma. This tobacco is ideal for beginners who are looking for an easy going sweet smoke with very little tongue bite.

BrandGauntleys Of Nottingham
Manufactured ByGauntleys
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild
Very Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB (1898)
Very Mild Very Strong Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Gauntleys - Vanilla. Quite a good smoke.

The mixture looks as though it contains a high proportion of Cavendish tobaccos with a strong aromatic aroma of sweet vanilla. It's a little too moist so will require airing, it's not saturated but a bit damp.

Once packed it lights easily. It only needs a minimum run with the flame. Then, as it says in the description, it gives off a cool smoke that's VERY rich with vanilla. Of all the vanilla smokes I have had this is up there with the most omnipotent of them all. There is no mistaking that this has been flavoured with a large quantity of vanilla.

To be fair, I find the vanilla a bit too strong to really be able to pick out many of the natural tobacco flavours. It seems like a 'full on' aromatic.

There is very little nicotine to be had from this blend. It would be great for new folks and taste only smokers.

The room note is a touch too heavy for me. I wouldn't say it's offensive but it creates rather a lot of smoke!

I think this is a good aromatic blend but it's just a little too false for my taste!

Two and a half stars.

Pipe Used: GBD Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Gauntleys

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