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A perfect addition to your cozy evening by the fire. Best enjoyed after unburdening from the day's heavy load and soggy boots. This blend embodies the safety and comfort of your snug den and is a treat while you reflect and unwind.

Perfect for the Latakia lover. Naturally sweet, ready rubbed and flue-cured Virginias blend with light burley, Latakia, and exquisite Turkish tobaccos to form a complex smoke that will give the seasoned pipe smoker hours of cheer. Bag End is best enjoyed by experienced pipe smokers that are comfortable "sipping" their pipe and enjoying a single bowl for a long period of time. A complex and rewarding smoke!

Notes: Released 2013.

BrandThe Country Squire Tobacconist
Blended ByThe Country Squire
Manufactured ByThe Country Squire
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (215)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A quality English style blend from the Country Squire. Despite the presence of the burley, with its sweet/bright Virginias and delicate Turkish and Latakia flavors, Bag End smokes like a milder, somewhat less sophisticated version of Squadron Leader.

As for the Latakia, I think that the amount used here is done quite to balance. However, the blender's description of "Perfect for the Latakia lover" is a bit deceiving because Bag End contains just a trace of it. It does come through in nearly every puff, but only in nuance. Those expecting more Latakia flavor based on the description might be disappointed.

Overall, I would categorize Bag End as a mild to medium strength light English with a subtle burley influence. The taste is that of natural tobacco with no additional flavorings. A pleasant & well-blended mixture.

10 people found this review helpful.

Garabaldi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Garabaldi (1)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm far from an expert but I really enjoy this tobacco. It is a very mellow smoke an and I highly recommend it. iike to smoke it late at night after a long day of yard work.

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2410)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The very tart and tangy citrusy, grassy, hay-like Virginias also sport a few drops of honey and a pinch of spice. They get fair competition from the floral, woody, earthy, dry, moderately spicy, rather sour Turkish. The nutty, earthy, woody, lightly molasses sweet burley is an important third lead varietal that occasionally rises to compete with the aforementioned components. The smoky, woody, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian latakia is a background player. The strength and nic-hit are just past the center of mild to medium. The taste falls a hair short of the medium mark. Won’t bite or get harsh, but does have a small rough edge here and there. It burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a complex and nuanced mildly sweet and sour, savory, and at times, inconsistent taste from top to bottom. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste, and lightly stronger room note. Can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


5 people found this review helpful.