This is a re-release of a classic Dunhill blend. Dunhill Ready Rubbed is advertised as a mild, naturally sweet tobacco, which is good to smoke at any time. It is a Virginia based blend, light in color, so I expect this to be the case. This particular batch had a tin date of 5/25/14 and I opened it 10/09/15.
How Packaged: 1.76 oz tin
Style: Virginia Based
Tobacco Used: Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut: Ready Rubbed
Bowls Smoked: 4
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/9/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $13.31
Purchased: Samples from Dunhill
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Tin/Jar Note: Molasses, honey, hay and fig notes. Lots of natural sweetness and a nice bready note.
Visual: Very light in color, from the Virginia base. It is a nice clump of almost moist, ready rubbed ribbons.
Flavors: Slightly sweet, bready and nutty. It’s very smooth and easy going.Smoking Experience: Lights, burns and tastes great. With consistent tamping, this tobacco burns cool and with very minimal touches from a fire.
Tobacco Strength: Mild
Room Note: Pleasant-Tolerable
Conclusion: I really enjoyed this blend. It's nice and mild enough to smoke any time, but still full bodied enough to be entertaining. The flavors were clean and tasty, without ever getting bitter or harsh. Burned great...Rambling now. End result, it's a great tobacco and I will definitely always have some around.
Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation"