Dunhill’s Royal Yacht is an established tobacco, with many loyal followers. A blend of Virginia’s, rich heavy & cool, there is plenty of Virginia sweetness in this blend. Added to that is a light/unique topping of plum.
How Packaged: 1.76 oz. Tin
Tobacco Used: Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Drew Estate Tsuge
Price Point: $
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Sweet Virginia tobaccos and lots of plumy/raisin notes.
Visual: Mostly milk chocolate colored tobacco ribbons, with some dark ribbons mixed in.
Flavors: Lots of mild Virgina notes, as expected. The plum topping is light and doesn’t interfere much. Just adds some deep fruit/plum notes, which are also quite muted.
Smoking Experience: Very good smoking tobacco. Stays lit very well and produces tons of smoke. Even though Virginia’s tend to burn hot, I never got any bitterness or gurgle.
Tobacco Strength: Medium+
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: Any pure Virginia or lightly topped Virginia would be comparable.
Conclusion: Not my favorite, or an instant go to, but I definitely enjoyed it. There were no issues and the flavor profile was pleasant, if not a little mild.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale