Hal O The Wynd

Company: Rattray’s

How Packaged: 3.5 Tin

Style: Virginia/Perique

Tobacco Used: Kentucky, Perique, Virginia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Ready Rubbed

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/1/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 pipe

Price Point: $25.00

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

Quick Note: To view the Pipe Tobacco rating system used, click here.

Tin/Jar Note: Very pleasant, deep, sweet fruit notes. Fig and raisin.

Visual: It is a collection of large, clumped flakes. Cut and broken up by hand, it a lot of various sizes but most are large and stiff, holding their shape.

Flavors: There is some fruity and sometimes citrusy notes, some sweet Virginias and just a hint of the peppery perique.

Smoking Experience: Lots of thick smoke and a decent burn. Required the occasional hit from the lighter, but nothing too ridiculous. The profile was really creamy with just slight hints of spice.

Tobacco Strength: Medium+

Body: Medium+

Room Note: Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco: N/A

Conclusion: It was nice clean smoke. No complaints, but it also just didn’t hit me to say that I need to keep it in the rotation, but I would definitely grab some more if I found it at the right price.

Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale

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