Three Nuns: Three Nuns 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-582-0001

The Three Nuns coin tobacco was originally a creation of J. & F. Bell, dating back to the 19th century. A favorite of British author C.S. Lewis, as well as countless other pipe smokers from all walks of life across generations, it offers a blend of dark-fired, sun-cured, and lighter leafs to produce a famously mellow smoke which has endured the test of time like few others.

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  • Components: Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia
  • Cut: Coins
  • Family: Virginia
Customer Reviews (74 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.85 out of 5 stars
味道好
October 27, 2017
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冷火慢抽,越抽越有味。
When two nuns aren't enough and four nuns is too many...
June 08, 2018
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A lot has been said comparing the latest version of (Bell's) Three Nuns and it's predecessors, but all I've ever had is the modern take. And that I can tell you, is pretty good. It's dominating character is some tasty dark-fired Kentucky. The Virgini... Read More
Better with age
June 09, 2017
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I have never had the original Three Nuns, so I have no basis for comparison, however I can tell you this is a superb tobacco that has a lot going for it. Would it be better if it actually had Perique in it? Probably... but it is still very good. I pu... Read More
好!good!
December 29, 2020
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这款调配其实很长情……第一次抽它还是没变配方之前的方盒,到现在这么多年了,一直都在点缀着我的烟斗钵。不过加入了肯塔基和白肋后,甜度降了,香气开始向一个奇怪的方向一路下去,而且斗温略高。总的来说,是一款很好的零食!对新手不是很友好
烟草质量很好
December 19, 2018
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这是一款可以轻松一斗到底的烟草,但是请小心你的烟斗不要变成暖手炉,至于口感我不大好评价只能说这款烟草不大适合我口味,也许放一放味道会更适合我
Yum
August 03, 2017
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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Three Nuns. Very smooth with just a bit of a kick to it.
好烟草
October 17, 2020
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烟草比较干燥,很容易保持燃烧。阴燃时的味道最好,大口抽吸时是浓郁燥热的烟雾,需要提高对抽烟节奏的控制才能有好的感受,不然舌头会一直疼。
味道迷人
October 06, 2020
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清甜,室韵尚可,前段有花草香气,尾段也不辣。海泡大气室,轻松一斗到底,大火球也不烫嘴~好评~
I must confess
March 19, 2018
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I'm not a huge fan of Virginia's. However, I love this tin. I like how the coins pack. The flavor is just awesome. It's one of my absolute favorite pipe tobaccos.
Absolutely Superb
March 17, 2018
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I have never left a review for any tobacco product I have purchased, not because they weren't good, just never did, BUT....I HAD to write a review after trying Three Nuns. This tobacco, in my honest opinion, is the greatest tobacco that has ever been... Read More
Not Bad, But Not Good, Either
March 15, 2016
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Has the world run out of Perique? No? Then why oh why in God's name would you take the Perique out of Three Nuns? Let me be clear. I've had the old stuff. Now, I know it was like fifteen years old and that had something to do with it, but this is utt... Read More
Like a good Irish whiskey.
December 27, 2019
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Three Nuns is as different to many other Virginia tobaccos as a fine Irish Whiskey is to Bud Light, which is to say this will not be for everyone, but if you prefer something different occasionally this is certainly worth the try. Sipped slowly from ... Read More
Changed my taste buds
April 13, 2017
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So my first Virginia was Escudo. It was pretty good. This though is more to my liking! Grassy and a subtle sweetness to it. Im a fan and will be getting more.
Better than before
October 10, 2016
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I tried this years ago when it still had perique. For my taste, this is much better. I guess I just don't have a love of the perique boost. I'll put Three Nuns in my regular rotation now.
An easy light English
February 01, 2016
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I am relatively new to pipe smoking, but my palate has been expanding over these past few years. I just received this and have smoked it for the first time. It's light, sweet and fruity with a little spice/pepper to it. I see all these posts about... Read More
Good.?
September 23, 2021
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This is a good tobacco, however it has a strong taste and a bite that do not really enjoy.
스모크! 찐한 향
August 04, 2021
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훈연의 향이 찐하고. 달달한 향은 플러스
Invaded by a hairy white fungus after 5 weeks
July 29, 2021
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On 06/23/2021 I received my first tin of Three Nuns. The tin note was boring, the taste was terrible, and the room note was unidentifiable. Throughout the next four weeks I attempted several more bowls. Today on 07/28/21 I noticed it was now invaded ... Read More
the mixture is not bad
June 03, 2021
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Today I discovered the Three Nuns tin from J. & F. Bell which has been in production since the 19th century. This tin is remarkable in that I withstood it for three years (from November 2018). The tobacco blend is softer and not as strong as the fre... Read More
Dry and Bites
March 01, 2021
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The tin I received came fairly dry, almost too dry. I packed a bowl and lit it up. It has very forward coffee taste with hints of toast. Room note is cigarettes. Not much on the dark fired or burley and the virginias aren't that sweet. Strength is mi... Read More
Nice catch phrase, but...
February 17, 2021
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It’s very close to NM Superior Round Slices. Someone took the time to take out all the stems which accounts for its price tag, but it’s missing that little bit of maple sweetness I get out of SRS. Unfortunately, the burley in this also burns my mouth... Read More
C.S. Lewis Knew A Few Things—Like “Three Nuns”
February 07, 2021
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This underrated medium-bodied blend is surely worth ordering, even if only one tin. It was a favorite of C.S. Lewis for good reason, after all. These coins seem simple in composition—sweet Virginias with a center of dark-fired Kentucky—but it produce... Read More
Smokey, nutty, slightly sweet and leathery
February 05, 2021
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Just as the title says this is everything that you’d expect from the contents. Easily one of my favorites. Only thing is, don’t expect the kind of coins like you get from Escudo or Davidoff. It’s almost as though they pressed a bunch coins firmly ... Read More
Truly, None Nicer
January 31, 2021
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Elegant, dark, luxurious. If you adore DFK blends, this is your new favorite desert smoke. I like to end on this one because it has a subtle sweetness that is more apparent on the heels of a piquant VaPer or smokey English. It's just a shame it's so ... Read More
Three nuns
January 31, 2021
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A classic, terrific blend right from the can. But with a little age, the greatness really shines, definitely add it to your cellar!
Surprisingly good
January 15, 2021
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I'm not much into review writing, but seeing how polarized the opinions are, figured I'd say a few words... I just received, popped open and tried my 1st tin of 3 nuns. While I'm a Virginia guy, never had this one before, never tried the original stu... Read More
Lovely Virginia
December 10, 2020
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This one is not my favorite Virginia blend, but it is one I would buy again after finishing a tin. It is not overwhelming or strong but does have a lovely taste, and a bit of interesting history to the enjoyers of the blend.
Modified it
November 04, 2020
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I can't say that I enjoyed this one. It is definitely forward on the dark Kentucky with some notes of rum or whiskey. Ultimately though I thought it was too sweet and burned way too hot. Instead of throwing it out I mixed some red Virginia ribbon and... Read More
Fine Morning Smoke
August 02, 2020
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No bite. Tastes like tobacco. Lights easily and burns well. Medium nicotine hit. Goes nicely with coffee.
Totally none nicer
May 01, 2020
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I used to love Dunhill’s (Peterson’s now) all the way, but one day the tobacco store next to me was out of Dunhill's so I went for Three Nuns, of course based on the salesman recommendation. Honestly, I have never teased a pipe tobacco that good. T... Read More
Just ok
April 12, 2020
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Nothing special.. Will not be buying again especially for what it cost
Disapproval
April 05, 2020
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I do not like this tobacco. It is a mediocre tobacco, and apparently a seriously inferior product compared to it's well-respected previous version. I suggest you skip it, end of speech. Ron Swanson
Not as good as the original but a great tobacco
March 01, 2020
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If I go back 40+ years ago my goto tobacco was Three Nuns Empire blend - as I recall it was a little cheaper than Three Nuns. While this is somewhat smoother and I miss the perique, it’s still a wonderful blend and smokes amazingly well - the wife al... Read More
A perfect blend to cellar
February 20, 2020
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I picked up a tin of Three nuns and it is currently aging in my cellar collection. Smokingpipes.com has great offers on this wonderful blend.
Catholic Convert!
July 24, 2019
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Smoked a 7 year old tin of this... and man this ages well! Put a few tins into the time capsule and you will be rewarded with a smoke that will make your loins quiver!
A Very Good VA/Per/Bur Blend
May 25, 2019
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This newer mix is pretty good but the vintage tins are otherworldly. However, I did note a similarity in taste to the original Bells Three Nuns on occasion. The quarter size coins rub out easily & burn cool & evenly. They require a little dry... Read More
Terrible
March 07, 2019
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Sorry to be a naysayer here but this stuff was so bad I could not finish the bowl. It is nothing like the old 3N which had not Burley or KY tobac in it that I could ever taste.
My favorite
February 14, 2019
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I like it
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December 13, 2018
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3 nuns is better than nun
Better after storage
December 12, 2018
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Stored for 3 years, I find the berry taste shows more. Love to recommand it
Not for me
November 26, 2018
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Maybe I just expected too much after hearing the hype around this blend, but I found this extremely disappointing. It does have a some bright Virginia flavors, and some earthy/nutty flavors from the Kentucky's, but they're very light flavors and do ... Read More
Legendary
November 24, 2018
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There is a reason why this blend has been around so long. It's an all day, everyday smoke.
Worth the try
November 10, 2018
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I have not had the original Va-Per blend (or any of the recent new releases), so this review is not a comparison. At first, this blend did not appeal to me. I liked the tin note; it reminded me of rich fermenting hay with notes of dark fruits. My... Read More
Simple, but amazing
May 10, 2018
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I like a lot of heavy, latakia, orientals, but i always find myself coming back to this one. I honestly don't know why i like it so much. Very smooth, and nutty. Not your typical virginia. Kinda spendy, but even spendy pipe tobacco is cheap reall... Read More
Absolutely Superb
March 17, 2018
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I have never left a review for any tobacco product I have purchased, not because they weren't good, just never did, BUT....I HAD to write a review after trying Three Nuns. This tobacco, in my honest opinion, is the greatest tobacco that has ever been... Read More
Great with some age
February 25, 2018
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Great tin, even better with a little time on the tin
A good Smoke.
February 01, 2018
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This Blend has grown on me. I love a lot of Virginia/Perique Blends And was interested in trying this. At first I was not to impressed. It’s not as sweet as I was hoping and the dark fired does give it some spice but not exactly like Perique. But a l... Read More
Pleasing
January 02, 2018
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I had to try this blend because Lewis and Tolkien are some of my favorite authors. It is an enjoyable blend and I’m sure it will stay in my rotation.
like it more with time
April 26, 2017
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I'm not talking about aging, though it probably would age well, I'm an escudo fan, and at first I wasn't a fan of three nunns, but after smoking a few bowls, I find my self going to it more often. Therss something in it I like, something different.
love it
February 19, 2017
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If you like a strong tobacco, this is for you. Garwith Hoggart is too strong for me. But this Three nuns is great. It has first taste of wine followed by whiskey. Great and great.
Very enjoyable
December 29, 2016
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There is a time for this smoke, I loved it during the colder months, but have no interest in it during desert summers.
A real vintage blend. Characterful.
December 26, 2016
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This is definitely a vintage blend, one of the Hall of Fame of pipe tobaccos. Origin: 19th century, J & F Bell, Glasgow, Scotland, which later founded the famous “Imperial Tobacco Group” together with six other tobacco companies in 1901 (now “Imp... Read More
Decent
December 12, 2016
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Nothing Special, though I have no reference to the original Bell's blend. It burns hot. Tin note is great, like figs. Presentation wise, this has got to be the ugliest looking tobacco I've opened. The coins don't really maintain there shape, and half... Read More
Still number one.
December 05, 2016
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I like the rich, earthy tobacco taste not dressed up or topped off. Always the staple when returning from my side bar mixtures.
Just okay pipe tobacco
August 11, 2016
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Bought this because I have heard it's the best stuff in the world. Burns dry and hot. The room note isn't wife approved and tasted like old man's Cologne smelled like. Won't buy again.
Not bad.
February 07, 2016
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Relatively smooth with some pepper notes, seems to burn hot. Bought mine when it was $9.99 a tin, now $16.15 no thanks as there are better cheaper options out there. Escudo comes to mind.
not every try works
December 23, 2015
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This is clearly nothing like the old Three Nuns . Bland and tasteless with no perique . Not even worth a nun and a half.
Bland Virginia
May 31, 2015
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I had to give it a try and unfortunately I wasn't too impressed. It's not a terribly bad blend. The tin note and room notes are both subtle and pleasing. Only real complaint is it isn't bursting with any real flavor just a mild sweetness start to fin... Read More
hype
May 20, 2015
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This is not what my dad used to smoke. I was dissappointed, ugly spindly messy coins, bland smell. Flavour from beginning to end dull and lifeless. Burn poor, to fast.
An every day smoke
April 03, 2015
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I tried Three Nuns out of curiosity, and wasn't particularly impressed by the first few bowls; it was certainly good, but not astonishingly so. I wasn't even certain I'd buy a second tin. Having said that, I found after a few more bowls that I was t... Read More
A Good Smoke
February 27, 2015
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I'd heard a lot about Three Nuns, but since I'd never tried it I brought a tin with me on a recent trip to the Caribbean. The tin note was strong but pleasant, and the taste was quite full-flavored. The nicotine seemed (to me) to be a bit of a punch ... Read More
Some Nicer
February 08, 2015
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This stuff is OK. The blend gives you a good tin note which is pleasant, pleasant room note, but an OK flavor. It is a dark campfire taste, not quite like an english but similar. The Va's give it a sweet base with the kentucky adding a dark nutty smo... Read More
Excellent!
January 06, 2015
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I know this isn't exactly the original blend. I never smoked the original and I suspect few here have. That aside, this Three Nuns is excellent. The flavor is pleasing and induces relaxation. There is a full-bodied dried fruit note that seems to ling... Read More
My Favourite Coin Tobacco
November 08, 2014
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...relative to Escudo and Dunhill's coins. Given me druthers, I'd rather not be punched in the face by the Vitamin N and I don't with this one. Yes, Dunhill's rolls make for a very smooth, full-bodied smoke, but I think Three Nuns is just right. I... Read More
Definitely Growing on Me
May 06, 2014
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While most of the blends I've smoked are aromatics and Cavendish blends, I've been venturing into Va's now. I was personally drawn to this tobacco due to it's long history, and by respect of C.S Lewis. I have only smoked a few bowls of this so far- 1... Read More
OK at best
March 24, 2014
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This blend is Ok, mine tasted soapy out of the tin. Dried some out and smoked in a new cob and it was a fairly decent smoke. Not a big Wow factor here.
So Good!
February 27, 2014
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This is my favorite tobacco. It's very smooth and it tastes good too. I will always try to have this on hand whenever I can. The coins are so cool too!
Fantastic
January 26, 2014
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Easy to light and keep lit… Love the size of the coins, can be used as is or rolled out..
Interesting!
January 05, 2014
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I'm sure it is a classic, but not for me. It burns great, smokes great, but not the flavor I'm looking for. I never tried the original, but I won't re-order.
Good Stuff
November 21, 2013
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I did not know much about Three Nuns when I purchased it. I just knew that it was one of C.S. Lewis' favorite tobaccos. I have to say that I love it. It has this nuttiness to it that I just can't get enough of. This is my current favorite everyda... Read More
Well, what else can I say
October 26, 2013
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The coins are beautiful. The smoke is full bodied. The aroma is quite appealing for a non-aromatic tobacco. Delicious.
Not Bad!
September 04, 2013
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While I've never had the original I did enjoy the new formula, as it smokes well and for me didn't require any time to dry out.
Good smoke.
July 18, 2013
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The coins are just lovely. They're the absolute perfect size. Good flavor, nice quality. Stays lit, smokes to a fine ash. A little harsh to inhale. Overall I'm not sure it's worth the price, when compared to Stokkebye coins or Escudo. Still, a very ... Read More
Glad to see it back!
June 16, 2013
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I absolutely adore Three Nuns! I have 400 grams from before its US hiatus and it's a challenge to keep out of it! Looking forward to seeing what the "new" stuff is like, If you love a good VaPer this just might be your blend! One word of wa... Read More
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