Dunhill's Royal Yacht is truly a luxurious tobacco. Virginias are carefully conditioned to insure sweetness. They are added to rich, heavier and cooler Virginias. A unique flavor is added to the final blend to enhance the subtle and piquant aroma.
A bold tasting tobacco. I really wanted to like it having worked with the real Royal Yacht back in the day before I took up the pipe. This tobacco has a slight aromatic added that is nice but the tobacco just seems to bold for my likes.
People seem to have strong opinions of this. Let me correct something; this is not full-bodied. It's high in nicotine, and thus "strong", but the predominant flavor of Royal Yacht is...hay. That's right. It tastes like hay. Don't fall for i... Read Moret, this is one of the flattest VAs available. I've smoked 5 tins of this, 2 massively aged, and I just don't get it. Probably just my palate, but I've tried literally hundreds of VAs and Va/Pers and Va/Burs and everything in between and usually I can find something to like, even to love about a tobacco. This is just... boring. Read Less
In most of my pipes I get no pleasure from this at all, you get the occasional hay, but nothing else and you get that cigarette taste from time to time even though I'm sipping the tobacco. I do get a hint of plum at the start and some nutiness in the... Read More middle, but overall its not really that great compared to other straight VA's like Capstan and McB. Read Less
So I'm not a cigarette smoker, but I admit there have been times I've enjoyed a cig and a beer or a coffee. To me this tastes how in my mind I think a "good" cigarette would taste. I get no flavors of any topping, nothing even remotely dark... Read More, figgy, plum, etc. To me this is all dry hay. Straight forward dry hay and that's it. I've tried it in a few pipes and it wasn't great in a few, but one with a nice deep chamber gave a super dry, smooth, relaxing, smooth smoke. Not what I normally go for, but in the right pipe, in the right sitaution I can see this being very pleasing. I wouldn't call the flavor strong at all. It's fairly mild, not sweet at all, dry, lots of nic, very hay and cigarette, but from what I've tried this is the best version of this flavor profile I've tried. If you want something that tastes like a pure virginia, high end cig, with a punch of nic, this is it. Read Less
This is a great Summer smoke. It is a Powerhouse of nicotine, but it does have a flavoring added to it. I am not a big fan of flavored tobaccos, but I still do enjoy this one. I enjoy this one with a morning cup of coffee, or a afternoon beer. Either... Read More lager or Pilsner. Read Less
Very sorry this is not in production anymore. I stockpiled a lot, but it won't last forever. The "plum" casing/topping is not something I've ever really noticed, just really good deep dark Virginia flavor. When nothing else in my cellar... Read More appeals to me at the moment, Royal Yacht ALWAYS does. Read Less
This is one of those blends that was unexpected. A buddy showed up with it. My son smoked it and loved the nicotine rush it gave him. I was intrigued. The tin note was pleasant, but smelled of plums. The ribbon cut tobacco was moist and easy to pack.... Read More The charring light went well and the taste was subtle. I remember the flavors seeming to be add odds with the tin note, and the overall experience was more about the nicotine. It was quite powerful. I have had some heavy nicotine blends before, so this was notable. Overall, it was not a bad smoke, but if the nicotine is the lasting reminder, it isn't a great smoke. Read Less
I smoke American Spirit Light Blue and this tastes almost like my cigarettes but with way more nicotine and a nasty unripe tomato topping. ----------I hate the stuff, but gave it a 3 as I wanted my review to be neutral. Just because I do not like th... Read Moreis, does not mean it is not a quality product. If you like it, try Arcadian Perique. Read Less
As the title states, this is hands down my Favorite Virginia blend to date, although I haven't much more than a few years experience with pipe tobacco. This blend outclasses any of the numerous other Virginia blends that I have had to date and has cl... Read Moreawed it's way into, at least, my top 5 blends. Even though I have had only about two and a half tins of Dunhill's Royal Yacht mixture, I can certainly give a testimony as to the efficacy of the mouth pleasure that it produces. Definitely worth every penny that is spent obtaining a tin and I will most certainly purchase much more in the future. Read Less
I have to say I was not into virginias in the beginning of my pipe journey. This was the very blend that changed my view of Virginias in the first place. The Royal Yacht mixiture is truly royal. Not the coolest smoke, must threat wisely but oddly sat... Read Moreisfying, tastefull, and got enough relaxing nicotine. Highly recommended. Read Less
This is a sweet and tasty virginia mixture. Ive read about high nic levels but havent had a problem with that. The ribbon cut from this company always burns perfectly. This is a very nice and high quality tobacco. If you like sweet virginias you'll d... Read Moreig this. Read Less
Picked up a tin at the "Tobacco Road" smoke shop in Bahrain.A good,pure tobacco flavor is right up front from the Virginias,along with a healthy dose of "After all is said and done" vitamin N.Great after a full meal.I broke in a n... Read Moreew pipe with this,and had to shave down the cake a few times in the process.Call me crazy,but it has a flavor similar to "Navigator" by Mr. Pease,at least according to my much hammered pallet.I say,try it. Read Less
A blend of Virginias with a light topping. The Virginias offer up some grassy notes and the topping brings some plum, raisin and fig flavors. Royal Yacht is smooth, but strong ... A nicotine lover's dream.
If there is ever an apocalyptic event and I need to stash on one or two tobacco blends.. I'd go like crazy for Royal Yacht..It is grand in every aspect.. from the very welcoming tin aroma.. to the lighting flavour and the after taste.. slow burning a... Read Morend mellow with a rich aroma and flavour.. Decent nicotine content. Overall an excellent experience. Read Less
If it finished as good as it started it would be stellar. But it tends to wear me out after 1/2 a bowl. Lots of Vitamin N to go around. Starts strong and lush. Smokes great for the first quarter and then bam just proceeds to numb you down. Will smoke... Read More with a little jar time to see if it meshes together a little better or I'll just relegate it to a small cob pipe that last 15 minutes. Read Less
I recently came over to the pipe world after smoking cigarettes for twenty seven years, that being said I love that vitamin N and this has plenty of it plus a fantastic flavor that to me finishes smooth and sweet. Royal Yacht is one of my favorites.
Royal Yacht is a little harsh and it is definitely cigaretty. Doesn't matter! Its delicious. Lots of plum, hay, and spice. Nothing else satisfies when the craving hits. Its very strong and loaded with nicotine. If you have never tried it before you s... Read Morehould buy a tin. You may very well hate it but it could turn out to be a favorite. Read Less
I always love reading the reviews for this blend. It is certainly one of the most polarizing tobaccos on the market, right up there with Erinmore Flake. You either love it or hate it, it seems.
I love it, and smoke it occasionally. Like Erinmore, ... Read Moreit's not something that would ever be in my regular rotation. There are times however, when this VA blend scratches a distinct itch.
I suggest you give a shot and see what camp you're in. Better yet, find someone who hates it and they'll probably give you their partial tin. Aaron S. or Ross Arlen T. might be a good candidate. Read Less
This blend is nice to start off with but after 1/3 of the bowl, the tobacco starts smelling and tasting like cigarettes. Plus, the nicotine is ridiculous. Usually I don't feel much of an effect from nicotine, but holy crap, this kicked my butt. Plent... Read Morey of other better blends out there. Don't waste your time. Read Less
At first whiff from the tin, I thought "this is going to be great!" there was disappointment in my future. I love nightcap, and i figured any company that could make that could do no wrong. However, by the 5th puff that grand fig-like flavo... Read Morer had vanished to this odd burnt raisin flavor that lingered on the back of the tongue. It was noticable, not over powering. The virginias were plenty sweet and it did burn cool, but the strange casing they put overused, in my opinion, ruined what could have been an awesome blend. Read Less
Good stuff. Just a little spice, enough to give it a peppery quality. It complements coffee very well in my opinion, or a good strong tea. It has just a little too much nicotine for an all day smoke, but is good for an after lunch or dinner puff. I r... Read Moreather like it while I'm driving with a cup of hot coffee to sip between puffs. It's like a lower octane 1792 flake. The flavor stays about the same from start to finish to me, sometimes towards the end of a bowl it gets a cigarette smell to it this could be the pipe,or the way I smoked it at the time. I don't know. It's a good base for mixing. Throw some Cavendish in to sweeten it or lat to spice it up . I like it as it is. Everyone should keep a tin on hand Read Less
Not bad for an English blend. I'm mostly an aromatic smoker, but this was okay for a non-aromatic. English blends are strong to me, but this is one of the more mellow ones. I got a little tongue bite with it.
Opening the tin, one is greeted by neatly cut strands of reddish brown, yellow and dark brown tobacco that smells mostly of figs with a slight hint of plums. Packs easily and lighting is a breeze. Not a grassy or citrusy tasting blend , has a lot of ... Read Moredepth from the dark-fired component but is not rough, a very well rounded blend. Burns fairly cool for a ribbon-cut and will not punish an occasional heavy puffer, although one will be greeted by Lady Nicotine about a third into the bowl quite harshly if getting carried away. The Vitamin N really makes itself known in the second half of the bowl, so don't smoke this on an empty stomach. The tin aroma will translate to the smoke a bit, but it compliments the tobacco rather than overpowering it. Burns down to a fine ash and does not generate a lot of moisture. Best suited for conical and/or fairly narrow chambered smallish pipes. Can be an all-day smoke if one can handle nicotine well. Read Less
I have tried all the Dunhill blends with the exception of Standard Mixture Mellow and Early Morning Pipe, and I find Royal Yacht to be very harsh / strong compared with the other Dunhills I have tried. I enjoyed all the other Dunhill blends when I t... Read Moreried them but this one was just not pleasant. I get a hard nicotine hit from this stuff, and it seems way heavier than even Nightcap. I don't smoke pipes for the nicotine hit. I also don't get much flavor from the tobacco either, even though I tried to smoke it slowly. Maybe it's just too much Virginia for me, but I like blends like Peterson Sherlock Holmes and Orlik Golden Sliced which have a lot of Virginia in them. I won't be writing Royal Yacht off for good. I'll give it a few more trys in other pipes, but compared to the other Dunhill blends I have tried it's not one I would buy again. Read Less
I'm fairly new at pipes after a long haitus from pipes and cigars, but a regular cigarette smoker.
I found Royal Yacht pleasant, plenty of nicotine to get me off the cancer sticks, a flavor with some depth but not overwhelming. Not harsh like I fou... Read Morend Captain Black mixes, but not as much depth as the Habana Daydream (has cigar leaf). A good daily smoker, probably great for multiple daily smokes.
Has a good moisture balance and seems to have very uniform ribbon cut.
One of my favorites thus far. Read Less
I love this Virginia blend. Soft mellow flavor with an absolute kick in the pants nicotine effect. I've tried several of the GL Pease blends searching for the mellow flavor. Then tried Dunhill's Early Morning which had no flavor for my taste buds.... Read More This is finally the one for me. Enjoy!. I give it 4.5 stars just in case I come across a better tobacco some day. Read Less
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