Mystery Tobacco Review: February 2021

Welcome back to another episode of the Mystery Tobacco Review, our flagship review series in which three of our panelists put their palates to the test against one unknown blend. For this month, we were honored to once again host C&D's Head Blender, Jeremy Reeves, as our Guest Inquisitor, selecting one mystery tobacco for Shane, Truett, and myself to review in a blind taste test.

Being a master blender, Jeremy has quite a few tools in his belt. Did he choose a lesser-known blend from C&D's vast portfolio? Did he present us with a personal concoction of his own making? Or did he throw us a curve ball and pick a favorite blend from another blending house? Tune in as we smoke through a bowl of Jeremy's chosen blend, attempting to guess the mixture's manufacturer, components, and blend name. Did we get it right? Or did Jeremy send us home with empty pipes and broken egos? Watch the full video to find out.

Did you enjoy this month's Mystery Tobacco Review? Were you able to guess the blend? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts.

What is The Mystery Tobacco Review?

For those of you unfamiliar with this little game, each month one member of our team selects a tobacco for us to review in a blind taste-test. Then we gather around the camera, scratch our heads, and smoke, all while attempting to guess the mysterious mixture's components, origins, and name. There's only one rule: There are no rules.

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    • Dan on February 26, 2021
    • Had me laughing on this one. I think those relights are a marketing technique called "product placement" a.k.a. "embedded marketing", to see a hilarious example of this check out Wayne's World product placement on YouTube. I know it's got me window shopping on this site for one of those fancy dancy lighters. And besides, it's not a slow smoke competition or a race. I let my pipe go out all the time and sometimes it goes out on it's own, and it's not a problem; there are times you have to stop and deal with moisture, to do a refined tamp job, or your busy doing something while you're smoking and you have to sit it down. What's the world coming to?

    • Andy Newbrey on February 28, 2021
    • Mystery Tobacco Review... That was fun! I like it & will watch more!

    • Oom Howard on February 28, 2021
    • Sounded like a Tour de Force of C&D Blends.Hats off to Jeremy. Hoping he decides to make it a release. Definitely sounds worth a try!

    • Stu Henry on February 28, 2021
    • Sounds like this c&d blend should be put in the market. It sounds tasty.

    • Yeats on February 28, 2021
    • My favorite feature on SP. You guys have great chemistry and i especially enjoy hearing about the pipe you are smoking. That said, however, part of the enjoyment of watching is finding out if the mystery blend might be something i want to purchase. I have no interest in something that someone mixes up for themselves. Moreover, how exactly are you three gents supposed to guess the blend if there is no way that you could ever have encountered it previously. So, for those reasons, except for your camaraderie, this one was thumbs down for me.

    • Shane Ireland on March 1, 2021
    • @Yeats Thanks so much for the kind words and for watching! It was a bit more common in the easier days of the Mystery Tobacco Review series, but we have been given quite a few things that aren't readily available for purchase (aged samples, homemade "pressed" versions of preexisting blends, even a random jar of leftover scraps). 'There are no rules' and we've seen that mantra pushed to its limits a number of times. I think here, the idea was to see if we could identify individual components without context clues (preexisting blends) to lean on. I'm still shocked that we didn't pick up any Perique, even if it was a vanishingly small portion.

    • Shane Ireland on March 1, 2021
    • @Stu Henry @Oom Howard It really is a tasty blend! Just enough Perique to add to the bouquet and add some intrigue. An excellent VA flake that I think would be popular.

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