Mystery Tobacco Review: October 2020

Welcome back to another episode of the Mystery Tobacco Review, the pipe tobacco guessing game none of us can ever get exactly right. It's officially spooky season, and with Halloween just days away, we kicked off the festivities with a special treat! For this month's episode, C&D's Head Blender Jeremy Reeves served as our Inquisitor, choosing one tasty mixture for Shane, Truett, and me to sample. From the tin note, we were sure this was a lightly aromatic Burley mixture with a slight chocolate topping. Did we guess the correct manufacturer, components, and blend name? Or did Jeremy turn our special treat into an embarrassing trick? Watch the full review 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.

Just a quick note. We'd like to thank you again for your continued support and patience as we attempt to bring you our regularly scheduled programming while still observing proper social distancing measures. We greatly appreciate your understanding. Thanks for sticking with us.

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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    • Jean on October 28, 2020
    • Hello from France Guys,Thank you so much for your mystery reviews !this is very educating for me, i am really enjoying each episode !I started this month a blind review for fellows on a french speaking blog, cannot reveal it yet, but inspiration came from this "Channel" of mystery reviews.Please continue.Jean

    • Scott Deininger on November 1, 2020
    • This is fun - any chance in the future you take 2 seconds to also mention what pipes you are smoking as well? It's a part of the package! I personally have a hard time pulling flavors and subtle tastes out of the tobacco i smoke. I enjoy the smells before I light them up, but the subtlety once it's alight escapes me. So I really enjoy listening to experts discuss notes that I can start trying to find on my own.

    • Eric Boe on November 1, 2020
    • Where do I go from here?

    • D. on November 1, 2020
    • @Scott: Watch the video again, they do mention the pipes that they are smoking...just not right away.

    • M.David Thier on November 2, 2020
    • Re: Scott's comment-" I personally have a hard time pulling flavors and subtle tastes out of the tobacco i smoke" - I have the same problem. I used to smoke a tobacco called "Old Drum" by Grants tobacco shop that unfortunately closed years ago. It had a pronounced vanilla flavor, and room note. In those days you could smoke on the street without fear for your safety and I would frequently have passerbys stop me to ask what I was smoking as they really liked it. Have tried over 50 tobaccos with vanilla in their flavoring and have yet to duplicate Old Drum. I suspect it was Lane's BCA (mostly Black Cavendish) but I don't get the same vanilla as I did with Old Drum . I especially liked the room note- as did my wife ! I usually have difficulty appreciating the aromas and tastes described in the sellers description of the tobacco. It would be a great idea if someone (Sutliffe-are you listening) would put together an educational test kit composed of the various aromas and tastes that one could use to educate the nose and taste buds. That would turn us all into more educated smokers and better customers. I think you can get these "test kits" for wines and perfumes.

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