Grand Croupier: Double Down

Product Number: 005-651-0003

In a certain famous song, Johnny Cash once sung of how to acquire a Cadillac on the cheap: mixing and matching one purloined part at a time from the assembly line. The results may have been a bit funny-looking, but every piece was quality. In a similar spirit (minus the purloining bit), Grand Croupier's Double Down is assembled from all-sorts of quality Virginia/Burley blends; the price is low, the proportions are a spin of the wheel, but the components are quality, coming as they do from an artisanal blending house. The original all-sorts-of-all-kinds Grand Croupier blend even managed to impress our own office test-subjects in our own blind review.
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  • Components: Burley, Virginia
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (23 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.15 out of 5 stars
The idea itself is interesting!
January 09, 2019
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Take tobacco scraps, mix them and then sell them! A very good idea! A very interesting mix has rezulted.
Nice blend
October 02, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
When I first tried this blend, it was good but couldn't keep lit. So I cellared it for 3 months and tried again after the frustration was gone. My mix burns quickly, has abundant smoke, room note is between pleasant and tolerable, has med/high nic ... Read More
No drugstore cowboy
January 26, 2016
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Times as they say, are tough all over and tough times makes a bargain a very good thing indeed. Those old names in brightly colored pouches traditionally behind the counters of your local drugstore have been around for far longer than we have, and f... Read More
It's really good
December 10, 2015
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Different Kinds of bright Tobaccos mixed (I guess Virginias, Burleys, Orientals and Perique). The cut looks like it was made at Cornell & Diehl, all broad cut, not Flake or ready rubbed. That tobacco tastes surprisingly good and very natural. It ... Read More
Surprisingly Good
October 10, 2014
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
I bought Double Down (as well as Boneyard) just to try and see how bad or good these pot luck blends could be. I wasn't in love with the supposed "English" Boneyard, but was pleasantly surprised with how good Double Down is. Basically a B... Read More
Surprize
July 17, 2019
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Cant stop giggling when i read my beloved fellow pipe brothers review of this blend.All of the contains everoften the word surprize,hahahaweird how all of us was expecting something mediocre or worse.Mine burns beautifully leaving white ash.Very nice... Read More
Great burley
April 30, 2019
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
I bought this mostly in the idea of making my own blends. I know that the components are not the same for each batch, but the quality is, in the sense that you get some good burley base, each time. For the batch I got, humidity is ideal and kept well... Read More
Double down
March 13, 2019
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
A very enjoyable smoke it does have a weird cut some flake some ribbon and some chunks . It smokes very well in a legend cob . Might be better in a larger bowl. Good price good taste. Y
Good Quality / Great Deal
February 03, 2019
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
No complaints - all good. Will buy more.
Wow!
September 06, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
This is good stuff! Mixed cut of broken flake, cube, and ribbon is what I got. Excellent taste and aroma. Easy to pack and keep lit. I understand that this blend changes from time to time,but my first impression is just Wow!
Va/per not back/bur
May 18, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
My second pound of this was like bayou morning with double the perique and a small splash of burley and sprinkle of unsweet black Cavendish.It had to be the bottom of a bag of bm
Beats "proper" VaBurs by a large margine
April 17, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Surprisingly good for an unbelievably low price. Ironically puts to shame the idea of needing an expert blender to produce something of high quality and value. Burns consistently, very solid VaBur with above average nicotine lvl, natural tobacco tas... Read More
Good Quality
March 10, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
This is the best Burley/Virginia that I have had. I know it's characteristics can't be consistent all the time, except that it is consistently good quality tobacco. The nicotine hit from the batch I got is stronger than medium, almost at the upper le... Read More
Better with time
January 26, 2018
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
OK guys, I know a lot of you may look down on this blend. Thing is I don't run out of this blend. Why you may ask? Its good tasting when given at least 3 months of jarring and its very affordable. My 2 cent advice is you should smoke this slowly and ... Read More
The best va/bur I have tasted
December 24, 2017
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
I won't go into the fine details of flavour etc because your batch will probably be a bit different. But probably not much. If I was told I could only smoke one blend for the rest of my life it would probably be Double Down - I don't usually rate so ... Read More
A Weird One
August 07, 2017
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
At first I bought it a month and half ago didn't like it at first, so I didnt smoke it, because it made me sick. Then I threw a filter in my pipe and loved it and don't get sick no more.
Burley
July 21, 2017
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
For those of us who enjoy Burley's we know there are pricey tobac's different cuts,names, region's ,but honestly this is one good tobacco to satisfy your craving for a VA/ Bur. I don't buy ryo/pipe Tobacco they tasteless . Double Down not in the same... Read More
A journey
June 27, 2016
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Well let's be honest, no matter how knowledgeable you are ... you always end up mixing to know if you can beat the masters. But, if you could have a barn with the quality of the tobacco put on this mixture....it would be very difficult not just hit t... Read More
good
March 03, 2016
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
not bad.
Great Tobacco
November 03, 2015
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
Latest review 1/25/17 More bright Virginia in this latest batch and of course the Burly is top notch. Still a real good smoke. After purchasing 4 or 5 pounds of DD I have never had a bad batch. OH, and thankfully, I've never found any black cavendish... Read More
Excellent Buy
February 01, 2015
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
I have bought pounds of this stuff so far, when it is available. Which brings me to my only complaint that the reliablity of this blend isn't what one is used to, but unavoidable due to its nature. The burley is top quality and the pricing can't be b... Read More
Another good one
October 29, 2014
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
As soon as this arrived I filled a Willmer Bell Air with it to try. It is a pleasant and sweet ,flavourful tobacco. Lots of nice Virginia with good Burley providing a little tang in the background. Best smoked slowly as befits a good Virginia forwar... Read More
Not a great first impression
October 28, 2014
Product: Grand Croupier Double Down Bulk
dont hate it and definitely dont love it. Glad to have an abundance of cheap tobacco. Im a pseudo new smoker and got some of each blend to see what i liked most. I thought I liked Burly and Aromatic the most now i know that is not generally the case ... Read More
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