The Waccamaw River meanders through the eastern Carolinas, part of the Pee Dee River basin, a region intertwined with the history of tobacco for three centuries. What finer homage to this heritage than a rich, hearty Virginia flake? Bright leaf serving as the base is typical of the tobaccos grown in this region, while beautiful Red Virginias lend it sweetness and structure. Perique and a dash of exotic Izmir leaf complete this complex, satisfying flake.
The tin art is from the front of our store (Low Country Pipe & Cigar) and offices in Little River, South Carolina, a few miles from the Waccamaw river.
This broken flake is very nearly the best tobacco I've ever smoked. The tin (can?) note is sweet and raisiny just as it should be, but the addition of Turkish leaf elevates it. Lights easily, burns nicely, and consistently tastes wonderful. The quali... Read Morety of Waccamaw cannot be overstated. I love it. Read Less
Huh. Had a bottle of Provance Esprit Rebelle Rosé to sip on.
A Latakia heavy blend would never do between the sips.
This blend is wonderful! Solid Virginia with a nice peppery retro-hale. Sips so nice. Stays nice in the saddle throughout the bowl. ... Read More
These Low Country folk got it nailed Read Less
The mildness of the virginias showcase delightfully peppery perique tobacco, but aren't overshadowed. There's a nice brown sugar and sweet hay flavor that builds as you get midway through the bowl. The oriental notes are more subtle. Burns quite cool... Read More and dry, without bite or fussiness besides needing a few relights, and tastes good smoked all the way down to a fine ash. Delightful to smoke, a very flavorful but without leaving a heavy taste behind on your palette or pipe. Read Less
I call it "local" because I live just 2 hours drive north of Little River in Sampson County, NC. Always enjoy a visit down to the Low Country Pipe and Cigar store in our sister state. This blend really took me by surprise. I love VaPers, bu... Read Moret never was much on Orientals/Turkish. The addition of the Izmir gives this blend a slight tang that works well with the Carolina Bright Leaf. The perique offers the peppery tingle that I crave from a good, solid VA/Per blend. I've found that about a half hour of drying time provides an adequate lighting of this blend. I smoke this in a Whitehall straight stemmed squat bulldog with few or no re-lights. Great job, Low Country! Read Less
This has a nice tangy and sharp zing to it. A nice medium strength va-per that’s really enlivened by the addition of tangy oriental leaf. I’d say it’s very similar to both embarcadero and Sunday picnic. More perique than embarcadero, a bit less than ... Read MoreSunday picnic. Read Less
As the original blender of C&D's Orion's Arrow, (which I obtained assistance in naming by C&D), I have adopted your Waccamaw which is very much similar in its constitution, albeit much tastier).The balance of flavors is brought to fore by the... Read More substitution of Izmir, (in my humble opinion). Aging improves it to my anytime preferred blend. Read Less
I don't have a golden pallet like some of the reviewers,but the flavor is very good.Recieved some as a sample in a zip lock bag,and let it set there a few months while I was away at work.It had a chance to dry out some during this time.Upon returning... Read More home,I opened it back up and filled a thick walled Caminetto Dublin"Torch" without rubbing it out. It required a few extra lights because of this,but no matter.It is on the strong side,so don't smoke on an empty stomach if you are not accustomed to this.I recommend to any Virginia smoker who thinks it is time to venture out of the realm of mild Virginias. Read Less
I wrote the review "perfect balance", and now my review is even more balanced simply because I'm on my 2nd tin and the taste is just as I remember it. Something of amazement is how the tobacco, feeling moist and crumbly, smokes so well righ... Read Moret out of the tin. To me it feels moist, and perhaps with other blends it might need some drying out. The orientals are in splendid proportion. For those of you who don't like any sour note from orientals, this is a beautiful tobacco to capture that one snippet of the outlandish leaf. In short, this is a tobacco that over-performs for its class. Read Less
I have been enjoying a slow transition from many English-style tobaccos to Virginias. After reading up on this company and the blends, I figured it best to order a tin. It smokes well right out of the tin. Smells of honey, lemon, apricot and hay. It ... Read Morehas no bite and as the bowl smokes, it continues to provide a full flavour. I find myself turning to this more and more. I am getting worried when I see the levels dwindling. I'll be ordering more for sure. Read Less
Another great blend from Low Country!!!! At the tin wonderful creamy virginias greets you inviting to enjoy. The smoke has a subtle piquancy that is delicious and complements perfectly the marriage of virginias and oriental leafs. It is a cool, cream... Read Morey and absolutely satisfiying smoke. This is a blend that shows you how to start loving perique!! Read Less
This is a wonderful smoke. I picked up a sample at the pipe show in Richmond,VA 2012 and have just sat down to give it a smoke and could not be more impressed. I prefer Virginia Blends more in the summer season but due to the warm weather we are hav... Read Moreing I decided to smoke this blend in my evening rocking chair reflection time. Upon lighting the tobacco you will notice a seemingly strong VA note at first puff but the bowl mellows out as you smoke. The tobacco lights easy and keeps a good burn time as you slowly puff along. This is a quality product, pick up a tin. If you are a VA fan you will not be disappointed. Read Less
As a Vaper lover of long years standing, I've grown accustomed to the notion that all Vapers are pretty much alike. This one is different. I've never encountered a tobacco so friendly and easy to smoke, yet with such deeply satisfying flavors and c... Read Moreomplexity. Wow! This just knocks my socks off. 2 more tins, please! Read Less
This tobacco gives the Virginia flake smoker what he's expecting and adds just enough variation from the norm to prove interesting and noteworthy. Once you've smoked a tin, a repeat order is nearly certain.
In the tin this smells like a very nice pure Virginia falke. Smells of Malty,hay,tangy and creamy. The right moisture level right out of the tin, the flakes are soft and pliable and load with the greatest of ease. After the lighting ritual this tobac... Read Moreco gives and gives! The sweet Virginia is transported via exotic Izmir that gives the whole taste and aroma a very mysterious depth. A smooth, rich and very pleasing Virginia. YUM! Read Less
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