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From P&C's website: Lane Andullo brings a type of tobacco never sold commercially in the US to their huge following of fans. Dominican Republic cigar leaf is tightly bunched for two years to create a dark and flavorful tobacco that has been smoked as pipe tobacco in the Dominican for a long time. The folks at Lane Limited got their hands on some of this rich leaf and combined it with a good amount of silky black cavendish to add smoothness to the blend, and finished it with a touch of latakia to add depth and complexity.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Manufactured ByLane Limited
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cigar Leaf, Latakia
FlavoringAnisette, Licorice, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

The richly creamy, earthy, woody, moderately spicy and leathery aged Dominican cigar leaf also sports slight bitter, salt notes, and is the lead component. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is a background player. The brown sugary sweet black cavendish acts to tame any potential rough edges. I notice the licorice more than vanilla and anisette toppings, all of which compliment the tobaccos as much as they subdue them. The nic-hit is mild to medium. The strength level starts out just below medium, but gathers just a little potency as you go along. The taste is a step past the medium threshold. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns clean and fairly cool at a reasonable pace with a very consistent, deep, complex flavor that never weakens. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires just a little more than an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, slightly lingering sweet and woody after taste, and a stronger room note. It’s not far from being an all day smoke for the experienced smoker. Three and a half stars.


12 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a very good smoke. The topping seems to be sweet anise that mixes with the vanilla from the Black Cav to create a pleasant flavor. It's about mild to medium in strength. The BC also adds a slight toasty note and smoothes the blend out nicely. The Latakia is light but can be noted in the background. The cigar leaf is fairly bold with an earthy and spicy character. Overall flavor is pleasing and should satisfy cigar smokers as well as those that like bold blends. Although listed as an aromatic, the added flavoring doesn't really intrude. It just makes this more palatable.

Medium in body. Flavoring is mild to medium. Taste is medium to full. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

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7 people found this review helpful.

Rufus T. Firefly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rufus T. Firefly (24)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Ok this one derailed my opinion of aromatic tobacco's. I've been a cigar smoker for 30 years and a pipe smoker for almost as long. I prefer the tobacco taste of cigars and the same goes for pipes. I'm a English and Balkan fan and hate the chemical taste of flavored tobacco. I purchased this tin because of the description on the back. 20 year old aged cigar leaf with Cavendish how could I go wrong. When I opened the tin the casing was all I could smell. So I my first reaction was, crap this a aromatic, it's going to suck. I invested the money, so I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised, it's got everything I thought didn't exist. It's an aromatic with English qualities. The tobacco flavor is there with a decent nicotine hit, and it smells good to my wife. A tri-fecta, never thought this was possible. I would definitely recommend and purchase again.

Pipe Used: Dunhill group 5 shell

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Emerson's cigars

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4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

Lane Limited - Andullo.

Well, this is nothing like I expected. When I saw cigar leaf and liquorice in the description part of me was prepared for a dry, and bitter experience. But, that isn't the situation.

The ribbons that make Andullo are all quite short, so don't expect long, stringy, or twiggy pieces. It's all black, apart from a tiny amount of brown pieces; a very small amount. The moisture's dead-on.

Even though the cigar leaf is quite a formidable flavour, it isn't overly dominant. I was worried about the anisette seeming too astringent, but the vanilla and black Cavendish put a stop to that situation. The Latakia has been added with an extremely light hand, but considering the power of the other flavours (tobaccos and added ones), it would need more to get noticed; I can't really taste it. The burn from Andullo's cool, and quite consistent.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: tolerable.

Andullo? Not like I anticipated, but it wouldn't be a regular smoke. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Chacom

Age When Smoked: New

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3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

I liked this blend alright, but it is definitely not something I would choose to smoke often nor will it be something I would choose to stock up in my cellar. It is kind of a weird blend that, for me, did not get really tasty til past the half way point of the bowl. This is about the time the topping mellowed out and allowed the cigar leaf flavor to poke through. I really did not even notice the latakia.

The topping for me, kind of spoiled the first half as it is pretty pervasive. The vanilla, for me, was obvious, but I could not identify the other elements until seeing on here that is was licorice. I guess that makes sense. I usually like a licorice topping, despite not liking black licorice that you eat, but it just didn't do anything for me in this blend. In any case, once it mellows at below half a bowl, the topping really starts to play nice and offers a pleasant finish.

Overall, I would give this two stars and can see where this may jump to someone who enjoys an aromatic, but is looking for more strength. This blend does give quite a kick in the arse in nicotine content. It may also appeal to someone who enjoys an Acid cigar as that is the most similar thing I can compare this to.

3 people found this review helpful.

crapgame1967 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
crapgame1967 (61)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

A very dark tobacco that is deep with flavor! I lit my pipe and was rewarded with billows of wonderful smoke.The Lat and cigar leaf stood out while the black cav held it all together. I was able to just taste the anise but the vanilla never came through. There was not any bite and I to relight once. For those who like Lat and cigar leaf blends this one is a keeper!

Pipe Used: Amorelli Kentucky

Age When Smoked: 4 weeks

Purchased From: Gift

3 people found this review helpful.

dbl-bbl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dbl-bbl (45)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Let me say up front that I really like this blend! Can't say that I have ever knowingly smoked a blend with a cigar leaf base before now .... but this is good stuff. Lights & burns quite easily ... down to a nice gray-white ash leaving no residue in the bottom of the bowl that I can see. The smoke produces a cool, rich, full-tobacco flavor that alternates from lightly sweet & tart. Not too much and not too little ... just right. The Latakia peeks in to deliver its smoky/woodsy characteristic flavor & aroma as well ... here again the proportion is just right for me. I love licorice candy and the blend description says it's there (Licorice, Anisette, & Vanilla), but the light sweetness that I detect is not like the candy I love. As much as I enjoy licorice candy I've never found a tobacco with this casing that I've truly enjoyed. Certainly it's a taste that's different than those that come from cherry, cocoa, honey, florals, booze or the myriad of other casings often used in Aro's. IMHO, the casing does not intrude upon the tobacco flavor presentation ... it simply serves to round off any potential rough edges. I think Lane has come up with a winner that may appeal to the American-English hybrid crowd. It certainly has appealed to this ole country boy. I can see this being an all day smoke for me ... as well as a new favorite.

Pipe Used: Briars, Meershaums & Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

3 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (401)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I had to try this due to the description of the Andullo tobacco used. I also watched a short video on how it is wrapped with palm leaves and tightly strung together and left to age for two years. Upon opening the tin the jet black tobacco had a fermented sweet smell to it. It reminds me of another pipe tobacco I have tried but for now I cannot put a name to it. It tasted mildly spicy and sweet and put out billows of smoke. I really like this one. It left a white ash at the bottom of the bowl and is really smooth.

Pipe Used: Wally Frank Poker Heart of Root 370

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Cup o' Joes

2 people found this review helpful.

zulujerk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zulujerk (146)
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought this on the strength of Wilke Churchill, a wonderful blend with cigar leaf that also incorporates Black Cavendish for a full bodied feel with a mellow sweetness. I would buy more of that blend, but it's roughly 25 percent more per pound than something like Nightcap, of which I have bought many pounds at what I consider a reasonable price.

Andullo is a jet black blend that has similar components to Churchill, featuring Black Cavendish, Latakia, and Cigar leaf. By comparison, Churchill incorporates more variety, including Burley, Virginia, and Turkish leaf. The two approaches to the inclusion of Cigar Leaf in a blend are diametrically opposed. Andullo is a straight up, airy Aromatic with Black Cavendish overwhelming anything else, and Churchill is a serious, natural blend which tones down the Black Cavendish by a huge measure.

Andullo may indeed feature Latakia and Cigar Leaf, but in such little amounts that you won't find this compelling if you crave a strong smoke. For me, it's just another aromatic to throw in a pile with 1Q and the likes of Captain Black.

**I have added exactly half of White Burley when I smoke this mix and it has extended the body to something acceptable.

Pipe Used: Parker Poker

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: C&D Seersucker, Briar Works Country Lawyer, Wilke Churchill (all blends contain Cigar Leaf and Cavendish).

2 people found this review helpful.

Kunsan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kunsan (76)
Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

This is an intriguing tobacco. The cigar leaf is noticeable but not overpowering. Then there's a small amount of cavendish with a hint of vanilla, presumably to smooth the smoking experience. It's an enjoyable smoke, with slightly more than medium strength - you certainly know you're smoking it. And nice volumes of smoke too.

This is not an all day smoke, but it's very interesting and I can envisage smoking it as a 'change of pace' once or twice every day.

I'm already hooked. Well done Lane.

2 people found this review helpful.

CarolinaEsquire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CarolinaEsquire (13)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a blend that intrigued me. Some years ago, I got into pipe smoking because I wanted to transition from smoking cigars to pipes. Great. I don't enjoy smoking cigars anymore but every once in a while, I get the itch remember it. This was a nice option. But at the same time, I didn't want to just have a blend that was going to just toss a full cigar into my pipe. So I liked that this was a nice, balanced blend with an anise topping. Just fine by me. And that's exactly what this blend offered.

Andulo, for me, was a nice, smooth blend. It has the cigar leaf for the starring role. The Latakia and the black cavendish tame it down and smooth it out. What you are left with is a cool, smooth smoke that is creamy with full, white smoke. It is full with tobacco flavor and mixed with the anise and sweetness to make it enjoyable throughout the smoke. If you liked the taste at the beginning, you'll like it at the end as it did not change. Finally, unlike smoking an actual cigar where the taste would coat your tongue for hours afterwards, the aftertaste of Andulo was pleasing and unobtrusive.

The nicotine hit is most definitely there. Just beyond medium in strength and at the end of the bowl, you will indeed notice it. Quite nice.

For those that transitioning from cigar smoking to pipes, this is a nice cross-over. It would satisfy that craving for cigar leaf, but also bring forward the nuances and creaminess a pipe can deliver. I gifted a tin of this to a friend who was doing just that and he enjoyed it very much.

I will say this too: One of the other main reasons I wanted to try out this blend and then stock the cellar with it was because with the promised changes in regulations coming this way shortly, blends like this may not be around. McClellands had some cigar blends in its lineup, but McClellands closed its door and is now gone. GL Pease and Cornell & Diehl each have a few in their lineup too (which I purchased as well), but it's not certain what will happen with those blends. Some were after 2007 and I can't imagine that the sales in any company's cigar based blends would justify trying to keep around them after the regulations kick in. Nevertheless, I purchased those other blends and quite a few of Andulo especially.

I enjoyed this blend and I would recommend it to others when you just want to satisfy that itch of having something just a little different in your pipe or you want to reminisce the days of smoking a cigar without having to smoke a full cigar.


Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: 6 months

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1 person found this review helpful.

michaelc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
michaelc (40)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

I bought this tobacco because I was intrigued by the cigar leaf base. My first bowl was a disappointment for me, but it wasn't a good time to smoke. I was experiencing a health issue that affected my smoking. I am stubborn and I wasn't giving up on this tobacco due to my poor timing so when feeling better I gave it another shot. Oh, it was better and with succeeding bowl it got even better. It smells great in the tin and sweet in the bowl. This is a very good smoke. It tastes sweet and smokey. I tasted no vanilla, but the licorice taste was noted. It has a pleasant lingering aftertaste. It smokes without bite and at a leisurely pace. I like it more with each new bowl I light. Give it a try. (7/29/17) My opinion of this tobacco blend improves with each new smoking experience. It could eventually earn four stars from me.

Pipe Used: Lorenzo Studio 824 (it has a big bore)

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

RipNpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RipNpiper (4)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Overwhelming Tolerable to Strong

I really wanted to like this blend. As a cigar smoker I'm always interested when blends contain cigar leaf. That being said, I found the licorice/anise topping on this tobacco to be a poor choice paired with the stronger cigar leaf and latakia. The end result came out to a rather acrid smoke with the anise being a big turn off for me.

Pipe Used: Peterson 999

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Leon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leon (85)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Let's start with this: It's pronounced Anduyo, not Andulo. Now to the review.

Tin note of chocolate and licorice.

The two main flavors that I get are the cigar leaf and the toppings, with the Latakia giving some leather/smoke background noise. The topping itself reminds me too much of medicine and candy and is too strong for me in this combination. I love the idea of this blend and the bold decision to produce something led by this unique Dominican cigar leaf, but I think I'd like it much better either without the toppings or with a much lower amount of toppings.

It comes in a sort of ribbon sort of cube cut, very dark color, perfect moisture level. The flavor doesn't change much throughout the bowl. Easy to pack and smoke, smokes slow and cool with a couple of relights. Can be an easy going all-day blend for those who happen to enjoy this flavor but for me this has been a once-in-a-week smoke more or less. Honestly, I was waiting to finish it and probably won't buy it again.

A bit higher than mild in strength, medium body. Not a very complex blend, but not one-dimensional either. I like the balance between the black Cavendish, the Latakia, and the cigar leaf. I think that the topping is what bothering me here.

As I wrote above, I praise Lane Limited for the idea itself. It's unique and I hope that more blenders will think out of the box as LL did. But the topping is just too much for me here.

Pipe Used: Brewster billiard

Age When Smoked: New to 2 years

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King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

To a very great extent, my review will vary from other reviews of this blend from slightly to opposition. On opening my tin of Andullo and shoving it under my nose, I did not perceive licorice, nor anisette nor vanilla. What I sensed was an English blend containing Latakia and cigar leaf blended with some other tobacco(s). As I suspicioned, that other tobacco turned out to be a black Cavendish that may have contained an aromatic element(s). This is a strange formula for an English blend and you can sense that sentiment in the other reviews. This unusualness is compounded by the use of fermented cigar leaf for the cigar leaf component. Now, with all of this complexity, a pipe smoker might light up thinking that this will be a whiz-bang out of sight experience. Actually, I found Andullo to be a relatively tame and middle of the road smoke. The cigar leaf effect was most prominent in the top third of the bowl and this is true for the Latakia as well. I enjoyed the top third smoke and was happy with the blend due to the rather sharp-edged cigar leaf aroma married with the modest amount of Latakia embedded in the Cavendish richness. Then we went south; both literally and figuratively, into the middle third of the smoke. Here things began to flatten-out and the warm and interesting notes from the Latakia and cigar leaf receded into the background leaving a rather ordinary smoke. In the bottom third this trend continued until I lost all interest in relighting the blend as it just didn't have anything to offer. Now that I was contemplating a two star rating, I decided to use it in micro blending and, surprise, it performed better than as a stand alone blend and I was happy with that. So, I've rated this blend as three stars - barely.

Pipe Used: Parks large stack Canadian

Age When Smoked: current

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Nothing that I remember smoking in 55 years of pipe smoking..

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