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Lighter and milder than the original with a rich flavour and medium strength producing a cool/slow burning smoke.

Notes: Previously known as Condor Mild.

Was made in Ireland, now made in Poland.

BrandGallaher Limited
Blended ByJapan Tobacco International
Manufactured ByJapan Tobacco International
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3050)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The Virginias provide tangy deep dark fruit, earth, wood, and a bit of citrus and grass. The tonquin, Lakeland-like sweet, floral, kind of soapy, lightly sour topping greatly sublimates the tobaccos. The strength and taste thresholds are medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps short of those levels. Won’t bite or get harsh. Needs a light dry time. Burns cool, clean, and little slow with a very consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves a small amount of moisture in the bowl, and needs some relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste and room note. It is milder than regular Condor (same toppings), but may satisfy the craving for many smokers as it is an day day smoke. Three and a half stars.


7 people found this review helpful.

Tonio50 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tonio50 (3)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This was recommended to me by a pipe smoker in Derry NI. When I first tried it I was taken by how sweet it was to smoke. It burns coolish and at a moderate rate with zero tonguebite. Sadly this blend is not available in the south of Ireland so I'm at the mercy of my travelling friends to supply me (duty in Ireland can be severe when importing tobacco by post!)

I've tried many other tobaccos and keep returning to this blend simply because it is so tasty. I regularly smoke Squadron Leader and some of the excellent James Fox tobaccos.

The sweet flavour remains right throughout the smoke and it leaves a nice after taste on the lips.

Try might be very surprised

Pipe Used: Petersons System and Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Belfast

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2082)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Condor-Blended . This is a blend I've been wanting to smoke for ages but have never got around to! I remember the old U.K. advert with the irritating old sailor on the canal, that always made me smile!

The mixture is quite dark and doesn't appear to be very coarse or chunky. It's not that the pieces are exactly miniscule but they are slightly finer and shorter than a lot of ready rubbed blends.

The smell that's emanating is a very raw one, woodsy, grassy, and slightly sweet, as if there's a touch of caramel in there.

I can't complain about this when it comes to lighting it, a few minor touches of the flame suffice brilliantly and once lit it gives a very stable burn.

The quantity of smoke this produces is immense. Now, that's good and bad. Good for me as I get oodles of fortuitous grassy and sweet Virginia smoke to savour on my palate but bad for any company in the room and also quite unpleasant from time to time when it gets in my eyes!

Although it says there's no additional flavours I get a very slight caramel type of taste. Similar to the initial aroma.

I agree with the other title of Condor Mild where nicotine is concerned, there couldn't be a more appropriate description!

I find the taste from this takes feeling calm to the next level. As pleasurable as this is, it becomes a bit boring after a while, as if maybe a touch of something lively needs incorporating to give it some excitement!

Initially this is a solid four stars for me but after a little while that rating slips to three.


Pipe Used: Nording Tulip

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

5 people found this review helpful.

Grundie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grundie (26)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Strong

Despite what the packaging say's this tastes nothing like regular Condor, I had expected a milder version of the regular Condor but instead I got a quite different beast. Opening the pouch the smell of virginia was very noticeable, but it had a tinge of cigarette tobacco to it, no other tobacco's or flavours could be detected. The cut is fine, much finer than the ready rubbed version and colour is a consistent golden brown. It is very easy to light and smokes well, tongue bite is nil even if smoked hard. However the lack of toungue bite comes at a price, there is no noticable flavour to this tobacco, it is clearly virginia but it lack's the subtle tastes and flavours of other milder pipe tobacco's that aren't mass produced. I got very bored smoking this tobacco, simply because I couldn't get any flavour out of it. The room note is surprisingly stong and the smell isn't that pleasant, it smells a little bit like stale sweat! That said this would be great tobacco for a beginner to pipe smoking, the weak flavouring and lack of toungue bite it might be just the thing for a beginner who doesn't want a shock from too much flavour or bite.

4 people found this review helpful.

Fusty the pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fusty the pipe (33)
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Right, ok, where to begin?

It was very nearly Christmas and I realised I hadn’t bought any tobacco over a counter since the summer. To rectify this situation I took myself to the nearest supermarket that caters for the old at heart, such as myself - Morrison’s.

Upon sliding open the delightful door that they now have to deploy, to cover up the monochrome packets of tobacco and cigarettes that lurk within, should the youth see them, my mind was made up - “Condor; long cut preferably but ready rubbed if need be.”

And there she was, glowing like the North Star - Condor Blended - standing out amongst the brown boxes.

I’ve never tried it before but, being a fan of the flake version and noticing that this blend has been discontinued all over the internet, I thought I better buy a pouch - I’d hate to miss out on something and come regret it years down the line, when old me is looking back through Tobacco Reviews and thinking; “If only I’d bought that pouch.” I already do this with Warrior Plug, Mick McQuad’s, Rich Dark Honeydew, Condor Plug etc and I’m not going to make that mistake again! 🧐

Then, that hoarding part of my brain kicked in - “What if you really like it and you smoke through a pouch in a week? You know you’ll come back and then there’ll be none of it left, probably just the empty cardboard sleeve to wind you up - you better get two, just to be on the safe side.”

So I did.

I have spent the last, however many years, looking for a tobacco that I like as much as Condor flake or St Bruno flake, both of which have been altered in their more recent past but both are still fine tobaccos - two pouches should be fine.


This tastes of the square root of…absolutely nothing. I was flabbergasted…absolutely nothing.

The smell in the pouch is pleasant enough - something akin to brandy or rum, not like the brown or green Condors. This makes me think that it should be given a different name as it isn’t remotely a “Condor”.

The cut is minuscule - as thick as a ribbon cut but as long as a shag cut, very strange - leftover tobacco maybe? Floor sweepings?

This is reminiscent of the cheap, middle of the road lager preferred by teenagers. I don’t doubt that there is some nicotine in there, possibly some taste of something to the uninitiated but rather pointless in my humble opinion.

Maybe it’ll age nicely and my opinion or smoking needs might change? Maybe it’s going to be excellent to mellow out some heartier blends? Maybe I’ll look back and say “Bugger, I should’ve bought as much of the stuff as I could get my hands on!”


For now I’m regretting spending £34 on…nothing really.

I’m mildly surprised it lasted this long to be honest.

Pipe Used: Different

Age When Smoked: Been on the shelf for a while.

Purchased From: Morrison’s

Similar Blends: Fresh air?.

3 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (318)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Condor Blended may have once been called Condor Mild, but if so, the 'mild' doesn't seem to apply as much to the underlying tobacco but to the casing. Most of the botanicals and other flavorings in regular Condor are missing, but it's still fairly flavored. One reviewer suggested brandy, but it tastes more like Tonquin to me. Compared to Lakelands, I'd say the casing is stronger than Glengarry's flavor, more similar to SG's but since I know there are many tobaccos out there I would rate a 4, the question arises would I rebuy this particular tobacco, assuming my tastes don't change much more. In this case, the answer is no.

3 people found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (139)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Having absolutely adored Long Cut and Ready Rubbed, I finally decided to give this a go. Let's face it, after those, what could go wrong?

First off, the packet aroma is quite sweet, possibly a sweet brandy with a dash of port. Packing and lighting worked just as sweetly. Sadly, for the first few smokes I was relatively unimpressed by this, it was a bit rough hitting the back of the throat. It took a good few, perhaps ten, to finally get me into the the swing of this as eventually I began to warm to it, that sweet brandy flavour came through. A lack of tonguebite was quite a welcome surprise.

On the whole then, this doesn't win any awards and doesn't fair well against it's full blooded bigger brothers but nonetheless satisfies. Three stars is a fair assessment I think.

3 people found this review helpful.

Philosopher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philosopher (27)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm going to give this a 4 as it is a lovely smoke. I don't think it's totally unlike the Condor ready rubbed - it has the same floral/soapy/vinous taste and aroma. No bite at all even though I'm a bit of a puffer. Might not be the baccy I'd choose for the desert island but it's certainly good.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Medium Mild to Medium Full Strong

Good combustion, with trend to create dampness towards the end of the whiff. It supports the flavor until the end, combining the sweetness of the beginning with an evolution later to more earthy tones. It tastes Virginias, nothing to see with the Condor Original.

3 people found this review helpful.

DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (148)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

To my mind, Condor Blended (formerly known as Condor Mild) is to 'proper' Condor - Long Cut or Ready Rubbed - as watery coffee is to proper espresso. All right if you like it, but very definitely not if you prefer the real thing. I expect the experienced palate will reject it as too mild and understated, but it would perhaps be a good entry level tobacco for the beginner. It smokes easily and behaves itself in the bowl, though it burns away surprisingly quickly. It certainly won't bite you, unless you really ask it to. Good for what it is, but, personally, I don't care for what it is. I see that it has lately been discontinued anyway, so this review is otiose now.

Pipe Used: Clifton billiard; Falcon

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop

Purchased From: Gift from a friend

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Condor Blended offers a mixture of less dark leaf with an attenuated pouch aroma than the Ready Rubbed and Long Cut versions offer. Being very damp upon opening it was very difficult to get anything out f it. Once drier it still proved rather hard to keep lit, took for ever to smoke and had lost much of its taste. I ended up blending it with a tin of GL Pease The Virginia Cream that was too dry upon opening. The new mixture works very well, actually.

2 people found this review helpful.

Manorhill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Manorhill (15)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My first pipe tobacco at the age of 18, and I have just received my second packet today. Once touted as a mild blend of the standard Condor green, this remains today. The familiar floral notes are there on opening the packet, and the tobacco itself is just as dark, and a little moister.

Unlike Condor green, this is a true all-day smoke, as the standard one can get a bit much for some. Less of the flavouring and aroma, easier to smoke and lighter in Vitamin N - though certainly not lacking in it. Still very satisfying, and a good stepping stone for any smoker that is still to try the original green version.

Pipe Used: Peterson System straight

Age When Smoked: Bought

Purchased From: Smoke King

Similar Blends: Condor green.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

To start this out, I would like to note that my review pertains to the maker of Condor prior to the present maker of the Condo blends, which I believe are being made in Poland.

With that said, I have to say I loved this blend: maybe more than I love Condor Long Cut. Both of them are great to my tastes. I like the fuller leaf used in LC, but I really like the lighter applied topping in the blended. I think that as it pertains to relating these two, I have said all I needed to say.

Condor Blended is just lighter all around than the Long Cut. I have yet to try the Ready Rubbed version of this yet, so I have no idea how the Blended compares to this. This is not really news to anyone who has read the above description as I am really just echoing that, but I do have a little more to add.

With regard to the leaf, It is not so light so as to be like smoking air. I typically do not like the lighter Virginias because of this. I found the Bright Virginias used in this to be quite flavorful and have a nice bit of body to them giving you all the hay like sweetness you would expect.

The topping, I believe, is the exact same as LC. If it isn't than I am unable to tell any difference from my memory of LC's topping. It is just lighter applied as far as I can tell and this suits me better as I do think the topping on LC is a little heavy. Don't get me wrong. I love both of these. I am leaving four stars on this one.

Age When Smoked: 4 yrs old

Purchased From: Mr. Snuff

Similar Blends: Condor LC.

1 person found this review helpful.

HastingsPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HastingsPiper (9)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I had to try this as I'm a big fan of the flake. This is a very high quality tobacco, Virginias, as far as I can tell. Straight out the pouch it is way to wet and will steam and burn your tongue. Let it air for several hours and then jar it. This is a very sweet tasting tobacco and fools you into thinking that it's low in Nicotine. Well it's not! I wouldn't recommend this on an empty stomach. As far as the smoke goes it's an extremely pleasant, sweet virginia with the usual Lakeland topping, but very ,very subtle unlike it's big brothers. The room note is very pleasant too and unlike it's big brothers it doesn't ghost your pipe. Some people find it a bit bland and boring but I don't like complex tobacco's so I enjoyed it very much. My only gripe is that it seems very difficult to keep lit. Other than that, a great smoke in my opinion that I'd highly recommend to new pipe smokers or people who find the full flavoured Condor a bit too heavy going. It's quality stuff all the same.

Pipe Used: Falcon International. Duncan Poker.

Age When Smoked: New, dried each fill for an hour before lighting.

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

From the discription and the reviews i realized that this is a mild lakeland style blend.when the seal breaks a nice sour and florall smell comes out.the blend moisture is high and drying time isn't quite helpfull.the cut is very helpfull for packing•lighting is difficult and several relights are needed.while smoking the flavours are typical lakeland style without being high aromatic.the dark virginias are mostly grassy,citrusy and sour.some woodsy and sweet notes also appear.the process of the blend adds mostly frorall and some soapy notes.generally the flavours are nice and strong.burns cool to medium and very slow to almost perfect ash with a lot moisture being created so a small bowl is recommended.the nicotine level is almost medium and the aftertaste almost tongue bite present though it might have some harsh spots if puffed hard.the room note is can be an all day smoke fot the lakeland style lovers but not one for a typical pipe smoker.generally i found it pleasant for an after dinner smoke to help me relax.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

1 person found this review helpful.

who broke my clay pipe? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who broke my clay pipe? (70)
Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

50g Pouch

Condor Blended isn't as common to see in shops compared to its other stable mates of ready rubbed and longcut flake..

Anyhow the appearance of the contents is of a darkish brown ready rubbed of almost identical consistency to the green pouch ready rubbed except a shade lighter.. Its a brown full Virginia I recon, maybe with some light proportion of burley.

The pouch aroma is a Lakeland floral but slightly different to the purpley lavender taste of Condor RR ;Condor Blended is a slightly mentholic coniferous lemony floral dafodils of a zesty and citric liqueur (grappa?). This translates to the smoking experience as well.. The over all experience is kind of like an Earl Grey tea with a digestive biscuit; the tobacco is quite wheaty.

Condor blended's smoking performance is as good in everyway to the green pouch Ready Rubbed; its cool rich long lasting and consistently tasty, burns down to fluffy grey ash..

No bite at all ,its fluffy and fizzy in its gentle, yet rich ,smokey and typically Condor way. The difference between Condor RR green pouch and Condor Blended yellow pouch is that the yellow pouch has less of the carbonic Kentucky stout factor.. Condor blended is marginally less stout but doesn't suffer losses for it.

Condor blended nicotine strength is probably on par with the green pouch ready rubbed I would say,it definitely got a felt kick..

Condor Blended is I feel almost a mirror of Craven Aromatic.. Its other contemporaries might be Condor Ready Rubbed, Ennerdale Flake , St Bruno Ready Rubbed. I was expecting Condor Blended to be a toned down 'Condor RR' but it isn't ;Condor Blended holds its own identity and up there in unique factor with the mysterious others of the Condor Range.

I will definitely keep some in my rotation totally deserves 4 stars.

Pipe Used: THE BRENTFORD PIPE (by falcon)

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: online

Similar Blends: Condor Ready Rubbed , Ennerdale Flake , Craven Aromatic...

1 person found this review helpful.

SamH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SamH (31)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Very nice. Not quite to my taste as St Bruno or the other main two Condors, but an interesting and rather pleasant change nonetheless. A one to give a go I feel. I buy it occasionally to alter the usual rotation.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: From shop, soon after.

Purchased From: Tobacconist in Brighton.

Similar Blends: Condor's others, in a way..

1 person found this review helpful.