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Shelbyton starts with a base of mild and black Cavendish, embraced by a good measure of bright Virginia leaf, along with a touch of dark fired Kentucky for body. Topped with the flavors of tawny port, it makes for a sweet, nuanced smoking experience.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
Packaging2oz tin, Bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (274)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

purchased as bulk during a recent sale on C&Ds

The cut to me is ribbon but getting towards the shag side. Moisture in the bulk was really good (not wet, not over dry). The note definitely has a sweet port overtone but you can still smell tobacco.

Easy to pack with the cut. Lighting is easy and it burns well. It will smoke hot if pushed at all and I got a little tongue bite when I over did it. Smoked slowly it was cool and allowed the flavors to develop more. Some moisture build up in the pipe, but nothing a quick pipecleaner could not fix. More Nic hit than many aros. Guessing that is the dark fired talking.

The Port is there in the smoke but didn't dominate the other tobaccos. I can definitely taste the dark fired in there but am not really sure if the sweetness is the Virginias or the topping. I'm guessing the Black Cav is carrying the port flavor in the blend.

To me this is a great evening smoke. It paired up great with a glass of Tawny Port as you'd expect. I found it superior to the Comoy's #2 Portwood as it doesn't have additional flavors thrown in.

I think this is sort of a "hidden gem" for C&D aros, especially for someone who likes Port or dessert wines.

Roomnote: My wife picked up on the port in the room note. (She loves Tawny Port) and said that this one is one of the "better smelling" smokes that I enjoy.

Pipe Used: Radiator and Canadians

Age When Smoked: fresh from bag

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Similar Blends: Comoy #2 Portwood (without the chocolate flavors).

4 people found this review helpful.

FredN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FredN (1)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

purchased as bulk came with good moisture content the tobacco appearance is fine ribbon cut mostly brown colors and not much black cavendish there is a nice fluffy feel to the leaf aroma is sweet

burn rate is kinda fast and on the hot side but with a tighter packing of the pipe and a slower smoking tempo the burn rate and temperature is cooler

the smoking flavor has nice sweet base with a little tart topping that comes together well and is enjoyable

just started in on my first purchase of this tobacco and will edit review when i become more familiar with it

first impression is Good !

Pipe Used: savinelli

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: P&C

4 people found this review helpful.