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A pipe tobacco with natural flowers. Mild Virginia and sun cured Kentucky tobaccos, blended with natural flowers, create a new dimension for pipe smokers. A unique Concept symbolized by the beauty of the Cardinal - the official bird of Kentucky.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Manufactured BySt-Group Assens
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences
Packaging50 grams tin, 50 grams pouch, 100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Virginia offers a little tart and tangy citrus and grass, but it's at least half way buried under the toppings, though there's more of this than there are Kentuckys. The nutty sweet, earthy, woody Kentuckys are more noticeable, but also much subdued. The flowers used seem to be rose and geranium, but I think perhaps others are present either as an ingredient or a topping. I bet my money more on the latter. It's very hard to tell. The nic-hit is just beyond the mild threshold. The strength and taste are both a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium, with the taste being hair closer to medium than the strength is. Won't bite even if pushed. Ribbon cut and lightly moist, it burns at a moderate pace with a cool, clean, very consistent, very smooth deep floral sweetness that never weakens. Has no dull or harsh spots either. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and will burn to ash with just a few relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Made for an experienced smoker, how one rates it will greatly depend on one's preference for heavily floral sweet tobacco products. If you like Lakelands or strong floral blends, there's a chance this might suit you. For that smoker, this could easily be an all day smoke.


18 people found this review helpful.

Flinthills Tex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flinthills Tex (27)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Pouch note: All that I detect is natural tobacco, no toppings, flavorings or casings. According to the packaging, there are petals of white roses included in this tobacco, but there is no rose scent detectable. The Kentucky adds a faintly pungent spiciness to this tobacco.

Moisture content: perfect, can be smoked right out of the pouch.

Room note: pleasant, slightly sweet, not at all overpowering.

Smoke: This tobacco packs well and burns cool and evenly, provided you take your time with it, as with any mixture heavily based on Virginia. The flavor is Virginia sweet, and it is while smoking that the rose petals do their job, adding a complex, exotic nuance, while the Kentucky adds a bit of zest.

I would recommend Kentucky Bird as a good, every-day, all-day smoke. It is a light smoke which offers the experienced smoker an interesting smoking experience. I would not recommend it to novices, as the tastes are really subtle nuances which, I think, only an experienced palate can really detect and enjoy. A novice might be tempted to smoke this too quickly in an attempt to "get to the flavor", which will only get him tongue bite.

Give Kentucky Bird a try. It's definitely a departure from Stanwell's usual offerings.

9 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Extremely Mild Medium Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

The description above is true, this stuff actually had flower petals of some sort in the blend, and if you are a female, you'll want to stick an opened tin in your underwear drawer. If you're a man, you'll want to barf after smoking this poor excuse for tobacco.

Kentucky Bird does have a couple of redeeming qualities though. The tin is pretty and this blend would grow beautiful flowers if you planted it, I bet!

9 people found this review helpful.

taki Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
taki (10)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I have to get out of the chorus of Kentucky Bird?s detractors. I?ve been smoking this blend for about 12 years for my aromatic side smoke; I always appreciate it?s balance between measured strength and aroma. If it lets dry in open air for a while, moderates that some harshness coming from heavy top-flavouring, burns easier and tastes better. I used to smoke it as an all-day tobacco, if puffed gently gives no bite, its aroma gets gentle between mouth and nose, sidesmoke is also delicious. The flower petals, you can see clearly in the mass of tobacco, give a slide flourish freshness to taste, but at half bowl disappears at all. Vanilla, thus, is its main aroma, makes it a quite classic danish blend.

It?s worse fault, however, is that leaves a wet dottle in the end of the bowl, means that I rarely managed to burn the fourth quarter of the pack and many times is needed to whip away moisture left in the bottom of the bowl after emptying.

The room note is great with a note of bitterness, characteristic of burning Kentucky.

IMHO, it?s a 3 out of 4 stars aromatic tobacco, for quality and price --I only had the pouch version here.


7 people found this review helpful.

Cakici Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cakici (29)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Once you open the pouch, it smells like a bouquet of flower. Only an experienced smoker who doesn't rush will get it's full taste with experiencing a lot of changes through the bowl. large burley leafs can easily be seen in the blend. Without aging, tobacco itself burns evenly. As far as I experienced aging this tobacco (for 6 months) did not affect so much.

Pipe Used: Corn cob, Stanwell 30, Stanwell 11, Stanwell 211

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

6 people found this review helpful.

cajun Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cajun (11)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Found this tobacco whilst on a recent holiday in Spain. I'd tried it many years ago when it was available in the UK, and decided to give it another go. Unfortunately, as a smoker of flake and plug tobaccos, I found it smoked far too hot and torched the roof of my mouth and tongue with it. When I opened the pouch I found it to have a very pleasant aroma, and no doubt it has appeal to smokers used to Scandinavian type mixtures. After two smokes I consigned the pouch and remaining tobacco to a communal waste bin in Santa Susanna, Catalunya.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Country Gent cob

Age When Smoked: straight from pouch/packet

Purchased From: Santa Susanna Tabac shop

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Very Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

I guess an opinion from the middle of the spectrum would be appropriate. I don't usually smoke aromatics (in the canonical understanding) and I don't think I could judge this one fairly. However, I didn't find it the most disgusting evil weed ever. There is the whole bunch of much worse concoctions. So this one, from the perspective of predominantly Virginia smoker, is worth some attention (say, you are on a deserted island and you only have KB and nail clippings, so you've got my drift).

I didn't find it very hot smoker. Not the coolest one, either, just nothing remarkable in this department. The aroma from the pouch is wonderful, and the minute I stuck my nose into there I understood that that's gonna be a challenge. The flavoring (flower-ish, herbal-ish, parfumer-ish) is extremely strong. Not very bad per se but very strong. And this is the only significant downside and the reason why I rate it so low.

The tobacco doesn't leave the ghost (at least nothing out of the ordinary) in the pipe and this is very good thing.

I managed to finish the pouch blending the tobacco in to some home made blends in microscopic amounts and don't regret about buying it. Would I recommend it to a fellow Virginia smoker as a change of pace? Barely. Is it worth trying? Why not. It's not yet another aromatic.

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

I'm afraid I must disagree with most reviewers on this one, as it happens to be my favourite smoke. In 40 years I've tried most but keep coming back to this one. Hot and harsh? Certainly not. It remains gentle and smooth throughout and relights without a hint of bitterness. The room note always gets favourable comments. It's obviously not a tobacco to everyone's taste but a superb blend IMHO and has been a revelation to those who have been introduced to it.

6 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (310)
Mild to Medium Extra Strong Mild to Medium Overwhelming

In search of more aromatic blends, I bought a pouch of KB when I was bingeing on aromatics some time ago. The claims on the package intrigued me.

In retrospect, I should have spent the money on something else. The pouch aroma was nice, certainly, the tobacco-and-flowers easy to pack, and it took to the match easily and burned down relatively well, fulfilling many of the points necessary to make a good blend -- but it could turn nastily hot on occasion.

As it turned out, they should have left the flowers to bloom where they had stood. The taste was sweet, yes, but also charry with an acrid note of (best way I can describe it) burning tulip fields. The room note was sickeningly flowery-sweet; I wanted to run away from myself whenever I smoked a pipe of Kentucky Bird just to get away from that smell.

Oh, the humanity... this blend is a waste of potentially good tobacco leaf. Certainly an interesting experiment by Peterson, but definitely not one I can recommend participating in.

6 people found this review helpful.

Doctor Max Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Doctor Max (29)
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

I bought this tobacco out of curiosity after reading some quite negative reviews, and a quest to try some of the classic supermarket blends, and I'll say straight away I was positively surprised! The cut is a relatively coarse ribbon style, with quite a large proportion of different flowers (I think I identified rose petals, chamomile and lavender, orange blossoms, and... tobacco?). The tobacco itself seems to be mainly blonde Virginia. The pouch note is bready with a distinct pot-pourri (lavender and rose mainly) note (surprise surprise), but not in an unpleasant way. The tobacco packs and burns easily and cleanly. This has got to be one of the most inoffensive tobaccos around; the smoke is very mild (but pleasant) from start to finish. Starts off with bready and floral notes, again mainly lavender and rose, to develop into a clean sugar syrupy flavour, developing a slightly sour lemonade flavour with more and more licorice notes towards the heel (used as sweetener no doubt). Room note is very pleasant, bready, slightly floral, not very persistent. One of these tobaccos that could probably be passed off as incense. All in all a surprisingly enjoyable smoke. Definitely worth a go if you're into lighter blends. Could be a good first pipe tobacco since it's very straight forward, mild and surprisingly clean burning and tasting.

Pipe Used: Corn cob

Age When Smoked: Pouch 0-6 months

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

5 people found this review helpful.

Skoma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skoma (28)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

That´s a nice easy going blend! Leaves a sweet floral room note! The taste is sweet and mild. What makes this tobacco unique is the added Kentucky which gives it it´s distinct character and a little smokyness here and there. Good for smokers that are tired of tongue burning, chemical aromatics but like mild and tasty blends. Recomended!

Pipe Used: various

5 people found this review helpful.

Brendan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brendan (8)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

In the beginning i bought this tobacco and disliked it. after i went through other tobaccos i tried this one again and to my surprise, it is really nice floral taste. the taste is also consistent through out the whole bowl. if you are a beginning pipe smoker i highly recommend this and if you just want a nice soft floral taste.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I like this tabacco. The moment you open the pouch and get your nose in there a most delightful aroma of Liquorice tickles you nostrils. Lights well, and if packed properly will not need countless re-lights. No bitter tongue bite. Fresh room note. It's the aroma that has people asking, "What is it"?. As one other guy has mentioned go slow with this tabacco, you are not a steam train, sip it and you will be pleasantly pleased. I'll buy more without question. Enjoy.

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

Scandinavian Tobacco' - Kentucky Bird.

I bought this a few weeks back in Majorca having no idea of the constituents. If I'd have known I'd have avoided it, alas!

Flowers. All I get from opening the pouch to finishing a bowl are flowers. The tobaccos are buried underneath the toppings, they give minor flavour, the Kentucky more than the Virginia, but as the florals have so much weight they struggle to contend. It didn't take long for me to get bitten by it.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: tolerable.

Kentucky Bird? One star:

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson #03

Age When Smoked: A few weeks

Purchased From: Majorca

4 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (314)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I largely agree with Jim Inks' review. Unlike him, I do get some bite, but that's true for most of the OTCs I've tried. Unlike some of those OTCs, the bite was on the light side, if still noticeable. Yes, you can see bits of white rose petals in the blend, but this is a moderate and not an overwhelming aro, just with a very different topping than most botanically flavored blends (unless you smoke GH Grasmere Flake). The rose flavor is present throughout the bowl, but it's rather mellow once you get going. It burns a little on the quick side, but not overly so. If you are looking for a solid but different OTC aro and somehow run across this (I believe it's only available in Europe? certainly not in the US), it's worth trying.

Pipe Used: briars and meers

Age When Smoked: opened on delivery

Purchased From: Synjeco

4 people found this review helpful.

elliath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
elliath (3)
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Very gentle and mild tobacco, I remembered it as smell of spring and flowering fields. Good for weekends, sunny days and for smoking while free walking.

4 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I found this pouch of tobacco in a tobacco stand in Germany on a recent trip and was told it was quite popular. It states on the label "with natural flowers" and contains Bright Virginia, Sun cured Kentucky, with natural flavors. Upon opening the pouch aroma is very sweet and tart. No scent of flowers. The tobacco itself is a rough cut ribbon in a mixed variety of browns and is on the moist side. It packs easily into the pipe and lights easily. Upon lighting, immediately one becomes aware of the flavor of dried flowers though the room note is more like walking into a shop selling dried flowers for perfume purposes. It is the most unusual flavor for a pipe tobacco I think I have tried. It is very interesting at first but quickly gets to be too much. I could never smoke this as a regular smoke but on occasion it is interesting. It also smokes rather on the hot side. Smoke it fast and you fry your tongue, smoke it slow and it will reward you with the taste of roses. I am not really fond of this flavor so only smoke it mow and then and can't really recommend it unless you want to try something very different.

Pipe Used: Falcon, briars

Age When Smoked: after buying

Purchased From: tobacco stand in Germany

Similar Blends: Nothing like it..

3 people found this review helpful.

Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

This blend is to be seen in almost every tobacco store in Austria as well as in Germany so i'm guessing it has its fans. Or, every shop owner gets suckered into stocking it for its "uniqueness" of having Rose pedals in it. Personally i think it is the latter ;o)

Pouch aroma is of some undefined sweetness, certainly not any rose scent. And it also tastes of some undefined sweetness which is very strong and outright obtrusive. The smell also sticks to your clothes, hair and pipe in a rather unpleasant and thick way. The smoke is voluminous and somewhat sticky-dry on your tongue. Speaking of which: you really have to smoke this blend very slow or it will bite your tongue, even tho its not in itself a harsh blend.

The Virginia shines through every now and then as well as the Kentucky. I couldn't make out alot of the Burley.

I somewhat recommend this blend if you feel like smoking something that contains not just tobacco but some other plant as well. If you don't feel that adventurous then stay clear from this blend.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Almost everyone agrees: "This is a bad tobacco". Well I don´t. It´s not the best tobacco I´ve smoked but neither the worst. It´s an unexpensive aromatic flavored virgina with a traditional aromatic taste. I´ve always have an open pouch of this blend. Just one recommendation to smoke it: Remember you are NOT a locomotive.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Bought some of this In Holland on a trip and enjoyed it. Can bite a bit if you are puffin away. Not the best aromatic blend (that is what I prefer) I have had, but to my palate not offensive at all. Just had to keep it slow and steady. Been through half a pouch and will buy more if I can find it around my area.

2 people found this review helpful.

GergelyAdam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GergelyAdam (10)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

First impression, thus please take it with a grain of salt :) I can agree with some of reviews about this tobacco. This is not a general mixture, more like a connoisseur's choice. Tin note is great, sweet, for me more candy-caramel notes than flowers. It is a wild cut and I may over-aired a bit therefore it did burned a hot. Next time I would grind the tobacco to make it more consistent. Packing was fine with Frank method but in the future I would do it from my palm clockwise packing to make it little loose. The room note is nice, even wife-approved indoors. The taste is somewhat soapy or "lakeland" character if you prefer. The strenght & taste is mild even without filter. If you sip really slow it gives a nice flavour, otherwise kentucky will take over the lead, however the tobacco taste is not dominant either way. I beleive this tobacco requires more experience to fully enjoy, which I don't have yet, still I rather liked the smoke. The taste & strenght & smoke is a bit weak for me, however for this very reason this could be an all-day smoke for lakeland lovers, escpecially who smokes indoors frequently.

Pipe Used: meerschaum lined Rattray

Similar Blends: lakeland blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

J. Alton Carter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
J. Alton Carter (5)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Well, a good friend in Switzerland was kind enough to send me a goodly sized tin of Kentucky Bird. Ive been wanting to try this blend for a long while but it’s just not available here in the States. I’ve heard many great things about this blend and also read some reviews that were not good, however, the bad reviews always seemed to be tied to impatient smokers that were not smoking it a proper pipe (Churchwarden or a calabash). Well, I’ve smoked my second bowl now. My first was in a Churchwarden and my second in my gourd calabash! I must say it’s truly a remarkable and singular blend. I actually hydrated the Baccy some to increase its moisture content a little to help slow it down and cool it a bit. Of course in doing so I knew the steam would be greater and more likely to cause tongue I smoked it in my Gourd calabash with a meerschaum bowl....and it was PERFECT!!! The tin note and room note were awash with that glorious floral (dried rose and geranium flower petals) on top and a nice undercurrent of nuttiness and zest from the Kentucky leaf and the burley .....and also some nice sweet tang from the Virginias. Even after hydrating I only ever have to do my initial False light, tamp a little, and then my True light and this blend burns right through to a fine white ash and no Dottle at all. So, slow down your cadence, moisten the Baccy a little, and grab your calabash and this is an all day enjoyable smoke!

Pipe Used: Briar Churchwarden & a Gourd Calabash

Age When Smoked: One year

Purchased From: Switzerland

Similar Blends: This blend reminds me of various Lakeland Blends yet it is quite different in many ways..

1 person found this review helpful.

Robert Walbeek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Robert Walbeek (8)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Got this tobacco cheap in Asia...50 grams pouch for just 5 USD......very happy with it....smokes good ,no bite,nice taste and smell...worth to get more for that price

Pipe Used: savinelli-falcon

Age When Smoked: no idea

Purchased From: on-line in Asia

1 person found this review helpful.

Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Strong hints of flowers in a pleasant blend, very light, good for the first smokes of the morning. As many other aromatic tobaccos, it's boring. But if you need something very light or if you're a novice and you want to try your first aromatic blend, it's ok. 3,0/5 in my personal rating system.

Purchased From: New Smoke, Milano (Italy)

1 person found this review helpful.

dzacca Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dzacca (8)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I was very curious to try this tobacco and, at the first smoke, I found it confusing... I can't frankly taste the tobaccos but only the aromas. I tried it a few more times but I can barely stand it, it's like you are smoking a candied flower.

The room notes are quite pleasant, very sweet and it tend to warm up a lot if you accelerate your smoking, at that point it even loss the aromas and it tastes very bad (for me, at least).

I would not recommend this one unless you want something aromatic where you cannot taste the tobaccos in it...

Pipe Used: MM Legend

Age When Smoked: Fresh out of the pouch

Purchased From: Hobby Fumo, Milan, Italy

1 person found this review helpful.

GrowingMyOwnFood Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GrowingMyOwnFood (14)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

This tobacco is a very mild and straightforward experience. It's not bad, it's quite ok, but not exceptional. I think it's good for first time smokers and people not looking for the nicotine buzz, because you won't get any.

In the pouch, it's a delightful experience both in smell and touch. i clearly smell honey and a hint of rose. The moisture content is just perfect, and the packing comes easy. It burns reliably, for a very long time and never too hot. The taste is fine but definitely mild.

If you want a reliable, light tobacco just as a standby or for the pleasure of a long and straightforward smoke, it's definitely ok, but it won't be able to displace favorites.

Purchased From: Italy

1 person found this review helpful.

Raines Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Raines (52)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Strong

This tobacco is very hot in the bowl. It can even burn your fingers if you have a thin bowl like I do. The smoke is sweet and you can feel it on the tongue without biting.

Recommended to "young" smokers who are searching for a sweet tobacco even if the price (I've paid 10 € for a 50g pouch) is not justified. It's not disgusting any way.

1 person found this review helpful.

ynrozturk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ynrozturk (62)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, this one is pretty uneventful.

It smells good in the pouch, and the moisture level is perfect. Takes to a flame well and burns down without any relights. The taste is sweet but not overly sweet. It just never develops or goes anywhere, though.

It didn't burn hot for me at all. I have a feeling some people are not packing it correctly.

Still, a nice smoke when you just want to smoke without really having to focus on flavors.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Hello i'm a recent pipe smoker. This tobbaco is like empty of anything could make me feel i'm smoking something like tobacco. Nothing really enternaining in my mouth. i would say it is really better to smell in the pack than anything else. Sorry for my english (native language french). I was more entertained with WO Larsen aromatics than this one whitch seem to me that he maybe try too mutch to be pleasant and finaly doesn't have much carracter.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Very Strong Very Strong Medium to Full Overwhelming

As other people said, this tobacco is much too hot when smoked. For those who want to try a better quality while keeping the flowery-taste, i'll recommend Von Eicken's "Springwater Exotic Cut".

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Extremely Mild Strong Extra Full Pleasant to Tolerable

At ?2.50 a pouch I thought this might be a bargain. After 3 draws on the pipe, I see I was ripped off. I think this may be an attempt at a Sunday's Fantasy kind of blend. Whatever it is it didn't work. There's a plethora of jokes comming to mind in remembering this vile stuff, but it just isn't worthy. Our time zone here is 9 hours ahead of California (pacific standard time) So, I speak from the future. Steer Clear.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Very Strong Extra Strong Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

December 2005. Lighting Kentucky Bird was easy,but after 5 or 6 puffs my throat felt like it was on fire,and my tongue and lips felt as though they had been overly cooked on a red hot BBQ. The flavour is very strong,and accompanied by "HOT HEAT" leaving me with the feeling of smoking etremely extra hot coles from a vulcano.(No,I'm not exagerating) I'm a lady pipe smoker with 34 years experience coming up next New Years Eve.But,never has any blend burnt me like Kentucky Bird. If the heat could be turned down,then the flavour might be more enjoyable. The only positive thing about this experience,was the photograph of the bird. If you do go ahead and try it,make sure your near a fire hydrant!

1 person found this review helpful.

Leon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leon (61)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

My girlfriend goes to visit her home country of Spain from time to time and when she does, she gets me a few pouches of Kentucky Bird. The local tobacconist in Madrid recommended this with Half & Half and said that one customer mix the two blends 50:50. I've tried that and I do think that mixing the blends definitely adds a lot and is better than just Kentucky Bird. It brings together the floral of Kentucky Bird together with some added body and flavor from Half & Half.

But, this review is for Kentucky Bird alone.

Out of the pouch, I mostly get natural floral note, fresh out of the shower floral shampoo. Incredible notes.

In the smoke itself I get a very unique experience with this blend. As a child I used to go with my parents every summer to Eilat, the most southern city in Israel. It's surrounded by desert, except for the tip of the Red Sea. The combination of summer sea breeze, the experience of the hotel, the overall aroma of the city, this is what I get here. Kentucky Bird reminds me of the swimming pool, of the hotel shower soap and shampoo, of new clean sheets. Yes, very strange. But that's what I get from this. It is absolutely possible that this is a very subjective connotation and other people would view this as a standard over-the-counter blend. But this is the fascinating thing about the connection between smell and taste, and memory. Needless to say, this is a very comforting blend.

The smoking notes are again mostly floral and soap (in a positive term). The Dark Fired Kentucky only adds a bit of body and slight floral notes (yes, I tend to get floral notes from DFK as well).

Mechanically, it behaves very well. Easy to pack and smoke, minimal relights, doesn't get too hot, moisture level is perfect. Smoking pace is moderate and can easily be an all-day smoke. No tongue bite whatsoever.

It is mild-medium in body (on the milder side) and mild in strength. Not a complex blend, but definitely brings notes that are more unique than the ordinary burley cocoa and nuttiness with the typical molasses, licorice topping.

Excellent to smoke on its own, even better when added to Half & Half or other similar blends. Four stars. Please bring it to the U.S.!

Purchased From: A tobacconist in Madrid

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krog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krog (10)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

As soon as I opened a pack of kentucky bird, did the marvellous smell hit my nose. Very floral, sweet and rosy, very tempting smell. I smoked a bowl and to my suprise in no way did the smell correlate to the flavour of smoke. I just felt a bit sweeter than a typical pure Virginia flavour. Tobacco gets harshy very fast so take it slow when smoking. I didnt really notice a kentucky flavour in the blend.

Pipe Used: Missouri meerschaum corn cob

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: tobacco shop

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Antonius Blok Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antonius Blok (153)
Very Mild Medium Mild Overwhelming

One of the best room fresheners (or perhaps the best) that you can buy in a tobacconist. The problem is that afterwards you have to smoke it. Or not ... perhaps it would be convenient to leave it open to set the bathroom. Joking aside, the inclusion of rose petals in the mix produces a very very pleasant scent. Also smoke… when the person next to you smokes it. But once in my own pipe it becomes bland, quite flat and boring, and what is worse, it attacks my tongue a lot.

The truth is that I wish I liked it, as I do with other aromatics like that, but I consider it a waste of time to smoke these tasks as there are so many other so good and delicious. I wish I liked it because with these aromatic blends such as Original Choice, Larsen 1864, among others, the moment to open the bag or tin and put the nose in it is fantastic, but after that I find no other use for them, why I give them two stars.

I am happy for those who enjoy it, maybe they are right that you have to smoke it very slowly, etc. etc ... but I will not repeat.

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Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (99)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

KB is a sort of garden in a pouch with a strong floral scent but not unpleasant at all, there’s also a touch of caramel-like sweetener. Once lit it burns consistently from the top to the bottom, the flavoring translates to the smoke with a pleasantly floralness both astringent and sweet, the Kentucky is in the back ground while the light Virginia has a sharpy citrusiness (a bit too much for my tastes). An ok blend but nothing more, while I quite like the flavoring (true petals included) I don’t like that much the tobacco base, especially the Virginia. For some reason I mainly prefer this stuff in a cob while smoking yet I prefer the after-taste left from a briar.

Pipe Used: cobs, briars

Age When Smoked: fresh

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Thorbacco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thorbacco (6)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

The smell from the newly opened pouch is great, sweet flowers and syrupy virginia.

Smoking is quite nice, you get the sweet virginias with a hint of sweeter flower petals. The blend is percieved as mild and somewhat flavourful, sugary virginia being most prominent.

I dont think however, that it stands out very much compared to other similarly priced virginias, the floral infusion is a nice fun gimick, but it is way too subtle and unimpressive to make this blend a regular choice.

I dont think i will ever buy it again or recomend it to a friend. No bite and burns nicely at a slow pace, packs well.

Pipe Used: Noname meer, briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch, years later from jar.

Purchased From: Nice, France, flame et fume

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

it has a srong bite even if you smoke slowly but with a somehow nice tace of spices i think stanwell need to work on this blend more it would be good

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