Among the longest free-flowing blackwater rivers in America, the Edisto is the largest river system completely contained within South Carolina. Framed by ancient oaks draped in Spanish moss and historic tupelo-cypress trees, its gentle, steady current meanders over 250 miles to its mouth at picturesque Edisto Beach, reflecting the easy-going lifestyle of those who call its shores home. Low Country's Edisto pays tribute to this local sanctuary with a relaxing blend of naturally sweet red Virginias, pressed and sliced into delicate flakes for the perfect all-day, everyday pipe tobacco.
This very bready red, mahogany, bright/orange Virginia flake provides plenty of tart and tangy citrus, vegetation, grass, some tangy ripe dark fruit, sugar, moderate earth, wood, and floralness along with touches of sour lemon, honey, and a couple of pinches of spice. The strength, nic-hit and taste levels start out as mild to medium, and by the half way point, they just reach the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Barely has a hint of roughness, and is smoother than expected. The thin flake easily breaks apart, and I saw no need to dry it. Burns cool, clean and as slow with a very consistent fruity, sweet, bready flavor that extends to the lightly lingering pleasant after taste. The room note is a step stronger. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires a few more than an average number of relights. An easy going, comfortable all day smoke. Four stars.
This is all I've had in my pipe since yesterday afternoon, it's a lovely blend!
Although badged as a flake, at first the flakes can be identified, it falls more under the title of a broken flake. Just the lightest pinch can extract some tobacco that can be stuffed straight into a bowl. The tin-note isn't anything to scream about, a bit of hay, a subtle sweetness; Virginia! I notice the wetness has been noted, but this tin has an exemplary hydration. So, no drying, I just stuff it in and go!
''Jam on toast''. What I mean is the Virginias are bready, yet fruity. I don't get any sharpness, citrus, fresh grass, but I get a very refined, mature, decadent flavour of the Virginia leaf. My tin has performed well, so far. Cool burning, bite-free, easily lit, independent, necessitating little maintenance.
Low Country Pipe and Cigar-C&D has another great Red Virginia tobacco here .This stuff is smooth and earthy at the same time ! Very little hay and grass . A matured Virginia that is fruity and sugary sweet . Tangy and spicy . Should age well . I hope they still have some more . Bravo 4
This is by far the wettest C&D blend I have yet encountered. Not a good or bad thing, just an observation. I like the fact that C&D can be smoked right out of the tin with no dry time, not this one. This one is more Samuel Gawith drowned rat wet and needs about 15 minutes or more of dry time. Age will probably tone this down a bit. Tin note is very muted, some mottled hay with some citrus but very subtle. Once dried, it burns well and has a nice subtly sweet, slightly citrus with nice earthy tones. The Red Virginia is the star but it is blended well with the brights to give a nice all day smoke. Past the half way mark the earthy sweetness over takes the citrus and has a very pleasing aftertaste/finish. Nothing really stands out for me as a straight Virginia, this is a crowded field with lots of good options. This is no better or worse than those that are already in the market. A very good smoke but I will probably stick to the ones I normally go to when want a straight VA simply out of habit. Very nice blend but a "one of many" with nothing notable to make it stand out from others.
Easy to smoke quality virginia blend with a good dose of C&D red virginia. Similar to CRF but generally available. Taste is full with some Vitamin. N if you look for it. No bite and smokes to the end of the bowl with few relights. Excellent tobacco.
This is once again a blend I was pulled into by the chatter. Once again the tin note was good, some dark fruit, little hay, smelled intriguing. Once again the smoke itself started out ok, but then by the midway, the casing had burned off and the low quality leaf showed through. It’s these green young Virginias that are a common theme in all these new C and D blends. Windjammer was a similar experience for me. It’s the same thing EVERY TIME, “tobacco pressed and sliced into delicate flakes”. Same presentation, same young leaf with a different casing. I keep getting rooked in to trying these new releases and I’m let down every time. This will be the last time I buy a tin of these new blends.
Very nice weed. Mixture of red and orange virginias. Sweet. Some wood, bready, tangy. Pretty smooth. Needs some drying, Maintains profile all the way through the bowl. This jumps to one of my favorite Virginia blends along with Red Carolina Flake and Watch City Simply Orange.
Pipe Used: Vesz bent
Age When Smoked: 6 months
Purchased From: Low Country Pipe & Cigar
Similar Blends: Carolina Red Flake, Simply Orange.
Per Shane Ireland, Edisto is comprised of 2017 red/mahogany old belt Carolina grown VA. It has an impressive 9.5% sugar content, which is actually about point higher than the 2020 CRF. There are indeed some sugar crystals that glisten when these loose, dark brown flakes are inspected under light. When rubbed to a ribbon, a brilliant dark red hue is revealed.
Immediately upon opening my 6 month old tin, my nostrils were blasted with the scent of a chilled Pinot Grigio being poured. This was the most striking tin note of any tobacco I have EVER smoked. It literally smells like a glass of chilled dry white wine. Sharp, a bit vinegary, a whiff of alcohol, red fruits, fermentation.
On light up, there are dark earthy and grassy notes. These retreat and are the replaced by bitter sour citrus. The second half of the bowl is toasty and bread like with flashes of dry red fruit and crisp autumn leaves.
The mouthfeel of the smoke is smooth. Every so often, I did get a little tingle on my tongue that seemed to act as a warning “don’t push it or I’ll bite.” Edisto is polite like that. I slowed down and was not bitten. The room note is kind of gross. I can only describe it as having walked into a room where somebody had been chain smoking cheap light cigarettes several hours ago.
I would strongly recommend this blend to All pipe smokers for the tin aroma alone, even the VA haters.
Low Country Edisto has a tin note has dark fruits, citrus, a little hay, earth and wood. They say this is a flake but my tin must have been bounced around in transit as the flakes are all broken, I did not have a single full flake. No matter, the tobacco is perfect humidity and the broken flakes rub out easily and are ready for the pipe. The taste is bready with dark fruit notes, with some earth and wood, there is a floral note or two that comes and goes and in the background some tangy citrus that moves toward tartness at times, there is also just a hint of sweet spice. Overall, this is a sweet VA that has some aging potential. The strength level starts out at mild to med. but offers ample smoke for that level and soon builds to a solid med. body smoke. The flavors also intensify in the last half of the bowl. The nic is just enough to satisfy and I would place it in the medium range as well. The room note was fine for me but too much for the wife. This is very good now, could be outstanding in 3-5 yrs. I will update accordingly.
Tin note of grassy, tangy fruit, and spices. Tobacco is a flake of reddish brown and dark brown with a little tan sprinkled in. Moisture content is great. Flakes rub out easily. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of spices, bready, sweet hay, floral, fermented vegetation, woody, sugar, savory, spicy, lemon zest, acidic, earthy, tart almost bitter citrus, dry, a sweet grassy background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: 2016 Northern Briars Regal Rox Cut #4 Pot
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