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Bright Virginia grades hand-blended with bulk cured black cavendish. Flavored with Scottish Highland cream whiskey. Easy to fill and easy to smoke.

BrandA & C Petersen
Manufactured BySt-Group Assens
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (100)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Considered on the specific department of aromatics, Caledonian Highland Cream is a prime quality blend. It is marvellously flavoured with vanilla-toffee-whisky notes on a confectionary way (in the good sense of the term), despite this casing is liberally applied it seems possess a sort of “transparent” virtue so you can detect the taste of the underlying good tobaccos, the whole effect is a sensation of great pleasure with a smoke able to caress your uvula and fill your nose with a superior aroma. Christmas is near, make a gift to your relatives and friends smoking this mastery product close them.

8 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Very Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Aromatic lovers will probably greatly enjoy this. I just had to try it because I heard it has a tobacco taste despite all the sweetness (Vanilla extract in a can!)

If I were desperate, I'd finish the tin. But, because my local tobacco club has a tobacco bar and members are invited to share their bounty, this one will be my offering for the month. I had the tin for several years but now that I've sampled the contents, I'm willing to let it go.

Quality leaf all the way and not hard to keep lit at all. I'm glad I smoked it in my Kaywoodie reserved for aromatics because the odor and taste will probably stay with the pipe longer than I'll stay on planet earth.

Now then, where's a spoon? After a whiff of this stuff in the tin, I'm thinking anything that smells that good surely must be edible.

5 people found this review helpful.

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

Had high hopes for this one I have to admit, based on reviews both here and other web sites. The packaging also looks very classic and classy. Opening the tin I was already slightly apprehensive; the rather nicely orange/brown melange had quite a few stems and veins mixed in, and tin note was surprisingly fruity for a whisky-flavoured tobacco, with notes of apricot and citrus peel. For the smoking experience, I would classify this in the Danish style. While the flavour is pleasant all through the bowl, it is very mild and straight forward. At best I get a nice round sweetness with notes of caramel and apricot seeds, at worst just steam... The tobacco also gave off quite a lot of humidity; I had my first drink in years! Despite this it did burn nice and easy all the way to the heel, leaving dark, almost black, ashes with little to no dottle. Had the flavour been stronger and more complex I would've rated this higher. If you're into mild-ish, easy tobaccos give this a go, for me it didn't do much.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob

Age When Smoked: New to 6 months

Purchased From: Dan pipe;

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Navy Flake, Borkum Riff - Highland Malt Whiskey, Erinmore - Erinmore Flake.

4 people found this review helpful.

ELF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ELF (40)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Excellent Tobacco,of the Highest Quality Ingredients...If U like C+Diel,Pease,McClnds...U won't B disapointed! Nowadays most Tobacco Mfg's Rely on"Casing+Flovoring"2make a Mixture Palatable...Because they don't have Good-Core-Ingredients...This is not the Case,with A+C Peterson or the 3other mentioned in my Review. Have smoked a pipe for Almost 30Yrs+tried Literally 100-150Tin Mixtures alone. If U can find ANY..A+C Peterson Tin Mix's..BUY ALL that U can afford!.. I opened an A+C Scottish-Mixture from the 1960's(It was amazing!!) With All Changes Happening Within The European-Union;the List of Tobacco+Tob.Related Products are getting More Restrictive(INTO-North America)...If You find Tob-Treasures..BUY THEM While U Still CAN!

3 people found this review helpful.

Gordon Tavistock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gordon Tavistock (23)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

This tobacco has a special place in my heart because it was the very first pipe tobacco ever had. However, I never finished the tin, and that is not because I didn't like pipe smoking.

After quickly discovering a whole world of different types of tobacco and flavourings, the candy-like flavour of Caledonian seemed less appealing and frankly not worth the price of tobacco. You can just suck on a Werthers Original to get a lot more flavour and no risk of cancer. Also, the underlying tobacco flavours are so mild that a more seasoned pipe smoker may struggle to get any form of satisfaction from it. My dislike is not just because I generally don't prefer aromatics, because I do in fact enjoy several blends that rely on flavouring. I am also not necessarily negative to uncomplicated and one-dimensional tobaccos. My conclusion is that CM No. 10 is simply not that great.

That being said, there is nothing harsh or ugly about the blend, and no chance of tongue bite. The flavouring is in and of itself pleasant and no different from what you would expect from a classic whisky aromatic. This is a Danish style aromatic, which is not sticky and soggy like American syrup-drenched aromatics. That is a plus.

I would say that it might be a good place to start as a completely new pipe smoker, as it did the job for me. But I actually think that it makes more sense for beginners to go for something with more oomph, so that they don't end up puffing like a steam engine to get any taste out of the tobacco. I had to learn to slow down as I discovered other types of blends.

If you like the description of this blend, don't let me put you off. But consider trying Solani Red Label instead, as it is better at doing virtually the same job as CM No. 10.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 104

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin, and after a year in a jar

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

Similar Blends: Solani – 131: Red Label.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Very Strong Full Very Pleasant

One of the rare Caledonian offerings still available with 421. This mixture is IMMENSELY cased with Irish cream. Despite being a top quality tobacco it remains too cased for my liking.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I have liked this offering less than the other Caledonian varieties.

The casing was too much for my liking and it bit.

2 people found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

Yet another tobacco with a British title that isn't available in Britain. It's daft, it really is.

A very pleasant tin fragrance, but nothing outstanding. It's a well pressed, soft and moist Danish. With this tobacco-addled tongue I can only detect a little of of the 'Scottish highland cream whiskey' at the outset. The rest of this blend is just typical Danish really and if you don't care for Danish concoctions then you won't like this either.

I can't see anything much that sets it apart from the others of this type. At just over 10 euros this is certainly good value for a blend you can smoke all day week in week out, although that would get boring eventually.

I'd liken this to the better quality Danish blends, particularly Davidoff (here we go again). Thic could pass as any of their more expensive mixtures - Red or Green, without being too sickly like some of Larson's best.

Not one to purchase time and again, a middle range Danish blend.

Melange number 10 eh ? Wonder what numbers 2 to 9 taste like ?

Pipe Used: All large briars

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: DanPipe, Germany.

Similar Blends: Davidoff's Red/Green, Larsen's Danish blends..

1 person found this review helpful.

FALCON Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

my first tin tobacco i smoked.its creamy rich and very god

1 person found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Highland Cream is a smooth, mild, aromatic blend, very much in the Danish tradition. There's quality leaf here, and the aroma is creamy, deep, sweet in a milky-chocolate sort of way, more similar to Bailey's (the liquor) than to other blends cased with Scotch (i.e.: A&C Peterson's own Highland MALT, with which Highland CREAM should not be confused, Radford's Old Scotch or Davidoff`'s Scottish Mixture).

I believe it is a mild smoke, but the density of the casing gives the impression of a fuller strength (that is, a medium smoke). It is not cloying or sticky. Room aroma is pretty nice, homey. There's really not much in the way of excitement, nor does it induce a deep, contemplative smoke. I find more the kind of smoke others enjoy, a "conversational" tobacco if you will.

As to the above description, I think they got it confused with another blend from the same company: Premier Crú. Similar to Caledonian Green, but less sweet and slightly more potent, Premier Crú does present the classic English tobacco composition of Virginia, very tamed Latakia and Orientals, and a dash of Périque.

So, don't be misled. Highland Cream is NOT an English style tobacco, and it's NO alternative to Dunhill's EMP. But if you are looking for a creamy, slow burning aromatic, this might just be the ticket.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Caledonian Highland cream is definitely a nice tobacco, good quality, but I found that the casing was a bit too overwhelming, thus making it hard to taste the tobacco itself.

it sure smelled good in the tin, but it was a bit hard to lit up and tokeep lit; and because of that, it would overheat a bit and start the tongue bite attack before reaching mid-bowl.

Definitively recommended for those who like a good quality tobacco thatis fairly cased.

I f you do not like fairly cased bakkies, I wouldn't recommend it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium Very Full Pleasant

As I am, new to the pipe world, I have to contribute with my share of my so ongoing experience. I found this, as it was given to me at my 18'th birthday by a couple of close friends, simingly tastful and rather sweer just as I opened the tin. I were not to be betraied. The smoke tasted like a combination between sweet sugar and bitter juice, and it was not as harsh to my throat as other aromatics had been. I'd say it has been treating me nicely, and greeting me in to the world of pipes in a splendid fashion.

But I do think I will go on, to more advanced and sofisticated tobaccos.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Strong

Here's a tobacco that I'd thought about purchasing many times, but was always discouraged by what I thought would end up being an overpowering aromatic flavor..Not so at all. Upon opening the can and removing the a.c.petersen paper disc thing, I promptly stuck my finger into the stuff to get a feel of it. It is soft and delicate, but not delicate to a point of fragility. The tin aroma is really entrancing; you can smell the sugary goodness of the aged virginias, along with, but not overwhelmed by, the topper of the cream whiskey. The tobacco packs well, although it gets a few "tricky" points for being a longer-cut tobacco so the ribbons of leaf are a little tougher to get into the bowl, but no REAL big deal. Being an aromatic blend, the moisture content is pretty high in this one, but not too horrible. However, its quite difficult to get a good char going, and it'll take a couple of minutes after taht to get the good smoldering effect. However, as soon as the tobacco is properly lit, the flavor really comes into its own. This, being a virginia based tobacco, gives me a horrible sense of bite no matter how slowly I smoke, however, the flavor is so deep and rich that I could not resist finishing up the bowl. Like many rich-topped tobacs, the flavor is pretty much one-dimensional and straightforward through the entire bowl, but this is by no means a bad thing! In closing, if you are a fan of aromatics, or are looking for one that has fine tobaccos along with a delicious topper, look no further!

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr.Woods Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr.Woods (10)
Very Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

I'm really not into aromatics, but this blend is one of the few that I would chose if I get in the mood. It has a tobacco taste to it, and the room note is just wonderful! It really "lifts" the the room!

From the first time i smelled it (in the smokers section of a danish train) I knew I must try this one! I did, fell in love with it, got tired of it and let it go.

If you're looking for something that will please almost anyone when smoked indoors, this is the one to go for!

Pipe Used: Stanwell, Ratos

Purchased From: PAK Sverige

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

A great tobacco, it is always a great thing to open a new tin of this blend. It is aromatic, but not overwhelming like other aromatics. It is easy to fill into the pipe and it smokes pretty well. The flavour is nice and you can smell particularly the cavendish. The topping highland cream whisky is very pleasant but not too strong: you can still smell the real tobacco flavour.

I think the tin description of the website is incorrect. I just see (and smell) bright virginia, black cavendish and highland cream aroma. No orientals or latakia at all!

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CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (94)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is a lovely blend.Its like opening a bottle of 12 year old scotch, very much enjoyed when smoked slowly. It packed quite well, although i found it a little dry out of the tin, but that didnt seem to make any difference. It got a little hot towards the bottom, but that may have been my fault for smoking it a little fast. I will buy it again when i can find it.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

This is the kind of aromatic tobacco all new pipe smokers should try. I bought it as I always like to have a "sweet tooth" tobacco on hand for when the mood takes me.

Presentation is superb. Nicely printed textured labelling, ruffled paper inside and a card cover with individual quality code. Very similar to a Dunhill product.

Tin aroma is delicious - boozy toffee with tobacco. The tin states "easy to fill and easy to smoke". It's not wrong on either count. A tasty aromatic smoke with no bite but with a definite subtle tobacco flavour. In this respect similar to another Orlik aromatic - Alsbo Black. The whisky flavouring is detectable but not overwhelming. Room note is very pleasant for others.

Recommended in it's category.

IMO, this tobacco is in a similar vein to other aromatics such as Alsbo Black, Mac Baren Black Ambrosia and Original Choice and WO Larsen Simply Unique.

Surprisingly, this tobacco isn't available from any online tobacconists I know of in the UK, I got it from Germany - where it is a bestselling brand

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

A soft mix. A mix of light tobaccos Virginia with Black Cavendish. The bouquet and the light perfume of this whisky, guarantee its unique flavor of this mix. It can easily be smoked by itself. In the beginning you do not understand the difference, however after 1-2 smoking, you feel a pleasure. I smoke it also in combination with Larsen No 50 or Barbary Coast. Best Regards

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OleFattGuy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OleFattGuy (27)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This aromatic has a following in Sweden (and probably elsewhere) that makes it sometimes unobtainable in the shops! Clubs smoking only this weed have been formed which says something about the tobacco, but also about the monomanic minds of some people ;)

I can sit and sniff in the tin for hours. It just smells so wonderful. When stuffed in the pipe it is a sure crowd pleaser and strangers walk up to greet you with altruistic attitudes towards pipe smokers in general and especially you!

It is a wonderful smoke, however after half a tin I tend to get a "sweetness overdose" and start to long for a "rougher" baccy altogether, maybe a Premier Cru or a Red Rapparee or something. It is like eating a pound of milk toffee, you start to look for licorice in the candy jar. Or a whisky. But that doesnt stop me from a hearty recommendation of this, smoked to measure.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

The first couple of bowls of this blend seemed a little tame to me. The flavor didn't pound my palate, but later that turned out to be a good thing. It does benefit from a bit of drying first, though.

Having been through about an ounce of a tin of this blend, it has grown on me. The taste is by no means overwhelming. It is nice and smooth. You can puff pretty hard on this blend without getting a burn. Some care has to be put into the packing ritual, especially if you pack it fresh out of the tin. A slight packing error and your pipe will be punished with flaming hot walls.

All in all I have found this blend to be a nice and soothing experience that I and my surroundings enjoy a lot. This blend will find its way to my "stash" again.

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