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Named after the street our shop has been on for over 100 years, Jefferson Street is a medium strength sliced burley blend with a smattering of Turkish and cavendish tobaccos. This blend offers a rich, nutty flavor with a slight hint of rum raisin and a moderately sweet finish. Nice room aroma.

BrandMilan Tobacconists
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium, Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The burley is the star component; very nutty, earthy, with a deep molasses and cocoa sweetness. The Turkish adds a smokey, woody, slightly dry push in a subordinate role. In the background, the light brown Virginia cavendish is toasty with a drop of honey and a few blades of grass. The black cavendish is mostly unsweetened, though it is infused with brown sugar as a supporting player. The toppings are mildly applied, and I notice the rum a little more than I do the raisin. They work with, instead of sublimating, the tobaccos. The sweetness level is moderate. The strength and taste is a shade closer to medium than they are to mild. The nic-hit is just past the mild threshold. Won’t bite or get harsh even when pushed. The tobacco is a little moist, but I saw no need to dry it. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool, clean with a light creaminess and very smooth, rich consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires few relights. The after taste (mostly burley) pleasantly lingers a little. An easy going mixture that has just enough punch to maintain your interest as you smoke away the day. Three and a half stars.


5 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (303)
Mild to Medium Mild Very Full Very Pleasant

I thought I reviewed Jefferson Street two years ago when I found this blend by ordering their aromatic sampler. Aroma is like a baked devils food cake. Appearance is just like Captain Black White with blacks and tans dominating but that's where the similarities end. First off I don't see how the above reviewer said this blend doesn't dry out, for me if I leave a portion to sit for a half hour it becomes brittle to the touch, so no PG... Taste is sweet, malty, with chocolaty dark flavors. I have never tasted this amazing mixture of tobaccos before. The Turkish which is never used in an aromatic combines with the burley and black Cavendish to create the devils food, hot chocolate aroma and taste. Rum Raisin is a good analogy but with cocoa. Amazing that a non aromatic can give off the aroma of a full aromatic. Nicotine level is just right, not Nightcap strong but not as weak as a black Cavendish, again just right. I have shopped at literally 90% of all the online tobacco shops and these guys have THE BEST customer service! Renee is super helpful and their prices are awesome for the product you get. Hand blended not renamed Lane blends! Try some Jefferson Street and see what I mean about the magic Turkish leaf can do when combined with some Cavendish!! YUM!

Pipe Used: Cob, Dr Grabow, Bjarne

Age When Smoked: Fresh, just delivered

Purchased From: Milan Tobacconist

Similar Blends: Uhle's - Black Stoker.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pagercat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pagercat (40)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

After reading an article on Milan Tobacconists I decided to try some of their blends. Each one has been wonderful and I look forward to trying more. "Jefferson Street" was mentioned prominently so that was one that I just had to try.

A very colorful blend of ribbon-cut leaves, Jefferson Street has a slight raisin-like scent and a moisture content that gives it ample pliability and softness. I found no midribs, sticks, tobacco dust, etc. in the bag. It loads into any pipe effortlessly, lights right up on the first match and burns cool and slow.

The flavor has a slight raisin and rum note but it works flawlessly together with the rest of the components to bring about a full smooth slightly sweet cresendo of flavor. Instead of one leaf taking the spotlight, these ingredients stand like a chorus line. The balance is perfect and the flavors develop over the bowl with a gradual increase in strength. The sweetness becomes more pronounced towards the final third of the bowl but is never harsh or bitter.

Jefferson Street burns to a fine grey ash and only requires the occasional light tamp to keep lit. You never know it is done until the pipe goes out and nothing but ash remains at the heel. This blend has to be one of the most underrated blends out there. If this were tinned and distributed widely I think it would be a huge hit.

4 people found this review helpful.

Falcon Fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Falcon Fan (22)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Another very satisfying tobacco from the lucky dip selection of eight 1oz samplers that came through the mail a while back.

This blend takes its place in the Milan "non-aromatic" line up (the other two lines are "aromatic" and "english") but it is one of the most aromatic non-aromatics I have tried!! It is however a very restrained, smooth, bite free experience and definitely goes onto my "I'd buy again" list.

Great value too - the low prices charged are not commensurate with the high quality of all the Milan tobaccos I have tried so far.

Pipe Used: Falcon

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Milan on-line

3 people found this review helpful.

Hanzy4200 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hanzy4200 (12)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is a very enjoyable blend. My palate gathers lots of sweet notes, light vanilla, brown sugar, and maybe just a bit of rum. There is something else there that eludes me. I'm thinking dried fruit, raisins, figs, ect.

Overall a great smoke. I would eagerly buy more, but alas it is across the country from me. I was provided a generous sample from a online friend. I guess I'll just have to savor what I have.

Pipe Used: Wild Honey

Age When Smoked: ?????

Purchased From: Gifted

Similar Blends: Boswells Best, Ole Shenandoah Num. 76.

3 people found this review helpful.

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

I really like this blend. It lights easy and stays lit. I find that I keep putting it towards the front of my tobacco "bar". I find that the first part of the bowl is sweet, and then about midway through I can taste the rum raisin.

2 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The blend consists of a mix of short ribbon of varying widths. The colors are tan, brown and black. The tin note is slightly sweet and hard to identify, but the description says rum and raisin. The power of suggestion makes me think that is it.

Hydration is good and maybe slightly more moist than I might prefer. I smoked it as delivered. There were no surprises in the packing or smoking.

On lighting, there is a whiff of something chemical, but it does not persist and the smoke has good flavor. It is burley forward with a slight bitter edge and some sour from the orientals. The burley is earthy and the Orientals give it a woody note or two. There is some sweet from the cavendish and an aftertaste that reminds me of Arrowhead. The topping is more pouch note than smoke, and it was hard to put a finger on in the pouch. I will call it spiced rum. This is a burley+ blend and not an aromatic. The orientals give it a little something extra for variety.

This has been good and a pleasant smoke. It is easy to recommend.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

On a whim, I order some of this tobacco as a crap shoot. I was pleasantly suprised. A solid American burley blend accented with turkish, smooth cavendish, and (virginias?).

Burley is rough cut while there is ribbon and shag cut present from the other blends.

Packing: The batch I got is still new and is moist and needs some drying time but note, very little to no bite even in the hydrated stage. The bag aroma is very pleasant and it is like rum and dates - rum raisin is a good description.

First light and 1st 1/4: semi sweet - this aromatic is NOT the goopy sweet stuff you find at most malls. This is semi sweet with a quality blend with wonderful bold burley flavor and aroma. The initial room note is SO good. hard to describe... none like I have tried before.

Mid bowl: the sweet topping and/or casing starts to relax and through the nose you recognize the turkish peaking through. Nutty, nutty, nutty and sweet burlies otherwise.

Last of bowl: The mouthful of burlies is like your eating something baked. 3/4's of flavorful burley with turkish and (virgina?) tanginess. some ashiness taste but not bad, the casing is gone somewhat and all left is the great nutty burly flavor. The room note still has a hint of the flavoring and works well with the burly. The nicotine is stronger the last half of the bowl no goopiness, solid gray ash, wonderful quality smoke. ====================================================================================== UPDATE 2/28/07 Bringing down to 2 stars just for the PG level I have to dry out and that ticks me off

1 person found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (107)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Bag note smells of tobacco with a slight sweet rum note. Perfect moisture, lots of ribbons, packs and stays like very nicely. A well behaved tobacco.

The flavor is burley. Nutty, toasty, coco, earthy burley. It almost tastes so nutty I thought this had a hazelnut topping. Slightly sweet but not a sweet goopy type of tobacco. The rum is a nice touch but still leaves lots of tobacco flavor. Burned cool and well. Left a burley nutty aftertaste that did linger. Probably a three star blend however I’m not a fan of burley.

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CR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CR (26)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I recently purchased an ounce of this hoping I would be impressed. The only other rum-cased blend I have smoked from Milan was Celebration, an intriguing and delicious blend that could only be honestly reviewed while I'm smoking it, but on a whim decided to try this one instead on my last order.

That ounce of Jefferson Street took over a week to dry out, and that was with the pouch left open. The smoke it produced was still very wet, more so than any of their other offerings under similar conditions. This blend should honestly be called an aromatic. Just a few pinches of this stuff turned a whole pouch of Prince Albert into "Jeff Street" - the better-smoking, better-tasting, and non-aromatic version of the same.

It does smell a lot like spice cake, though. If you enjoy aromatics and especially cherry casings you’ll likely love this stuff. And it is premium tobacco, probably deserving of four stars, but I would only buy it to blend with in the future. The fact that this is what constitutes a “non-aromatic” to the good blenders at Milan is what has shied me away from trying any more of them.

I also have to add that, as a “newer” pipe smoker, I have issues with additives. It took me a long time to discover the pleasures of unflavored leaf, and now I’m sure, though it has been months since I’ve smoked this last, that much of the flavors I encountered here were from the tobacco itself and not the casing. But if you like the tangy flavor of Burley dressed up a bit, you’re going to love this.

Pipe Used: Briar

Age When Smoked: 1 Week

Purchased From: Milan Tobacconists

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cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (104)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

For years I was against anything flavored. I wanted tobacco, nothing but tobacco, and by God I was not ever going to be one of those aro smoking sissies.

I'm older now and cling to my biases less firmly than I used to. I think it started with H&H Derby Club, a solid codger Burley with a hint of fruit that didn't overwhelm the tobacco. I enjoyed it and it allowed me to drop my prejudice and consider other tobaccos that had some added flavoring.

Jefferson Street. I consider it an almost aro, but if it had one more drop of flavoring in it it'd be a full blown aromatic. This blend is kind of like Revelation minus the Latakia. There are a handful of decent, mild smoking tobaccos here, and they are absolutely hosed down in a delicious rum raisin flavor. The flavoring does overwhelm the tobacco, but not always, so the tobacco is still present. I think it's what makes this blend work so well. Great rum raisin flavoring that never gets wonky or bitter, and the tobacco is present and makes itself known to varying degrees at all times.

This strikes me as a crossover blend. I think if you like codger Burleys you'll find it interesting and not offensive, and if you like aromatics it might be a gateway for you to get into some more tobacco-centric blends.

This stuff is pretty wet, but I don't dry it. I do reserve my enjoyment of this blend to a single pipe on my rack, as I'm sure it'll ghost. I really like it, a lot. It is absolutely unique among all the blends I enjoy, and even though I am only giving it 3 stars I consider it a favorite. I ordered 3 pounds of it after my initial sample if that is any indication what I think about it.

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