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Red Sky is a rare blend - a tobacco with a cherry flavor and room note that isn't bitey or harsh. It starts with burleys and black cavendish with some bright Virginias, and has a rich, not-too-sweet cherry note that makes it a great addition to your aromatic rotation.

BrandLane Limited
Blended ByLane Limited
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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ChapperralTobacconist Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ChapperralTobacconist (3)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Finally, The Cherry blend, that smokes cool, dry, sweet and mild. It burns well, without goop in the bowl. Just smoke slowly, and the ladies Love the aroma! You will enjoy all aspects of this mild cherry blend, if this is what you want. The cherry flavor balanced well with mild tobaccos in this colorful mixture. There is no strong tobacco flavor here, but just a pleasant cool cherry smoke. Highly recommended for beginning pipe smokers. If you want something stronger, a suggestion would be MacBaren Cherry Ambrosia. This is a winner!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Milano hand made freehand

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: laudisi

Similar Blends: Unique.Stands by itself..

10 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The cherry is the major topping, though I do note the presence of vanilla. There’s a bit of sugar from the black cavendish. The burley is a little toasty, nutty and earthy in a strong support role. There’s a hint of grass and citrus from the Virginia. The strength is a couple of steps past the mild mark, while the taste is a slot past the center of mild to medium. Has almost no nicotine. It's fairly creamy, burns cool at a reasonable pace with no bite, though there's some moisture left in the bowl. The flavor is very consistent to the finish. Requires an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant room note. Can be an all day smoke. The drawback is that the cherry taste is artificial at times to the point where I got a few light chemical notes - mostly at the beginning - and is occasionally a little syrupy.


8 people found this review helpful.

M42 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
M42 (11)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I've always loved a good cherry aromatic, but in recent years they have been impossible to find. Most burn hot and bite. My criteria for a good cherry is that it be flavorful, leave a pleasant room not, not bite and not burn hot. Every cherry blend I've tried whether bulk or tin has failed in one or more of these areas. On a whim I decided to give this one a try. I've never been a fan of Captain Black aromatics and tried their cherry blend in the pouch and thought it was nasty and gloopy.

But this blend is different. It's presentation sets it apart from the drug store CB pouch blends by being packaged in a tin like European tobaccos. On opening the tin you are presented with a very pleasant cherry aroma. The tobacco is not too moist, but neither is it dry; it's just right. It is a mixture of dark and light course cut tobaccos that pack well. First light presents with a mild, pleasant cherry aroma. Tobacco flavors dominate, but the cherry is is there in the background. The tobacco smoked clean with no gurgle and no bite, which is remarkable for a cherry. And not once did my pipe come close to getting hot.

This is a very good tobacco. It's not complex, but if you are looking for an aromatic with a good tobacco flavor with a hint of cherry in the background that leaves a pleasant room note then this is is. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Rustic Bent

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

8 people found this review helpful.

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

I've tried a lot if not all of the major OTC cherry blends, both past and present and this one has to be the best......past and present. if you don't like aromatics or particularly care for cherry or fruit blends I'd recommend you pass on this one. Now I don't always smoke aromatics, but like a dessert wine or after dinner liqueur it hits the spot from time to time. Tin art was modern and simple, aroma was that of a cherry danish pastry. Presentation was lovely with colors ranging from black to bright and some chestnuts in-between. A tad wet, but by the time I smoked a second bowl a few days later it was almost perfect. Upon lighting it took the match well, thick white smoke prevailed and I was left with warm cherry flavour with no heat. The cherry wasn't boisterous and had a creamy finish, by mid bowl the flavors changed to an old school bubble gum and stayed with me till the end. Normally that sounds unsavory but in this case it worked. A cool smoke with enough vitamin N to keep me interested. Not an all day everyday, but certainly welcome from time to time and certainly the king of all the cherry blends.

Pipe Used: Capri sandblasted billiard

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6 people found this review helpful.

wintermute Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wintermute (90)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Because of the other 2 Captain Black Premium tins, I decided to smoke this in a very large corn cob pipe. When you open the tin, there is a nice cherry aroma and some colorful tobacco. The moisture level is just about right. The cut seems a little shorter than most ribbon cuts that I have seen. It packs nicely and, even before lighting, you can puff and taste the cherry. The cherry flavor hits first, but there is a fine tobacco flavor that follows closely. The taste and aroma remind me of a Blackstone Sweet Cherry pipe tobacco cigar. The taste is full and there is no tongue bite at all. It is very mild and does smoke cool. The Burley tobacco keep this one from smelling and smoking like candy. As a result, the room note seems more tobacco rather than cherry. But it is very pleasant. The cherry backs off about halfway down the bowl and the Virginia and Burley tobacco maintain the smoke. However, the room aroma stays pretty much the same to the end. The smoke is dry and is forgiving of fast puffing. This is not true of most aromatics. The nicotine level is a bit low, but will sustain you. The ash is a little clumpy and this will ghost your pipe for a bit; so keep a single pipe for this until you finish the tin. I recommend this for aromatic smokers looking to transition to Burley tobaccos. For Burley lovers, this is not as sweet as Prince Albert's Cherry Vanilla, but the room note is better. For those looking for that perfect cherry, this will surely make the tip 3!

Pipe Used: MM MacArthur Classic Corn Cob pipe (bent)

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From:

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought a tin of each of the Premium Edition and, honestly, I was not expecting more than the classic line offerings. When I opened Red Sky, the cherry aroma was really great, not chemical at all. But its strenght made me hesitate to fill a pipeful on its own. I was slightly weary the tobacco would be difficult to smoke, and generating a lot of humidity in the bowl. So I mixed it up with something else and waited a week in a 1/3 for RS and 2/3 for the other. Overall, the Cherry note is very pleasant and I have no issues smoking it blended with something more neutral. It does generate a lot more humidity in the bowl but it dries nicely over night, so it's not a concern for me. I still would not smoke it on its own because of that but I find, of all the Cherry flavoured tobaccos I've tried, it's probably the best. I think STG - Lane has put a really good effort into creating Red Sky, and its price is sweet. Recommended if you enjoy Cherry tobaccos.

Pipe Used: Luciano, Cavicchi, Falcon, Meerschaum

4 people found this review helpful.

ripdundee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ripdundee (3)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is one of those very rare tobaccos that is under rated by pipe smokers and is so relatively unknown in the pipe tobacco markets. It deserves a better reputation and greater fame with a more widespread distribution. Lane Limited should push and distribute this more than what they presently do. My usual choice for tobacco is good Oriental tobaccos. I usually do my best to stay away from aromatics. The majority of the time I get tongue bite and mouth burn; a hot gurgling pipe with a taste I don't really enjoy.

I won't go into a technical description of the blend of this tobacco. I will simply say that the taste is wonderful, I have not ever been able to push it to being hot, I have never gotten tongue bite. It always lights easy and burns to the bottom of the bowl without having to constantly relight. No gurgling, no soaking wet bowl. The note given off by the burning tobacco is delightful. Not an aromatic lover, this has amazingly become my favorite tobacco to really relax with and enjoy, allowing my thoughts to go wherever and not have to concentrate on the mechanics of keeping my pipe lit. This blend always reminds me of why I smoke a pipe in the first place. I never imagined this would happen with an aromatic. Remember, my favorites were always Orientals; not anymore. More than 55 years of smoking pipes. What a wonderful surprise!

Pipe Used: Dunhill,Peterson,Fernwood,And, yes, Kaywoodie!

Age When Smoked: Smoked new from tin,And a tin that was1 year old

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes on the internet

Similar Blends: Cult Blood Red Moon, but not as good.

2 people found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I did not notice a strong cherry flavor at all. In fact it's hard to pin down the topping. But, this is a wonderful tasting smoke. It's not goopy and not syrupy. It actually has a nice tobacco flavor with a slight topping.

2 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (184)
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

Let me first say that this the best of the Captain Black I have smoked. Let me next say, I doubt that I purchase again. Has black Cavendish with a hint of vanilla, some nutty burley and I believe Luden’s cherry throat drops. Packs well and stays lit, not too goopy. The nicotine is not really noticeable and you could smoke this all day. The room note was most likely the highlight of this smoke. This smoke would be a good beginners tobacco. I will finish the tin but to quote the Raven, “Nevermore”.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Lane Ltd. - Captain Black Red Sky.

Where the tin aroma goes, this has to have one of the strongest cherry smells I've come across. The majority of the ribbons are short and stubby, they appear to include a fair amount of each constituent, and the fresh tin was perfect with hydration.

With the smoke I'm going to have to lean more toward those who rate the added flavour stronger. I get a decent sharpness/acidity from the cherry, especially at the start. A quarter of the way in the cherry subsides a little, clearing the way for a slight vanilla trait, and a lot more tobacco. The burn can be a little quick if it's puffed harshly, which due to the lack of bite, and cool temperature, happens quite easily.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: first to rate it very pleasant.

One of my favourite cherry blends. Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson System #317

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

atomicbuster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atomicbuster (79)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

This is a miss. There was .000001 cherry in my tin. After opening the tin and immediately transferring to a mason jar it reverted to the flavor of generic Lane tobacco by the second smoke. First, people buy aromatics for the unique flavors. This should be distinct and unmistakable CHERRY, but it's not. Second, the advertised flavor should be present in the tobacco for more than just one smoke. Not gonna bother with "maybe it was just this particular tin, let me buy another one".

1 person found this review helpful.

dbl-bbl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dbl-bbl (45)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I've enjoyed this Aro from the very start but initially thought Cult BRM was slightly better. Now after smoking several tins it's really grown on me. Similar to BRM yet different enough to continue this in my regular rotation. IMHO, it seems as though the delicious flavors & scents are best brought out when smoked in a quality briar. This is a yummy cherry blend that allows the excellent tobacco tastes to come through. If you’re an Aro smoker it's certainly worth a try. The price is reasonable and availability on line is good (at times it's been sold out but never for too long).

Pipe Used: Prefer Briars with this blend

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Cult Blood Red Moon.

1 person found this review helpful.

Fazby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fazby (66)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I really like this one. It tends toward medium, is cool and slow burning and the flavor lasts. Good in both briar and meer. I tried a lot of cherry blends this year, and this is one of my top three.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: new tin

1 person found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am not a true fan of cherry tobacco but every once and awhile I get a sweet tooth and light some of this up. I was given this as a gag gift when it came out and true to form I opened it. Loaded it up in my pipe and smoked it. Tossed the rest in a jar and forgot about it. Was a little wet at first. Now after being in a jar it has lost some of its smell but the rotate has improved. This is very sweet.

Pipe Used: cobb

Age When Smoked: Tin - 1 year old

Purchased From: Thousand Oaks Ca

1 person found this review helpful.

Nick Prof. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick Prof. (28)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is an updated review of Captain Black Red Sky on Feb. 2023; the tobacco has aged in the jar for around 7-8 months. From the tin a welcoming flavor of cherry with the presence of vanilla are detected. I find the flavor of the tobacco when smoked consistent with the flavor coming from the jar/tin. The tobacco burns fairly cool, not too fast not too slow and keeps consistent flavor throughout the bowl. There is no chance of bite, and I smoke it in non-filtered pipe. As my review is on 8-month aged tobacco, I could say that even though it is a classic aromatic with cherry to lead, I can detect and also enjoy the tobacco flavors (black cavendish, burley and some Virginia), i.e., the casing is there as leader, but with some higher notes of the tobacco itself compared with the experience when the tobacco was smoked fresh out of the tin some time ago. It’s creamy, but generally it smokes on the dry side. I didn’t need to leave the tobacco for drying time, as its moisture is at good level for direct smoke. This is a 2.5 star blend for me, and I would round it to 3 starts, especially on the way I experienced it after some months of ageing, which makes for someone who doesn’t smoke aromatics so much to have an enjoyable, mild smoke. Yes the toppings are there leading the path, but not overpowering the tobacco, given its small ageing time. If someone smokes aromatics, yes it is a good recommendation.

Pipe Used: MM corn cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh to 8 months

Purchased From: Local shop

Similar Blends: Captain black cherry, but with less overpowering toppings.

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mightysmurf8201 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mightysmurf8201 (28)
Extremely Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

When compared to Captain Black cherry, it’s definitely an improvement. Higher quality leaf is evident, as is the less syrupy cherry topping. The burley is of sufficient quality to be enjoyable, but nothing to write home about. I’m giving it a 2 because it’s not actually bad, and I’d smoke it if there was nothing else, but it’s really more of a 1.6 for me.

Pipe Used: Briar

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OkieSmokie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OkieSmokie (20)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

It's a cherry aro with a hint of vanilla. The topping is thick and I can see how that would be offputting to some. I love it though. You get a solid cherry flavor throughout the smoke and the room note is amazing. My wife loves when I smoke this and has even said "you need to smoke that one more." Definitely a candidate for an all day smoke with minimal relights

Pipe Used: Mark Randall Custom Devil Anse

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

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DC MacBean Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DC MacBean (32)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Cherry cough drops, not as intense as Cherry Captain Black. Perhaps a little less bitey than Cherry CB. Not as good as Lane's Very Cherry. I got sick of it and blended it 50/50 with Lane's Dark Red which improved the Red Sky dramatically while serving to detract from the Dark Red.

Pipe Used: Corn Cob, Briarwood, Pear wood, Cherry wood

Purchased From: Pipes&Cigars

Similar Blends: Captain Black Cherry, Lane Limited Very Cherry.

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paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (76)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Improved cherry captain black version premium tobacco pleasant smell.Cherry flavor nice room note one of the better cherry blends give this toasted burley blend a try you fruity lovers

Pipe Used: briar

Age When Smoked: estate

Purchased From: ebay

Similar Blends: Captain black cherry.

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