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A flake of dark Virginias spiced with perique and a bit of Kentucky. A nice above medium strength tobacco with a good aroma.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blended ByPaul Olsen
Manufactured ByMy Own Blend
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong, Strong
None Detected
Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Paul Olsen - No.75 Full.

This isn't a flake, broken flake would be correct, quite well broken at that, but not a whole flake..... no way. But what it IS is a very good smoke though.

The first part of the smoke: there's no rubbing required, it's just a case of 'load and light'. It says in the current write up on here that it only contains a bit of Kentucky, but the smoke I get has a lot more smokiness than I'd expect from just a bit. Or, it's had the strongest fire-cure known to man!

Part two: it takes a good five minutes for both the burn and flavour to settle. This is where the Perique rears its head. This corrects my theory about the Kentucky; the Kentucky and Perique swap seats: the Kentucky slips into the passenger while the Perique takes up the drivers role.

Aside from the tobaccos, I get no added flavouring: the only extra taste is the smokiness from the Kentucky.

75 F gives a very good burn. It acts exactly how I want a blend to: it's even, consistent, quite cool, the smoke's bite free, and finishes with a clean white ash.

The nicotine's strong and the room-note has quite a large Kentuckiness to it.

This is a very good morning smoke: easy to load, comfortable to smoke, and strong in N.

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Siena 320KS

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

This comes across as pure, rich dark Virginia tobacco; emphasis on rich. Naturally sweet, but never cloying. The perique and Kentucky aren't immediately discernible, I assume they have been expertly added as "spice" to the blend. I can smoke back-to-back bowls, not because it's deficient in any way, but because it is just so good!

Another great one from My Own Blend, I will definitely be a repeat buyer: some to smoke right away, some to age.

Pipe Used: Various briars and a Falcon

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop

Purchased From: The Danish Pipeshop

1 person found this review helpful.