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Dunhill Ready Rubbed pipe tobacco is a mixture of mature, flue-cured leaves from the USA, Brazil and Africa are blended with sun-cured and smoky fired tobaccos from Indonesia and India. These are then pressed into cavendish and topped with a subtle flavour.

Notes: In addition to BB1938 and Three Year Mature, Dunhill Ready Rubbed is the third vintage Dunhill blend re-introduced to the U.S. market in 2015. Based on Virginia and Oriental, it's run through a light cavendish process, cased with a subtle fruity topping, and steam pressed before it's broken up into the beautiful ready rubbed cut.

Blended ByDunhill
Manufactured ByDunhill/Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3025)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The cavendish style Virginias are a little grassy, slightly bready, woody and rather earthy with some tart and tangy citrus, honey, and tangy dark fruit. They dominate the blend. The earthy Orientals are far in the background, offering just a little smoke, dryness, wood, vegetation, and a touch of floralness in every puff. The fruit toppings remind me a little of citrus and apricot, and doesn’t sublimate the tobaccos much. The strength is a step past the center of mild to medium. The taste level is a slot past that mark. The nic-hit is a couple of rungs past the mild threshold. Well blended with a fairly consistent, smooth, cool and clean flavor, it burns at a reasonable rate, and hardly requires relights. Easily burns to ash with no dull or harsh spots. Leaves virtually no dampness in the bowl. The aftertaste and room notes are pleasant, though short lived. A comfortable all day smoke.


28 people found this review helpful.

Bonneville Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bonneville (52)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Saw this and had to pick it up if there was any chance at all they used any of the same Virginias in this blend as they do in my beloved Dunhill Flake. I cracked the tin and was delighted to find the aroma was that of rich bready Virginia tobaccos with just a hint of...something else. I learned later that this something else was a portion of Oriental tobaccos. The oriental in this is extremely subdued. Many won't notice it's there. And it serves the same purpose in this blend as a touch of Burley does in many other Virginia blends; which is to add a little more depth and dimension to the smoke. Unlike the description for the old discontinued version of this, it is decidedly nowhere near what one could call an "aromatic".

The moisture level is spot on. It is clearly a rubbed out flake and forms delicious looking ribbons with the odd glob of flake here and there. Packing was a breeze and it burned well with no relights required.

My inaugural smoke was good but nothing to blow your socks off. I set it aside. A week later I noticed the tin sitting there and decided to try another bowl. This time, I WAS BLOWN AWAY. It was one of these smokes that pipe smokers live for. It was exceptional. The smoke was sweet, grassy, and yeasty, with deep richness that was most satisfying, aside from the fact that I was almost immediately craving another bowl after I finished. To make sure I wasn't imagining things, I have since repeated this experience several times in a row. It is indeed a 4 star blend and an excellent companion to it's brother, Dunhill Flake.

Like all quality Virginas, slow and steady wins the race. Keep your smoking cadence just fast enough to keep it burning. Any faster and it may disappoint you. I will be stocking up on this to be sure. Enjoy!

Pipe Used: Peterson X105 billiard

Purchased From: Beehive Cigars, Salt Lake City, UT

21 people found this review helpful.

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

This tin was a gift from another priest in the diocese. He said he was at the tobacconist and thought I might like this. He was right.

The tin note is slightly sweet and grassy. There is maybe a whiff of bread and a little something else that I suspect is the oriental leaf. It is mostly rubbed out thin ribbon with a few hunks of flake. Moisture level is very good from the tin.

Smoked, it is a Virginia forward blend - a little sweet and maybe a touch of citrus and grass. I taste some nutty burley giving it some depth and fullness. The orientals are a light touch, and present as a savory. There is a mild honey - maybe honeysuckle that is either the presentation of the Virginia/oriental or some topping. I am going with the topping.

I have smoked this in a variety of pipes and every smoke has been excellent. There is not a lot of "wow," but it is consistent and a great smoke. It packed easily and was easy to keep lit. It burned to the bottom every time and did not get ashy.

This is a great blend, and I have really enjoyed it. I think it rises to the "everyone should try" 4 in the ratings. It is a great example of a masterful blend that satisfies and could be smoked all day without boring (me anyway).

18 people found this review helpful.

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

I actually think Orlik did a better job with RR's re-release than the Murray's version. With the Murrays, I could detect very little casing and a mostly "tobacco" taste, which I appreciated. The blend smoked very cool, and I detected what I sure thought to be the taste of cigar leaf mixed in there with the Virginians and whatever else Dunhill tossed in. The Orlik version has a more Virginia flavor at the forefront and the misted topping was done with great discretion. The Murray's era topping was almost like a background of honey and almonds while the re-release has no added flavoring that I could detect. A good smoke!

11 people found this review helpful.

Chillum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Chillum (4)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

an unusual mixture;in that this is mainly a virginia blend but with delicate orientals woven into the smoke. Upon my first smoke of this, i found it hot, harsh, bland and bitey. i threw it into a canning jar and gave it some time. When revisiting, i was astounded at what a good breathe and slight age (only 2/3 months) could do to a tobacco. What assaulted my senses previously; tickled my tastebuds and provided me with intrigue and delight. While i find it full of bready, sweet/sour grassy, nutty tones; it is still a delicate smoke. This is not one to push hard, smoking it like an aromatic, barely keeping the ember lit is a delight; the variety of flavour, whilst still soft and delicate is incredible. There are many layers with this smoke; i have found different flavours coming through in different shaped pipes. I don’t detect much, if any casing. What i do taste is a very pure tobacco taste, sweet and earthy with the Orientals bringing the slightest touch of sour. there is a short, but sweet learning curve with this tobacco. it is an incredibly rewarding and satisfying smoke, it doesnt blow your head off with nicotine or strong flavours. Highly recommended especially for Virginia smokers & Oriental fans that fancy something a bit different, be warned; like other reviews say, it’s not for everyone. It is easily an all day, everyday smoke for me. I don’t feel that I crave the taste like I do other blends but every time I light a bowl of this I’m happy i did.

Pipe Used: Various Falcons, Various Briars

Age When Smoked: From new - 12 Months

Purchased From:

10 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is nice, reminds me of a quality step up from Orlik's Golden Sliced Red. I don't get as much Orange flavor , it's much more subtle in the RR. The cut is slightly more of a broken flake rather than the typical Dunhill ribbon. the Turkish just comes along for the ride providing some base , but it's the Virginias that are naturally sweet and out-front . The Orientals is used with a very light hand giving some slight sour/ fruity interest.

I tried this back to back with Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture and the EM is definitely more of a VaPer than the Ready Rubbed To me the RR smokes more like a Virginia.

I've never tried the original RR , but this new release is nice. I really don't understand all the mediocre review ratings , maybe too much comparing and not enough accepting ?

Pipe Used: cob

Age When Smoked: new tin open one week

Similar Blends: better Orlik Golden Sliced Red.

10 people found this review helpful.

Old German puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old German puffer (106)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Tonight at pipe club they had the new re-release of Dunhill Ready rub in the tin. It was the early pre-release. It is in a round tin. I chuckled as I was expecting the square tin. It is a very light Virgina blend. Very much like I remember. Sweet smell on opening. Packed very easy. Fast char. Relight and smoked in 1 hour 20 minutes. Drank a Dr. Pepper. Very light taste here.

Pipe Used: yellow bole chesterfield

Age When Smoked: fresh tin

Purchased From: Amistads Pipe and Cigar

8 people found this review helpful.

ynrozturk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ynrozturk (62)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I must mention that I am having a great time running through as many Dunhill blends as I can get my hands on. While visiting my tobacco dealer (this stuff isn't legal in Istanbul, it's smuggled in) I found a few tins of this, and to be honest I had never even heard of this Dunhill blend before. The tin also has no description, so I had no idea what this blend contained. And not wanting to risk a dreadful aromatic or something of the sort, a quick check on this website revealed that it was a Virginia/Oriental blend, and that was all the information I needed.

I was eager to dive into this, as I love Virginia based blends. And after opening the tin, I was not let down by the smells I was getting - bread, some grass, and some mild ketchup as well. The cut is that legendary Dunhill ribbon cut which will always be my favorite because it's so easy to work with. And the moisture, as usual with Dunhill, was absolutely perfect. The tobacco itself has nice shades of gold and red - a very handsome tobacco I must say, and one of the best tin notes I think I've ever had.

Sadly, it doesn't translate into the smoke exactly, but it is pretty darn good, if not great. While smoking I couldn't shake off the feeling that the Virginia in this blend is VERY similar to that inside Davidoff's Flake Medallions - one of my favorite tobaccos. And having smoked several, several tins of that, I think I am not mistaken in saying that they are practically brothers, if not cousins. Very similar profiles with the Virginia's going on in this blend.

The Orientals are there and they poke through from time to time, but for the most part, they are very much in the background. I would say that there's only about 5% Orientals in this blend, so nothing crazy.

The funny thing is though, while being primarily just a straight Virginia at this point, it doesn't get dull as say, Capstan. To me, that was just way too one dimensional, and it got boring fast. The Dunhill is far more interesting, and far more flavorful. It's easy to pack, light and maintain, and it doesn't have a lot of nicotine either, so it's an ideal full day smoke.

While I have had better Virginia blends, this one is also top notch. I would absolutely prefer Elizabethan Mixture to this, but that's just because I'm a sucker for a good VaPer. But for what it is, it's a great smoke. Full of flavor, easy to maintain (just don't sip too hard or too fast), and sincere. It also reminds me of Old Gowrie for some reason, but Old Gowrie is definitely more complex and flavorful. But for what it is, this is an excellent smoke. Something you don't have to worry about and just tastes of good old Virginia tobacco.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

7 people found this review helpful.

Napping Puppy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Napping Puppy (25)
Mild Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is an underrated blend that truly deserves much better recognition from the pipe smokers community. It is easily among the best Virginia-based blends, and is even not far from being equal to Dunhill Flake in quality. The addition of Burley and Oriental leaves along with the slight addition of honey flavoring adds beauty to this wonderful blend.

When aged, Ready Rubbed would rank among the top Virginia-based blends in the market, and the fact that it can be smoked all day makes it a must-have for Virginia lovers.

Highly recommended.

6 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Another re-release of a Dunhill classic I never got my paws on from earlier production runs. Still, the Dunhill blends tend to be good enough to me and for me that I want to try them all, so I got a tin first chance I got.

Opening the tin, the aroma is the typical wine-ish note of Dunhill's VA blends, which I by now believe to be due to a gentle flavouring: the same leaf by other manufacturers does not have that note. Also on opening, there is a definite chocolate hint in there: Burley. Not dominating, just enough to make my ears perk up.

The leaf as such is a relatively thinly-cut ready rubbed, as would be expected from a Dunhill (famous for the relatively narrow cut) ready rubbed (d'oh...). Medium brown to bright leaf; I can't make out any Orientals in there, though, nor does the back label mention them.

Lighting is a single-match effort, maintenance is very easy for a VA blend, the flavour is nice, sweet and from the beginning has that chocolate tint to be expected from the Burley. There is just a hint of the metallic taste many VAs have, not bad at all, and it burns down to nothing but ashes in just about any bowl I have tried.

This makes a nice morning or afternoon blend for me; it could be an all-day smoke if I didn't want more variety. Accordingly, I tend to have a good cup of green tea alongside, usually a Sencha.

Pipe Used: Stanwell 112, db Commander

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Wolsdorff, Lübeck, Germany

Similar Blends: Peterson - Sherlock Holmes.

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Dunhill - Ready Rubbed (re-release).

I have no idea what the original Ready Rubbed was like so can draw no comparison; this is a review on this tin for what it is.

The initial opening reveals some quite rugged ribbons; I wouldn't suggest they're chunky enough to be classed as being 'broken flakes' but there's one or two that are chunkier than your simple ribbon or ready rubbed. The colour of the mixture is a very steady, medium brown; there isn't really any fluctuation in colour, lighter nor darker, it's very consistent. There's nothing spectacular to be reported about the aroma; it's a basic Virginia one. My tins moisture's good so I can smoke some right away.

The lighting's easy enough; no jet flame's required here! Then, once lit it gives a good burn that delivers quite a cool smoke that stays nearly bite free; it has to be chugged like a steam engine to get a very slight nip.

There are lots of good things about Ready Rubbed that jump out to me quite quickly: as I said, it burns well, gives a moderately cool smoke, has a fairly low nicotine amount (that suits me), and gives a decent enough room note. It's the flavour of the smoke that could be looked at in both a positive and negative light; it doesn't have much in the way of things that 'stand out' about it; it's not offensive, just a touch simple, thus making it a probable decent all day smoke when you don't want something to sit down and over-evaluate.

This sums up, for me, the word 'boring'. I'd prefer to have more going on in the smoke. This is why I can only somewhat recommend it.

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Fuoco

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos'

5 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (182)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Great tin presentation, as in all Dunhill Tobaccos. Aroma from tin is sweet hay Virginia. Moisture of tobacco is spot on for smoking. Easy light and burn with few relights. Taste is semi sweet and a bit tangy. Excellent ribbons of Virginia with just a barley noticeable amount of the turkish. Works well for me. Mild enough to be an all day smoke, as a matter of fact wish it came in a bulk. Like all of the Dunhills I have in my regular rotation I must say it is excellent.

Pipe Used: various Kaywoodies

Age When Smoked: new tin

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

As a fan of Dunhill virginia blends i had to try this one!when you crack the tin you see the bright and brown virginias combined with rubbed for the aroma,oh my god!fresh fruits ,citruses honey hints,bread perhaps and some grass.the moisture level is perfect,packs ok,lights easy and keeps the burn.while smoking the tastes are great,clear and present till the end.fresh fruits ,citruses,sweet notes with proper moisture.some spicyness is detected too.the nicotine level is low to medium,burns medium and clear till the end of the bowl.this might taste like i lighter version of royal yacht with similar smoking pleasure.this blend is unique to start and finish your day.definitelly a must try!!

Age When Smoked: When opened!

Similar Blends: Lighter version of Royal yacht.

4 people found this review helpful.

WmZiggy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WmZiggy (81)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Oh, what a beautiful ribbon cut VA/Turkish blend - in all categories!

Presentation lives up to the Dunhill standard. Moisture content is perfect. Packed great and was easy to light and like a good ribbon, stayed lit. The ribbon appears to be cut from a cake. Tin aroma is hay-like with fruity aromas. It may be lightly flavored with a top dressing, but this is not a traditional aromatic as we understand that term. The emphasis here is with the VA/Turkish taste experience.

The VA is a flue cured lemon with other varieties. The Turkish, I believe has a slight greenish cast. Regardless, there is NO drek, dust, or floor sweepings in this blend. The taste experience is mild with a soft sweetness and those hard to describe tasty Turkish notes that in middle of the smoke often waft up from the bowl to the nose. I love it. One caution, however: As with all classy ladies this must be treated with respect - even, slow draws prevent this tobacco from over heating.

If you like VA flakes with subtle sweetness and Turkish highlights, you will like DRR; it is an easy all-day smoke, and as with all Dunhill blends, top shelf. I highly recommend this complex and classy blend.

Pipe Used: Dunhill, and a Parker #189 tanshell.

Age When Smoked: Christmas 2015

Purchased From: Cigars and Pipes

Similar Blends: Many mild VA Flakes..

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (632)
Mild Very Mild Medium Tolerable

I hesitated on whether to review this at this time and decided I would, simply for posterity's sake since I have a couple tins of this in the cellar that I will surely be returning to update this later.

The reason for the hesitation is that I was gifted this in a bunch of samples a friend surprised me with. This sample was about 4 bowls worth of tobacco. My rotation at this time was very light on Va so it was a welcome diversion as it smoked like a Virginia blend with a touch of sour from the orientals. It was quite good. Now for the dilemma.

I knew this was an aromatic, but the topping to my tastes was very light and nearly indistinguishable from the natural fruitiness of the Virginia. This is always the problem with samples and why I wish more reviewers were forthright when their reviews are solely based on the same. The main problem, aside from the fact that there is usually not enough to give a thorough review, is that you really don't know anything about the care and storage that the tobacco underwent prior to making its way to you.

I have had samples I have reviewed as soapy simply because someone stored them in a jar with something soapy, Aromatics that tasted like cardboard, because someone never jarred the bulk contents and just picked from the bag over time. and worst of all, finding someone simply mislabeled the bag.

In the immediate case, the tin had been open for quite a long time and my benefactor told me that topping was very strong when he opened it years ago. So to me, this was an enjoyable Virginia with a light aromatic touch, but it also could be an overwhelmingly sweet aromatic if taken fresh from the tin.

I don't expect this review to be overly helpful to most, but perhaps comforting to someone who has found it too sweet, but held onto it with hopes of improvement over time. With patience you may soon enjoy this. I will leave it at three stars and will revisit when I pop one of my tins and smoke the whole tin.

Age When Smoked: 4yrs

3 people found this review helpful.

Pipers' Domain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipers' Domain (16)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Bread, grass and hint of citrus. All this released with every draw in this wonderful blend. Very well balanced, with the balkan/turkish part being more dominant. An all day tobacco that smokes well to the very last minute. Content moisture is a little bit higher than perfect. Highly recommended to virginia/balkan lovers.

Age When Smoked: Smoked when bought.

3 people found this review helpful.

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

This one is another of my fist blends as a rookie piper. And bought a tin DRR as part of a promo. As soon as I opened the tin I got a pleasant fruity note, I noticed I had to let it air for a while before packing my pipe. The first puffs were really tasteful and did not need too many relights. Although the taste tends to fade a bit on the second half of the bowl. I kinda started smoking this blend more often and reordered a second tin. I do enjoy this blend.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Shell

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (222)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

Tin note is of medium intensity grassy and mildly tangy with some sweet and creamy fruity notes as well which dissipated until the tin finished. Quite nice. It comes in well broken flakes which can be smoked as they are without further rubbing but a little drying could help.

Needs to be sipped otherwise it will get hot and a little harsh. But when sipped it offers a nice sweet mildly tangy and floral (probably from the Orientals) tobaccoey smoke with notes of the rather green citrusy flavoring. Before seeing the ingredients I would have thought this was a straight Virginia with a mild flavouring. But after reading about the Cavendish - the unflavoured English type - I think I can sense it as it imparts a smoky tone. Though the tobacco is not a cornucopia of flavors it’s not monochromatic either. Flavour intensity is medium as is nicotine content. And it behaves quite well without need of many relights.

Yet I find that the flavouring somehow distracts from the tobacco taste. It tastes a little bitter or acrid and a little chemical - this is my main problem with Ready Rubbed. And this is more evident when smoked after a straight tobacco. Otherwise it could be an all day tobacco. When no fresh comparison is made I find Ready Rubbed more agreeable. 2.5 stars from me.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

This tobacco is in the aromatic listing only by the skin of its teeth. You’ll really have to be slow and patient finding the aromatics in this blend but it is there. Fresh, soft, mellow flavor, almost reminiscent of the way a fresh pack of camels smell. The flavor/ taste while puffing is soft Virginia. No sharpness, no over boldness, or overly nicotine like Royal Yacht. The nicotine dose is in the light to medium range. The flavor here is soft, and sweet natural tobacco with that tiny exotic oriental hint laced thru. Reminds me of an old Players navy cut cigarette with just a tad bit of fruit essence. This is a pipe blend I could smoke all day and be quite satisfied with.

Pipe Used: Charatan’s Make Canadian

Age When Smoked: 1 year.

Purchased From: Can’t remember.

Similar Blends: Players navy cut..

2 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (115)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I think it's wrong to list this as an aromatic. The added fruit flavor is noticeable but tastes completely natural to me and was applied very subtly. There are plenty of "straight Virginias" on the market with more casing and toppings than this. Ready-rubbed is a tasty and easy going smoke. Citrus and bread come from the Virginias. The oriental presence is very minimal but really adds an enjoyable dimension to the blend. I could be wrong but it tastes like a pinch of Izmir to me. Musty, sour, and woody. No bite although it can smoke a bit on the hot side. There are better Virginia/Turkish blends out there especially GL Pease Embarcadero but this is one i'd like another tin of before Dunhill is gone again.

2 people found this review helpful.

Courtney Fish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Courtney Fish (33)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This has a perfect true Virginia aroma from the tin with a hint of richness in the background. The tobacco is cut in long, thin ribbons which I always find hard to pack and light. However, after a short struggle, keeping the pipe lit (just on the right side of out) provided a very long, slow, enjoyable smoke with only a couple of relights. It did burn hot once or twice in the larger bowl but that is probably to be expected.

The Virginias are quality; nicely sweet and fairly mild with lovely biscuity notes and a hint of grass or citrus but I can only assume it is the Orientals that make this stand out. Now I have had relatively limited experience with Orientals but I can’t imagine it is the ‘subtle flavour’ of the topping noted in the description that makes this blend distinctive. There is a lovely dry, tea-like quality to the smoke throughout and a woody smokiness to every draw, particularly noticeable on the exhale all of which I would associate with the Orientals rather than the topping. I’m beginning to suspect the topping provides the richness in the tin note rather than anything else as the subtle rich fruitiness in the smoke can probably be put down to the ‘light Cavendish process’.

After such a review it seems a little churlish to note the surprising amount of dottle and wetness remaining following the smoke, but that is what I found in both my Peterson and the slightly larger Carey (which required the use of a pipe cleaner to absorb the moisture half way through). It doesn’t particularly detract from the smoke but it does feel like a waste!

Unfortunately I only managed to acquire enough of this blend to allow for a few long smokes. I didn’t love my previous Dunhill experience "Three Year Matured Virginia" and don’t particularly want to try it again but "Ready Rubbed" is a very different story. I feel that this is a tobacco which may not give away all its secrets immediately. Like other subtle Virginias, you may have to develop an understanding of it and learn how to smoke it to fully appreciate it – so my review may be a little stingy with the stars but this is where I stand with it at the moment. If I manage to get some more I may review my review…

Pipe Used: Peterson, Carey

2 people found this review helpful.

CarolinaEsquire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CarolinaEsquire (13)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ready Rubbed by Dunhill is a really nice smoke, but for reasons that I will explain shortly, it's praises are unsung. One of those reasons is a misunderstanding and I think the other is slight shortcoming...but the latter is just a matter of perspective and expectations.

First, I'll be the first to admit that I like the tin art. It shouldn't matter, but it does and I like it. If you like the way something looks or feels, you more likely to enjoy and use it. We all have our preferences and I like it. I can see myself looking at one of these tins ten years from now and thinking, "Man, this is nice looking", reminding me of days when smoking a pipe was an art. Already, tins are changing and coming with all sorts of crazy labels with horrid warnings, etc. So, yeah, I like the tin art.

From there, cracking the tin is wonderful. The first time I opened one, I thought to myself this aroma is amazing! This is what I like from a Virginia. I must get more! And I did. It has a nice tea-like smell, but it's heightened by the sweet fruit topping. Lovely. The two smell so good together. Others have said that they could smell the Turkish from the aroma. I couldn't. I just smelled the sweet, tea Virginias and the fruit topping. Again, great.

The ribbons inside are a uniformed, light golden brown. Again, leading folks to think of this as a wonderful Virginia tobacco. When you light up the bowl, which I pack lightly, you are greeted with the sweetness of the Virginia and the topping. It's sweet, tart and tasty. Before, I said I couldn't smell the Turkish in the tin aroma, but I could definitely taste it in the smoke. First, it started off by just being able to pick it up in the scent of the smoke. Then you could definitely taste it on the palate. Tastes to me of straight Smyrna. Plays in and out nicely with the Virginias and the topping. A nice, sour element added to the sweetness.

By about half-way through the bowl, the Turkish part of the blend really starts to take over and dominate the flavor. I think this is where the misunderstanding comes in. First, from appearances and smell upon opening the tin, you'd think this was mostly all Virginia. But maybe because the topping begins to wear off or the Turkish just begins to assert itself more, the Turkish does do that. I like it. One of the reasons I wanted to buy Ready Rubbed. It promised Virginia and Turkish, both of which I like very much. So there it was.

But I think if you were expecting it to be "Virginia based" and to stay that way, it would then take you by surprise. It becomes more of a sour, musty Turkish experience. Again, something I enjoy, but most folks would want that to be a condiment and not the main star. But there it is. Then the Virginias play a supporting role and add sweetness to the sourness. This is also why I think some say it takes on a cigarette-like taste. I disagree with that and think that it's mistaken simply for the shift to the Turkish portion of the blend. Still, very nice.

My shortcoming with this blend, and for me what keeps this from being a full 4-star blend, is that it lacks a bit in the nicotine department. It's there, just very mild. That's a preference of mine. Not a preference of all and yours may vary. But I like a little bit of hit in this department. This could have been by strict design since Dunhill has quite a few heavy hitters in this department. This could have been there way of having a nice, light Virginia based blend that can be enjoyed throughout the day. That's OK, I'd just like a bit more. I like the taste of this blend very much. I like it far better than Royal Yacht. I do think, though, that it could benefit from a bit more punch. Perhaps a pinch or two of Five Brothers. I haven't tried that because I don't want to change the flavor too much, but at the same time, when I am done with the bowl, I feel like I want something else to finish it. That's the preference part.

So I think that this is a really nice blend that suffers a bit from a misunderstanding and a shortcoming. But that's just me. Others may look at it and say it's perfect as billed...and they would be right too.

Either way, I am happy to have several tins of this and I am looking forward to them aging and cracking them open years from now too. A solid three and half stars.


Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: 6 months

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Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (118)
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Unnoticeable

Look Ma , no taste . I mean none at all , just smoke . Excellent as land fill or ballast but of no use at all in the pipe . You might use it to add to moist mixtures that you want to dry out . Other than that , why ever was this tobacco ever made?

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CharatansMake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CharatansMake (18)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very nice Virginia/Burley tobacco!!

The Burley does not take a back seat to the Virginia but receives the role it deserves and enriches the sweet hay note with its nutty taste. The conditioning is perfect, a cool and clean smoke is garanteed. According to my experience this tobacco (like many others) benefits from opening the tin to let it breath some air and to keep it stored thereafter for a while. Just a few days will have a nice effect. Sure, like always with Dunhill you will have to pay the typicall +20% premium so that we have a few more lucky Porsche drivers on this planet...

...anyway, I give it 3,5 stars!

p.s.: According to the description provided by K&K (homepage) this tobacco contains Virginia and Burley. Orientals/Turkishs are not mentioned.

Pipe Used: Charatan Selected XL

Age When Smoked: fresh/+1week open/etc.

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Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (178)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Never had original. Smoke a full tin here. Bright Virginia leaves. More body than straight Virginia. Can't taste Turkish, but that must be involved in the added strength. Orange and honey sweet but not near the top. Not wet or hot. Not as sweet to me as Capstan.

A Little too spicy for a quiet English-aromatic. Enjoyable on occasion for mild-medium sweet smoke with some extra body. Quality leaves and mix.

Pipe Used: Ardor, Rinaldo

Age When Smoked: New tin

Purchased From: SPC

Similar Blends: Capstan gold ready rubbed.

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ScienceSmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ScienceSmoker (60)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

In my cellar, I found two Dunhill blends from the year they were re-released, 2015: Three Year Matured and this one, Ready Rubbed. So this review will be of a ~6 year old tin of Dunhill's Ready Rubbed, with some memories of the fresh blend too.

There are actually a lot of similarities between Dunhill's re-releases of Ready Rubbed and Three Year Matured (TYM)... but strangely, Ready Rubbed seems much better. It's hard to describe, but it just seems like a higher quality, tastier version of TYM.

Upon opening... tin note is slight apricot. It seems like the same topping flavor as TYM, but not as strong, and with more sweet and grassy Virginia tang scent coming through. It's like a sweet English tea scent. Overall look of the tobacco has TYM's same basic uniform brown, but with a bit more shades of light tan. First few puffs: very nice and mellow. Apricot/fruit topping is slight, and the Virginia's dominate at first. Nice smooth grassy and citrusy flavors. Orientals start to become apparent a little further in. Their dry, herbal flavors are slight, but definitely there, especially as the bowl progresses. They seem to keep getting stronger til the end. This ~6 year old tin is super smooth and mellow, and the Virginias have a bit more of a creamy vanilla flavor than the fresh tin did... but other than that, not a whole lot has changed.

Bottom line: A very pleasant and satisfying smoke. No bite, and lots of good flavor. The aged version isn't dramatically different from the fresh (obviously, all aged Virginia based blends are much better). It seems kind of like a better version of Dunhill's Three Year Matured. I could easily smoke this all day and enjoy it.

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FilipPruncu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FilipPruncu (85)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is one fine blend, that I believe didn’t get the attention it deserved like others did (such as Royal Yacht or Flake).

I’m not an aromatic fan, but this merely can be called an aromatic. Also, this is a 6 year old tin which aged wonderful (from 9th December 2015).

Tin note is sweet but also has a tangy note, lemon notes, berries.

You wouldn’t say this is ready rubbed but a perfectly cut ribbon, at least in my tin, it’s very nicely broken up. The tobacco is mostly brown with some dark gold leaves. Has just a little moisture.

Sugary and just a little bready, a bit floral, citrusy notes (lemon), grassy and honey. Basically, what you would expect from a good, aged straight virginia. A little plum can be detected as well. The orientals are barely noticeable, though I sense a bit of spice and wood in the back. I find this to be more of a straight virginia that has aged very well and the flavors added are just perfect for a summer day.

Like I said, I’m not really into aromatics, but I really like this one, since the topping/casing is very mild and tasted more like a quality aged straight virginia.

Burns excellent if dried enough, doesn’t bite and doesn’t get hot but it does get the pipe hot after 15 minutes of smoking so it’s best to let it sit after a bit.

The taste is medium, flavor is very mild, strength mild to medium

Age When Smoked: 6 years

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Deckard Cain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deckard Cain (37)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

I bought this blend on special. I don't think they make it anymore. It's excellent. Familiar tasting Virginia's in the dunhill style. The casing is noticeable but not overdone. This is like a mellower version of hados delight. but it has the unmistakable flavor of dunhill Virginia. At times it remind you of Elizabethan mixture. The truth is this blend is quite underrated. Anyone who loves Virginia will appreciate this blend. When you get to the Sweet spot, it's Bliss. Very nice with coffee in the morning. Or just a terrific all day smoke.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Couple years unopened

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: Elizibethan. Royal yaght. Haddos delight.

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HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (396)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Unnoticeable

I have been buying a new pipe blend each Sunday where I attend a pipe club meeting. I do not always open them all but decided to try this one since Dunhill is going bye-bye again. The tin note had a mild sweet citrus smell and the ribbon cut was a nice golden brown. I had three bowls over the course of the evening and found it to be a nice mild blend. The top note on this one is so light I find it hard to believe that it is classified as an aromatic. I like it but not sure whether I want to invest any more money right now as I have bought other Dunhill blends to stock up a little bit but I can’t rule it out.

Pipe Used: Chacom Volcano

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Possibly Mac Baren Virginia No. 1..

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renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

I have tended to steer well clear of Dunhill blends, on the basis that so many of them contain latakia, which I've never cared for.

This one has no latakia in it so I bought a tin, against the advice of my son, who, for some reason didn't care for it.

I think I see why. I mean it's not bad, but then it's not great, either. It's just er ....boring. There are so many blends like this one. Dan Pipe have at least a dozen (which are cheaper than this).

There's just so many comparisons you can make, as this has few attributes to set it apart from the rest. The tin fragrance is nice enough, but unremarkable and keeps it's moisture well. The smoke is fine, but generic and there is no room note whatsover.

It's slightly better than some of the otc blends, like Gold Block or Erinmore, but has no where near the enticement of Capstans fine flakes.

Why is it classed as an aromatic ?

No idea. Perhaps someone will enlighten me.

Pipe Used: Briars

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dan Pipe Lauenburg

Similar Blends: SG FVF, Best Brown, Dan pipe's own virginia blends..

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canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I went to write a review and noticed Ready Rub is categorized as an Aromatic, well that was news to me. I honestly thought it was just another Virginia. I was about to describe the tin aroma as having an additional sweet note on top of the outdoor hay smell I associate with a Virginia, so I guess, even I must confess to their being some Aromatic topping. I found the added sweetness made the smoke more approachable, though I have a hard time categorizing this as flavored tobacco,

The pre-rubbed texture is nice, not too thick for an easy pack, yet dense enough for a slow burn. Perfect moisture. Low to medium nicotine and a mild flavor makes this an easy all day smoker that won't become monotonous. The flavor profile is simple (again typical Virginia with a tad of sweetness), but the added Oriental does give you a small zing, that never let the puffing get boring.

This was not a blend I would recommend having to try once before it is gone, as the experience was not terribly memorable, but I could easily see this being a blend for a smoker who rarely deviates from their regular tobacco.

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

I thought this was a real Virginia forward tobacco. I did not get much flavor from the other ingredients. It packed great and smoked wonderful. It also had a nice nicotine hit.

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Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (203)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

During the last couple of weeks, I have smoked one tin each of these three blends. At the end, I’m pretty torn about which is the correct rating they deserve. And will go for the two stars.

All of them have a beautiful cut and the most correct dampness. All of them smoke cool and I’ve not experienced any biting. All of them need a dose of attention, just because the rushed smoke cause some undistinct or even bitter flavour.

These three virginias form a sort of scale, where Ready Rubbed is the mild-to-medium step, TYMV the medium, YOS the medium-to-strong. RR shows a well behaved fruity character. TYMV shows a milder fruit counterbalanced by a spicy tone. YOS shows a drier and mildly woody/cigarish tone. This latter is the one I prefer over the other couple.

I have never smoked their predecessors, and don’t want to sing the same old song of how Dunhill’s were in the days of yore. In my opinion, today the basic elements are just average quality, sure no boutique baccy. If they were sold at average prices, I would for sure smoke them often, because they are easy and pleasant. But that is not, therefore my choice goes elsewhere (Gawiths, just to make one name).

Will the production of Dunhill’s tobaccos cease ? I don’t see what’s to mourn about, but the memory of my smoker’s youth.

Pipe Used: Castello's

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: local tobacconist

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tschenyinkoh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tschenyinkoh (51)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Tin description from old Dunhill catalog: Virginia Ready Rubbed (1979): [A gently flavoured blend of Virginia tobaccos, hard pressed for several days to release the natural aromas then rubbed out, a light subtle flavour has been added-1985].

Actually, it is not an aromatic blend but a Virginia based mixture with subtle fruity topping.

Grassy and citrus fruity with rather earthy and woody taste ( like a Burley earthy or Burley woody). No bite.

Not bad. Two and a half stars.

Pipe Used: churchwarden

Age When Smoked: nearly one year

Purchased From: 2 oz tins from pipesandcigars

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Mops Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mops (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It seems this tobacco was produced by different blenders in the past and seems to have changed quite a bit if I compare it to the tin that I purchased here in Germany. First, the version I own was not produced by STG - they confirmed to me upon request that they stopped producing Dunhill blends already a few years ago. I assume that this tobacco is now produced by Kohlhase & Kopp and that version is the one I'll be reviewing. It consists of some brighter and some darker virginias and also some burley tobaccos. Also, there is no top-flavouring whatsoever to this blend - at least that's what they told me at K&K.

Tin Note: slight hay note, very fruity and citrusy, maybe a little nuttiness already.

Packing / Handling: As easy as it gets. Perfect Dunhill style ribbons, ready to be smoked right from the tin. Packs easy, no relights required and (if smoked with care) does not burn too hot. When smoked faster I find it gets hot quickly and loses much of his flavour.

Taste: This is a rather light blend and totally suitable for a "first pipe of the day", both, taste and nicotine wise. At first I get a nice plain virgina taste, rather on the citrusy side with some fruit (maybe raisins and garden fruits) and a decent natural sweetness. After a while, the burley comes out more providing a little darker, richer and nuttier taste. Still, the virginia is the protagonist of this blend and plays its role from the beginning until the end where only a very fine ash is left of the tobacco. The burley just adds so much extra flavour to make the virgina shine a little brighter and delivers some deepness and complexity.

Room Note: Rather light, and nothing too special. While it doesn't smell as nice as some other blends it should at least not disturb anyone.

Pipe Used: Several, mostly medium sized billiards

Age When Smoked: As it came from the store

Purchased From: Local Tobacconist

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buroak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
buroak (16)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Virginia and light fruit topping combine for a citrusy, sweet, and zesty taste. The Orietals, which are more prominent to my taste than they seem to be to other reviewers, accentuate the zestiness of the blend. The Orientals also offer some spice as well as a light, pleasing sourness that manages to stand out from the other flavors. How it stands out I do not know, but my taste buds and nose pick it up as distinct from the topping. I did not detect the Burley that other reviewers note.

This blend burns well and cool, with fewer relights than my high average. I experience no tongue bite with this tobacco. In terms of nicotine content, this blend's strength is mild. Taste is somewhat nearer medium than mild due to the Orientals and synergy between the Virginias and topping. For me this is a three-star tobacco, though I can see it being a favorite for some.

NOTE: One of the factors that keeps this from getting a fourth star from me is that the constellations of flavors in this blend sometimes align such that it tastes like a lemony kitchen cleaner smells. That said, I have only experienced this unhappy taste when drinking coffee while smoking this blend. As always, your mileage may vary.

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Smoke on the Water Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke on the Water (1)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This IS Orlik Golden Sliced rubbed out. It is the same blend. I love OGS, and it is the one blend I smoke everyday. I don't know what the old Dunhill RR was like, but this is OGS, no doubt about it.

Pipe Used: Many

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Puff N' Stuff Atlanta, Ga

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A fruity smoke, due in large part to the topping. The Virginias dominate with some fruitiness of their own as well as later notes of bread and earth. The Orientals give an occasional sour note. The Burley can only be identified through a nondescript bass note. Has a slight harshness on the retrohale. The best feature is the persistence of the topping which lasts till the end. 2 stars.

Mild to medium in body and taste. Flavoring is mild. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

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Lazarus77 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lazarus77 (91)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A nice all day smoke. Lits well, burns well, no tounge bite, clean dry smoke. Fine, sweet taste of natural Virginia. Worth to try it. recommend.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

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Kamerling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kamerling (28)
Medium Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable to Strong

Little bit better than Three Year Matured Viginia, but still the same mistakes. Ready Rubbed has too preservative, lukewarm and tedious taste. Next to 3YMV that's another proof, that Dunhill should stick to their specials - latakia mixtures and stop making disillusions of other tobaccos.

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Swiss-smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Swiss-smoker (87)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Classic-elegant tin label. Tin nose is mainly bread and yeast. I cannot smell any Oriental. Neatly and evenly presented Ready Rubbed tobacco, almost like a medium-fine Ribbon Cut. Gorgeous golden colour. A feast for your eyes. All high Dunhill standard. The moisture out of the tin is ok for me. Since our American pipe friends usually prefer drier tobacco than Europeans, you may allow a short drying time.

Excellent smoking conditions. But mind you: neither draw to eagerly, nor smoke too hot, or the moment of revenge has come, in the form of harsh-acrid tastes and the well-known Virginia bite. Otherwise it is a mild, rather pleasurable and tasty smoke.

To me this new release of DUNHILL READY RUBBED is a straight Virginia Blend, not an Aromatic like the original one definitely was. Although I cannot single-out the Orientals, they may certainly be there and provide some hidden spice and enhance the mixture’s taste. As far as I am concerned it’s all about Virginias and some topping. The added flavours are gentle and marry up really well with the Virginias. It’s a kind of fruity casing, which I am not able to specify. They did a good job on this, because I am normally scared off by artificial flavourings.

I have never been a fan of straight Virginia blends, even less, when flavoured. I prefer heavy English, Balkan and Perique mixtures. But, DRR is somewhat recommendable as a light all-day smoke.

Age When Smoked: New, out of the tin.

Purchased From: Local tobacconist.

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Brunello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brunello (140)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I’ll start by saying that if I had to base my rating on just one bowl I probably would have given this three stars. But over time, as the top note has faded, some issues with the underlying tobaccos have become apparent. So, firstly, the added flavoring. I’m fairly certain this is the same sauce used in the Three Year Matured, only here it is about three times as strong. Specifically, the apricot note, which jumps out right when you first pop the tin. No, I wouldn’t call this a full-blown aromatic, that is evident if you compare it directly against a true aromatic, like I did with East India Officer’s Club. So yeah, this is definitely more in the semi-aromatic category, where one can still discern natural tobacco.

Unfortunately, the natural tobacco tastes I discern, sourced from Africa, India, Indonesia, are not of the highest quality. This is probably why they went so heavy with the fruit topping, to hide what lies underneath. When fresh, these faults were not as apparent and I got flavors of light brown bread, and a suggestion that a liquefied concoction of anisette and toasted poppy seed may have be used in the tempering sauce (aside from the added apricot flavoring). At this point just a mildly boring blend suitable for a quiet Sunday morning. But this honeymoon, unexciting as it was, didn’t last long. Although the apricot never completely fades away, more of what lurks underneath comes to the surface: really strongly grassy chlorophyll and a faint vegetal bitterness that I finally pinned down to fennel seed and radish. As I said: substandard leaf.

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JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (453)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note of dry sour vegetation, mild spices, and a very mild sweet. Tobacco is dark brown and light brown Ready Rubbed. Moisture content is great, larger flake pieces may need further rubbing. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. Flavoring is mild to medium, with notes of citrus sweet. Flavoring is fairly out front in the first 1/4, then moves to the background. Taste is mild to medium and consistent, with notes of toasted bread, wood, herbal spices, sugar, dry grass/hay, earth, floral, spicy, sweet savory stewed fruit, acidic, lemon zest, slight bitterness, a tart and tangy citrus background note, and a peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Oriental/Turkish supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is good.

Pipe Used: Peterson Bard Rusticated 221 Fishtail

Age When Smoked: 5 years

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Aduana Taylor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Aduana Taylor (29)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Una mezcla extremadamente agradable, placentera, recomendable. Estamos hablando de un tabaco sin estridencias pero muy equilibrado, de intensidad un poco por debajo de la media, sutil y no muy aromatizado. Virginias y orientales de varios partes del mundo apenas sublimados con un toping frutal muy muy leve. Se quema perfectamente. No muerde. No se apaga ni genera humedades excesivas. Un tabaco tranquilo, suave y sabroso, ideal para fumar hasta cansarse. Viene con buena humedad, cortado en flake roto y desmenuzado.

Pipe Used: Corsica

Age When Smoked: Nuevo

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Antonius Blok Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antonius Blok (190)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is one of the Dunhill tobaccos that was not replicated by Peterson.

The tin note strongly reminds me of some other tobacco that has passed through my hands before, but I can't remember what it was. However, I suspect it might be Ye Old Signe, also from Dunhill, which had a faint aroma of tea.

Ready Rubbed smokes nice and fresh, with a hint of citrus due to the light coverage, to the point where I would define this as semi-aromatic rather than aromatic. It can produce some humidity, even smoking at a medium rate. The oriental ones are noticeable throughout the smoke, but they are not predominant but companions.

It could be a nice summer smoke, but it's also quite nice the rest of the year. Although it is not one that you will go to with your mouth watering, it is also true that it never disappoints. In all the pipes it offers what you are looking for. Three firm stars, not one more, not one less...

Age When Smoked: 4 years

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Lord Guyrox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lord Guyrox (24)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I suppose RR would be an average All Day smoke. The cut combines partially rubbed - out flakes with Ribbon cut, which makes it ready to be packed in the pipe without much further rubbing out. The citrus casing was still present in the tin note and in the taste as well as a discernable spiciness offered by the Orientals. The tobacco had not darkened much over time. Overall, a rather pleasant tobacco but which lacks depth of taste which was a bit surprising considering the tin was 5 years old.

Age When Smoked: 5 Years

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Meerschaum Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Meerschaum Piper (3)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

When I started smoking a pipe again early in the year, I was looking for something mild and mellow and I found it in the Dunhill Ready Rubbed. I picked up a tin of it at a local brick and mortar store, mainly for the Dunhill name and what the label described. I knew that I liked Virginia's and that is the base in this tobacco.

When I opened the tin I was met with this inviting grass and hay-like aroma and I packed a bowl to try it out. I know that it is classified as an "aromatic" but in my opinion it is just a Virginia forward blend and I can't taste the fruity items that other reviewers have mentioned. The bowl lit easily and remained lit the entire bowl and left a nice white ash at the bottom of the bowl. The room note is very mild and dissipates within 30 minutes or less. The taste is very mild as well which is what I was looking for and lasts for a few hours on the taste buds. This would make a good all day smoking tobacco in my opinion.

Over the past eight months I have tried about ten or twelve other tobaccos and I keep coming back to Dunhill Ready Rubbed and I am working on my fourth tin right now. It is my favorite tobacco and I have stocked up enough for several years to come in case I can't find it in the coming years.

I would highly recommend this tobacco if you are looking for a nice all day smoke or one that gives you a little more than a straight Virginia. It is definitely worth trying and it seems to still be readily available on the websites. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Pipe Used: Brebbia Sun Meerschaum lined pipe

Age When Smoked: One Month Old

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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krg1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krg1000 (183)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

My wife picked this one up a while back. Not a bad blend for an aromatic. The topping is used judiciously and really is a very nice addition to the quality tobaccos used in this blend. The tin note and room note are not overbearing in any way. You may even get a compliment or two about the room note. The moisture level is just about right for lighting up right out of a just opened tin, although there will be some that will let it out to dry for a bit. All in all a recommended blend.

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Lager Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lager (53)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant

I do not taste the orentials as they are an afterthought. The Virginias seem to lack any age. This can be bitter if pushed. Nic hit is below medium. I think this would be better if cellared for a few years. Didn't ring any bells for me. Happy Smoking- Lager (formally budman)

Pipe Used: Various petersons, don carlos

Age When Smoked: 3 montjs

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

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L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (231)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Neutral and natural. In my opinion in this blend you can taste a real tobacco taste. No sugar, no flavoring no topping. However this mixture is lacking in taste, the virginia is poor, with a weak taste. Insufficient personality and no complexity. So, from the side of the purity, of the natural tobacco, this blend is ok and the score is three stars, but from the side of the taste in my opinion the score is only two stars (the average is two stars and a half).

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3000DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
3000DK (7)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Over the years I have enjoyed many of the Dunhill blends. My favourites being Dunhill Flake, MM 965, Early Morning Pipe, Aperitif, Durbar and BB1938. But the re-introduction of Ready Rubbed disappointed me a bit. No doubt, good quality leaf has been used. Can't fault things like moisture, tin presentation etc. As always with Dunhill these things are spot on. But the blend lacks body and personality. Will not buy again.

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