H&H Darbyshire

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco Reviews' started by Glenn, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Active Member

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    OK, who else bought some and has tried it? So far I am undecided, it is OK but I can't figure out the scent. Smells like spice cake or something. I think I read that Russ hinted that it is aimed at those who like Condor but it isn't close to Condor to me. Not even like a light version. Of course my experience with Condor is pretty limited. I have only smoked Condor flake and I don't remember it being anything like this.
  2. AussieTX

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    I got a tin of it but I haven't cracked it open yet.
  3. KarlMaldenNose

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    I just noticed it on the P&C site last night and thought it sounded really good as I'm big on dark burley/Kentucky, crumble cakes and plugs lately. I'm a bit disappointed to hear about the added flavouring. Would you consider it artificially sweet? How about the overall strength of the smoke -- taste, body, nicotine, etc.... would you consider it a mild, medium, or strong tobacco overall?
  4. furious

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    I was given a sample at the NY Pipe Show and have smoked only two bowls, but I would say that it nothing like Condor---more like a traditional Va/Bur blend that has been given the crumble cake treatment. It's very nice even with the casing.
  5. KarlMaldenNose

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    Furious, I noticed your avatar pic when you introduced yourself to me in the New Memebers forum and mentioned my username. It's been driving me crazy ever since... I know who that is, I've seen him before, but I can't put my finger on it. At first I thought it was an actor but then changed my mind to Babe Ruth. Whoever it is seems to have a glorious schnoz. Maybe not in the same league as Malden, but it certainly has character. Please relieve this itch and tell me who it is.
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    You guessed it....The Babe....and I do have a slight connection to him as my great-grandfather was a patron of George Sr.'s (Babe's Dad) bar in Baltimore. He went on a couple of fishing trips back in the 1910s with both Georges and said that young George was quite the character!
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  7. KarlMaldenNose

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    The Bambino was but a big kid at heart. Thanks for sharing that.

    Furious, you mentioned that you liked the sample of Darbyshire; mind sharing some of your regular tobacs and favourites so I can get some sort of a gauge on how similar our tastes are? I'm seriously considering trying a tin of Darbyshire, hence my pestering here. Being in Canada, an order from U.S. tobacco retailers has the potential to get very expensive (extra shipping, Customs, etc.), so I try to do as much homework on blends as I can.
  8. Biggles

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    Phonetic misspelling of Derbyshire? Harumph..only in america. :shead:
  9. furious

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    Sure thing. My favorites are mostly heavy English blends like Nightcap, Penzance, and Black House with a few Virginias such as FVF and Dunhill Flake for good measure. I like rich, deep latakia used in moderate amounts with good Va. and turkish base. Squadron Leader is my favorite morning smoke generally, and I like a drugstore burley like Edgeworth for a nice change of pace once in a while.
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  10. cigarsarge

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    Smoking a bowl right now. Crumbles easy and fills the bowl easily. I get a buttery burley flavor with some Virginia swetness in the background. I detect the slightest topping in the finish that reminds me of some of the scented British stuff. If I was not concentrating on flavors I would prolly not notice it. Half a bowl down...No relights.