It's rare to hear anyone mention IRC Three Star Tobacco Blends . I enjoy a good number of them and some I think are top notch ! The IRC traditional blends are what I go for mainly . The Old Colonial blend is one of my favorites . Anyone that smokes CH should give it a go . Its a super mild topnote/light aro blend that kinda reminds me of CH , though it has a super mild coconut topnote . Ya wouldnt know it's coconut unless someone told you it was ... Kinda like you might not know Middletons cherry had cherry . The IRC Buttered Rum is an amazing aro ! It tastes like it smells , which is to say .. fabulous ! The IRC Cherry Cordial is , by far , the greatest Cherry Aro in the world ! It tastes like natural cherry .. not candied or fake . The IRC private blend taste just like the Spillman mixture that people enjoy .. I cant tell the difference in their flavors . The Three Star Royal is a great blend .. English in style w/ a mild amount of Lat and mildish amount of oriental in the base [ Burley/va ]. I smoked the old Dunhill Std Mix Med as my Lat blend for a good while and this blend took it's place . It burns perfect . All the Three Star blends lean towards the drier side than wet . The Cordial blends [ Buttered rum , cherry , vanilla ] are cased more so and are more moist . All the Three star blends are easy to light and keep lit .. total no brainers ... a very American idea . No wonder a bazillion guys smoked pipes back in the day ... the blends were a breeze to deal w/ .... who wouldt want to smoke !? The Three star Blue and Red ... have a topnote / aro flavor that I cant place and are my least favorite of the line , plus they smoke a little warm . I have a friend that smoked Captain Black out the wazoo and I turned him onto ThreeStar Banner light and he really loves it . Strangely I got the same metallic flavor in the Banner Light that i got in CB . The Doctor Bradley is a fantastic , and maybe the first popular crossover blend . If someone likes the Frog Morton .. they should give it a shot for fun ! The Dutch blend is like a broken up rubbed flake [ so like double rubbed ] and is super mild w/ a touch of something to add flavor to it . If it didnt have the touch of something , it might not have a flavor . I know that sounds lame but this stuff is pretty good and interesting .The Affinity is a straight forwad Burley va blend . The International is kind of an American English blend thats pretty straight forward as well and one of the better non aros they have , The Three Star blends I havent tried .... Green , Grey , Gold , Ebony , KoKo and Canadian Plug [ which has some cigar leaf ] . Anyway , this is a bit long winded and isnt a review so much as a general rant about a bunch of traditional Americans blends that have their own " back in the day " flavors . The Cordials are really fan freakin tastic aros .