- Jul 21, 2015
These look tasty:
John MarrBeginning with healthy portions of white and dark Burley blended with red and bright Virginia leaf, C&D's Redburn then incorporates a touch of spicy dark fired Kentucky, topping it with the flavors of dark rum and molasses and pressing into an old fashioned crumble cake.
Billy Budd BlondeA poetic mixture of bright and red Virginias with a good portion of Turkish leaf, elevated by genial portions of Perique and black Cavendish, and topped with the flavors of bourbon and vanilla, C&D's John Marr is an unparalleled voyage of sweet complexity.
Billy BuddA blend of bright Virginia flake, white Burley, chopped cigar leaf, and a touch of Perique, Billy Budd Blonde is a sweet sequel to the original Billy Budd — offering much of the same piquant spice, only without the heavy dose of Latakia.
Perhaps these fit with the fascination for pipes in Melville, ably described in this article, including this relevant excerpt from Moby Dick:One of C&D's most popular mixtures, Billy Budd is a true Latakia powerhouse, combining generous portions of the fragrant leaf with rough-cut Burley, bright Virginia flake, and a good amount of rough-cut cigar leaf. Originally created for C&D's late friend Sailorman Jack.
What…made Stubb such an easygoing, unfearing man, so cheerily trudging off with the burden of life in a world full of grave peddlers, all bowed to the ground with their packs; what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe. For, like his nose, his short, black little pipe was one of the regular features of his face. You would almost as soon have expected him to turn out of his bunk without his nose as without his pipe.