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Jamaican Pipe Tobacco?

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  1. mikethompson

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    A neighbour is heading down to Jamaica next month and he asked if there is any Jamaican pipe tobacco he'd like me to bring back to try. The duty free limit is quite high for cigars so he is stocking up. I've never heard of a particular Jamaican blend but a quick Google showed this:

    Villiger Jamaican Export

    I don't mind trying out an aromatic, but is there another blend I should be looking for?

    I'm also going to have him look for some of this:

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  2. chasingembers

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    That one's on sale at P&C, 5 left looks like. Sounds interesting.

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    The description sounds a little like Black Frigate, though I haven't tried that either.

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    Probably more like Blockade Runner with it's lack of orientals and latakia.

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    I don't think it's actually made or blended in Jamaica. Distributed by Mac Barren Richmond VA

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    There is a lot of Jamaican pipe tabacco but it is not legal in most states...yet.

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    Being a former British colony, I wouldn't be surprised to find some Dunhill laying around if you knew where to look. I've spent some time in Trinidad and there was a lot of quintessentially British stuff around, from liquor to cricket bats. Jamaica may be in a similar situation.

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    It is made by Sutliff. Here's my review of it:

    The Virginias have some grass, citrus, and a touch of dark fruit. The earthy, nutty, molasses sweet burleys play a supporting role. The fruity, buttery sweet rum is very obvious and has a mild spice note, which indicates Jamaican rum is present, too. I also sense an extremely light essence of cocoa here and there. The toppings do sublimate the tobaccos, though all work well together to create a very smooth, consistent flavor from start to finish. The nic-hit is very light. The strength is very mild, and the taste level is mild. No chance of bite, and has no dull or harsh moments. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean as it burns to ash with few relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. The after taste and room notes from the rums lingers a short while. An easy going all day smoke.

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    The Jamaican blend I smoked packed loosely, had a sweet taste and Greta room note. I don't remember if it smoked to ash and I don't remember the finish. As a matter of fact, I don't remember much that afternoon.

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    Who is Greta? Any photos of her?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  12. trouttimes

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    Lingering effects.

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    I knew someone would go down that road, but I'm surprised it was you first trout!

    Thanks for posting your review Jim. Do you know if it was made with native Jamaican leaf? I'm having a hard time finding any tobacco blends from there.

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    Yah mon, you be wanninto smoke de pipe, mon?

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    Mikethompson: I doubt it was made with Jamaican leaf. It has the name it has because of the topping.

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    I live high in the CO mtns
    This quote comes from trouttimes! Nuff said...

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  17. trouttimes

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    Sorry to disappoint you guys but due to my work, I have never nor would I but I don't judge those who do.

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    Mikethompson: I doubt it was made with Jamaican leaf. It has the name it has because of the topping.

    Thanks Jim, that's what I thought/was afraid of.

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    When I went years ago lots of European blends. As an example besides Red Stripe all the beers were mostly Guinness and Heineken.

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    I'd love to go myself, but have to make do with a shopping list to pass along.

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