By Bob Tate
The pouch aroma of this blend is a nice, sweet and tangy tobacco smell. The tanginess from the Virginias makes my mouth water when I smell it. It smells great! The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
On the charring light I was greeted by a nice, sweet tobacco aroma with a hint of something that smelled like, to me, some kind of pastry or something. The taste was a nice tobacco taste with some natural sweetness that comes from the Virginias. I finished lighting my pipe and settled in for a nice, relaxing smoke.
Right from the beginning, there was a very nice tobacco flavor with a backbone of natural sweetness. At the mid-bowl point the flavor is still the same; a nice, naturally sweet, tobacco flavor. The flavor stayed the same from the beginning of the bowl until the end. This is a one dimensional smoke, but in this case it is a not a bad thing. I like this blend quite a bit.
Old Red is a very good Virginia blend. It is a straight forward, naturally sweet tobacco. It burned cool, dry, and didn’t bite at all. I like this blend quite a bit and will always keep some on hand for those times when I want a straight Virginia instead of my normal VA/Per blends. If you are looking for a straight up Virginia blend that has some of the classic Virginia sweetness to it, I think that you will enjoy Old Red.
I Recommend it.
Brand: Scotty’s Bulk Blends (pipesandcigars.com)
Blend: Old Red
Description: Dark stoved Virginia and fiery red Virginia mixed together in one of our most popular blends.
Taste: Tobacco, Sweet
Room Note: Pleasant