Hello and howdy to my fellow pipe tobacco smokers! Today we are reviewing Kentucky Club Pipe Tobacco. Now, this brand has quite a bit in common with Half and Half Pipe Tobacco if you have ever smoked that. An old school burley and Virginia blend. But, does it stand out or fall behind? Let's find out!
The packaging itself is fine as far as function, but the look of it just is not for me. It is a white package with a very old drawing of a man on a horse jumping. Not my idea of modern in any sense of the word! Upon opening the package, I get to see what blender John Middleton has to offer. The ribbon cut looks good, and quite fine. This often makes for a hot bowl, so short softer drags will be wise. I notice a nose and aroma of black liquorice and coffee. The air cured American tobacco blend looks and smells nice, and I quickly get to packing a bowl.
Packing is very easy with the fine cut, and it lights with great ease. It also does not require much relighting, and I find it quite easy to smoke the Kentucky Club Pipe Tobacco. The smoke itself smells a lot like the tobacco, but fainter, and has a very mild quality to it. As far as taste, it is certainly a mild smoke, and I find that tobacco and grass flavors are very present, but not much more than that. A very boring flavor, that made me yearn for something different after several bowls.
Kentucky Club Pipe Tobacco is priced in the middle of the road, and has a packaging and flavor that really just did not impress me in any way. If you are big on this type of blend and a mild smoke, it may be for you, but as for me, time to try something different!