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Germains 1820/Eighteen Twenty Pipe Tobacco (Loose)

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Description Ref # 3109

Germain & Son commenced manufacturing tobacco back in 1820. A family business located in Jersey boasting perfect climatic controlled conditions.

The experience gained by succeeding generations in the art of blending has produced the range of fine individual tobaccos available today. Their new factory is situated on the site of the original premises facing the harbour of St Helier from whence, 180 years ago, Jersey-built schooners sailed to many parts of the world, some returning with cargoes of leaf tobacco for Germain's factory.

The name of this tobacco originates from the early days when all tobaccos were pressed into cakes before cutting.Four types of Virginian tobaccos are blended with Cavendish and a specially prepared Black Tobacco.

The complete blend is then flavoured in accordance with a 70 year old formula to produce a honey sweet smoking tobacco with a unique aroma.

“We have been reliably informed that the highly sort after Penzance is made using the same blend as the 1820 mixture. Therefore the 1820 is the closest Tobacco you will get to match Penzance in the UK. This tobacco is a ready rubbed mixture. The Flake version released in 2019 should be even closer.”

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

If this is your first order on this particular product you will need to email a scan of your passport at the photo page or provide proof of age as we legally need to ensure that we are not selling this product to under 18's. Your order will not be dispatched until this proof has been provided. Thanks you for your understanding.

Tasting Notes

A powerful blend of Latakia, Orientals and Virginias, a treat for any Latakia junie.

The tobacco has an oaky aroma from the packet. Once lit the tobacco is alive with the creamy nature of the Orientals, a wonderful oaky colouring from the Virginias and rich BBQ pungency from the latakia.

The Latakia takes centre stage with the others creating the mood and backing.

Strength: 3/5
Aromatic Taste: 1/5
Room Note: 3/5


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by bill on Tuesday 31 October, 2017
Mac Baren's Vintage Syrian was (and is - if I can find one of their last tins) one of my favourite tobaccos. Cyprian Latakia by comparison is heavy and one dimensional. That being said Germains have done a nice job with this blend - I presume it is not 100% Latakia though it does look like it might be - producing a smoke that reminds me very much of the stuff my granddad used to smoke and enjoy. But watch out if you smoke it in a big bowl - I've just finished a load in my big old Savinelli 141 and by the time I got to the dying embers the smokey, tarry, leathery flavours for which this leaf is renown were overwhelming. Very nice tobacco.
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