Underrated and Over the Counter (Captain Black Gold in a Nording Carved Tomato)


I mentioned a couple of posts ago about my situation of running out of tobacco and being forced by my wife and poly partner, at gunpoint, to go to the supermarket and get a pouch of drugstore tobacco.

I whined, and pissed, and moaned, but did it any ways.  I put up with underage, condescending tellers and completely lost store managers to get my hands on a tobacco that you couldn’t have forced me to smoke a few months ago.

Did I mention that I am completely spoiled rotten?

Well, that aside, I picked up a pouch of Captain Black Gold, along with my small bag of Captain Black White.

If you’ve been following my blog, then you are aware that I was quite impressed by the bag of Captain Black White, and actually looked forward to the pouch of gold.

So, a couple of days later I finally get around opening up the new tobacco.  The bag note reminds me of Vanilla and Honey, and though tobaccoreviews.com says that it is ribbon-cut, it looks more shag-cut to me.

This from smokingpipes.com;

The Captain Black blends are a line of aromatic Cavendish concoctions that enjoy an immensely widespread popularity the world over. This version consists of matured golden Cavendish leaf for mild smoking experience.

I fill my Nording Carved Tomato
with a bowl of the tobacco and tamp it with a Czech tool, and begin smoking cheerfully.

The Golden Cavendish tobaccos are quite smooth and mellow, though I think that they have had nicotine added to them, as they are quite strong in the nicotine department.

I can’t put my finger on the exact flavoring, but it is sweet, honey-like and tastes of vanilla bean.  The room note is quite similar, and described as pleasant, and not too strong.

The Nording has a small bowl, which makes for a quicker smoke, but draws easily, stays lit, stays cool and is light in both the hand and the teeth.

Another reviewer complained of the tobacco did not smoke well in a briar, but I didn’t find that all.  They complained that it made the tobacco bitter, but I suspect that it was just their pipe.

Like many aromatics, the tobacco got wet and gurgled at the end and left a wet plug of dottle in the bottom of my pipe.

Aside from that, the pipe and the tobacco performed marvellously, leaving me satisfied and sated.

Smokingpipes.com sells this wonderful blend, HERE, for $5.77 USD for a 1.5 ounce bag, or $38.06 USD for a 12 ounce can, HERE.


It seems to me that cavendishes and aromatics are starting to make a liar out of me, because though I say I am not fond of them, they keep proving me wrong.

Oh well, nothing is written in stone, and life conspires to make a liar out of you.  Good job Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd., this is a winner.

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

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