For fans of the original Three Nuns, first blended over a century ago, the Mac Baren iteration will invoke memories of the original, but is its own exceptional smoking experience entirely. For those of us who are HUGE C.S. Lewis fans, but were not alive for the original, this blend is a chance to smoke something exceptional while wondering what Oxford would have been like in the glory days. Whichever side you fall on, this is a slightly spicy and smoky experience not to be missed.
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Three Nuns
Tobacco Type: Dark Fired Kentucky & Virginia
Blend Type: Burley
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
- Three Nuns
- Dark Fired Kentucky
- Room Note:
If you like a flavorful non aromatic pipe experience Three Nuns is the one to get. A true masterpiece of pipe tobacco’s in my opinion.
Wonderful tobacco. A piece of pure craftsmanship. Strong with a great flavor.
Very good tobacco. The strength is very satisfying, and the flavor is very nice.
I will never know what the stuff C. S. Lewis smoked was like. But if it is indeed anything akin to this blend I understand his preference. I’m not going to pontificate or wax poetic about nuanced palate peculiarities. I will simply say if you are into English blends you owe it to yourself to try it. I am a frequent Nightcap smoker. This isn’t like that but it agrees with me in a similar way. It will be in regular rotation. It is a fine blend.
I give the 4-star rating because I like it best mixed with some lane 1Q, it's smooth and flavorful, but I like adding a little aromatic to improve the room note.
Smoked this back in the day when I had time to enjoy a pipe. Now retired and have the time to enjoy. A smooth smoke, comparable to Capstan Navy cut. Not yet sure which I prefer. Either way enjoyable as long as you're not a hurry. Way better then cigarettes.
Love this tobacco! Top ten favorite easily!
I know it’s called Three Nuns but I rank it 5 lol. Anyway, this is an incredibly good blend in my inexperienced opinion, only been smoking pipe tobacco for about a year. It is very smooth, creamy smoke with a hint of spiciness, almost like a spice cake. Not too strong and not too weak. I found it tastes even better smoking very slowly.