The Escudo Navy De Luxe is one of the most popular Va/Per pipe tobaccos in the world. This excellent coin cut tobacco has been exciting and stimulating pipe smokers for years. This blend is made up of highly graded Virginia tobaccos as well as authentic Perique tobacco. Purchase a few tins for now and a few for years down the road. This is a tobacco you need to stock up on now!
Blended By: Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Model: Navy De Luxe
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Cut: Spun Cut
Blend Type: Perique, Virginia
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 2 oz. /50 g.
I like this tobacco very much. It has a rich character that I prefer.
Excellent! An old favorite of mine.
I sure hope I don't upset fans of Escudo, but I try to give my experience as best I can and let readers ultimately decide for themselves. Part of how I feel about Escudo is based on built-up expectations. When I finally tried this, I was expecting so much more than what I got. I initially thought I must cellar it, which I did. I tried it after a week, then after a month, then I decided I'd cellar it for a few more months hoping to let it age a bit. It's getting there, but it's now in the cellar for the foreseeable future as it'll obviously take a year or more. So, what was really wrong? Nothing really. It's pretty good. I tried the fold/stuff, I tried it rubbed out, in both briar and cob...it smokes good, not at all difficult. The taste was nice, but it seemed a little harsh. I had a similar experience with Dunhill's Elizabethan. I do enjoy other VA/Pers; I've had Stokkebye's Bullseye Flake which is often compared to Escudo and I liked that rubbed out. I also enjoy C&D's Bayou Morning which is stronger and yet not as sharp. Perhaps my favorite would be Murray's 1921 Cunningham which is near perfect fresh from a new tin. The Murray's may not be an apples-to-apples comparison though since it also contains rum, which I also like. We each know what we like. Escudo isn't bad - it's quite good. But, it's just not my go-to VA/Per.
Good value for a great taste! Love this cut...
One of the better VaPers out there. The coin presentation is great as well as the tin note. In larger pipes, it can be folded, else rubbing it out works. The Virginias are present with the perique right behind. Burns great with few relights.
This smokes juicy and tangy fresh out of the tin. Perique is very present and tingles your nose upon retrohale. Virginia's are sweet and bready and very much smokeable out of a new tin. Coins are a bit on the moist side but could be dry out to liking. I agree with some aging to already fine Tobacco could give it some more shine. But for now, Escudo gets the well deserved appraise and recommendation.
Everything you’ve ever read or heard about this wonderfully dynamic tobacco is true. It’s got a unique taste that enchants your taste buds from the very first draw and it never quits. You’ll love it.
The escudo is a great tobacco. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that he tastes very much like sandalwood. If you compare it to the Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls, Dunhill is not.
At first, I thought it was not the same tobacco but it probably has to do with the storage time. Therefore, for me, the name "De Luxe" at Dunhill is justified in the Escudo, however, rather not. But if you look at the price, would I recommend buying Escudo and just storing it for a few months or years ?! I will store it and try again later.
Nonetheless wonderful tobacco! A must for all VaPer friends.