Rattray's tobacco has been blended, tinned, and inspired in Germany. One of their more popular blends is the 7 Reserve, a tasteful and interesting english style tobacco. This tobacco has no added flavoring, but to be honest it doesn't need any. The high quality, matured Latakia and Oriental components offer more than enough flavor for most smokers.
Model: 7 Reserve
Tobacco Type: Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 50 g. / 1.75 oz. Tin
- 100 g. / 3.5 oz. Tin
- 500 g. / 17.5 oz. Bag
- Room Note:
Not my taste at all. COULDN'T STAND IT. Threw it away.
Until about 10 years ago I exclusively smoked English Blends with good doses of Latakia; Escoterica Penzance, Margate, Pembroke, Charles Fairmorn Lancer's Slices, Squadron Leader and various GL Pease blends. Then a light went on when I discovered Virginias, and smoked VA's only; with and w/o Burley and/or Perique; Escudo, Sam Gawith FVF, Hal o the Wind, Escoterica Stonehaven, etc. Recently, I rekindled my interest in English blends, wanting to add more variety to the Virginias I'd been smoking. So I tried this 7 Reserve based on reviews and the blend content, hoping it would be a "lighter style" of English, w/o too much emphasis on Latakia. It hits the mark for me and these new goals. It's a very pleasant and interesting smoke, with just enough complexity to keep me entertained, w/o being overly laden with Latakia. The 7 Reserve creates nice room notes, and stays lit really well. Well worth a try for anyone looking to expand their arsenal of tobacco choices. Pipe Used: Jacopo, Spanu, Jacono, Don Carlos, Preben Holm Age When Smoked: Unknown.
A fine, quite enjoyable smoke. No bite and a nutty taste with a very pleasant aroma.
One of my go-to tobaccos since 1968. I continue to enjoy it but since they started producing it in Germany some years ago it's not quite up to a 5-star rating. I attach a nostalgic and sentimental value to it so it's still a worthy smoke nonetheless.