Rattray's tobacco is one of the most famous German tobaccos on the market. With a diverse selection and large market, their tobacco is smoked by people all throughout the world. The Red Rapparee blend is a combination of Oriental, Virginia, and Cavendish tobacco. This blend has a very earthy flavor, but holds up exceptionally well to age. This blend is available in a 50g and 100g tin.
Model: Red Rapparee
Tobacco Type: Virginia, Oriental & Cavendish
Blend Type: Non-Aromatic
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 50 g. / 1.76 oz. Tin
- 100 g. / 3.53 oz. Tin
- 17.5 oz. Bag
Orientals take the lead (which I prefer), Latakia gives it spice, Black Cavendish adds cream & smoothness and Virginia’s are bright and add some snap. RR is a perfect Scottish Blend. If you were to alter the components in any way you would take away the magic. A masterpiece.
Set this out to dry until just on the verge of crispy, load into a wide bowl pipe (7/8" diameter is the sweet spot for me), and enjoy a flavor burst of sour spice with a rich base of smoke and tangy red Virginia. Beautiful stuff and consistent tin after tin.
This is a fantastic Scottish blend. Typical high-quality Rattray leaf, very smooth and mild, yet flavorful. I wish this stuff was easier to come by in the states. Or that I liked it less so I wouldn't care that it's hard to get. Definitely one of my favorite blends from one of my favorite blenders.
One of my favorite tobaccos.