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PostSubject: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:47 pm

If youíve never placed an order from The Country Squire in Jackson, MS you are really missing out. These folks specialize (IMHO) in subtle, unique, delicious aromatics. I usually donít find aromatics among my go to Blends but these folks are changing my mind in a very good way. Talk about a deft hand...wow!

So Rivendell? (Middle Earth Collection...DUH!)

This is going to be a first impression review. Iíll try to come back after a quarter pound or so and do it real justice...but the first thing many of you that order this will experience is that first bowl. Whatís it like? Well, itís like this...itís comforting in times like these that have so much meanness, strife and unpleasantness to find something that soothes, where simple efforts are rewarded with significant pleasure. This blend, as others have described, is a melding of walnut & cocoa with a tinge of vanilla and a fair amount of tobacco shining through. Itís past a semi-aromatic in which flavors are there just enough to compliment the tobacco flavors that are still the main focus. Here, the cocoa and walnut play the main roll...but gently...so gently. Instead of being bludgeoned with flavor one is lovingly caressed with the various aromas playing in and out. Of note are the ease of control. If the flavors subside itís likely too hot...ease back and they come right back. Smooth? Yup. The aroma of the ample smoke off the bowl is a delight - as I imagine is the room note. But Iím an outside smoker, sooo...itís only a prediction. Iíve been a pipe guy for about fifty years and have smoked darn near everything, or at least every genre. I love Sweet VA flakes, Burley blends with Turkish and Cigar Leaf, nasty stinky Lakeland twists and plugs...you name it. But few aromomatics are in my top picks. But this one is. Iíd pick this joyfull, subtle, flavorful blend over 99% of the other aromatics out there. Very highly recommended.

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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:41 am

Just placed my first order with these folks for some Rivendell and some Old Toby. †First taste of TAD for me in many months. †If swmbo gets too upset, I fully intend to point north and tell her "Mr. †Blackhorse talked fancy to me". †Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 am

Pretty sure youíre going to find Rivendell a good pick.

I really want to try ďSecond BreakfastĒ.

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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:07 am

My order from the country squire arrived today:D , with a hand written note ( complete with reference to Oregon) inside thanking me for my order. Maybe I'm just sappy, but that note surprised and tickled the heck out of me. †If the note hadn't been enough to make me want to place another order with these folks, my first bowl of Rivendell definitely would have. †Smelled great in the pouch, room note was a big hit with swmbo and all three offspring (got to keep em separated), and the flavor while smoking it was incredible. †My pallet isn't refined enough to pick up all the nuances in the description, but swmbo said she was picking up chocolate and gentle campfire/wood smoke in the room note. †I was tasting what I guess was chocolate (what ever it was it was good), and some definite nuttiness with just an occasional hint of sweetness. †Took me three or four matches to get it lit for good, but so what? I probably didn't have it packed right, or maybe it needed a little dry time (shrug). †
In any event, this is definitely my new favorite tobacco (for the moment at least, haven't tried the Old Toby yet), and thank you BH for suggesting it. afro
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:39 am

Really glad you like Rivendell. I concur with your appreciation of its many merits. Not a good, but a great blend. To give my spin: itís a melding of walnut (?) & cocoa with a tinge of vanilla and a fair amount of tobacco shining through. Itís past a semi-aromatic in which flavors are there just enough to compliment the tobacco flavors that are still the main focus. Here, the cocoa and walnut play the main roll but the tobaccos still peek through. Iíve tried a half dozen Country Squire blends and this one sports the strongest added flavors of any...and itís still fairly mild (the added flavor).

BTW: where are you in Oregon? Iím in Oregon City...are you close?

Lastly...if you want some samples of Country Squire blends you missed on this round, PM me your address and Iíll send:

White Rose
Delta Honeydew
Second Breakfast
Old Toby
Meriwether

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PostSubject: second order   Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 pm

I just ordered more Rivendell (good stuff) and also some Bag End, a Scottish mixture which was a great non aromatic smoke. I hope Jon David keeps up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:17 pm

I restocked Old Toby and Second Breakfast last week on the sale and added Parson's Blend (not Middle Earth). Planning on adding Rivendell next order. I read that some folks do a 50/50 blend of Rivendell / Green Dragon and call it Weather Top.
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:28 pm

The Parsons Blend is really good...IMHO. Unique, light touch...just what theyíre really good at.

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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm

Did you order on-line or call them? I'm having some problems with ordering on-line and I think it's this crummy laptop. Maybe I'll just call them tomorrow after I gather info on what I want to try, but that might take me several hours!
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:25 am

I order online and pay with paypal. Never had a problem. I must of done 4-5 orders now.
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PostSubject: Re: The Country Squire - Rivendell   Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am

I use my iPad for everything. I have encountered glitchy ordering from them on occasion as I recall. I just exit...re-entry...and go again. A ďrestartĒ typically solves 99% of Issues like that.

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