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Escudo Navy De Luxe

Escudo Navy Deluxe is the gold standard of Virginia/Perique blends, and has been for more than 140 years. Choice US grown Virginias and slowly fermented Louisiana Perique are combined, then pressed and spun, finally being sliced into coins. The flavor is lightly sweet, but has nice depth and a pleasant amount of spice. Even though it has been made by a number of different companies during its lifetime, Escudo still reigns supreme among Va/Pers.

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Overall Rating 4.67 out of 5 Based on 55 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Escudo Navy De Luxe”

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4 out of 5
I tried Drexel VIII before cracking the tin of Escudo, just to make sure I could deal with flakes, and to know what to look for in a VaPer. I'm glad I educated myself a tad before opening this tin. This is a perfectly simple tobacco. Virginias and Perique. The quality of the ingredients, though, make it easy to see why this is a powerhouse in the VaPer world. Well done. My only reason for four rather than five stars is the moisture level in the tin. If I had cellared this I suppose the moisture would've been ok, but for immediate consumption it's a drawback. Watch for tongue bite.
4 out of 5
Beautiful product!
I was sick of aromatics, and wanted to try a vaper Navy flake. From all the reviews I decided on escudo, I wasn't disappointed, you can taste the expertise and experience in this tobacco, I can't imagine this ever being out of my rotation.
5 out of 5
My recommendations!
It is delicious!!!!
3 out of 5
A Great Entry VA/PER Tobacco
An excellent tobacco for those who wish to try Virgina-Perique blends, but might be lacking in flavor and complexity for experienced smokers of the VAPer style. Also, perhaps one of the coolest smoking tobacco blends I have ever smoked.
5 out of 5
its good
Cellaring numerous tins now. great daily smoke, pirique over rides Virginia quite a bit in my opinion.
5 out of 5
Better than I thought!
I am primarily a heavy English blend smoker but I liked this. Pleasently surprised. Now I know why it is a favorite for so many!
5 out of 5
Best Blend Known To Man
Escudo is my fav and my desert island blend. Rich in flavor and mild enough to be a daily smoker.
5 out of 5
good, Bought 10 more tins
5 out of 5
Superior VaPer!
Mind you, I haven't tried every VaPer out there, but i can assure you it tasted and smoked like everything I had imagined it would. I think i may have even gotten lucky and found its prefect pipe pairing (my Peterson B5). It's such a wonderfully balanced blend, you tend to taste a little more perique. The Virginia's aren't to sour or bright, but more wheaty hay-like. Loved it so much, i smoked it with my coffee every morning! Then i had to buy 3 more tins! Haha
3 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe not quite there for me
being new to smoking pipe i smoke fast and hard this stuff burns hotter than i am use to. it has the kick but for me it comes with the bite. still looking for the right blend for my habbit
5 out of 5
Pleasant First
Had never tried a vaper before, always liked English blends, have now opened up a new realm of enjoyment. The Escudo Navy DeLuxe was very good.
5 out of 5
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
I usually prefer aromatics so I was quite pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my first bowl of this tobacco! I do disagree with the flavor intensity description as low. Subtle maybe, but definitely not low. Very tasty indeed! This is a great change of pace from my aromatics.
5 out of 5
Quality smoke
Nice spice and strong flavors
5 out of 5
Amazing Tobacco
Amazing. One of my favorite tobaccos. I'm a big fan of anything Virginia and in flake. About all I smoke. Escudo is like the special occasion smoke for me. It's very well rounded for a VaPer. And high on Nicotine. So it's best smoked after a meal or for me. In the morning with strong coffee. All around great tobacco that I will always have in my stock. I've smoked this in many briers but I love this in my MM Cobs.
5 out of 5
Escudo what more needs to be said.
Can never go wrong with a tin of Escudo.
5 out of 5
escudo navy flake
taste is a what want in a pipe tab this really delivers ! cured to perfection!
5 out of 5
My favorite Virginia tobacco for over 20 years. The only thing I don't like about it is the price.
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe is absolutely the best Vaper available!!
5 out of 5
good Danish blend
A pleasant change of pace. The touch of Louisiana perique does a lot to enhance some hearty Virginia . I especially like the coin cut.
5 out of 5
Escudo, need i say more !!!
It's Escudo, can never go wrong with this blend.
5 out of 5
This was the first non "drugstore" tobacco that I ever bought, way back about 1969 or so. I believe it came in a rectangular tin at the time. Had I not found Escudo, I think I might not have continued puffing. That tin, purchased of all places, in a men's clothing store in Ogden, Utah, set the hook in my jaw! Others come close, but this is the king. My tastes have wandered around over the years, but I always have some Escudo stashed. Recently I discovered a tin that I had tucked away several years ago...ah, pipe smoking bliss. I prefer to just fold and stuff in a fairly large bowl. Quit thinking about it and just order up some, today.
4 out of 5
Smoked in a new Canadian Stanwell
First flake VAPER I've ever smoked folded and stuffed it in and did not enjoy it. Gave it another chance and rubbed the flake out, much better. It smokes slow and if you enjoy cigars this will probably entice you more. I would not recommend this to someone who only like aromatics and those around you will probably not complement your smoking selection. Good haylike smell of Virginias and slight fermented raisen smell. Not one of my personal favorites but interesting to smoke and it is enjoyable.
4 out of 5
a savory Peppery smoke
A cool looking cut that smokes great and is a top notch va-por.
5 out of 5
By far my favorite tobacco
5 out of 5
sweet, smooth and sexxy.
Great room, no re-lights, perfect tin moisture, depth, wonderful..just might be my fav.
5 out of 5
Just a short and sweet review. This is wonderful tobacco. Easy to smoke - stays light to the bottom and smokes cool.
5 out of 5
So good
Yeah its that good. Some people compare this to Dunhill Navy Rolls and yeah they are both rolls, and thats about as close as that gets. I have tried both and I think Escudo just edges out Dunhill on this one.
5 out of 5
This is an excellent VAPer blend. I will be keeping some on hand to cellar.
5 out of 5
Stop Reading and Buy It!
Just buy it and try it! My favorite Va/Per of all time. If I sip it and don't rush I will usually get 2 good hours out of two coins' worth. The flavors are nuanced and complex, so don't expect it to slap you in the face. But when you get all of the flavors and aromas that this tobacco has to offer, it will be like a veil has been lifted and you'll know what everyone is talking about.
4 out of 5
Good but not my go to.
Good, A bit of a bite. Hard to smoke in a breeze as it only gets hotter. I'll still order more just age it.
4 out of 5
It's really good! I love e the flake/ rounds.
I'm a big fan of navy blends and this is a good one! A little bit of bite, but dry it out some before you smoke it and it tames that issue.
3 out of 5
Expensive, but everyone should try once.
Not a fan of cake format. And this one is worse as it does not burn well if I pack one disk, and burn like crazy if i pack two. The flavour fluctuates from bitter metallic garbage to a heavenly mix of a fig taste and pear smell. go figure. Maybe i am just smoking this wrong. i do tend to smoke everything too fast.
5 out of 5
Escudo Deluxe.
An old favorite. Smooth, minimal if any bite. Good after a hard days work.
5 out of 5
Like fine wine
This is an extremely high quality tobacco. I normally smoke IQ which is a great mild blend. However, this tobacco is like fine wine when you want to slowly smoke a bowel with a rich taste. No orientals, off putting taste, or strong aromatics, just a mild and full flavored smoke.
5 out of 5
This is the tobacco I now use as my primary. I cannot imagine being without it. It has enough strength to be very satisfying, and yet, loads of fig with a hint of molasses tastes comes through wonderfully. I can smoke it all day long if I choose, with no bite.
5 out of 5
Sweet and spicy
The mixture of virginia and perique with the rope style pressing the Escudo is crafted in really delivers. Does get a bit of a bite towards the end of the bowl, but that should expected with higher perique content blends.
4 out of 5
The dos xx of smokes
I don't always smoke a VAPER but when I go do its Escudo Navy de luxe.
3 out of 5
Left me flat
I don’t know? It just tasted flat. No sweetness, or zing from the Virginias, like I get from H&H Viprati, or their Anniversary Kake. I am going to cellar this awhile, and maybe add some sweeter Virginias to it when I get around to smoking it (Heresy!). For my tastes it just didn’t do it. It’s like my Grandpa use to say, “To each, his own, said the old lady as she kissed the cow.”
5 out of 5
Always Excellent
This tobacco is always excellent. I have several tins that have aged over the years and some that just came off the truck. The flavor of both types is amazing. I can fold and stuff or rub out the coins but either way I'm going to have a smooth sweet pipe. This tobacco delivers a consistent smoke that satisfies. I suggest keeping several tins in your rotation.
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco at Great Prices....Fast
Great Tobacco at Great Prices....Fast Shipping....Highly Recommended
5 out of 5
Hello Virginia a pleasure to meet you
Just cracked open my first tin. Started to roll and stuff,but changed to rubbing it out. Wow is my first impression. I'm a fan of burleys and English blends,but this stuff is GREAT. Burn,aroma,taste,and flavor tell me to rebuy and I will. Good job Scandinavian Tobacco Group. I'm. Believer
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe is
Escudo Navy De Luxe is another one of those VA/Per pipe tobacco blends that I would recommend for the pipe enthusiast to try who may be looking for a change from either aromatics, or English/Balkan blends. I think of the aroma as earthy, and pleasantly so. In its own way, it is a hearty blend, full flavored, but not so robust that it couldn't be an all day smoke. I've never been able to keep a tin around long enough to keep in a tobacco cellar. Maybe someday I will. All in all, very enjoyable right out of the tin.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable smoke
5 out of 5
thx for sending the pipe tobacco so fast
His brand is hard to find so thx for sending it quickly
5 out of 5
Great service
This is a very good tobacco. Pipes and cigars is great place to buy from .
5 out of 5
On time and in good condition
Very satisfied as always. On time and in good condition
5 out of 5
Escudo- do the twist!
This is my go-to almost daily VaPer. I don't rub out the coins but just twist them in, leaving an air pocket at the bottom. The smoke is sublime. I don't think I can add anything to the wonderful descriptions that have already been posted. This tobacco has to be one of the best values for the price. I'm surprised it isn't far pricier.
5 out of 5
Excellent Shipping
Fast and perfect shipping. Escudo is always a perfect smoke
3 out of 5
Not 4 me
Not my favorite. This cut was new to me so the pack of the bowl was new, taking a couple trys to get a good bowl. The tobacco flavor was "green?" If that is possible. Smooth dry burn, but a flavor that was not to my taste. Light room note similar to a cigarette.
4 out of 5
Escudo Navy
I was truly looking forward to trying Escudo and was not disappointed. After smoking the first bowl, I ordered three more tins the very next day. I was looking for a full-bodied tobacco without the dross of aromatics and found it after several other ones were not to my liking. Escudo is definitely not for the weak, but burns nice without a lingering aftertaste. A simple but great mix of tobacco!
5 out of 5
Escudo-The Porterhouse Steak of Tobaccos
Escudo is not a long-standing favorite of mine yet, because I've only tried it twice. But as a novice to pipe smoking, still learning how to pack a bowl, I find myself so thankful for finding it. Mainly because of the forum reviews, Escudo was referenced often and never without reverence and respect. I had to try it and while every bowl for me was not as smooth as I knew Escudo to be, it is a tobacco I would like to always have on hand. You veteran pipe smokers out there could probably laud this brand of pipe tobacco with a lot more descriptive aspects and nuances than I possibly could but I found Escudo to have a very strong body and a very distinctive taste. All I can really say is that when something is appreciated by the experts inclusively it is not for no reason. Escudo has to be not only a best seller but also a hands down favorite to a lot of pipe enthusiasts and so far it sure is for me.
5 out of 5
First Tobacco Cellared
Escudo is widely considered to be the standad by which Virginia/Perique blends are judged. I'm now in the habit of purchasing multiple tins on sale, one to keep my fresh jar topped up and several to save for later.
5 out of 5
wonderful smoke
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy De Luxe Reigns Supreme!
For me - Escudo Navy De Luxe reigns supreme! Tin aroma is unmistakably very fragrant figs & hay - heavenly! On the palette, snorking & retro-hale, tastes like decadent sweet spicy figs, currants & fresh hay - WOW ...FLAVOR!!! Get some ...don't walk, RUN!!!
5 out of 5
Escudo Navy Delux Pipe Tobacco
Has been my favorite pipe tobacco for several years. I like the flavor and it has a medium strength to me. Smokes cooler than a lot of Virginia's I have smoked, and I've tried most of them over the last 40 years. I also like the great service from Pipes & Cigars
Customer Testimonials
Escudo Navy De Luxe is the perfect Va/Pers blend to have on rotation as an every day smoke. Pair it with a peppery scotch such as Laphroaig or Glenfiddich and let it roll. My recommendation: buy plenty and often.
I can't really add much to what has already been said. It's as good as people say it is. Aging it a few in a mason jar really smoothed it out, and I find it smokes best mostly rubbed out with a few little pieces of flake left in tact, packed fairly well in a taller, narrower bowl. But that's just what works for me. Try some!
Spicy delightful smoke, a bit moist out of the tin, easy to pack to tight. Air drying for an hour helps with moisture. The flavor is unmistakably VaPer - get some
Awful, harsh and metallic. I threw it out.
Good VaPer. The coin cut is easy to rub out, fold, or roll depending on your preference. Recommend ordering at least 2 cans, as the coins are dense and you will go through them quickly.
This is a good solid creamy smoke. Recommended.
As a die hard fan of some highly aromatic and heavily encased flavored tobaccos (Moontrance, Melange, Blood Red Moon etc....) I wanted to see what all the hype was about for a non-aromatic true tobacco. When I first received the Escudo tin.... I popped it open and took a big whiff.... my first thought was.... "this is really acrid, I think I made a mistake." I took out a single disk of this stuff.... rubbed it out.... and loaded a nice Billiard pipe with the Frank method. Out to the deck.... and.... wow. This tobacco is absolutely fantastic. Smooth and creamy and perfect. I can't believe what I've been missing.... a nice sweet and salty smoke with a little peppery tingle. If you are looking for a switch from the big and sweet aromatics..... I highly recommend you try this.
This is my first non-aro which goes without saying, it's also my first VaPers and it is phenominal. I went to my local tobacconist and saw this and being a Louisiana Native I felt it was only right to go with a Perique. It was nothing like I expected. To be honest I'm not sure what I've expected. I smoked it from my brand new Nording (my first nice pipe, stepped up from my basket briar) talk about a way to leave an impression on a new pipe. I got a little gurgle but I blame that on my inexperience with flakes mixed with the bigger bowl on the Nord. All in all the flavor had a hint of pepper which was a nice touch to the subtle sweetness it left. I knew salty and sweet was great, never thought pepper and sweet would be the true ultimate combo! I can't wait to light up my pipe again in the morning!
Just echoing what everyone else has said - GET SOME! I'm a recent convert to Va/Pers. They're my fave non-aro now. I've tried several and this is the best. A bit pricy compared to some others, but worth it! Every puff is pure pleasure. Mellow, but full of flavor with a nice peppery finish. Strangely, as flavorful as it is, there is very little room note.
I've been smoking a pipe now for just over a year. During that time I've tried about 15 different tins and I have to say that this is my favorite. To me it's a medium smoke compared to some of the others I've enjoyed, and it's my go to blend. Don't even think about buying this tobacco, just do it as another reviewer has mentioned!
Top notch VaPer! If you haven't tried this, where have you been?
Don't think about buying Escudo, just do it! Whether you fold and stuff it or rub it out, it's simply a fantastic smoke.
One of my favorites, nice and mellow. Good for an all day smoke.
It was interesting that I had bought a tin of Escudo a couple of years back but didn't want to open it because it was the only tin in my cellar and it already had a little age on it. I bought another tin just because I had to try it and now I have purchased another seven or eight. This is the best tobacco I have smoked and with 250+ blends in my cellar that's saying a lot. To me, there's nothing particularly complex about these flakes but their flavor is out of this world. Smooth, sweet Virginia with just a hint of Perique in the back of the nasal cavity. This is a mild to moderate strength tobacco that never bites, has a smooth, creamy smoke and burns well. It's a little pricey but I think it's well worth it. It's one of about 30 blends I currently have in my active rotation but I find I smoke more of it than any of the others. I highly recommend Escudo Navy Deluxe.
The undisputed "King" of Va/Pers! Order a tin and find out why. Deliciously sweet and tangy with a pleasant pepper sensation from the Perique. Easily one of the best tobaccos out there.