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RO Series Acadian English

In October of 2015, while spending a day with Mark Ryan at the L.A. Poche Perique Company in St. James Parish, Louisiana. our own Russ Ouellette asked Mark is he had ever thought of trying to process Virginia in the same method as Perique. Mark said that he had thought of it, but was told it wouldn't work. After a bit of conversation, Mark decided to bring down some bright, sweet, yellow, Canadian-grown Virginia to give it a try. The processing time had to be much shorter due to the agressive fermentation caused by the high sugar content, but the result, called Acadian Gold, has more depth than normal Virginia with a malty note unlike anything else.
Russ was so fascinated by the uniqueness of this new tobacco that he wanted to try it blended with a modest amount of Latakia and a touch of unflavored black Cavendish. The result is a singular, subtle Latakia blend with more richness than you'd expect. If you're an English blend fan, get yours while you can because quantities will be severely limited.

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Overall Rating 3.6 out of 5 Based on 5 Ratings

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3 out of 5
Offsetting note, but intriguing flavor.
I have bought this thinking that it would be be good to smoke straight from the tin, but in this manner it has a moldy note. It is not completely offsetting though, and it does have some good spice for the tongue. With that said, my instinct on this blend is to jar it for a couple of weeks to mellow the note and let the flavor mature. In my experience these odd noted mixtures with time can produce amazing results. My rating may change, only time can tell.
1 out of 5
Not to my taste
I found the smell & taste off-putting, reminiscent of something in the fridge that had been there too long. À chacun son goût but this is not for me.
4 out of 5
Interresting blend
This is one different blend. My only complaint was how dry this toacco was out of the tin. A good week decantered and moistened up a bit did the trick. Nice earthy, malt, mushroom Tones with a sweet hard to describe flavor. I would say a leathery tempranillo (spanish wine), almost medicin flavor. My question to Russ, if he reads these reviews, is, was the Acadian fermented to dry? Or was sugar remaining in the tinned tobacco? Will this "age" or just mellow? Im good either way.
5 out of 5
You MUST try this English!!
I bought all three iterations of this Acadian Gold series, and I'm blown away! This is a truly unique tobacco in it's use of Virginia tobacco given a Perique style fermentation treatment. The result is amazing, unique, deep and delicious with a pronounced yet natural sweetness at first light, and throughout the bowl that reminds me of honey. A sort of carmelized, malty candy flavor that's pleasant and does not diminish the natural tobacco flavors. In this version the use of Latakia is restrained making it unlike your typical English blend. This belongs in a class of it's own, really! You must try all three, while it's still available. Believe me!!
5 out of 5
Some breathing time turned this into a new favorite
This is a masterpiece by Russ! When I first opened the tin, my first thought was that it smelled like a Chinese treat store (in a good way). I smoked it right off the truck and although it was good, it did not wow me. Fast forward three weeks, and the after some breathing time in the tin, this modest tobacco has provided me with a nirvana smoke. I might have almost shed a tear when it was over. I get the malt that people have talked about. The latakia and cav that are blended in is skillfully done; allowing the unique Acadian Gold to shine and adds a creamy element to the smoke. I smoked it in a savinelli briar that was going to get the G.L. Pease style pipe discipline/torture for not behaving. Now that I found a tobacco that make that briar sing, it might not see anything else. Russ should put a Jim Beam-esque guarantee on this blend, "If you don't like it, send it back and we will happily smoke the rest for you". If you have not tried it, I would recommend it.