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Sparring Partners Pipe Tobacco Samplers
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Sparring Partners

P&C's Battle of the Blends pits two tobaccos against each other, and you get to vote for your favorite by submitting a review. Best of all, you get both tobaccos at a bargain price. We'll tabulate the votes and announce the winner at a later time.

Going head to head in this Sparring Partners Battle will be two great Flake blends. Both C&D Interlude and Dobie's Four Square - Cut Plug are both sliced flake and can be deemed the best. But in this battle we want you to purchase both blends and smoke each one side-by-side and tell us that which is your favorite. Let's get a clear Sparring Partner winner. 

Sparring Partners Bout includes: 

(1) 1.75oz Tin of Dobie's Four Square - Cut Plug

(1) 2oz Tin of Cornell & Diehl Interlude

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Cornell & Diehl Interlude Shipping Constraints
2 Ounce TinIn Stock$10.75
Dobie's Four Square - Cut Plug SaleShipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce TinOut Of Stock$13.75
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Overall Rating4.33 out of 5 Based on 9 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Sparring Partners”

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4 out of 5
Excellent pairing with iced tea
If you like red Virginia tobacco, this one has it. Best that I can see, it's just red Virginia tobacco and nothing else. Not a whisper of bite in this tin. The honey topping is done with a very light hand and is not noticeable to my palate. Can be a slightly dry smoke. I find it is most enjoyable paired with tall glass of iced tea. This is a good smoke for a warm summer day on the porch with a pitcher of that tea I mentioned.
4 out of 5
A Red Virginia lovers dream come true. Very good quality leaf here.
I love red Virginia's. If I see a blend with a lot of red Virginia's, I typically like it. Naturally, I like Interlude as red Virginia's are pretty much the only thing there. The honey topping felt very muted. To be honest, I couldn't even really detect it past the tin note. The tin note of honey was faint as well. It smokes wonderfully and delivers on all of the good things red Virginia's are known to be. Bread, sweetness, even a certain creaminess toward the end of the bowl. If you ever want to know what quality straight red Virginia pipe tobacco would be like, look no further. The only reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because I had hoped for a slightly stronger kick on this one. It turned out to me much milder kicking than I had hoped. The flavor profile is a solid 5 stars for being very good red Virginia's in this blend. Anyone who loves red Virginia tobacco should give this one a try. It's a simple blend, but the beauty is in this simplicity.
5 out of 5
Exceptional Virginia Flake
Very good Virginia flake. The best I've ever had thus far honestly..
5 out of 5
Good roasted Virginia flavor.
Slow burn with a rich flavor. Good for after dinner.
5 out of 5
Dobie's Four Square - Cut Plug 175 Ounce Tin
Some of the best Virginia that I have smoked in a long time. Highly recommend
5 out of 5
Very good
Mild flavorful and easy to rub out.
4 out of 5
no casing here.
Not sure where the other reviewer got "coconut casing" from, but there is no top-note, flavoring, casing, of any kind on this tobacco. This is an all natural tobacco. Reminds me of Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake.
3 out of 5
This blend has a lot of potenial after a year or two of aging.
My initial opinion of this blend was negative. The coconut casing was unusual to my taste buds. I think a year or two of aging will meld the flavors and produce an excellent aromatic flake with a deeper flavor profile.
4 out of 5
Good pressed Virginia.
We had this at our last pipe night at my shop. Favorable reviews all around. Some of my regulars are viginia blend fans and they loved it. I did find it a bit bitey near the bottom of the bowl.
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