Virginia is by far the most popular tobacco type used in pipe tobacco today. About 60% of the nations tobacco crop is Virginia. Virginia is the mildest of all blending tobaccos and has the highest level of natural dextrose (sugar), which gives it a light sweet taste. Virginia is used in virtually all blends, as it is a good burner and aids in lighting.
Front Porch: This light-soft sweet cake is designed to appeal to many smokers of Matured Virginias who have been able to endure aromatics but would prefer a tobacco that smells sweeter in the room, as well as smokers of the traditional aromatic Cavendish that would like a cool, dryer smoke.
Kipling’s Tail: An unusual mixture that contains no Latakia, yet still has the round rich notes one would expect from this style of tobacco. Liberal quantities of Orientals and a special Virginia Cavendish, made with Eastern Belt Carolina leaf and then combined with black Cavendish.
Superior Round Slice: Whole Virginia leaves used as the wrapper and filler are combined with a center of dark-fired Kentucky, then rolled into ropes and cut into coins. The coins are slightly aromatic and medium to full in strength.