This tobacco was still produced after Murrays stopped production, but could only be brought on Mainland Europe in Pouches. Luckily Ready Rubbed was the third tobacco to be rereleased in 2015, much to the joys of many smokers around the world. As a blend this tobacco is comprised of Virginia & Oriental, the tobacco is then given a light cavendishing treatment and given a light fruity topping. Once the tobacco has been steamed and pressed, it is cut and rubbed back out into a ready rubbed/ribbon cut.
The cavendishing process reduces some of the hot and harsh nature of the flue cured Virginia and gives the tobacco a much darker appearance. The topping only adds a little extra to the otherwise natural tobacco taste.
Blend - Virginia & Oriental
Casings - Fruit Essence
Cut - Ready Rubbed
Blended in - Denmark
Strength - Mild
Added Flavours - Very Mild
Taste - Medium - Mild
Overall - 2.3/4
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2015
This has become one of my daily rotation. A beautifully blended, sophisticated and sweet Virginia + Oriental with a fruity topping. The topping doesn't come out for me, but others I have spoken to can detect it. The Oriental does however come through and the result is exquisite. This and the recently released 3 Year Aged Virginia were well worth the wait. Enjoy!