Back in the day, Astley's was a tobacconist located in the upscale shopping district of Jerym Street in London. Although they didn't make any pipes themselves, they did contract such companies as James Upshall, Dunhill, L&JS, and Bill Taylor of Ashton Pipes to produce pipes under their name. In addition to pipes, they also carried a range of tobaccos under the Astley's brand which, despite Astley's no longer existing, are still manufactured by Kolhase & Kopp.
Superb Virginias are matured and fermented with heat and pressure in a Cavendish manner, but the slices are left intact in the form of a medium-brown flake. It exhibits a natural sweetness, with tangy hints of citrus, with a nice depth.
This mixture of lighter, milder Virginias is perfect for anyone who wants a straightforward flue-cured. The easy-to-pack ribbon cut stays lit easily and delivers a naturally sweet flavor with hints of citrus and hay.
Astley's No. 1 Mixture is a beautifully balanced blend of rich, leathery Latakia, toasty red Virginia, earthy Turkish, and mellow-sweet unflavored black Cavendish. The natural smokiness of the Latakia is perfectly accented by a soft sweetness, making...
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