Mirkwood (2023 Edition)

(15 customer reviews)

Mirkwood: Limited Small Batch Release

 

A fine aromatic blend of Burley, Virginias, Black Cavendish, and Louisiana Perique.  Choice leaves are blended, carefully pressed into a generous cake, aged, and then hand-rubbed. Mirkwood is hearty, full, semi-sweet, and kind to the mouth.

 

Not a gooey, wet aromatic, but a Hobbit Aromatic… and that means comfort.

 

Available this year in 4 oz. servings, packaged in our 4-mil pouches to ensure freshness and adorned with our famous Country Squire Label. A bonus gift with each unit purchased.

 

*Customer Limit: 4 units

$26.67

Out of stock

Many perilous paths have led you here to the edge of Mirkwood forest. The Old Forest Road is the one you must take. The way is narrow and dark with trees; that are tall and menacing all around. The woodsman had told you tales of giant spiders, elves, and an ancient fortress built by a necromancer. Fear could overtake you, but you have prepared for this journey. You take out your pipe from your pack and open your pouch filled with delicious pipeweed. An aroma of baking spice, nutmeg, buttercream, and caramel fills your senses. You light your pipe for the long journey through the forest.  The plumes of sweet smoke bring peace to the air that is thick with enchantment.  Your pipe resounds with vanilla, almond, coconut, and cane sugar notes. As night befalls you, your senses get keener as you spot cobwebs in the trees and lurking eyes of yellow and red in the thickets. Just like this forest at nightfall, the mixture you puff now takes on darker tones.  Notes of dark chocolate, deep red wine, tangy cherry, anise, and spiced blackberry have come to the forefront of your senses, rounding out the bowl. You have pressed on for many miles and finally, spot the end of the Old Forest Road. You look back upon the path you have trod and feel more courageous, yet sad because the unexpected journey is now closer to an end. Peering once more into your pouch of tobacco, the thought comes to you: “Yes! I shall name this fine leaf after the ancient forest I have crossed. Mirkwood is thy name.”

 

Mirkwood (2023 Edition)

Many perilous paths have led you here to the edge of Mirkwood forest. The Old Forest Road is the one you must take. The way is narrow and dark with trees; that are tall and menacing all around. The woodsman had told you tales of giant spiders, elves, and an ancient fortress built by a necromancer. Fear could overtake you, but you have prepared for this journey. You take out your pipe from your pack and open your pouch filled with delicious pipeweed. An aroma of baking spice, nutmeg, buttercream, and caramel fills your senses. You light your pipe for the long journey through the forest.  The plumes of sweet smoke bring peace to the air that is thick with enchantment.  Your pipe resounds with vanilla, almond, coconut, and cane sugar notes. As night befalls you, your senses get keener as you spot cobwebs in the trees and lurking eyes of yellow and red in the thickets. Just like this forest at nightfall, the mixture you puff now takes on darker tones.  Notes of dark chocolate, deep red wine, tangy cherry, anise, and spiced blackberry have come to the forefront of your senses, rounding out the bowl. You have pressed on for many miles and finally, spot the end of the Old Forest Road. You look back upon the path you have trod and feel more courageous, yet sad because the unexpected journey is now closer to an end. Peering once more into your pouch of tobacco, the thought comes to you: “Yes! I shall name this fine leaf after the ancient forest I have crossed. Mirkwood is thy name.”

 

Weight 5.2 oz

15 reviews for Mirkwood (2023 Edition)

  1. Frank Dee (verified owner)

    Well I came back looking for more of this and found it is sold out! I will savor what I purchased because this blend has made me fall back in love with settling down for awhile and sipping a pipe! First note I could smell immediately is a rich caramel and it is insanely tasty and an enjoyable aromatic. I literally let it go out to write this review! I’m no expert and still a novice pipe smoker so I cannot explain the nuances like others can, what I do know is it’s a wonderful blend and The Country Squire never disappoints! I have tried many blends over the past few years but this one is an instant favorite and a joy! Happy New Year and I hope to see this blend available again in the future! So pleased!

  2. Gregory Godwin (verified owner)

    Love it!
    The best of “Old Toby.”
    Mild sweet and delicious.
    Great room note.
    Three thumbs up.
    Make us some more please!

  3. Taylor S (verified owner)

    This reminds me of Old Toby in how it’s a smooth, earthy, elegant smoke, but has a bit more sweetness to it which I love. The pouch note is a wonderful light chocolate with almost a hint of mint in the background. The taste remains earthy with a faint vanilla caramel sweetness over a deep, creamy, nutty, chocolatey background. Very well put together, I wish this was around more often!

  4. George (verified owner)

    I will second the others that compare this to “Old Toby”… I also got some fruitiness out of this. A nice creamy sweet smoke! Sad it’s not a normal production blend, but glad I was able to grab some this time.

  5. Robert Ashcroft (verified owner)

    Mirkwood is a most welcome member of the Middle Earth Collection. First light brings a flush of sweetness followed by hints of caramel, vanilla and a distant creamy chocolate. As it burns down the flavor holds well throughout the life of the bowl. I was introduced to The Country Squire via the incredible Old Toby, Rivendell and White Rose. Mirkwood has earned its place in this fraternity. I look to the day when we are able to purchase this magical blend in larger quantities as I am hoping to gather a couple of pounds to cellar, smoke and most assuredly share.

  6. martinallen1398 (verified owner)

    I had a bowl of this today as soon as it arrived. I am not as good at writing out my thoughts and descriptions as the others that have reviewed this. But what I will say is that if they add this to the normally available lotr blends, I will be ordering it by the pound, regularly. Its amazing.

  7. Luke Lay (verified owner)

    The Country Squire has done it again! This is a fantastic aromatic that maintains a great tobacco flavor. It’s pleasing to the taste buds as well as leaving a tremendous room note; the best of both worlds. NOW.. who do we have to petition to get this back in stock and into the permanent lineup??

  8. BEORN (verified owner)

    This is really good stuff. I wouldn’t call myself a burley fan in particular. I gravitate more toward English blends and usually stay away from strong aromatics. I would say this flavoring is mild yet the tobacco is strong, a very nice combo. Wish it wasn’t a limited release, I could see myself ordering more of this.

  9. Modest Mase (verified owner)

    I’m picky about my aromatics.

    Since this came out I now constantly find myself comparing others against it. “It’s fine, but does it do anything for me that Mirkwood doesn’t?” And the answer is always no. I have had Many of the Squire aromatics, and for my taste, this stands above them all. Complex flavors from top to bottom. The coolest smoking blend.

    I shared an oz of my purchase with my best friend and pipe smoking partner. He loves it. But it was a mistake.

    More, please?

  10. Brandon Thompson

    Looking forward to Mirkwood coming back, I love Old Toby and cant wait to try. Make more please?

  11. Tex (verified owner)

    Another outstanding effort.

    This will be in the regular rotation if it ever becomes a mainstay offering.

  12. Dr. Darrell P.

    My favorite aromatic blend. I’m seriously missing this right now!

  13. Tex (verified owner)

    It’s time to add this year round, my friends.

  14. Harold L. Trott

    I like very much your Middle Earth tobaccos; but the greatest of all for your store and all others is MIRKWOOD. I loved the sample and want MORE!

  15. David

    My daughter’s boyfriend just sent me 2 ounces for my birthday (he kept 2 oz. for himself). I already liked him, but he’s now moved up to the top of the list. It’s everything they say it is. It’s my favorite of the Middle Earth line. It’s the easiest of them to pick out the flavors you’re expected to find (caramel, vanilla, a hint of apple, etc.).

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