Ruins of Windsor

(5 customer reviews)

“Ruins of Windsor”

The Newest Blend of The Country Squire Line Up.

A naturally Sweet & Tangy blend of Golden Virginias, Flue-cured Virginias, Burley, Turkish, and Louisiana Perique.

  • Bag Note: Herbal Tea, Cherry Tart, Cocoa Powder

  • Room Note: Toasted Bread, Oats, and a hint of Cinnamon.

  • Tasting Notes: Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Rye Bread, White Pepper, Stone Fruit

*hand-weighed by the ounce, stored in our quality 4-mil pouches to ensure freshness, and adorned with our famous Country Squire Label.

$5.99$64.99

Ruins of Windsor derives its name from the well-known Mississippi landmark located near the Mississippi River and the town of Port Gibson. Once the site of a beautiful plantation home, named Windsor, that was commissioned by Smith Coffee Daniell II in 1859 and completed in 1861, now only 23 Corinthian columns remain. When the four-story home was built, no expense was spared in its crafting and furnishing by Daniell, who unfortunately only lived in the home for a few weeks before his untimely death. During The Civil War, the roof-top observatory was used by Confederate soldiers as a lookout, and during Grant’s campaign against Port Gibson, the home was used as a hospital for Union soldiers. As the story goes, a Union soldier was shot and killed in the doorway of the magnificent mansion and in retaliation, the soldiers were instructed to burn Windsor.  However, the widow Catherine Daniell pleaded for the home and reminded the soldiers of the care she had granted to their wounded and sick. The plantation home was saved that day, but Windsor met its fate on February 17, 1890, when a fire was accidentally started by a cigarette. Today only the ghostly columns and portions of the balustrade remain, an eerie reminder of the past. Some say you can see the ghost of Mr. Daniell walking in midst of the columns longing for his final rest or the phantom of the Union soldier looming where the door once stood. Do you dare take a journey to the Ruins of Windsor?

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Ruins of Windsor derives its name from the well-known Mississippi landmark located near the Mississippi River and the town of Port Gibson. Once the site of a beautiful plantation home, named Windsor, that was commissioned by Smith Coffee Daniell II in 1859 and completed in 1861, now only 23 Corinthian columns remain. When the four-story home was built, no expense was spared in its crafting and furnishing by Daniell, who unfortunately only lived in the home for a few weeks before his untimely death. During The Civil War, the roof-top observatory was used by Confederate soldiers as a lookout, and during Grant’s campaign against Port Gibson, the home was used as a hospital for Union soldiers. As the story goes, a Union soldier was shot and killed in the doorway of the magnificent mansion and in retaliation, the soldiers were instructed to burn Windsor.  However, the widow Catherine Daniell pleaded for the home and reminded the soldiers of the care she had granted to their wounded and sick. The plantation home was saved that day, but Windsor met its fate on February 17, 1890, when a fire was accidentally started by a cigarette. Today only the ghostly columns and portions of the balustrade remain, an eerie reminder of the past. Some say you can see the ghost of Mr. Daniell walking in midst of the columns longing for his final rest or the phantom of the Union soldier looming where the door once stood. Do you dare take a journey to the Ruins of Windsor?

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5 reviews for Ruins of Windsor

  1. Nick Davis

    I picked up a two ounce bag of Ruins of Windsor the day it made its debut. I knew it would be good since it’s from The Country Squire but didn’t realize that I would be blown away. I smoked my first bowl of it while driving home from work and kept saying WOW! I kept thinking about it during dinner and couldn’t wait to smoke it again that night. If there is another blend out there like this, I just don’t know about it. The flavor is just fantastic! There’s nothing overpowering. I feel that you get a nice touch of fruit without it being a fruity tobacco. It’s the perfect balance of everything in my book which is why I say it’s the perfect all day smoke. It’s going to be great early in the morning while watching the sun rise and great at mid-night staying up late with old friends. This is a blend you want to keep a bag at home, the office, the car, etc., just to make sure it’s always close by. I’m confident this will be my new go to smoke and I’m excited it will have a home on the shelves at The Country Squire.

  2. grim_tactics (verified owner)

    If you are looking for an all day, everyday, no nonsense smoke. This is it.

    You may also think this is an aromatic when the wonderful aroma from bag hits your nose.

    To me, this is the prefect workhorse blend that will not wow you or let you down. It’s just as good from the first light to the last puff. It’s really something I think ALL pipe smokers could enjoy.

    I consider this one an enhanced codger blend that has more backbone and flavor than the likes of blends like Carter Hall.

    I get the chocolate and nuttiness from the burley and oriental. I honestly don’t get much perique or any grassy or bread notes from the Virginias, but there is the slightest citrus or bergamot lingering in the background.

    This is going to have a place in my cellar and will be ordering much much more to see how it ages.

  3. nrichardson60 (verified owner)

    Think, Sweet and sour chicken. I’ve been through three bowls and was waiting for a negative point. I hit none. I don’t own stock in the Squire.
    This is like puffing on a sweet bread and drinking a lemon tea!
    Wonderful!

  4. Stacie Maheurin (verified owner)

    This tobacco has delicious graham cracker, chocolate, vanilla cookie note to it without being an aro. The other reviews that mention sweet bread are spot on. It’s a brilliantly balanced blend that will absolutely be a constant in my rotation.

  5. cmortin357 (verified owner)

    As smooth and balanced a smoke I have had. Bag note is so subtle it provokes the curiosity to smoke for further discovery. It’s earned a spot in my top 3 daily smoke must haves. Outstanding job to the Country Squire staff!

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