A mixture of lemon Virginia ribbon and black Cavendish with a dash of deer tongue for spice.
On May 15, 1864, Gen. Franz Sigel's Union army engaged
Gen. John Breckinridge's Confederate forces near this quiet little Shenandoah Valley town. In a raging thunderstorm, the Confederates emerged triumphant, thanks in no small part to
a charge by a battalion of cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. In later years the alumni would gather in Lexington's taverns and enjoy this blend as they recalled one of the
most glorious days in the proud tradition of VMI, alternating puffs on their pipes with shouting the famed cry of the cadets at the battle of New Market, "The Institute will be heard from today!"