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King of Swords pipe tobacco. Not for the faint of heart. An intense, fuller-than-full English blend of Orientals, Virginias, with Burley and Black Cavendish, plus an extra heavy dose of Latakia. If you love Dunhill Nightcap, this blend is for you!

BrandKing Smoking Pipes and Cigars
Blended ByEric Josten
Manufactured ByKing Smoking Pipes and Cigars
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
Packaging1.5 oz, 3 oz, 6 oz Pouch, Bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable
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Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★☆☆
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Heavy Lat blends are no longer my cup of tea, but I decided to try this one anyhow. If you love these kinds of blends you can probably add a star or two to the two I'm giving this.

As you would expect, the Latakia dominates the flavor profile with it's smoky, woody notes. There is an acrid note as well, but it's not terribly strong. The Black Cav adds a bit of sweetness, a little more would be nice for my taste. I can taste just a touch of Virginia. There is a nutty note which seems to be of the Oriental variety rather than the Burley kind. The Burley is applied lightly enough to be a non-factor in the flavor. I wouldn't call this a Lat bomb as the other components do make a showing. It is Lat dominate though.

Body is medium and taste is medium to full. Does require a relight here and there. Not a bad smoke, but as I said, my preferences have changed over the years and this sort of blend no longer meets them. Worth a try if you like a good dose of Lat. Smokes the same in briar or cob.

Pipe Used: Nording Dublin, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: kingsmokingpipesandcigars.com

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