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For many decades this unique blend was one of Drucquer's most popular, and was even known to have comforted members of Admiral Richard Byrd's crew during their second Antarctic expedition. The finely balanced combination of Virginia tobaccos, white and brown Burleys, and just a bit of Latakia and Perique keeps Inns of Court in high regard. A lighter blend with a complex, nutty taste and wonderful, nostalgic aroma that is sure to suit many palates. Fill your bowl and enjoy a taste of history! - Gregory Pease

BrandDrucquer & Sons
Blended ByG.L. Pease
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Packaging3.5oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2251)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The very nutty, deep molasses sweet, toasty brown burleys have a hint of cocoa, and takes a little lead over the other components. The red and more obvious bright Virginias offer a bit of citrus, a little tangy dark fruit and earth, and a light grass note in a support role. The white burley sports a very mild dry, woody sharp hit in the background. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is slightly more than a condiment, while the spice, raisin and plum aspects of the perique are condimental. A pinch of black cavendish provides a little brown sugar. The nic-hit is a step beyond the mild level. The strength and taste are just past the center of the mild to medium threshold. No chance of bite, and has no weak or harsh spots. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a fairly smoothly sweet consistent flavor all the way to the finish. Provides lots of smoke, requires few relights, and leaves little dampness in the bowl as it easily burns to ash. Has a sweetly pleasant after taste and room note. A fairly easy going all day sweet American English smoke. Three and a half stars out of four.


22 people found this review helpful.

The Saint Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Saint (7)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The first time I walked into Drucquer & Sons University Ave. shop in the early eighty's this was one of the first blends recommended to me, and smoked it regularly. After finishing five bowls, I have to say that this is better than the original. The taste is about what I remember, semi sweet, rich but mild all day smoke that leaves a pleasant after taste on your palate wanting more, but it seems like a more refined and complete blend. The old version had a tendency to smoke a little hot and bite if not careful, this does not. Greg thanks for bringing back an old friend, you did good.

Pipe Used: Tinsky

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

11 people found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (103)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Nutty, Complex. Hint of Latakia, smooth tasting, and absolute joy to smoke. So what's not to like? Tastes just like I remembered it. Glad to see this back in production. Highly recommended!

Pipe Used: Wally Frank Billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

10 people found this review helpful.

BlueDog1950 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BlueDog1950 (10)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

Inns of Court, Drucquer & Sons, Ltd. 4 stars

Exceptional English blend, recently discovered by this long time pipe smoker. One tries many blends in the ongoing adventure of seeking something that stands out – this was a very pleasant discovery. Highly recommended.

Black cavindish, Burley, Latakia, Perique and Virginia. High quality tobaccos blended perfectly,

Tin note is slightly sweet Virginia with hints of Latakia and Perique. Soft ribbon cut, almost a shag. Perfect moisture in tin.

Lots of soft thick smoke, no bite, easy to light, burns steady, no relights needed. Virginias are slightly sweet, Latakia and Perique provide nice hits in this complex blend but predominate flavor is Virginia and Burley.

Complex blend. Rich flavor with medium strenth, nic is medium plus but not overwhelming.

Thick smoke leaves a pleasing coating in mouth, allowing the complex to linger a while after a smoke. Very agreeable.

This blend is part of a 7 different mixtures reissue by G.L Pease. One note, tins are sold only in 100 and 200 gram tins. Thanks to G.L. Pease for bringing back this historical blend. A must try for the seasoned smoker.

Smoked in Erik Nording Zulu

Pipe Used: Erik Nordin Zulu

3 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (100)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This has a very nice sweet grassy hay like smell out of the tin. There is a lot of play to this one, it smokes smooth at times and then a little spice kicks in. This blend is called American vice English or Virginia. Not really sure what this means exactly, but I have read some reviews referring this as a mild English. For me the Latakia is hardly noticeable and it seems to be more of the Virginia family. A really nice natural tasting tobacco and I am tempted to buy a few more tins and let them age a little bit. The one I bought was produced in August of this year. One reason I purchased this was the reference to Admiral Byrd’s team smoking this blend. Of course, I realize this is a recreation and not the original but the previous reviews seem to bear that it is pretty close and I enjoy the history aspect of this blend.

Pipe Used: Briar Pokers

Age When Smoked: New

2 people found this review helpful.