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The fullest of the range, Levant Mixture is a rich, luxurious blend of Balkan and New-World tobaccos, comprising generous portions of small leaf Turkish and Cyprian Latakia, ripe red Virginia leaf, and a little bright for a subtle sweetness. A blend of eminent distinction. - Gregory Pease

BrandDrucquer & Sons
Blended ByG.L. Pease
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging3.5oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong, Strong
None Detected
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Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong, Very Strong

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2233)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

The very richly smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is the star component. The buttery sweet, dry woody, mildly sour and spicy Turkish is an omnipresent supporting player. The ripe, tangy dark fruit sweet, earthy red Virginia is a secondary force and also provides a touch of spice and mild fermented “barbecue”. The gentle addition of the bright Virginia offers light sugar along with some citrus and grass for a little nuance. The nic-hit is just past the mild to medium threshold. The strength and taste levels are a step shy of being full, but they reach that level by the time you’re at the half way point. Won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh spots. Well blended with some obvious and not-so-obvious complexity, you’ll likely notice all the previously noted aspects in every puff. Burns at a slightly less than moderate pace, cool and clean with a smooth, very consistently deep campfire flavor from start to finish. Requires an average number of relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. The after taste and pungent room notes will linger. It’s not an all day smoke. While it is a fulsome smoking experience for latakia aficionados, it won’t bring you to your knees, and if it fits your personal preference, is repeatable. Three and a half stars.


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clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (103)
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A delightful full English Blend. A complex blend that hits all the notes. Well balanced with a hint of sweetness. This is a great blend to have after dinner or nightcap. Glad to see this back in production. Highly Recommended!

Pipe Used: Wally Frank Billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

6 people found this review helpful.

drew_sayles Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
drew_sayles (2)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Very Strong

I have been smoking on and of for over ten years and just started expanding my latakia horizons. I have a couple of the Frog Morton blends, which I love, and have determined that I am a big fan of latakia. This is a relatively smooth but full bodied and tasty English latakia blend. It's described as an oriental forward English, but I primarily get the latakia with pockets of oriental flavor. Burns well for me with about 15 minutes of drying time. Mac Barens Vintage Syrian seems more oriental forward, and I do enjoy that blends as well but reach for Levant more often. It's my favorite latakia blend as of this moment.

Pipe Used: Ropp chubby billiard, Moonshine Dublin

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: SmokingPipes

Similar Blends: GL Pease Westminster.

2 people found this review helpful.

tommyboy1749 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tommyboy1749 (26)
Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong

The re-issue of Drucquer and Sons Levant Mixture is a full English Mixture with a definite Balkan aspect. The tobacco is mostly Latakia black, the darker brown red Virginia and Oriental leaf in second place, and a smattering of yellow bright Virginias. The cut is fairly thin--somewhere between a standard ribbon and a shag cut, and takes to the flame with little effort and continues burning with scant attention. The initial flavor is Latakia and more Latakia, with the fruity red Virginias and sour Orientals laying low. The sharp sweetness of the bright Virginias peep out here and there. As the bowl progresses, the Latakia recedes a bit as the Orientals and red Virginias come into their own. The bright Virginias remain sequestered on the sidelines. A full Latakia mixture, but not quite a "bomb" or "dump." The flavor is very full and coats rather than fills the mouth. Levant is definitely an evening smoke insofar as anything that follows will still taste like Levant.

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