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1966 blend (taking its name from the birth year of Erik Stokkebye's younger brother) mixes mature Virginias, Burleys, black Cavendish, and a pinch of Latakia, all topped with a dash of Caribbean rum.

BrandErik Stokkebye
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringRum
CutRibbon
Packaging1.4oz Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
3.5
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Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (316)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Before I get to my "TIRADE" , here is my review: Not being a fan of The Latakia/Rum combo, I'm really scratching my head why I tried this. That said, this is the best I've tried. I did have to let this breathe for a few weeks in order to reduce the rum influence , then this blend shined. It tends to lean towards the "sour" rather than the "sweet" side and it never has a bitter background note that I get from other Rum topped blends. I would put this in the aro camp and I found that a cob is better than a briar

NOW MY TIRADE: I will never buy any of this manufactures blends again simply because of principle. When you look closely at the weight of the tin , it's only 40 grams, deceptively packed in the standard 50 gram tin. I will not personally support this trend

Pipe Used: cob /Briar

Age When Smoked: 1 month open

1 person found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (110)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is another blend that I had never smoked until receiving a half ounce sample/gift from an Ebay seller with whom I had made purchases recently. When I gave it the sniff test, it came off as a lightly aromatic blend with some Latakia content and neither was all that strong. I looked up the formula on this site and, sure enough, that is what it was. I first smoked this blend while visiting a longtime pipe smoking friend; an environment that often thwarts truly understanding what a new blend is really like. In the middle of our conversation I began to say things out loud about how good this tobacco was smoking and how much I liked it. It has been all uphill from there. I don't know whether the aromatic component is truly rum or not and I don't care. The top third of each bowl smoked in such a way as to slow my pace down by mild tongue warming and I made the adjustment willingly. When a blend is as interesting as ES 4th-1966, you can ignore and\or accept quirks of blending; you can ignore a mild amount of heat in initial light up. When I finished smoking my second bowl I exclaimed - "What a beautifully crafted little blend this is" - and that is, in essence, what the only other reviewer at this time, Pipestud, said in his review. Once again he and I agree on a blend at four stars.

Pipe Used: Ardor Canadian (2012 NASPC pipe)

Age When Smoked: unknown, but probably relatively current

Purchased From: gifted by an Ebay seller

Similar Blends: I'm not sure, as there are so few aromatic English blends on the market. It reminds me of some aromatic English mixtures that I have put together in the recent past rather than anything commercial..

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The rum element really does come through, even with the presence of the Latakia which is hard to accomplish properly in a lot of blends, but handled well here by Stokkebye. The Virginia is also of good quality and had no rough edges, which is unusual for fresh leaf. And finally the rum soaked Black Cavendish was actually a body builder, so, this one had some palate filling capabilities, too. Just a very nicely done blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

hilbertastronaut Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hilbertastronaut (7)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is my fourth review. I have been smoking pipes for a few months, and cigars for a few years.

Cut is pretty conventional ribbons. Tin note is mild but pleasant: a hint of rum and Latakia. There's not much of the latter; my pipe-smoking friend, who is not at all a fan of Latakia, detected it but didn't find it unpleasant. More of the rum note comes out on smoking, but it's not overwhelming. This was pretty easy to light and keep lit, and it burned down pretty well.

This stuff is good to keep around. It's not mind-blowing, but it's not troublesome, either.

Pipe Used: Large straight billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Monte's Tobacco Shop, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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