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An expertly blended mix of sun-cured Turkish Samsun and bright Virginia leaf, Peter Stokkebye's Turkish pipe tobacco is naturally sweet on the palate and subtly fragrant in room note.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1552)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Peter Stokkebye - Turkish Blend.

Quite a well rubbed ribbon inclusive of a few twigs. It arrived with perfect moisture for it to be smoked fresh.

The Samsun gives obvious flavour, fragrant, malty and buttery; the butter's the leading flavour from the Turkish side. The Virginia's far from being deterred by it, though: it's a little way behind but it's a definite addition that sweetens the pot. One of my gripes with this is the speed of the burn: fast. And it isn't the coolest. On the positive side it gives me zero tongue bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant to tolerable.

Turkish Blend? I'm sure many folks would love it, but for me it's better used as a blender. Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (123)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I only decided to buy 2 oz of this tobacco to explore the oriental leaf in it (Samsun) without any distractions from other tobaccos, namely, latakia, which is present in many Balkan mixtures and blends. Some times I like doing that just to explore what different tobaccos can bring into a blend, what is gained and what might be missing, etc. In true honesty, I was expecting more sour and zesty notes from it, but then, surely you cannot reach for the moon when the whole point is to explore a particular component as stated above. As for the virginia leaf, just to say it only offers support and that it is not overly sweet. As a mixture I don't think it is worth wasting one's time smoking this tobacco, but I see both aging and blending potential here, so based on that I think it is only fair to give it a rating of 2 stars.

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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (94)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I can not recommend this as a stand-alone smoke and even as a "blender" I think that it falls short. (This blend should never be confused with Turkish Export #84 (Stokkebye)—they smoke quite differently though the Turkish varietal used is the same in both blends.) In Turkish Blend (TB) the Virginia smokes more like a Burley—there’s very little sweetness and no true Virginia flavor, but there is some sourness and bitterness and a bit of a crude, sharp edge. It’s also a little dark and earthy for a quality Virginia. I can definitely taste a little butter and smell the Turkish mustiness, but Samsun is simply not my favorite Turkish varietal unless there are some other quality tobaccos to support it. That's simply not the case here.

There are much better Turkish blender alternatives on the market including Stokkebye's own Turkish Export #84..

Pipe Used: Alpha Rhodesian Blast & some foams

Age When Smoked: Bulk

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