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A secret mixture of choice tobaccos blended with Latakia. A smoker's delight.

BrandJohn Cotton
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia, Latakia
Packaging50g Tin
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium, Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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Lord Gustav Hindley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lord Gustav Hindley (2)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

a shame that my favourite in Pipe Tobacco has been lost, as i search for it's exact Replacement, i do hope to one Day find this. Westminster by Pease is spot on, and a top hole Pipe Tobacco. I must try any other Recomendations that Others may be so kind to suggest to this old Mann. Pax tecum, Gustav

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straightgrain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
straightgrain (6)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This review was taken from a sealed knife lid tin 40+ years old.

The tin aroma is grassy and slightly sweet, reminding me of RRR.

Started off more like a well aged Virginia/Burley mixture (slightly sweet and peppery/spicy) than an Oriental/English Mixture, slowly developing a tanginess as the Orientals were drawn out.

A third of the way down, the flavor becomes more spicy and peppery, with the spiciness taking center stage around mid bowl and the sweetness of the Virginias becoming a background note.

Past the half way point, the flavor deepens and the spiciness intensifies as the sweetness all but disappears.

Nearing the bottom of the bowl, wine like characteristics become evident as the smoke turns thick, chewy and slightly sweet.

Overall a very good (but not outstanding) Oriental mixture, with no hint of Latakia smokiness. It stays cool and without the tartness sometimes associated with Oriental mixtures. The aroma was musty, malty with a hint of spiciness farther down the bowl.

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I have no idea what happened to the company, nor any idea why the blend is no lomger available. This was the one I always came back to for an "all day" smoke. It was "old reliable" for as long as I could get it, and I would smoke it still. The blend was listed as MILD, but that may have been a reference to the nicotine content, not the flavor. This was a medium bodied blend of red and gold virginias ith a good prportion of oriental leaf, and an ample quantity of latakia. My memory tells me there was no black cavendish in the blend, and also tells me that the latakia was Syrian. It burned readily, but not hot, with a lively smokey/spicy flavor. I cannot recall it ever getting hot, or wet, or in any other way unpleasant. Rumor has it that Butera's Latakia Blend (#1 or #2) is an attempt to recreate the blend. Must check this out.

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