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Paul Olsen's version of the long wanted "The Garrick". A nice, mild Latakia mixture, the mildest of the triad "Garrick" - "800 Ø" - "Blue Queen".

BrandPaul Olsen
Blended ByMichael Mortensen
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsLatakia, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging100g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionUnknown
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Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
3.3
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (761)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Paul Olsen - Garrick.

This is a blend that I enjoy a great deal.

The smell from the tin imminently suggests that a high proportion of Latakia's been included. It's strange, the smoke isn't anywhere near as Lat-strong as I think the tin-note implies it's going to be; there's more of the Lat' woodiness, and less of the smokiness from it. The Perique packs a good flavour-punch though; a stereotypical taste of Perique, but it's pleasant nonetheless.

That's the tastes I get more of, now the taste I get only a little of: I'm betting it's down to the indomitable nature of the other two tobaccos, but I only get a tiny amount of grass/hay coming through from the Virginia. It's a lot further down the flavour scale.

Nicotine? I'd put this down as about medium, maybe a tad higher if inhaled, but other than that I'd say it's medium.

I don't get any extra flavours; it's quite a basic smoke, but what I do get is tongue bite. To come to the fore, the pipe must be puffed very hard, and to be fair, when it does occur, it's not that bad.

Despite the smidgen of bite, I'm still giving this four stars.

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meerschaum Claw

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

Torben Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Torben (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Great blend. Friendly. After lighting it up the taste is round mellow and creamy. Like Germains King Charles. After 3 relights it's harsh, bitter and hard work to finish. Not very enjoyable. But untill then it's a joy.

Pipe Used: Briar, corn cob, Meerschaum

Similar Blends: Early morning pipe, though not so sophisticated.

1 person found this review helpful.

Diver Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Diver (3)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

Another great creation by Paul Olsen in the "My Own Blend" series! It has been among my regular blends of choice for quite some time now! Having learnt from other people's reviews about so many good mixtures I felt it was high time I shared "Garrick" with others like me, who are constantly in pursuit of a great smoking experience.

What you get in "Garrick" is a steady, beautifully balanced, and unfailingly present rich treat to both flavour and taste! It burns easy and nice, quickly develops into a full bodied yet delicate presence for both you and those around you. You may be sure it will remain with you as a good companion to conversation or a moment of quiet and peace.

I prefer it in a mid-sized Savinelli "Champagne" and always keep a tin within reach. Try it. You will not regret it! Enjoy.

1 person found this review helpful.

Relapse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Relapse (18)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Mild and sweet English type blend. Very easy to pack and light. Keeps lit without effort. Smokes cooly all the way to the bottom of the pipe. No bite whatsoever. A good blend for those wanting to try a Latakia blend but reluctant of their usual punch.

1 person found this review helpful.

bumbum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bumbum (20)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

A nice, mild tobacco made by Paul Olsen's eminent tobacco specialist Michael Mortensen. made after an English reciept, this tobacco contains Latakia, Perique, Cavendish, Kentucky, and Virginia. A nice, mild tobacco for the smoker, who wants to start smokin the "traditional" English mixtures.

1 person found this review helpful.

BigBadWolf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigBadWolf (3)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, I prefer King George to this tobacco, though they are very similar. In Garrick I miss the Orientals. No bad tobacco, but a bit "flat". BigBadWolf.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A good starting point to the english blends, though not a real classic english. It's very easy to pack and light, and the smoke proceeds evenly. The cavendish gives a sweet tone, no bite at all, and the nicotine punch is really low. A good one, though not fantastic.

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