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Notes: "The Havana tobacco used in this mixture is imported from the famous ‘La Corona’ factory, the only mixture possessing the richness and flavour of a choice cigar" (1915). "Virginias, Cavendish and Oriental Leaf with added Havana Filler leaf and Perique, now known as #1167" (store description of unknown date). "A spicy flavoured blend of medium strength, consisting of mixed Virginias, Cavendish and Oriental Leaf with added Havana Filler leaf and Perique. There is no Latakia in this blend. Only available at the London Dunhill store" (late 20th Century).

BrandDunhill
Blended ByDunhill
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsCavendish, Cigar Leaf, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryUK
ProductionNo longer in production
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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tommyboy1749 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tommyboy1749 (26)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I originally purchased one tin of this under the label "Cuba" from the Dunhill store in London in 1999 as part of a larger mail-order. As I understand it, this was the last year the private-label "My Mixtures" were still hand-blended by Dunhill in the London flagship store (later production was shipped out like all of the mass-market mixtures to Murray's).

Cuba is a balanced blend wherein each of the components makes its presence known and contributes to a unified, distinct whole--which is the essence of a true "mixture." The Virginias provide a dry background (kind of like the tannins in Chianti), while the Cavendish adds a slight sweetness, and the Perique contributes its peculiar spice. The cigar leaf, however, is the prime attraction and is discernible throughout the smoke (and in the side-stream aroma), adding creaminess and depth. The cigar leaf is of the highest quality: the description says, "Havana Filler leaf," and I believe it.

The tobacco itself is a slightly finer cut than usually found in dunhill blends, and accordingly, it ignites readily and remains lit with little effort or attention. I only wish I would have stock piled rooms full of this stuff when it was still available. I wonder if dunhill would ever consider reissuing a series of premium quality, hand-blended mixtures that hearken back to their halcyon days. I for one would be willing to shell out some extra bucks to take another trip to "Cuba."

Purchased From: dunhill (London)

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Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (304)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Not the lightest in body and nicotine (as can be expected from Dunhill!), but delicate in taste. Perhaps TOO delicate, as the main contribution is given by bright Virginias which aren't very sweet and the cigar leaf can be noticed only as a light spicy note: this makes it OK even for those who don't like cuban cigars, but perhaps it's a choice which makes 1167 lack in personality. It's similar to the old Balkan Sobranie Virginian N. 10, although this one was better and richer. GLPease Robusto and Fox's Banker's are fuller and stouter in taste, so I'pick these two instead (but they have Latakia, so you might disagree). Great fluffy white ash, anyway!

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