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Our exclusive Royal Scot is added to a mixture of medium cut Burley, rich Virginias and just enough Latakia to create a pleasant aromatic English blend. A nice change of pace.

BrandPipeworks & Wilke
Blended ByCarole Burns
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (119)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

For those who enjoy aromatic English blends, this one is a treat. Jar note of Latakia combined with that unique sweetness that can only be the Royal Scot. The aromatic English category is a difficult one. How to harmonize the blend without sacrificing the unique characteristics of the constituent tobaccos? Carole Burns nails this one.

Takes a match easily and burns evenly if it's allotted some drying time. The Latakia is seamlessly interwoven with the soft sweetness of the Royal Scot, the sweet and savory notes perfectly balanced. Neither vies for dominance here. Smooth, smooth, smooth.

The flavors are consistent through to the end. Again, this is a difficult style to pull off, with many offerings goopy with black Cavendish or overly dominant in Latakia or flavoring agent. The mixtures often go awry with weird flavor profiles and a hot burn. There is none of that here. An excellent all-day blend with plenty of flavor that is also generous to those around you. For best results, I strongly recommend packing this one loosely.

This is a masterpiece of the English Aromatic style.

(Edit 2016: Three years later and I'm really surprised this wonderful blend has only five reviews. This one's worth a taste and a big recommendation to those who enjoy aromatic English blends.)

3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1503)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The burley is nutty with a little molasses and earth and is one of the star components. The lightly earthy, mostly grassy, citrusy Virginias competes with it, and is occasionally second best. The woody, lightly smokey Cyprian latakia is a secondary player, but you’ll always notice it. The sweet Royal Scot topping does mute the tobaccos just a little. Has a very mild nic-hit and won't bite. Needs a little dry time, but once you do that, it burns cool, clean, moderately mellow and very smooth with a consistent flavor from top to bottom. Needs some relights. Leaves some moisture in the bowl. Has a very pleasant after taste. An all day smoke seemingly designed for an entry English-aro smoker. It’s lack of depth and complexity relegates it to two and a half stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (665)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is an interesting crossover/aromatic tobacco. Just enough Latakia to let you know its there, but no more. Wilke No. 5 is an old style blend that I think falls more into the aromatic side of things all though some may feel its a crossover. Either way it's one of the better one's in this grouping. The blend isn't interesting enough for me to smoke often, but is a nice change of pace. As with all the P&W blends, it is made with high quality leaf that burns cleanly (with a little pre-smoke dry time) and isn't cloying. No. #5 will please aromatic smokers and English smokers looking for something a little different. Recommended.

2 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a nice, spicey-sweet, American English from this venerable blending house. The top-note is very pleasant, and underneath is a smooth composition of Burley, Virginia, and just enough Latakia, to let you know it is there. The tobacco is top quality, and this burns dry and clean. It reminds me a bit of Peretti's No. 102, but I prefer this. Another pleasant companion perfect for an afternoon drive. I love these old style blends, and this one is indeed a nice change of pace.

2 people found this review helpful.

dedalto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dedalto (23)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Cavendish pulls the different components together and combines into a lovely smooth and sensual smoke. Not as exotic as number 10 but a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Totally without bite and almost hypnotic. Much smoother than the Frogs.

1 person found this review helpful.

Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (73)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As to not be redundent I will just fully agree with SopwithCamel, only I'm giving 4 stars

1 person found this review helpful.