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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 to Tolerable

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (84)
★★★★
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. 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.

This is a masterpiece of the English Aromatic style.

2 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★★☆
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.

Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (72)
★★★★
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.