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This mild, slow burning mixture consists of a matured burley base to which is added a granulated Virginia, latakia, a natural Virginia cavendish, a touch of perique, and a hint of Wilke's own slightly aromatic Royal Scot.

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Manufactured ByWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging2 oz. bag, 4 oz. bag, 8 oz. bag 16 oz. bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (65)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

During my college days, I frequented the famous Wilke shop on Madison Avenue. Magic #13 was my favorite blend at the time. A few years ago, I ordered some of the the old Wilke blends from Pipeworks and realized my tastes had changed. I realized that #13 was too aromatic for me now. #24 was not included in that order. I recently ordered some #524 and #24 from Carole. After trying a couple of bowls of #24, I knew that I'd found a new friend. This is similar to #13 with the Royal Scot reduced by about 75%. The Royal Scot in #24 provides only a slight aromatic presence. This is a very mild American/English that burns beautifully with a lovely soft taste and only a suggestion of the Royal Scot floral essence. I like the light touch of perique that's present with every puff. The latakia is in the background. Very cool burning. A wonderful all day blend that I wish I'd found long ago.

2 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

Considering this has just about everything except the kitchen sink in it, it is a remarkable achievement! The added Cavendish is Royal Scot by the way. It adds a pleasant sweetness to the blend, but doesn't do much to sweeten the room note.

It comes across my taste buds as a smokey, sweet and spicey Anglo-American blend, which has plenty of taste. The Latakia is noticeable, but the Perique really made this interesting for me. This blend has plenty of body, and good "mouth feel". It has impeccable burning qualities.

There is a lot going on here, making this pleasingly complex, and thoroughly enjoyable for me. I may upgrade my rating, but as it stands now, this is very good.

2 people found this review helpful.

sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This one may have too many components, and in the beginning is a little confusing. The cut is mixed up too, but it's easy to pack and the moisture is just fine. The cased cavendish is clearly the first note when you light up, and then it provides a sweet background layer that keeps up all the way down the bowl. The flavour you can detect is that of a classic American blend, with evident presence of burley and latakia, while I can't detect a solid perique pungency. The burley wonderfully balances the cavendish sweetness with its typical bitterness, giving this blend a great balance.

2 people found this review helpful.

UncleGar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleGar (110)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Further Americanized #72. The mysterious "royal standard" is a scented cavendish and there is more than a hint of it. Latakia percentage very minor. Perique is a more prominent element, but it's the cavendish that rules.

Lots of added flavor, peppery spicy sweet. It would be an acquired taste I'm not likely to acquire.

I prefer many others they offer.

1 person found this review helpful.