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This traditional British mixture consists of matured pan fired Virginia, non-aromatic black cavendish, Cyprian latakia, and Turkish Yenidje. A rich full bodied blend.

Notes: This traditional British mixture consists of matured pan-fired Virginia, Syrian Latakia, and Turkish Yenidje. A rich full bodied blend. (old description)

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Manufactured ByWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutReady Rubbed
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Syrian latakia is very smoky and dry wood-like with a minimum of sweetness, and is the dominant tobacco, though it allows room for the other components. The Virginia has a little grass and earth with a load of sweet fruit and citrus. The yenidje is wood and smoke with a touch of sweet floral, and though it’s obvious in every puff, it’s a supporting player that lacks a little of the strength I generally associate with yenidje. The nic-hit is slightly more than mild, which I found a little surprising considering the richness of the flavors. The tobacco was a little moist, but I had no issues with the burn rate, and not too many relights were necessary. Burns cool, clean, and creamy though the flavor occasionally weakens just a little in the final quarter of the smoke. No bite. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no dottle. The room note is smoke and wood, but not strong. Friends will know you're smoking an English blend.

6 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (839)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

An overwhelmingly smooth take on the old Balkan Sobranie. It lacks that classic's flavor burst and clarity, but the taste is very close to my taste buds.

The tobacco color is interesting in that there are medium brown pieces and dark black pieces - it almost reminds me of a chessboard - and nothing in between. That's not in any way very meaningful; I just thought it was interesting. It comes just a bit too moist in the bag but 10 minutes of drying time was plenty, and where it performed at its best for me.

The Syrian latakia smooths this out and, while it was a good smoke, I found myself wondering what Cyprian would do to the mix. As it was, this blend was well balanced with nothing jumping to far to the fore. A nice "set it and forget it" smoke, not terribly complex but of obvious high quality and good flavor. If I didn't smoke so many similar blends, this one might be repeatable, and that's my one issue. It doesn't assert itself as more preferable to any number of balkan blends. A nice effort, with good flavor and a pleasing aroma (if you like latakia!) and nothing even close to a fault. Recommended if you enjoy balkan blends. But not a reference for me.

4 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Another home run from Carole at P&W. The first descriptive word that comes to mind is balenced. This medium English is well balenced without any flavor fully taking over. Unlike Carole's other English blends that I have tried, it can bite if smoked quickly so go slowly, its worth it! 524 always burns cleanly. The addition of the Turkish really fills out the blend and gives it a distinctive taste that seperates it from other English blends. I find that it does come arrive moist so some dry time is needed. Highly recommended.

4 people found this review helpful.

Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (74)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I think this is a very tasty and fairly complex blend. The Latakia although always evedent never overpowers the other componants. The fragrance and sweetness of the Yenidge and Virginia totaly compliment the Latakia creating an exellent balance and flavor throughout the bowl. Smokey, sweet, fragrant and flavorful, Sweeeeet!

This is a shining example of the proper materials in the proper perportions. Hats off to our beloved Carole...Hell with PC ...Thanks Babe!!!

2 people found this review helpful.

morphijuana Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
morphijuana (17)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

1st Smoke: Wow! A full flavored English I actually enjoyed. I packed up a pipe load in my Hackert. It's a smaller sized pipe, which was probably a good thing. This blend is fiery. Tasty without being overwhelming, no tongue bite, just bold flavors. Burned cool and ended in a dark grey ash. I look forward to the next smoke session with it. 2nd Smoke: Well, why fix what isn't broken? I packed up the Hackert with another pipe load. Smoked just as well this time around as the first. Full flavor, full bodied, full enjoyment English. This is coming from someone who tends to enjoy the more mild English blends. From first light to the last puff this is just an exceptional tobacco. Quite possibly a new favorite for me. 3rd Smoke: OK, pulled out the big guy for the 3rd smoking of this wonderful blend. My Tinsky bulldog, its dedicated to English blends, which this 524 most assuredly is. Smooth yet spicy, full flavored without a huge nicotine kick. Its got a super smoky woodsy manly flavor. The Latakia is there, but I think the Turkish in it is really what evens the whole blend out. The room note is excellent to me, others don't seem to enjoy the way I do though. A blend I would highly suggest to others. Conclusion: Sign me up for a couple pounds of this stuff. Excellent!

1 person found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Very Mild Tolerable

This Blend have many good evaluations,

But for me, it not have neither special caracther...

Flat, only Orientals are noted, Virginia and Latakia disappeared completely.

Very common "English Mixture", similar to a good cigarrete tobacco.

2 stars, but only because it have s good taste when lighted,and a residual good taste in the mouth, after smoking. Without this it would be only 1 Star.

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Lochinvar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lochinvar (78)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very solid middle of the road English. There are many entrants in this field, this is a quality one. If you happen to be going though the Pipeworks and Wilke catalog, definitely worth adding.

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Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (65)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is probably the finest English mixture I have ever enjoyed. It has a captivating taste that is very satisfying without a high nicotine level. The latakia content is moderate without overtaking the other components. It has a natural sweetness that keeps you coming back for more. For those, like myself, who have given up on English/Balkan blends, this could be the one.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Simply one of the best tobaccos around. It has a wonderful, spicy smell and you find the same fragrances while smoking. The first impressions remins me of GL Pease Bohemian Scandal because the top note you detect is the syrian latakia, but this is smoother and, all in all, a better tobacco. No problems found as far as wetness or relighting, almost the perfect blend. Wonderful.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

An excellent medium English, with superb burning qualities. This won't make the "too much Latakia is never enough" crowd happy, but I find it to have a perfectly balanced taste, with a clean finish. Recommended.

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