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A traditional mixture of Red Virginia, Turkish, Burley, Latakia and Perique. A great introduction to English style pipe smoking. A unique Medium strength blend.

BrandAbenaki Tobacco Co.
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
2.8
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1907)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smokey woody sweet Cyprian latakia is the head component, though it really acts more as team player. The grassy, citrusy Virginia forms the base of the blend for the other varietals. The lightly nutty, molasses sweet burleys play at slightly higher level than the Virginia.The buttery, sour woodsy, musty Smyrna underscores the experience. The spicy, raisiny perique lurk in the background. The nic-hit is mild. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a rather smooth, consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a very pleasant after taste. Can almost be an all day smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

Hemlock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hemlock (59)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very flavourful and smooth blend. It is, I believe, Altadis 502, medium english. Not really an english since it has perique and burley. No odds though, since the flavour is broad and ever complex due to the types of leaf present. Easy to pack and smokes like a dream, consistent and without much coaxing-- maybe a dash of PEG added since it's a bulk. Almost feels like it is a crossover blend, because I feel it is not as "dry" as I would expect an unflavoured blend. Elements of smokiness, nutty and overripe fruity.... It is possible that the burley has a volatile fragrance added, but this does not make it an aromatic by any stretch of the imagination. Would I stock it? Yes, I in fact already have. Great service and a reasonable price from Anna too..

1 person found this review helpful.

owaindav Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
owaindav (6)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was very pleased with this tobacco. One of my first English blends, I found it very nice. There's enough latakia to taste but not to overpower. No tongue bite. The description is very good, "...great introduction to English style..."

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cajomu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cajomu (38)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Stonehenge English is not a bad tobacco, though it is not to my taste. The burley predominates (it's good burley, with plenty of chocolate overtones) and there is plenty of Perique (it made me sneeze). The orientals are very subdued and I didn't detect the Red Virginias that Abenaki cites in their description.

The taste is fairly complex for a burley and very smooth, with no bite. The first half of the smoke is best, after that it becomes a bit muddy tasting. Stonehenge English packs and lights easily, and burns cleanly. I believe it contains propylene glycol, since it has that oily feel and doesn't dry out, but not too much since it doesn't leave gunk in the bottom of the bowl like many cheap blends.

If you're partial to burley and want to try something a little different, maybe Stonehenge English is for you (though I'll stick with Abenaki's Turkish Balkan for the Virginias and Latakia). Like all Abenaki blends, the price is right.

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