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English mixture

Blended ByJerome Sillem's Tobacco Import
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia, Latakia
Packaging50g tin
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Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Uban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uban (52)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A friend just gave me half a tin from the 80's, complaining that it burned out too fast. I have not had that experience, but I thought it grand. Top of the bowl was dry, Va-forward, cool & light in flavor. Mid-bowl the flavor picked up a lot, the lat coming thru in delightful waves. Bottom was still smooth & cool, but heavily latakia-forward & much sweeter. I will try some modern SIllem's because this was a real treat.

Pipe Used: Meer, cob

Age When Smoked: 30 nyrs

Purchased From: Unknown

Similar Blends: light English.

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Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (233)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Don't think this is made anymore, but when I got this early 90's tin I just had to review it. I wonder if anyone else has tried it? I really like the way a mild English tastes when aged for a while. Fermented Virginia, noticable yet muted Latakia, smooth and no harshness whatsoever. It has a rather caramel aroma in the tin and this carries over to the smoke.

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