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(Light English) For the smoker who demands the best money can buy. Blended with the most expensive Dubeks, Yenidje, Mahala, sun cured Virginia, light Burley, and Latakia.

BrandSterling Tobacco Co
Blended ByJack Peterson
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
ProductionCurrently available
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jco3rd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jco3rd (1)
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

This blend is incredible.

I agree that this is definitely a light english. But that is just perfect for someone like me who tends to stick with virginias, and thinks that EMP is often more lat then i want to deal with. I've always wanted a blend that had just a "touch" of lat to give it that character, but not enough to completely overwhelm everything else. I'm sure that if you love latakia, this blend will not cut it for you. But, if you are looking for a blend where the lat is truly a condiment... just a touch, enough to let you know its there, then this blend is for you!

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Westbrook

Age When Smoked: 1 week

Purchased From: Sterling Tobacco

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ant Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ant (4)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

...from a novice pipe smoker:

I purchased a few blends from Jack Peterson at Sterling|1776 and thru his guidance was able to narrow down blends that I liked. Jack sent a sample of this to me since I gravitate toward English blends. His recommendation was spot on. This is an awesome smoke, pleasant, full of satisfying flavor. For me, what I've found as a novice is what makes a good smoke is that it tastes good from the first light to the end of the bowl. What makes a great smoke is that good smoke gets better and better until the end of the bowl and leaves you wanting more when it goes out. This is a great smoke. The other thing i found is that it took me about two weeks to smoke thru the sample as I was rotating thru other blends and this blend was great the first time I smoked it and got even more delightful over those few weeks - I was disappointed when my bag was empty.

Pipe Used: MM Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh to about Two Weeks

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yinyang Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
yinyang (45)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

I'm going off the memory of a free sample I received from Mr. Peterson about 4 months ago. This probably won't be the most accurate assessment possible, but I think it deserves a review (albeit small).

A light English to be sure...(not a Lat bomb). This one had a strong Oriental presence, maybe the most of any English I've had the pleasure to try. Not a bad thing, as the tobaccos used were of a good quality.

The Va and burley element were, in my fading memory, pretty subdued, making me think this one might as well have been labelled an Oriental mixture, without much complaint.

If it was the only blend available to me, I'm sure I'd make do it is, there are so many different (read: similar) blends and blenders out there that COtB ultimately falls by the wayside. Definitely worth a go, though.

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