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A mixture of the finest english kind. Mixed in old copper drums.
Made from the world's best tobaccos: red Kentucky, Virginia,
Turkish, Carolina Black and syrian Latakia. Fine to medium taste
with a gentle smoky note.

BrandJohn Aylesbury
Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Kentucky, Virginia, Latakia
Packaging50 g tin, 100 g tin
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable, Strong

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Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (104)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I’d call Finest British a mild to medium allrounder. It’s supposed to be a best-seller in the John Aylesbury program. English in character, Virginia and Oriental forward underlined by a modest and supportive smokiness. The smoother Syrian should be responsible for this, making this blend a limited offer in the future, though. Easy handling.

The only thing I don’t like about this blend is the cold, smoky aftertaste mainly from the Orientals I think, which stays present even after a good meal. Other than that this is a decent blend for all-day purposes, very enjoyable with or without filter and not a bad alternative to more expensive brands. The room note is typical English, yet tolerable.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: fresh to 6 months

Similar Blends: Dunhill Early Morning Pipe.

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the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (227)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Strong

I picked up a tin of this when looking for a medium English at my trusted secondary tobacconist's.

A rather standard English blend, with VA, Orientals and Latakia. The tin note is not much different from the milder varieties, but does show a touch of freshness among the spice.

The thin ribbon lights up well with a single match, and smokes down to bright ashes. The taste is slightly sweet, with a touch of acidity. The room note is not too bad, but won't improve the smoker's social life either.

Having smoked the likes of SG Squadron Leader and Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend, this is a bit of a letdown. The taste does not develop at all, nor does the strength satisfy me, and the Orientals don't make much of an appearance.

A good choice for a beginner to dip his toes in Latakia blends, I'd say, but apart from that, there is nothing else to tell. Two and three quarters solid stars from me. There are far better English ones out there, even in the same price bracket.

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Mike Castello Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mike Castello (49)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This tobacco is appropriately named. It is The Finest British and it really is just that. The traditional ribbon cut and the aroma in the tin are just right. The flavor, most importantly, is spot on. From the first few puffs of the pipe right to the bottom of the bowl it is a tasty English. I plan to buy more because it is one of the best English blends available. I highly recommend Finest British to all those who enjoy English blends.

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