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A standard English blend. Latakia, Turkish, and a little Perique. A very pleasant smoke.

BrandOwl Shop
Blended ByJoe Lentine
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
3.7
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1454)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Back in the day, Joel Lintine was highly regarded for his blending abilities. And his Owl Shop creations were often written about in the old Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris. St. Johns was wonderful and I recently was able to revisit this classic when a friend sent me a sample of some he had been aging in a Mason Jar for many years. Simply outstanding! The Latakia was still very pungent and leathery, and the Burley, Orientals and Perique shone brightly. It brought back memories of the old HOW classic, Barking Dog. As relaxing a smoke of this kind as there is out there in puffer land.

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kerryman71 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kerryman71 (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

I really like this blend. I spent a Saturday afternoon a few years ago smoking several of the house blends the Owl Shop in Worcester, MA has to offer. Mr. Photakis was great to talk with. The knowledge and experience this man has to offer is invaluable. I'm lucky to live so close to the shop. If you're looking for a nice English blend, this is one.

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salopst Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
salopst (15)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My second of the Owl Shop blends. This more mellow in tone than Harkness Tower, but being English Latikias they are not entirely dissimilar. I suspect more burley in this as it does smell more more of toffee and is generally sweeter and creamier.

If you are unsure of Balkan-like blends or are coming from aromatic tobaccos, I can see this as a good fit. If you are close to either of the shops in Worcester, MA or New Haven, CT. Not quite for me, but otherwise I cannot really fault it.

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