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Tobacco selection: The blend we make with the most Latakia gives smokiness to the taste and combined with some excellent Virginias from USA and the finest Oriental out of Turkey makes this a very satisfying smoke.

Tobacco cut: Loose cut.

Tobacco Flavor/Aroma: This true English/Balkan blend adds many natural flavours to the taste. Full-bodied.

Recommendations: Most enjoyable without further blending.

BrandNewminster
Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUnknown
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable
3.2
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★☆☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

When it comes to Newminster’s Ultimate English, I almost agree with Gentleman Zombie’s review word for word. There is a harshness to this blend that I find off-putting. The flavor is good but it can be rough on the tongue. My only disagreement with GZ’s review is that I don’t think the harshness comes from the Oriental component. I believe that this brand is blended for Villiger by Mac Baren. I seldom get bitten by pipe tobacco. But with the exception of HH Old Dark Fired, I get bitten by many Mac Baren made blends due to something in the way they are processed or by a topping that is applied to many of their products. I also agree that Engine 99 would be an excellent substitute. If you are a pipe smoker that has no problem with MB blends (and many folks don’t), I think you will find this to be a tasty English tobacco. If you are a person that does, I’d take a pass on this one.

Age When Smoked: New

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halpuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
halpuff (9)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Received some Newminster Ultimate English in a trade and found that this is quite possibly the best English I have ever had. The Latakia is on the heavy side which I love. This is a smooth, creamy, biteless, cool smoke and is wonderfully complex with an array of creamy light and dark cocoa and warm milk flavor. Smoked this side-by-side with Larry's Blend and find I like the Ultimate English much better. Highly recommended!! Halpuff

This is an update to the above review: Just had another bowl of this this afternoon. FANTASTIC!! All of you English and Balkan lovers are really missing out by not giving this a try. Don't make the mistake of turning up your nose and by-passing this incredible blend simply because it doesn't come in a tin.

2 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (203)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

This is a nicely balanced English blend. There is a slight harshness that I think is coming from the Oriental component. It's a bit distracting to what would otherwise be a great blend. Due to that I can only somewhat recommend it. For just a little more dough you can get C&D's Engine 99 that has a similar flavor profile without the harshness.

1 person found this review helpful.

CochenBallstein Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CochenBallstein (10)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a medium English blend that seems to hit the right notes. Very tasty, full bodied but not overpowering in strength. Can smoke this one all day. One of the few tobaccos I've smoked that is much better after DGT. A solid three star tobacco at a very affordable price makes this blend Highly Recommended in my book.

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

A good English blend. It's somewhere between P.S. Balkan Supreme and H&H Larry's Blend. Not quite as smooth and full as Larrys Blend, but well rounded. Really nice flavor. The Oriental stands out more than most english/balkan blends ive smoked. A real nice smoke. I will be ordering lots more of this.

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