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Latakia, sun-cured Orientals, mature Virginias, and full-bodied Kentucky leaf are blended together to produce this old-fashioned English smoke by Erik Stokkebye.

BrandErik Stokkebye
Blended ByErik Stokkebye
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging100g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
3.5
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DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (132)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is a very enjoyable blend, one that I could easily smoke any time. My sample was a touch on the dry side but it was not too far off the mark from what I prefer. When first lit, the flavor is somewhat sweet, a bit smoky, and relatively herbal tasting. As the pipe gets going the herbal flavors build and the smoke delivers a cool minty sensation on the palate. Overall this tobacco is very mellow and even by the mid-bowl point it remains incredibly smooth, flavorful, and similar to what one might expect from a mixture with a lot more age on it. Furthermore, I found it to be almost entirely devoid of the typical spiciness found in similar blends. The Latakia flavor is still fairly forward but it’s nicely balanced by the sweetness of the other tobaccos. Mild mannered? Check. Medium flavor and body? Check. Founder’s Blend is also well behaved, tasty and it burns nicely. Overall this is a nicely crafted blend.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

4 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1270)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I recently purchased and smoked the full line-up of Eric's new blends and have been impressed by all of them. They were well thought out as was this one. It is an English blend but with a twist. The Kentucky adds some power to the full tasting Latakia to provide what I call a sledgehammer English!

Pipestud

2 people found this review helpful.