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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
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable

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DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (201)
★★★☆
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 well crafted blend.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

11 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The Cyprian latakia is smokey, woody sweet and is the most obvious tobacco, though it’s just past being moderate in force. The ever present Orientals are smokey, woody with a little dryness, a mild sour note, and some spice. The Kentucky is a little nutty sweet, spicy and earthy as it adds some force to the taste. The mature Virginias have a fermented fruit and citrus sweetness with some earth and a light grassiness. The spice continually tingles your tongue, but there’s no chance of bite even if you puff fast. The nic-hit is mild to medium. Well balanced, you notice every component in every puff. Burns at moderate pace with cool, clean, spicy smooth flavor, and requires few relights. No dull or harsh spots to be found. Leaves no moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste with a campfire room note. It’s medium strength, but is close to being an all day smoke if you choose.

8 people found this review helpful.

Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (106)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Don't overlook this excellent, well-mannered English, because I'd put it in the top 2 percent of all English mixtures available, which is saying something.

Although it may seem like just another English made in Denmark, it rises above the pack in terms of quality of leaf and unique blending.

The Kentucky combines with well aged VAs to form a silky, slightly sweet, chewy backdrop for the moderate amount of Latakia and orientals, which skillfully play off the base , keeping things interesting, but always very civilized. One always tastes all the ingredients, carefully melded together.

The Virginias are of the slightly sweet variety, the Kentucky is noticed from the beginning and even more at the bottom of the bowl, but it never becomes "strong". A buttery smooth smoke which has an "aged quality" from the beginning.

Can't recommend this one enough. It obviously has flown below the radar for many.

7 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
★★★★
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

7 people found this review helpful.

Sinister Topiary Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sinister Topiary (84)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

This sublime blend really stands out in a very crowded field. There isn't much I can add to DrumsAndBeer's (customarily) spot-on review (and Ducksbreath's as well), other than that I think this stellar, uniquely sweet English deserves a solid 4 stars. Outstanding. I can see this quickly becoming my go-to English. This is my first Erik Stokkebye; I will be trying others.

4 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (110)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

1882 is one of the best medium Englishes that I have smoked recently. The whole field of medium strength English blends is a very crowded one and it takes a blend like 1882 to get noticed. I agree with reviewers Drums & Beer 2014-02-13 and Ducksbreath 2015-10-13 that this blend looked and smoked as if it had about fifteen years of tin aging on it. It also had an aged English aroma about it. It smokes soft and never comes close to biting. The mixture of aged Virginias ES uses give an interesting background note to the latakia while the Kentucky gives it a little punch. Really enjoyable - 4 stars.

Pipe Used: LX Ashton Old Church Canadian

Age When Smoked: about 2 yrs old

Purchased From: ebay seller

Similar Blends: Drucquer & Sons Blend 805 (if you can find it).

3 people found this review helpful.

the_dalai_lama_himself Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_dalai_lama_himself (39)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The tin aroma is intoxicating, all the components are quality, and come at a perfect RH ready to pack.. the coarse cut packs nicely though may need a couple of relights. The beginning of the bowl was surprisingly sweet and had me licking the sensation off my teeth, perhaps the only downfall of the blend but also one of its charms. The woodsy exotic spicyness of the blend is a nice counterbalance and it has a good amount of body right at medium. Finish has a slight red grape/dates kind of quality to it along with the earth and smokiness of the Latakia/Kentucky. Could be an all day smoke and is definitely a repeatable one. 3 stars because of the distinct sweetness that I can't compare to anything- but i could see it being 4 stars for others.

2 people found this review helpful.

tabaco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tabaco (111)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I was hesitant considering it's Orlik made, there's not many English blends I've enjoyed from them especially the Dunhill blends. This one is very tasty: gently sweet, a bit of tanginess, some herbal notes, well behaved Latakia, a touch nutty at times, with a buttery mouth-feel. And rather temperate in the bowl: flavours intact all the way down no sick-spots, cool and dry, has a moderate combustion rate, decent smoke production too.

All in all one of the better all-rounder's I've enjoyed, mellow, round and rich. It works well anytime of day or night with enough chutzpah to follow an evening of Scotch and cigars. Highly recommended and cellar worthy.

2 people found this review helpful.

hilbertastronaut Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hilbertastronaut (7)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is my fifth review. I have been smoking pipes for a few months, and cigars for a few years. This is also my first taste of a blend with a serious latakia component. Thus, this review would be of interest mainly to novice pipe smokers wanting to try a "serious English" blend.

Cut is pretty coarse. Tin note: My spouse calls it "like gasoline," but doesn't mean this in a bad way. Compare to tea tree oil, plus campfire, plus a bit of something scary like motor oil. It's not too scary, though.

The tobacco was a bit damp or even oily in the tin on first opening. I had to relight more often than usual. Part of that could be my lack of expertise, but it feels like a bit of drying could help out.

UPDATE: on second smoke, it's still a bit harder to relight than other blends. Don't pack it too tight. I'm having better luck in a pipe with a better draw.

I found 1882 to be a pleasant smoke, smooth and cool and well blended. It got a little bit sweet about a third of the way through the bowl, and stayed that way. The flavor is full, but not overwhelming, and the nicotine level is mild to medium (at least at the rate that it entered me, given the number of relights). The finish stuck around; I was still tasting it (not unpleasantly) through another bowl of a mild Virginia flake (Erik Stokkebye's 1931) a couple hours later. That was a mistake; the flake should have come first. 1882 will overpower it.

My first taste was in a room full of cigar smokers, so it's hard to say much about the room note. Those around me could detect the latakia, but didn't find it unpleasant. I will need more experimentation :-) .

UPDATE: After smoking it in an empty room, I understand now what my cigar-smoking friend meant when he said it "smells like a church." Both the room note and the "blow it out your mouth up your nose" note remind me (pleasantly) of church incense, more copal than frankincense. I am updating the "Room Note" rating from "Tolerable" to "Pleasant to Tolerable."

I would agree with other reviews that this is a great English blend. It's serious, but not punishing.

Pipe Used: Bent billiard briar, straight poker briar

Age When Smoked: Nearly new

Purchased From: Monte's Tobacco Shop, Albuquerque, NM, USA

1 person found this review helpful.

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

Well balanced English mixture, strong in latakia, balanced, interresting and complex , virginia is not dominating. Try this one if you like Latakia! One of my favorits. A little bit stronger but definitly more complex and deeper than Comoy's English Mixture but clearly less strong than Dunhills Night Cap. An not too strong all day tabacco for Latakia Lovers.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum and Bruyere

Purchased From: Switzerland

Similar Blends: Comoy's English mix (is less strong), Dunhills Night Cap (is much more stronger), Samuel Gawiths Latakia mixes are less complex becaurse only Latakia-Virginia blends without orientals or perique, they are too wet and have to be dryed before smoking. These ones are also a good quality and are worth to be tryed.

1 person found this review helpful.