Latakia, sun-cured Orientals, mature Virginias, and full-bodied Kentucky leaf are blended together to produce this old-fashioned English smoke by Stokkebye.
|Blended By||Erik Stokkebye|
|Contents||Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia|
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DrumsAndBeer (64)||Mild||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. Typically I don’t care for Black Cavendish but this is an exception for me. 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
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