|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Dino (2)||Medium||None Detected||Full||Pleasant|
Heritage Blend is modeled after Dunhill’s My Mixture 965. In fact, it’s an American rebranding of Brigham’s Mr. B’s D-series, “The Mixture,” which was introduced in Canada to satisfy 965 smokers, when Dunhill’s was no longer available. But, as I hadn’t smoked 965, “back in the day,” I have no reference point, so that my experience is based only on the tobacco in the tin. The tin was given to me, in 2013, by Brian Levine, the Pipes Magazine Radio Show host, who said it had been in storage at Brigham’s for two years, before being released. The tin aroma is of a classic English mixture, leather and spice. The ingredients are the same as Dunhill’s original. The moisture content, after three years of cellaring, was just enough to pinch it together, but not damp. Those who like a drier fill should let it rest for an hour before loading. The flavor is wonderful; balanced, smooth, yet complex and mouth-filling. The Latakia, which is prominent, but never overpowering, has married nicely with the tangy Macedonian and the nutty brown Cavendish. No bite, no goopy dottle, just the tang of good tobacco, a smile of satisfaction, and some powdery white ash, at the end of a pleasant smoke. This is an excellent mixture in the classic English style.
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