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Replacement pipe tobacco for the older English Mixture No. 80, with a very fine and superb fragrance. It is a choice of the best small leaves of Syrian Latakia, mahogany colored spicy Burleys and Bright Virginias.

Notes: Replaced Classic English (Mixture No.80).

Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging1.76 oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
None Detected, Mild
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (157)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a short ribbon (chop cut?) of mostly mid browns with scatterings of light and dark leaf. The tin note is complex. Underneath the obvious Latakia are sweet and spicy aromas.

Takes a few lights to get going but once underway is a trouble free baccy.

This is a sweet and savoury smoke, possibly a little too sweet for my tastes, that has enough mid range wood and leather aromas to provide interest.

There is a suggestion in the reviews of this blend's previous incarnations that there is a sweet topping to this. I honestly don't know whether it is natural or not, but it is certainly a sweet blend. It has a very nice room note and gave no bite or wetness but did burn on the hot side, indicating that the Virginia component here is substantial. YMMV.

3 people found this review helpful.

latakiaowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
latakiaowl (5)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco comes out as a substitute of the former No.8 Brebbia Tobacco ( which was just sold in pouches and at a cheaper price) , Like his "ancestor" is a fine English Mixture with Burleys added . It's a honest tobacco. It isn't perfect but a bowlful after work it's a contribute to peace of mind and a prelude to cooling off. The latakia ( I wonder where they can find SYRIAN Latakia - as stated on the tin box- nowadays) is nonetherless sophisticated. A fine mixture at a medium price , more expensive than the former pouched edition but still less than many other brands presumably made by the same blender. ( Even if Brebbia is an Italian company, I guess the blend must be either Dutch or German).

Pipe Used: Brebbia, Savinelli, Dunhill

Purchased From: Local Tobacconist

Similar Blends: Dunhill Durbar, Red Rapparee, Torben Dansk EM, Erinmore Balkan.

2 people found this review helpful.