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A hearty helping of rich, spicy latakia is combined with matured Virginia and shag cut black stoved Virginia. A latakia lovers delight.

BrandBrigham Enterprises Inc.
Blended ByBrigham Enterprises Inc.
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable to Strong
3.0
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Amedeo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Amedeo (1)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Briliant blend if you are a lover of Latakia. Once you open the tin you're greeted with a smell similar to that of a new pair of shoes. It smokes very smoothly, burns evenly and slowly and oddly enough, it remains fresh well until the bottom of the bowl. When you relight you'd notice a pleasant coco nutty smell. I'd definitely reorder it and highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: 37

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

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

Full marks to Brigham for the Canadiana presentation with this series, some of the best looking tins on the shelf, very nice indeed.

Smells great from the tin; however, combusting in the chamber it's ho-hum. Burns well, somewhat full flavour, and steady all the way down, it does leave the back of the throat a bit dry; not keen on that. There's simply not enough interest to beckon me back for another pack I'll finish the tin and move on, merely okay like a baked potato without the steak and salad.

There are plenty of other blends which captivate me more: many from S. Gawith Commonwealth comes to mind, many from Cornell & Diehl, Dan, McClelland, and more . . .

3 people found this review helpful.

Otis56 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Otis56 (31)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Nice tobacco blend. Fairly complex for a Virginia Latakia mixture. Easy to smoke, not easy to keep lit though. I do like the Virginia and latkia used in this blend. There is leather, oak, honey, and a lovely smokey sweetness to this blend. But it will not become part of my rotation. Peace.

Pipe Used: Bringham Canadian from the 50's

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

arclight Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arclight (5)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is an excellent Latakia tobacco. It packs well, and burns cool. This is an excellent blend. Smoke this on those crisp cold fall days. Nothing beats a warm pipe in your hand on a cold day.

Pipe Used: Brigham 126

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Cold Comfort Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cold Comfort (8)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable to Strong

While attempting to mimic Dunhills stronger English blends, this one falls flat. It has ample latakia, to be certain, but no balanced sweetness from the virginia's. It has a great tin note, but smokes nothing close to what you would expect.

It loads and packs well, lights fine, and stays that way the whole way down. I am no stranger to latakia blends, but this smoke is one dimensional. The latakia note implies fullness of flavour, but is very tame to the bottom of the bowl. The virginias never seem to make an appearance, leaving you dazed and confused as to what they were trying to accomplish with this blend.

I have been a pipe smoker for 35 years, (strong English & Oriental forward blends and VaPers) but this is simply one of the worst I have ever tasted.

Pipe Used: Bari Viking

Age When Smoked: 4yrs (?)

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

What a nice smoke this is. I have always loved LatVa blends and this one is a pure pleasure. The Lat is one of the smoothest I've encountered. A nutty, woody, spicy and mildy smoky variety. Smooth and mellow yet rich in flavor. The Virginias don't have as much influence as I normally like them to have, but what they do offer works very well here. The sweetness is very mild accompanied by an extremely mild caramel-like note that I find very appealing. Just a great smoke.

Medium in body and taste. No added flavoring. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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