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Made for the great outdoors .The blend is high in Orientals with steamed Virginia's and a little black Cavendish completing the line up . Latakia and Turkish are at the heart of this blend but nicely balanced by the others . A cool smoke with no tongue bite could be considered an all day choice by some .

BrandSmoke King
Blended BySmoke King
Manufactured BySmoke King
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsCavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging25g Tin, 25g Pouch
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
3.3
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (851)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

This is the second Smoke King blend that I have tried and like I found with their Britannia mixture it is a true pleasure . The actual mixture is made of quite large cuttings of tobacco and fairly even in the selection of the varieties . The smell being given off is a fairly standard one for a blend with Latakia in it . As I found with the other Smoke King.com blend it is perfect in the fact it is not too dry or overly damp . Now , once the bowl is filled and it comes to lighting it up I have to say it is amazing in its speed of ignition , it takes the flame on the first attempt and does not dictate that you keep re-lighting it . The smoke is brilliant in both thickness and flavour . Thickness first , just right as its neither too heavy nor borderline anorexic ! Now flavour , a great compilation of all the tobaccos without ANY being too steadfast or weak in the taste . You get a delightful balance of each taste where if you try to distinguish a specific one of them you can pick it out with prodigious ease . Pleasant as normally you find a blend with Latakia in it will be mainly Lat in taste but this gives some freedom to the others to have their moment of glory ! Tongue bite ? Again this scores well , not any from start to end . Room note ?.... Splendid , like the taste you can identify all the tobaccos in it but also none of them are too heavy . For me the most pre-eminent area that this exceeds in is inhalation , for a few reasons , 1... slips down with ease , 2... when exhaled through the nose the flavour is sublimely amplified , 3... Nicotine is spot on for me as it is about Rattray Bagpipers Dream level which did not disappoint me nor overwhelm me . I think this is a super blend from a "not so well known" name and for this reason I only wish I could give it 5 stars instead of 4 !!

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

Similar Blends: Rattray Jocks Mixture.

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (488)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a really nice smoke that I think will benefit from a little aging. The Lat is light enough for all the components to come through nicely. The Virginias are mildly fruity with a little sweetness. The Orientals lend a mildly sour spice note. The Cavendish is sweet with a note of vanilla. The Latakia is smoky and woody and has just a slightly acrid note to it. Acrid may be too strong a word for it, but I don't know what else to call it. I sometimes get that note from Latakia and have noticed that it generally gets tamer as time goes by. As a constant retrohaler the note is probably a little more pronounced for me than for those who don't retrohale as much. I'm going to let what I have left of this age for a while and see if it gets a little better. I'm thinking it will. For now I can give this 3.5 stars. It's very good and I think some age will bring it up to 4.

Medium in body and taste. Burns perfectly. Same results in cob and briar.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Rossi Poker

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: acquired in trade (Thanks Steve)

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Mesh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mesh (47)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This comes in a 25 gram non-vacuum-sealed tin with a hinged lid that you flip open. The tobacco inside was of a good moisture, ready to smoke. A pretty standard English mixture, well-balanced, not a Latakia bomb, with a medium body and a low-to-medium nicotine strength. It's mentioned here that it has Cavendish, but I didn't pick up on it. A thoroughly enjoyable smoke.

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