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A masterpiece of the blender's art. A rich, spicy blend that lends itself to gracious living. A luxury tobacco which is cool and mild. Made originally for the late Hon. Ramsay MacDonald.

BrandPeretti
Blend TypeUnknown
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FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Recovery7 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Recovery7 (6)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I was introduced to this tobacco seven years ago or more by a fellow pipeman I worked with and I've had it in my rotation ever since. Opening the package from Peretti one is greeted with a nutty aroma and followed quickly by the smoky Latakia. Tobacco colors are mostly browns speckled with yellow and black. Tobacco packs well and does better with a brief drying out period. Lights easily, sometimes not requiring much effort after the charring light. Aroma is of really good quality tobacco. Enjoying this blend seems to put me in a relaxed and contemplative state. When ordering from Peretti I would recommend allowing the tobacco to rest a few weeks before enjoying - seems to improve the marriage of the flavors. Will keep this one around all the time.

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smokey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokey (120)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Peretti's description of D-7485 on their website does not include a list of ingredients, but judging by the appearance and smoking qualities I would say it has bright and dark VAs, burley, and latakia. It's appearance in the pouch is medium to dark brown with some bright leaf and a small quantity of black latakia. The pouch aroma is inviting, with notes of apples and a slight musty aroma from the latakia. It arrives fairly dry, not unlike a C&D blend. Loading and packing are easy due to the cut of the leaf.

Touching match to leaf, the first impression is of a mild VA tang and a bit of burley nuttiness. After a second light, the latakia looms in the background, with its' creamy notes. Mid-bowl, the same tastes are apparent and I find this to be a very good mild English. As the bowl winds down, the VAs take over until the smoke ends with a fine gray ash.

D-7485 requires minimal relights, as is the case with most Peretti blends. I find them to be very good in the lighting and burn departments. It burns cool in the bowl, and does not exhibit a tendency to bite.

Scores for D-7485: taste-17 out of 20; lighting and burn- 9 of 10; value- 8 of 10. 34 points equals another ** winner for Robert Peretti.

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oldmanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldmanpipe (62)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

My only quibble with this blend is one of taxonomy, not taste. L.J. Peretti lists D-4785 as an English Blend. It is thoroughly an AMERICAN blend, albeit from an America long-past.

This tobacco does indeed have a distinguished pedigree; the Hon. Ramsay MacDonald was Prime Minister of England, the first Labour Party (ala Tony Blair) Prime Minister in England's history. He was first elected in 1924 and served until 1931. He reached across party lines to the Conservatives and Liberals to form a coalition to combat the Great Depression. For his efforts, he was expelled from the Labour Party. No good deed ever goes unpunished.

At a time when the great British tobacco houses were at full throtle, MacDonald must have found something decidedly UN-English and good in D-4785. It is not difficult to find even now. This tobacco is an unadulterated throwback to the best days of American blends.

The base is a mixture of Burley cube and Bright Virginia. There is a faint note of aromatic, something derivative of Peretti's BPC or Blend 33, and perhaps a bit of deer tongue in the pouch aroma. The taste is like nothing else, but most like Revelation in its original form, not the current iteration from HOW; this is much lighter in Latakia. This is much smoother and spicier; a unique and refined smoke.

Just as Ramsay MacDonald formed a coalition of disperate political factions, so will his tobacco win fans from all but the most extreme Latakisphiles and aromatic smokers.

Four out of four stars.

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thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is for the "OLD TIMEY BLEND" crowd. Very pleasant and reminiscent of better days for pipe smokers. A granulated burley base with some virginia and latakia to accent the nutty flavor.This is not a forward tasting blend and will not be appreciated by the LATAKIAPHILE. Instead, this is a much better variation of BARKING DOG. It really is even better than JUNKYARD DAWG by C&D. A very smooth, mild and cool smoke accented with that famous Peretti signature topping. Quite a feat to achieve 1 taste from so many components. It is mild and needs to be appreciated for what it is- An excellent all day light American/English blend. 3 0f 4 stars.

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Peretti’s D-7485 is a blend that is somewhat in the same family as another of Peretti’s American English blends, D-9575. (I would be nice if Peretti came up with more enticing names). The cut is similar to several other Peretti blends in that it is a mishmash of chopped ribbon. The scent offers that musty, old tobacco shop smell that I find common, and pleasant with Peretti blends. My review is based on several ounces that were jarred four years ago. Time has sweetened the Virginias nicely. I found no harshness or bite with D-7485. There is an ample amount of Latakia in D-7485, but it’s not in a lead role. As someone that isn’t overly fond of American English blends, I find that I enjoy this one.

Age When Smoked: 4 years

Purchased From: LJ Peretti

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SiChange Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SiChange (14)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Quality mild-medium English. Did not experience tongue bite whether sipping or drawing harder. Delivered with just about the right moisture content, it burned down to silver ash with few relights needed. Listing says ribbon cut but much rough cut leaf here as well.

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (84)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Oldmanpipe's review, below, has got it right.

British PMs notwithstanding, this is more of an American blend than English. The predominant flavor is that of burley with just a whiff of latakia. An interesting change of pace and certainly a bit different than the usual blend catergories.

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Dave Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dave (15)
★★★☆
Very Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Not big on English blends but I do like to use them from time to time as a change from my favorite Va/P flakes, so, when I read that this was enjoyed by a British Prime Minister I wanted to see what it was all about.

For me, this is a typical English blend. Somewhat similar to other English blends I have smoked, notably Dunhill's London Mixture and Peretti's British Blend although milder and tangier than both of those. I placed it in the "very mild" category, milder than other reviewers and I attribute that to the fact that I am used to the stronger VA/P flakes. Nevertheless it is very tasty and the thing that jumps out of it for me is the tanginess. Not overpowering but rather pleasant. The tanginess is most noticeable at the beginning of the bowl and diminishes as it is smoked. Mid bowl I find a certain richness and "woodsy" taste dominates and this remains consistent to the end.

Overall, very pleasant, good change of pace for me but as another reviewer noted, if one is looking for a more full bodied English blend then this one is probably not for them.

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SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a delightful mild English. It has a delicious toasty, tangy flavor, with a gentle sweetness.

I am not so sure this has any Burley in it, but I am sure there is a good dose of Turkish. The combination of Turkish with Virginia gives it a delightful lemony freshness. The Latakia provides just a hint of smokey spice.

It deserves a place with other classic mild English mixtures, such as Dunhill's Standard Mixture Mild, Rattray's 7 Reserve, and Professional Mixture, and Wilke's No. 10.

This is an English for all day consumption. It is biteless, refreshing, with a pleasant aftertaste and a mild room note.

If you are in the mood for a full, leathery English, this won't do the trick, but on its own terms, it is exquisite.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A good all-day smoke, with a slight flavouring that is the Peretti trademark. At sight it's almost completely pale and mid brown, with very few black ribbons. As expected, latakia is in the background, playing a little role. Its characteristic of cool and even burning makes me think this could be a great change of pace for accustomed Burley smokers.

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Mr. Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Dottle (162)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the lightest and mildest English blend I have smoked to date. It has a subdued sweetness and borders on being an English aromatic. The latakia is there but in very minimal proportion. Its burning qualities are excellent and it has no bite, regardless of the puffing cadence. If your tastes lean to light and mild English blends, D-7485 will be a winner for you and an all-day smoke. If you enjoy English blends with more body and strength, you are advised to look elsewhere.

A cigarette is to be smoked. A cigar is to be enjoyed. A pipe is to be savored.

I rate this tobacco 9.0 out of 10.

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BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (83)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

This blend reminds me of another Peretti blend, 9575. Although in this case, the burley is replaced by the inclusion of lemon virginia. A very satisfying smoke in the English tradition. The cut is atypical english, it packs easily and after a tamp and relight, one is off to some quality "downtime."

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Punchy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Punchy (19)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Strong Full Pleasant

Another great blend from the House of Peretti. This tobacco has a delicious aroma of spicey latakia, turkish and orientals with a helping of lemon Virginia. In the tin it is visually pleasing, the cut and humidification are perfect for packing in any size pipe. Once lit you are off on an exotic journey to wherever your imagination will take you. Highly recommended.

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