|This natural, Virginia-with-Périque English mixture is one of the glorious old classics from James Fox of Dublin. Not in the least sugary, DORISCO has a stoic simplicity that is at the very opposite of the condimental promiscuity favoured by some of today's sub-tropical blenders.
The Périque is very discreetly ladled in: the memorable element is the scrumptious mélange of bright red and mahoganny Virginias, as mellow and pithy a combination as any I know. It is not unlike Peterson's Sherlock Holmes, but with more body and character, and an ineffable aroma, both in the tin and going up in smoke.
For this review, I tried it in a variety of Irish and Dutch billiards, and it played cool, dry and true every time. Highest recommendation.
I have been smoking this for several months, now, and it has become my favourite non-sweet, post-prandial choice. Both in-the-tin, and sidestream aromas are deelish, and as a medium-strength, "smokes itself" blend it just about beats it all. Try it!