Elephant & Castle Blue Mosque

Notes: By the early 1980's there were no longer any fine cut Turkish tobaccos being sold in the USA. Their time had passed, and light Canadian and Danish shag cuts had taken their place. As the unstated mission for Elephant & Castle was to "fill gaps" where they were found, it was decided to do a "Public Service" by including this tobacco in the range. What we knew about cigarette tobacco was engraved on the head of a pin, but Ken McConnell's knowledge was encyclopedic. Let's face it, you don't become the best by guessing or flipping a coin! He went to work, and came up with a great mixture. By E&C's end in 1989, Blue Mosque was the best seller by quite a margin. Interesting considering that many US dealers didn't even want to carry this one. We created a "Launch Offer" for new dealers to specifically insure that they stocked Blue Mosque. As years passed, we began to notice that orders for Blue Mosque came in with regularity. It didn't take long to figure out why. It's a cigarette tobacco, and one 50 gram tin probably lasts a day, while a tin of pipe tobacco may last several. In addition, if a smoker liked the Turkish flavor, he had few, if any other options. Needless to say, we felt pretty smug by the success of our "Public Service" tobacco, but let's face it - even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time! As with all the tobaccos in the E&C range, "Blue Mosque" was hand blended in the McConnell factory. Information from "The E&C Story" on the Marble Arch Ltd. website: http://www.serjacopo.com/e%26c/E%26C_000.html


Brand Elephant & Castle
Blended By Peter & Robert Siegel
Manufactured By C.E. McConnell
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Oriental/Turkish
Cut Shag
Packaging 50g Tin, 250g Foil Bag
Country United Kingdom
Production No longer in production


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Jan 19, 2017 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant
Blue Mosque, despite being a heavy favorite in the E&C range for many years (smokers of both roll your own cigarettes and pipe smokers bought it), I have trouble find any. I guess once purchased, the owners said to heck with aging and popped open the tins and quickly consumed the contents. A nice, shag cut that was easy to pack and it burned quickly. Turkish leaf abounded and it was about as pleasant and unique smoking experience as I've ever had. It had a punch, too!
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