Mike & Russ: The Mind Meld Full Latakia

Russ Ouellette loves Oriental tobaccos, and Mike McNiel has access to some of the finest available, so it should be no surprise that they would get together to create a rich Latakia blend, noticeably influenced by exotic leaf. Mike & Russ - The Mind Meld Full Latakia contains a large dose of Cyprian Latakia which is supported by some of McClelland's finest matured Virginias and a combination of fragrant Orientals. The blend is smoky, tangy with floral undertones and a mellow sweetness. It's a cool blend with plenty of robust flavor and subtle nuances that change constantly through each bowl.


Brand Mike & Russ: The Mind Meld
Blended By Mike McNeil & Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 03, 2017 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
What a wonderful surprise. This blend is right up there with Frog Morton as fas as taste go. Opening tin gives that smoky aroma. Light easy and burns cool. Very strong Vinaigrette and wood smoke flavor are dominating with a bit of ginger to wake up those taste buds. Excellent combination to make for an awesome all day smoke. This will definitely join my frog morton in my Latakia rotation. In some ways it is better than ole "froggy".
Pipe Used: Boswell pot
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