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Murray's 1A Linfield is as traditional as an English style blend gets. A good amount of dark, smoky, Cyprian latakia is joined by select bright Virginia and zesty Orientals to create a true connoisseur's latakia blend. Wonderful after a nice meal or just before bedtime, this is a rich, cool, and smoky delight.

BrandMurray Sons & Co, Ltd
Manufactured ByLane, Ltd.
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2552)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The rich, smokey, musty woody sweet Cyprian latakia is a star component with some support from the other tobaccos. The grassy/hay-like, citrusy Virginia forms the base of the blend. The dry, woody sweet and sour Orientals underscore the experience, and sports a light spice note. The nic-hit is just past the mild level. Won’t bite, and has no harsh or weak spots. Burns reasonably well and clean, though the flavor has a little inconsistency after the half way point, and the finish has a mild musty sourness. Will burns to ash. Requires few relights, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. More of a two and a half star work and play smoke.


15 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very nice English. Though the smoky, woody Lat leads this is in no way a Lat bomb. The Orientals aren't far behind with very nice notes of sour wood and buttery spice. The Virginias hold down the fort with a fair amount of sweet hay. I find this to be a very pleasant smoke. Smooth and tasty. Burn is cool and consistent. I can find no faults with this fine blend.

Medium in body and taste. No added flavoring.

Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

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7 people found this review helpful.

mayor91 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mayor91 (3)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I really like this blend. It's got a nice amount of latakia. (I love a lat bomb. I'm not sure this is, but it has a healthy dose at the very least.) Still, it has a nice balance with a nice amount of bright Virginia. I don't detect a large amount of anything else, but that's perfectly fine with me. In essence, if you enjoy latakia, I think you will like this. If not, stay away. It isn't for the light-hearted, but if you want something worth your time to sit and contemplate with, this is a great option.

Pipe Used: Wessex Bent Dublin

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Any of the Frog Morton stuff., Sutliff Private Stock Berkshire.

4 people found this review helpful.

cm1648 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cm1648 (29)
Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

A pleasant medium strength English blend with notes of citrus. Not as heavy as say, Dunhill London Mixture, but heavier than Murray's Belfast blend. Every bowl I smoked seemed to be more needy on relights than other blends. Though I prefer a heavier English at night, this blend is quite pleasing at noon - early afternoon.

Pipe Used: Lorenzo Spitfire, Dr.Grabow

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.