Dunhill My Mixture 221B Baker Street

From P&C's website: Previously only available from Dunhill stores, My Mixture 221B Baker Street makes a triumphant return after a long hiatus. This is a Virginia/Burley blend with a subtle top note in a similar vein to Royal Yacht and 3 Year Matured Virginia, but not quite as intense. Top quality leaf is cut into a fine ribbon and produces a relatively mellow flavor and aroma, but make no mistake, this is a robust blend with plenty of strength. 221B Baker Street is strong enough to delight the Great Detective himself.


Brand Dunhill
Blended By  
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.95 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 10, 2016 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The Virginias are a little grassy with some citrus and dark fruit, along with a touch of smokey wood, floral and earth. The nutty, molasses sweet, lightly woody, toasty burleys play an important supporting role. There is some dark fired Kentucky present, which has hardly any spice. I can’t precisely define what the toppings are, but I get a light plum, raisin, citrus and fruit (apricot?) with a slight alcohol base, which is not distracting. The toppings are in the same family as the Dunhill’s Royal Yacht and Three Year Matured blends; in between both regarding strength and effect as well as having a little flavor variation by comparison to the aforementioned Dunhill blends. The strength is a step over the medium level, while the taste falls just shy of that. The nic-hit is almost medium, though it, along with the strength and taste positions gather a little more potency as you go along. Won’t bite, and I experienced no harsh or dull moments. Burns at a slightly more than moderate pace, cool and clean with a very consistent taste. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. The pleasant after taste and room note linger for a short while. Almost an all day smoke for the experienced smoker, and not quite one for the novice.

It compares very favorably to the original, and in back to back comparison, I note few differences, except the older version has a slightly more fermented taste, and is a little smoother. The older version has a little more potent nicotine and taste level, the latter being a little richer, deeper than this new release.

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Dec 19, 2016 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant
I like this tobacco. The combination of Virginia and Burley leaf is quite balanced, but I am not sure it's got any Dark Fired in it. There is this subdued sweetness that comes and goes which I find quite interesting. I am getting grassy/earthy undertones from the Virginia whereas the Burley leaf sort of adds a toasty or darker dimension to it. I am finding this tobacco pretty much in line with Ye Olde Signe in some respects, but not as strong and full. The blend seems to gravitate more onto the Virginia side of the argument, but the Burley leaf will pick every now and then without quite dominating. All and all it is a very nice smoke I would like to recommend for a change of pace.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 22, 2017 Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
Took me some time to find this blend and i was very happy to receive it.once you pop the tin a sweet floral smell comes out.then you get a second deeper smell a plum smell also comes out,though very light.the tin moisture is perfect packs ok(despite some chunks included) lights easy and needs some relights.while smoking there is a complexity.virginias are the main player.they are the same as 3 year old matured but tonned down.grass,citrus,lots of dark fruits and floral essenses are the main flavours wich are combined very well with the burleys wich are sweet,earthy and spicy.this combination is unique i could say!burns medium hot without creating moisture.the nicotine level is almost medium and the room note tolerable.this blend differs from other Dunhill blends and definitelly it's worthy trying.it can be an all day smoke for some.
Age When Smoked: Straight from the tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 28, 2017 Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Upon opening the classy designed tin I got greeted by a somewhat nutty-sweet, almost chocoalty scent. Raisin I can also pick up, along with some typical dark fired smokiness in the back. Hard to find words for the tin-smell, this is as good as I can define it. Very reminiscent of Peterson's Irish Whiskey tin-note (which also is a Va/Bu/df-Ky mixture), but 221b Baker Street's tin note seems less sweet and a tad more natural to me.

The fine cut ribbons inside the tin look tempting with a evenly ratio of black, brown and orange-yellow ribbons. You can clearly distinguish the three leafs contained - Virginia, Burley, dark fired Kentucky. Firmly pressed into the tin, a tad too moist for my gusto, so I prefer at least 30 mins. of drying time for a freshly cracked tin.

I prefer airing the whole tin out for several hours, not because of the moisture, but because of the top-flavouring, which fades a bit when airing out. Fresh out of the tin I found the tobacco to be too much subdued by the top-flavour. Airing it out brings up the tobacco-y qualities a lot more.

The flavor-profile is rich, full-bodied, yet rather simple. A nutty-sweet aroma is the star player, underscored by a slight, but everpresent woody-smokiness, that's not too spicy tho. It also holds a decently earhy quality in the back. The added flavoring seems to give mild notes of raisins and nuts as well as something reminiscent of hop or malt. Slightly alcoholish touch to it, yet bareable even for me, who doesn't like nor drink alcohol drinks. Spicy, but not overwhelmingly. Sweet, but not too sweet. A dark, Burley-ish character, that's not offering too much variation, yet the flavors that are there, are of delightful taste.

Medium+ in strenght, both nicotine and tastewise, whilst the taste is a tad stronger than the actual nic-hit. Consistent flavor, with no dull spots. Doesn't bite, and no harsh moments, if smoked moderately.

I was expecting this to be a "cousin" of Peterson's 3Ps, and in a way it is. It's like the "darker"-toned pendant to 3Ps. Yet to my personal taste, 3Ps is light-years ahead of 221b Baker Street. Doesn't mean 221b is bad - it just means (t me) 3Ps is unrivaled in "Old English Style"-smokes.

I find the flavoring to be subduing the tobacco a bit too much, especially when cracking a fresh tin. Airing it out helps tho!

Clearly a at least 3-star worthy classic(al) blend in old english manner, which was exactly what I was looking for. For some this may be 4-star, yet it's surely beaten by 3Ps, so I'll stick to 3(.5) stars! 😉

221b Baker was a pleasant insight in the world of Dunhill blends, and I recommend it to anyone who likes blends in the fashion of Petersons 3Ps, Burley-forward lovers and I can also see this being a choice for English smokers who want a change of pace.
Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / Churchwarden
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 06, 2020 Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Interesting tobacco this, its a kind of unusual mixture which defies our common categories. It's got a subtle topping but it's certainly not an aromatic. It's a mixture from England but it's certainly not what we'd call an English Mixture. It's also one which reveals itself by degrees - my first impressions were underwhelming but it's grown on me as I've smoked it more.

The tin aroma when I first opened the tin was nice - sweet like pastries, some apricot which put me in mind of those Danish ones with the apricot jam in the middle. It also had just a hint of that sweet yeasty aroma which I find in many Dunhill English mixtures, and which is always a good omen to me. Now I've had it open a few days this has mostly gone, as it does, and the apricot topping has receded. I can now appreciate a little smoke, definitely not latakia but that woody smoke from the dark fired leaf - something I associate more with certain dark flakes from the Lake District. The tin contains the expected neat Dunhill ribbon in a spectrum from bright to very dark brown, overall a light mid brown. There are also some very well rubbed pieces of pressed tobacco in amongst it.

It lights with ease and stays lit, and burns at a surprisingly slow rate for ribbon. This is I believe a characteristic of burley, not something I have a lot of experience with although I think it's used in more tobaccos than we realise. The flavour is on the milder side to my dark flakes and latakia tastes, but it's not watery. Think a nice malty mild ale rather than strong ale or stout. The sweetness is restrained, and perhaps comes more from the topping than the tobacco. The topping, predominantly apricot to my tastes, is very restrained and very much takes a back seat to the tobaccos. After I've smoked it a few times in the same pipes, the topping flavour has not increased at all, but the dark fired can now be appreciated, so much so that it further overcomes the topping. I don't think there's any risk of ghosting with this. As one progresses through the bowl, the smokiness of the dark fired builds, on a growing base of toasted nuttiness. There is a very subtle bitterness which holds the flavours together very nicely, and nearing the conclusion the dark fired gives a subtle peppery spice.

There is a reasonable dose of vitamin N, no possibility of bite, and just a little dottle at the end. Pipe cleaners come out medium grotty (on my own scale from just-wet-with-water after smoking a Cavendish aromatic to the pitch-black-hard-to-remove after a bowl of 1792). My taste buds are satisfied but its surely an all day smoke if that's your thing.

Comparison with other tobaccos is difficult. It's clearly a relative of Royal Yacht with the extremely mild fruity topping, but this stuff plays a very different tune. I think it's most likely to please dark flake enthusiasts, although it's a tad milder than most of them. If like me you have the dilemma of wondering which pipes to smoke it in, I've used the ones I keep for scented flakes (mainly because I feared it ghosting, which I doubt now that it would) and it has overcome their scent residues just as quickly as they seem to steamroller one anothers.

It's nice on a rainy summers day as we've been having lately, but would be enjoyable at any time of the year I think. Its a tobacco to smoke whilst doing things, but you can sit with it and pay attention and won't be bored. Enjoy!
Pipe Used: Falcons, Orlik "London Made" bent billiard.
PurchasedFrom: Turmeus Liverpool
Age When Smoked: At least three years by now
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 03, 2019 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
So my wife surprised by finding 5 tins of this, after Dunhill discontinued production. It was a sweet jesture because I love my Dunhill pipes and certain tobaccos. Nightcap and 965 are my favourites. I normally hate Burley's but this one is a winner. It's got a great flavor and an awesome helping on vitamin N. I would definitely recommend this one, if you can find it.
Pipe Used: Dunhill 1984 Christmas pipe
PurchasedFrom: Estervals
Age When Smoked: Fresh out of the tin. No idea how old that was
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 16, 2017 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
A pleasant, almost mellow blend of VAs with Burleys (maybe just a hint of Dark Fired VA?) A bit on the fast-burning side due to the thin short ribbon cut, the top note is just a hint of dark fruit. If a new pipe smoker wanted to try their first non-aromatic which was well-balanced, and not 'too much' anything (to much VA or Burley, too strong a topping, etc.) but just a nice straightforward mixture, this could be a good one to try.
Pipe Used: briars, cobs, and meers
PurchasedFrom: Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: 3 months after purchase
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 27, 2017 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
When i opened the tin I was really turned off by the smell, I have to say the smell told me to throw it away. But of course I didn't. It was a little wet so I layed it to dry for a little while. And when it have had a little dry time it was perfectly smokable. I'm glad I didn't throw it away, cause it is pretty good. After smoking it I was craving the taste of it after a couple of hours. It was a nice addition to the tobacco collection. I will def grab this from time to time. It's not one I will smoke on the regular, but a nice smoke to enjoy once in a while. It's not so strong and I sense a little topping of some sort. This is not aromatic, it's simply a unique smoky tobacco.
Pipe Used: Savinelli 106
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 25, 2021 Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant
Tin note: Sweet and sour notes, a bit of citrus and a bit fruity. Virginia in the front.

Tobacco: Lots of yellow and dark yellow leaves, some brown and black leaves. Perfect Dunhill ribbon cut, and perfect moisture. I take out enough for a bowl and let it dry for 5 minutes then light my pipe.

Taste and aroma: Molasses, dark fruit, plums, sweet, citrus (orange notes?) but also nutty, bready, dark chocolaty smooth.

Another Va/Bur in the style of University Flake and 3P’s, but also with a similar taste of Royal Yacht. The difference between Univ. Flake, 3Ps and this is that 221B is, in my opinion, much much better, more virginia oriented and smoother, not as rough as the other two. It’s more balanced. As for the Dark Fired, it’s there, but you really need to look for it, it gets pronounced after you get past half of the bowl, and the sweetness starts to fade, leaving a stingy nutty flavor. . The virginia is sweet and bready, while the burley is nutty and dark chocolaty, doesn’t have that earthy note to it, which is great. However, by the half to end of the bowl the burley does get more intense.

Very, very good burning. No tongue bite, burns equally and leaves a beautiful white ash.

Very pleasant room note, somewhat of oranges and dark fruits, which makes me think that it’s a good idea I opened this one up in December, I think it fits great with the winter holidays and could be a good smoke among others at the Christmas table without disturbing anyone (maybe on the contrary, impressing them).

Age When Smoked: 5 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 13, 2023 Mild Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
Da gusto que se reediten las antiguas mezclas de las grandes casas. Baker street es una mezcla regular ( Virginia, burley) con algo de Kentucky. El aromatizado es casi imperceptible y amalgama perfectamente con los tabacos que la integran. Puede haber algo de frutas, puede haber algo de licor, eso depende de cada uno porque, repito, el toping es muy sutil. La humedad es correcta ( a mí me gusta un poco más de humedad) el corte es una cinta delgada y corta. Es un tabaco tranquilo que enciende y quema bien, que no genera exceso de humedad ni se apaga. El sabor es leve al principio y se va completando a medida que avanza la cazoleta. Arde un poco rápido por lo que no intenté apurarlo. Es un buen tabaco. Se pude fumar todo el día sin pena. Suave pero con sabor, tranquilo y equilibrado.
Pipe Used: Sasieni
Age When Smoked: Nuevo
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