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
Jan 01, 2017 Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Dunhill - My Mixture 221B Baker Street (Re-release).

There isn't any chunks or un-rubbed pieces in the blend, it's all slight ribbons. Mainly the blend comprises medium and dark browns but there are a few flecks of lighter leaf in there. 221B doesn't need any airing from the fresh tin, it can be smoked imminently; well, mine could.

I quite enjoyed the first quarter of a bowl, but then it drifted downhil. The topping seems to me to hail from some form of liqueur. The alcoholic sharpness is easily obtained and there's an exotic fruitiness; apricot brandy maybe? The only tobacco taste I get is the Burley, I don't get any grass or hay from the Virginia. 221B burns well, gives a coolish smoke, and doesn't bite me at any point. To me, the flavour gets stronger as the bowl burns: what begins as a gentle embellishment, takes on too much of a harsh aromatic trait.... and ruins things.

I don't like the room-note, and the nicotine's medium.

My expectations for this were FAR too high. Very disappointing.

Not recommended.
Pipe Used: Peterson Founders Edition
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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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
Jun 26, 2018 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
If you like darker Virginia like what is in Dunhill - Ye Olde Signe and Burley and Kentucky then you are gonna love this blend . It has kind of raisin and a bit smoky (from Dark fired Kentucky) and a bit grassy and also a bit dark fruits notes when you smoke it.
Pipe Used: Peterson, Stanwell, Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: www.hacico.de
Age When Smoked: 1 year old tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 10, 2018 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Big tin for 50 grams. Moisture just right from tin opening.

Easy to pack and stays lite well.

Smoked full tin. No bite. Cool. Effortless. Delightful.

Rough cut with ribbons. Maybe more burley than usual for a Dunhill with VA. A light aromatic to me, but hardly any added flavors. Does not taste artificial or chemical to me..

A bit heavier than a typical burley/VA light aromatic, probably due to the dark fired leaf added, which shows through at times but hardly dominates. Still a medium at most.

Does not compare to me with the weight, depth, or type of flavors of Royal Yacht, nor does it have a sweet berry taste as in Three year Matured. The topping here is light and I get it more in the last half of the smoke as a subtle sweetness (maybe apricot is close). Flavor stays to the end.

Recommended for a light-medium, semi-sweet smoke.

Pipe Used: Northern Briar full bent
PurchasedFrom: the pipe shop in edinburgh, scotland
Age When Smoked: new tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 17, 2018 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant
Well, its not the same as the old Dunhill ....but its certainly not bad at all. In fact its pretty darn good. The difference is in the Virginias i think, and the manner the casing was applied. Its a mild MILD casing...mild enough to not rank this as an aromatic. It is similar but not identical to the one used on Royal yacht. The new version is quite nice though. The burley has some nic, and is high quality....i think there are two burley types in here. The cut is typical dunhill ribbon. Love it or hate it. I like it but mostly because it reminds me of the old Duke street days. This blend had quite a following. This new incarnation though is one of the better re releases. The old blend was an all time classic. Strength is the high end of medium but it never bites. Pleasant all day smoke for those who like nicotine. Has a sort of smooth creamy quality -- unusual for a blend half burley. The virginias are mild...perhaps the same as in the new version of Light flake. Overall a fine attempt to recreate a classic.
PurchasedFrom: danish pipe shop
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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
May 31, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable
I bought this one at the same time as I got my first tin of Ye Olde Signe as I was struggle to decide what to buy. Much like that one it took me a while to resolve the flavour but I think I got there in the end.

The tin note is very mild, possible sweet and woody, while the colour is dark with a multitude of medium brown flecks. It lights and packs easily, inspite of what others may say is a damp tobacco. I haven't picked up anything sweet or citrus as described in other reviews, but I picked up hints of hay and nuts and a decent wallop of oak with a nice undertone of earth. I could swear there is a hint of kentucky in here.

This seems to be a lighter version of of what I would consider to be heavier tobaccos such as Old Dark Fired or 3Ps, but without the sweetness or frutiness that either of them may possess. It seems to me to be a good smoke for after a stout evening meal as one settles in for putting one's feet up after a sterling day's work. It is becoming a firm favourite and has joined that very small yet slowly growing club of tobaccos where I have gone out and bought a second tin straight after finishing the first. Thank you Dunhill and please keep up the good work.
Pipe Used: Cuban Cigar Club Billiard
PurchasedFrom: Cuban Cigar Club
Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin
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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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