Drucquer & Sons The Devil’s Own

Named for one of its most famous devotees, Sir Henry Irving, during the time he portrayed Mephisto in the London production of Faust, ca. 1885. The Devil's Own is a medium mixture with a wonderfully balanced taste and aroma. It is simultaneously somewhat sweeter and fuller than Inns of Court due to a greater proportion of golden Virginias and Cyprian Latakia. The addition of a little air-cured leaf and unflavored black cavendish add body and richness to the smoke. - Gregory Pease


Brand Drucquer & Sons
Blended By G.L. Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type American
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 3.5 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.89 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 13, 2020 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Drucquer & Sons continues to blow me away. I got the Levant Mixture, and it quickly became one of my top 5 english blends, and I've been burning through tins. Then I tried Trafalgar and Prince's (both wonderful, but a little too light for my usual tastes). Blairgowrie fills the "aged Nightcap" role for me wonderfully. And now I finally got around to Devil's Own, and it may be my favorite of the bunch, at least partially because I have nothing like it in my collection. Unique and great.

I'm not a huge burley guy, particularly straight, but WOW if it isn't incorporated beautifully here. The nutty burley comes through with its lovely, crisp, acrid notes, and then gets blended back in with the cavendish and virginias.

The closest analogy I have for this blend is C&D's Americana, which is very close. The burley is a little more pronounced in Americana and the complexity slightly less there than Devil's. This is complex, but somehow remains an amazing every day mixture, appropriate sweetness and richness, no casing. Burley is the star player, but very very well supported by its compatriots, and never gets rough or overwhelming. The cavendish is the second-place component, and offers great body and mouthfeel.

Another popular comparison may be Haunted Bookshop, but they really are different smokes. Although both burley based american blends, Devil's Own has a much richer mouthfeel and more complexity due to the other non-burley ingredients at higher percentages. Haunted Bookshop has more "rawness" to the burley, which it puts more front-and-center than the Devil's Own (although Devil's Own has a nice burley vibe to it, don't get me wrong).

D&S continues to kill it. Wow.
Age When Smoked: A few months
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