Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) Erinmore Mixture

The recipe for Erinmore Mixture is a closely guarded secret which is revealed to only two people in each generation. It is known, however, that the tobaccos are selected from the premier tobacco growing regions of the world, naturally sweetened bright Virginia is hand blended with cool-smoking black cavendish to produce the unique flavor and distinctive aroma of Erinmore. More than that we cannot reveal. A mellow aromatic tobacco with a cool taste and a slow-burning easy-smoking style. TIN DESCRIPTION: Erinmore Mixture is a slow-burning blend of Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish tobaccos.
Notes: Produced by Murray's Sons until 2005.


Brand Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blended By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus, Pineapple
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.27 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 14, 2015 Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I just finished a sample of this from a 1973 tin which always presents a problem when it comes to reviews, particularly when I have not tried it fresh. At 42 years, two things should have happened with this blend. The Virginias should have increased in sweetness and the topping should be less than it was fresh.

I will say that I loved what I smoked. It is right up there with many other aromatics that I love. Meaning the topping was light and did remind me of Juicy Fruit gum as so many people indicate. I do love the taste of the gum and apparently, I like the topping as well. The tobacco is pretty strong and earthy. It is bold enough to satisfy the nic craving yet delicate enough to merely compliment the topping. It reminded a little of Autumn Evening in its character even though the toppings couldn't be more distinct.

This, as I tasted it is a four star aromatic in my book, but with five bowls through a 40 year old sample, I will leave it at 3 for now and will, no doubt, buy some fresh in the near future.
Age When Smoked: 42 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 11, 2015 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
A friend gave me a large sample of this from Murray production. This is the only Erinmore Mixture I have ever tried, so I can't compare it to modern production.

The smoke is a pleasant Virginia-based aromatic. The topping is citrus, pear and pineapple to my palate. It works fairly well and is fairly sweet. The black cavendish contributes to the sweet and adds slight vanilla note. The Virginias are grassy and pleasant but otherwise non-descript.

This is a good smoke, and it is easy to recommend. I am not likely to buy more, but I would reach for it over plenty of things if someone offered.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 20, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I bought a pouch of this because it's always on display in my local shop and I wanted to 'see for myself' what this tobacco is all about.

Unfortunately my experience was poor. Nicely packed in a good quality pouch, attractive smell, slightly damp to the touch. Burns hot right from the start, telltale tingling on the tongue giving a warning of tongue bite after only a dozen puffs or so. Smoke quality is like cigarettes, I suppose because this has a high percentage of mild virginias. Not attractive.

I emptied my pipe and threw the pouch of tobacco away.

Glad that I tried this one, if only to be able to make a mental note never to buy it again and thus cross it off my list of potential tobaccos.

The negative reviews here are all justified. This is a poor quality product, burns very hot, smells and tastes like cigarettes.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2009 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable
This is review of the Murray's version from mid-1990's.

Foul, fruity tasting heinous smelling, reasonably good leaf with tragic results.

What the aging of this tobacco may have done to it, I don't know. I do remember smoking some in the mid-1990's and being offended by its cloying sour-sweetness, so I do not know why I carried an extra tin into the next millenium. I do wonder how much the mind controls the taste buds, however. When I cracked the tin, I said to myself "I hated this bleepin' stuff way back when and I doubt it's any better now". It wasn't. How much of that was the tobacco and how much was my mindset, I cannot say.

This is neither a good English virginia with a crappy top note nor a good American-style aromatic. It's just a fruit basket of tobacco with fruit that's "gone over". Reminds me of that pathetic abomination Dunhill put together some years ago named Golden Hours. Just really bad, and it does nothing to make me want to try the Flake version, despite the better reviews. Normally I'd give this away but I want to keep what friends I have. Anyone that likes this is made of sterner stuff than I, and I salute them.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 17, 2007 Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Similar to Erinmore flake but slightly sweeter and tangier. See my review on Erinmore flake.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 16, 2004 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Erinmore Mixture. Recently I have been revisiting both Erinmore Flake and Mixture. Maybe my taste bud's are maturing because I'm certainly enjoying both the flake and mixture, very much. It's easy to light and give's a nice lengthly enjoyable smoke right to the bottom of the bowl.Leaving a nice white grey ash at the end. As a lady pipe smoker of 32 year's who enjoy's Virginia's,V-Perique,English,Balkan's and a few certain Aromatic's I can say,I certainly haven't found this to be to strong for me. For anyone new to the pipe smoking puff slowly, and you should do ok. For an Aromatic that offer's a nice rich sweet fullness I give this 10 out of 10.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 09, 2002 Medium Strong Medium Pleasant
This is NOT the rubbed-out version of ERINMORE FLAKE. The rubbed-out version of ERINMORE FLAKE is ERINMORE READY-RUBBED. This is an independent mixture containing heavily cased Cavendish leaf, which the other offerings do not have. The famous?or notorious? Erinmore flavouring has thus been added with a trowel to a base tobacco much weaker than the excellent, and potent, Virginia-only composition of PLUG, FLAKE, AND READY-RUBBED.

I thoroughly dislike this Cavendish aromatic, which is a kind of exploitation formula not really related to the others under the same cachet.

If you wish to explore the possible reasons why this line of tobaccos have been favourites with many smokers over 80 years, try the PLUG.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 19, 2022 Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant
Maybe I'm overdoned, by smoking pipe tobaccoes, for all these years, but I have been disappointed trying Enrimore Mixture... Cracking the tin, after two years of cellaring, I found this blend humid yet; sniffing, I got very little aroma, yes, there is some citrus inside and some tobacco sent, but too light... I emptied all tobacco on a white clean sheet of paper, to get fresh air and loose some humidity; after 1/4 of an hour, I put it back to it's tin and left it closed for three days, to be reconditionated by it's own --as I always do with new tin and packs, I open first time--. Color of the blend is light and all those screcks of black cavendish I can't see, except some very rare... Anyway, the blend, during smoking, doesn't bite tongue at all. After some difficulty to make it burn --lighted more than three times-- it started smoking regularly, without put out, but in the end of the bowl left some dump dottle, I had to scrap away, all times, even when that 100gr. tin ended nearly dry. I didn't get any sattisfation smoking it, neither before or during. I have to notice it isn't a decise blend in aroma or taste, neither in nic-hit, for this reason is highly recommended to newbies, being an easy smoking stuff, without any tongue biting, nor high nicotine tobacco. I won't buy another one, this isn't a blend for me and maybe neither for old date puffies...
Pipe Used: Dunhill, Bang, Ser Iacopo
PurchasedFrom: Esterval's
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 18, 2020 Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Alright, so right now I’m going to review three tins of Erinmore Mixture, one which is from 07 September 2018 and one which is from the mid 1990s early 2000 and one from the 80s.

I’ll start with the 2018 tin.

[[[The new tin from 2018]]]

The tin notes are natural fruity virginia, pineapple and some citrus. Not as strong as the other tins, but similar nevertheless.

The tobacco has brighter leaves, being bright virginia and light brown leaves, with only a few dark leaves. The cut is similar to the old tins, having short ribbons.

Tastewise, it first delivers some sweet and bready notes of virginia. It’s spicy when you retrohale, but pleasant. Not much flavor as the other ones, this is more like a virginia with a bit of burley in it (not really a VaBur, it’s still virginia forward).

As you smoke you get some citrus notes and a tangy taste. Sometimes it even takes the taste of a VaPer, with the sweet and spicy notes, a vaper with a little casing/topping. Not much pineapple in this one, has more citrus notes. While the old tins deliver an orange taste, this one delivers more of a lemon or even lime taste with a bit of peach. Gets a bit sweeter after half of the bowl. Compared to the old tins, this one is harsher, tangier, more citrus and bready notes and burns like hell.

Burns equal, leaves a great white ash, but needs more relights and does get the bowl hot very quick.

Very nice aftertaste. Leaves some moisture in the bowl Very nice room note, sweet and fruity.

[[[The 90s early 2000s Murray tin]]]

Upon opening the tin I was hit by an amazing smell with sweet notes, fruity notes, natural sweet virginia and yes, pineapple. The pineapple is there!

The tobacco has a good moisture after all these years, no mold but no sugar crystals either. Presents itself in short ribbons, lots of dark leaves which could be the black cavendish, dark brown leaves and dark yellow leaves.

The taste is sweet, with lots of pineapple but also some peach, citrus (orange), a bit spicy/peppery hits (just a bit). The pineapple casing/topping is in the front, with some hints of apricots. Tobacco wise, the virginia is in the front, followed by the black cavendish and only backed up by the burley, which gives it a little nutty flavor which combines great with the sweet virginia taste, the fruity and citrusy notes and the pineapple.

It tends to get more sour by the end of the bowl, and becomes somehow similar to Peterson 3Ps (which I don’t really like, has too much burley in it).

Burns very well and equal, leaves a great white ash. Delivers a nice cold smoke, though the pipe tends to get hot, but doesn’t bite.

Really good aromatic, but high in nicotine. Perfect summer smoke, to enjoy with a Pina Colada or a good Aperol Spritz. Strength: medium Flavoring: medium Taste: medium to full Room note: very pleasant

[[[The 80s Murray tin]]]

I got this tin plus a Dunhill My Mixture 965 Murray tin from about 1985-1986, both at a jackpot of $61 from a lady in Romania. The Dunhill tin was unopened and full, but this Erinmore tin was recently opened and was not full, so I went in a rush to the lady’s house to get it before it goes bad. Unfortunately, the tobacco was very dry, but had no mold on it, but no sugar crystals either.

So, the tobacco was quite dry so I had to rehydrate it, but before I rehydrated it, the color was a bit brighter, mostly brown and dark brown with some black leaves. The cut was also a short ribbon. After I rehydrated it, it became super sticky, even after leaving it to dry before putting it in the pipe. Some of the tobacco actually stuck on the bottom of the jar in which I rehydrated it, that’s how sticky it was. So it’s clear that it has a lot of topping. Plus, the color changed. Dark all the way! Black and dark brown. Also, the cut became even smaller, like small chunks, probably because the very dry ribbons started to crumble.

Now lets get to the tin note! Initially it smelled very very similar to the other Murray Erinmore that I had, but different than the STG that we have today. But after I rehydrated it and jarred it, the smell is almost gone. Then, after I let it sit more in the jar, the smell came back. And that is: Sweet, lemony, honey, something that could be the pineapple but I’m not sure. But you can tell a lot of topping has been used, and after all this time, it still delivers a lot of smell. And yes, it smells very close to the 90s tin.

And now... the taste and flavor! From the first (false) light: Boom! Sweetness! Sugar sugar sugar. Lemon notes. There is a topping but it’s not really pineapple. It has a creamy texture. Like the other tin, it has some peach and apricot notes, maybe even stronger than pinneapple. It’s more towards peach and apricot than pineapple. Maybe even honey? After the middle of the bowl the taste changed a little bit, it wasn’t anymore towards peach and apricot but more towards some vanilla. It also became a bit spicy. The burley taste is almost absent in this one. The virginia is predominant and the black cavendish just helps with the casing/flavoring.

This is milder than the 90s tin, which was full of taste, but compared to the Erinmore that we have today, both the 90s and the 80s tins have more taste and more topping. So the Erinmore that we have today is much milder in taste and topping. The topping is medium and doesn’t taste too chemical. I mean, there are aromatics like, for example, Rattray Union Jack, that are very chemical tasting, and also the W.O. Larsen blends are too chemical tasting for me. But tastewise is very pleasant.

Initially it seemed to burn well, not get hot and no tongue bite, but by the middle of the bowl it started to get the pipe hot and I had to let it sit for a bit, because it also started to get the smoke hot and to bite. So this one has to be sipped slowly, like a straight virginia that burns very hot.

The room note has nothing to do with what it tastes like, smells more like vanilla, but is very very pleasant.

Nicotine and strength are medium.

This is clearly better than the Erinmore that we have today, it is tastier.

Here is the video review I made:

So, all in all, good stuff! For the old tins I’d give 4 stars, for the new tin 3 stars.
Age When Smoked: 2 years & over 30 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 09, 2020 Medium Medium Medium Pleasant
hello, erinmore mixture is my call it a day tobacco, the tobacco comes with perfect moisture has more golden tobacco then brown and black Cavendish is the least, it needs more relights then average so i pack it lightly has a nicotine hit at the end of the bowl.

at the beginning of the bowl i got that grassy tobacco flavour with little citrus flavour , mid bowl i felt like there is lemon grass taste perhaps its the citrus flavour and Virginias combined that got stronger at the end of the bowl to become sweeter more like mandarin drops and more pronounced when french inhaling (a good aroma therapy) in retrohaling it becomes spicy/citrus and strong on the nostrils.

erinmore mixture burns completely in the bowl and at slow pace with no bite leaving very little moisture at the end.

sip it slowly and give your bowl a brake when it reaches to the middle it will help the flavour become sweeter.

room note was very mild nutty, bread like and pleasant.

it isn't an all day smoke, but nice compliment for now and then, it doesn't lose taste after opening the tin , i finished mine in 2 weeks.

erinmore mixture aroma stays in the pipe, i clean it well afterwards.

1 star for taste and room note. 1 star for not biting and giving good smoke 1 star it deserves the price.

Pipe Used: Chabôt.
PurchasedFrom: locale store
Age When Smoked: fresh to 2 weeks old
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