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
Jan 20, 2014 Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant
Erinmore mixture: a much maligned tobacco - particularly by those, like myself, who enjoy the occasional Erinmore flake. However, I have to place myself in the minority and admit to liking this blend.

Tin note of peach cobbler, hint of pineapple. Sugar, and a faint aroma of fresh bread.

The charring light is very sweet and citrusy: initial flavors include pineapple, mandarin orange, a hint of lemon. I can understand why some find this sour tasting. I would say, "tart". After the first quarter bowl, I detect more pronounced lemony flavors. For lack of a better analogy, this reminds me of the old, cheap candy Lemon Heads from my childhood. Very, very tart.

Doesn't immediately bite but smokes hot. Definitely could bite if pushed. Sip this one slowly.

The blend mellows out by mid-bowl and settles down to a nice smoke. Despite the pronounced citrus flavoring, there is definite tobacco flavor here, with the cavendish in the background and the VaBur element center stage. I agree with reviewer Honzz that there is an "earthy" backbone to this blend, at least by mid bowl as the flavoring agent begins to mellow, that is somewhat reminiscent of good, rich coffee - or perhaps good, natural, hot cocoa (without added sugar). During the final third, the blend smoothens out nicely and by the final puffs there is a more noticeable chocolaty, cocoa flavor that I presume is the burley asserting after most of the flavoring agent has been burned off.

Overall an interesting crossover blend. A citrus flavored VaBur that is distinct enough from Erinmore Flake to be worth a try for those who enjoy such flavors. Enough backbone for those who enjoy tobacco. Probably not one I would cellar, not being a big fan of citrus, but a credit to the genre.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 30, 2007 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Erinmore Mixture is another one of those no longer produced blends. It is not similar at all to Erinmore Flake as the components and toppings are very different. Unlike Erinmore Flake, this one contains quite a bit of Black Cavendish that actually keeps the smoke cooler than the Flake version. It certainly does have a "unique" topping that some will love and others will hate.

I fall somewhere in between. Not enough oomph to satisfy me.

It is easy to load and keep smoldering.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 18, 2013 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
The tin aroma is a sweet tobacco aroma with a fruity essence. The fruitiness kind of reminds me of a tropical fruitiness. The moisture level is a little on the wet side and some drying time is recommended.

At the start of the smoke I taste the sweet tobacco flavor with a light hint of the fruity flavoring. The flavoring is not over powering and is quite subtle, but it is easily noticeable. There is also a rich earthiness that reminds me of the body of black coffee. I do not detect any black coffee flavor at all, it just reminds me of the rich, earthy body that black coffee has. The flavor profile was the same from start to finish.

This is a decent blend that smokes relatively cool. It smokes dry and doesn't leave a mess in the pipe. It didn't bite me, but I could tell that if it is pushed too hard that it might have the possibility to bite. This is a light aromatic blend where the tobacco flavor stands out quite well and the flavoring is used to enhance the tobacco.

This blend never really jumped out at me and while I would smoke it on occasion, it will never make it into any type of rotation for me. If you are a regular smoker of aromatics, you may really enjoy Erinmore Mixture.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 31, 2014 Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant
Erinmore Mixture.

I have been looking forward to this one for a while now! When I open it the first thing I get is a terrific fruity aroma from it, which is very intriguing! To be not so positive it is a little on the damp side so a small amount of airing to diminish the moisture amount is required. On inspection it is quickly obtainable that it is mostly Virginia with only a smaller amount of black Cavendish.

Once it has aired (needing only about an hour per bowlful) it takes to igniting easily and gives an impeccable, steady and consistent burn. The temperature of the smoke is a moderate one, neither too hot nor cool. Flavour next, unique, I know there are a few added fruit, citrus and pineapple flavours but for me the pineapple steals the show out of them all! This is a real treat as in the tobacco world it's conventionally cherry, vanilla or coffee but this makes a great change and by retro-haling it the pineapple becomes even more enlarged. Nicotine now, a great amount for me, not strong or weak. Tongue bite? This one does tend to bite a little if I go too harshly so I gently sip it and that abates the aggressive side enough to enjoy the flavours. Room note now, this is mainly a Virginia hay one with a slight zest likeness there also, a plus point is that it's not heavy at all so will not offend many people around you.

This one scores 3 stars not 4 solely for the subjective reason that I find the pineapple a little monotonous after a short while.

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Butz Choquin
PurchasedFrom: Smoke King
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 05, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
I enjoy this blend; however, I am a lover of English blends and often shy away from the stronger aromatics. The description noted above identifies this blend as an aromatic, so if you're a lover of powerful tobaccos soaked in sugary casing type stuff, then take my review with a large grain of proverbial salt. That said, I agree with the previous two or three reviewers, this is a blend that I can smoke repeatedly throughout the day, and it never leaves my mouth with the odd filmy taste that sometimes accompanies the stronger aromatics. There is enough casing to impress a bystander while possessing enough depth to make this an excellent contemplative smoke. I would also recommend this blend as an accompaniment with a wee dram in the afternoon, just remember to discipline your smoking and try and keep the bowl cool (as with any tobacco).
Pipe Used: Britannia - Straight Billiard
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and Cigars
Age When Smoked: New, then again aged
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 08, 2021 Medium Medium Medium Pleasant
I’ve been a long time lurker and wouldn’t normally add a review since most reviews are spot on and I feel I have nothing else to contribute, but Erinmore Mixture is so polarizing and misunderstood that I think this time I could add to the conversation. First, I think this is a hot weather blend. I don’t find it as enjoyable during what most people would consider “pipe weather”. I only smoke outdoors, so as the temperature in South Texas starts hitting the 90s along with high humidity, it’s only early mornings and evenings for me.

The tin note is definitively stone fruit and plums. I’ve smoked this blend in all briar sizes, straight and curve pipes, and corn cobs. I’ve found that relatively large corn cobs and wide bowl briars work better. Anything smaller just doesn’t work. That could explain some of the “hot” and “burning”comments I’ve seen. It can burn relatively hot, but it’s hot outside! Slow and long draws are highly recommended to get the proper flavors. I would also recommend drying for 10-15 min for better burning conditions, especially when it’s humid. I agree with the “tart”comments, but it’s a good tart flavor which evolves as the bowl is consumed.

I think this is a solid 3 start blend, great for summer and should be smoked slowly in larger pipes. If you didn’t like it the first time and have some left, get a larger pipe or a cob and give it a try on an early summer morning. I think you’ll change your opinion.
Pipe Used: Petterson 01 and Corn Cobs
Age When Smoked: No aging
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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
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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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 14, 2015 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I haven't smoked Erinmore since college 50 years ago, so I was eager to give it another try. I think that's it's changed somewhat since then. The current version is a nice aromatic with a faint pineapple taste. It's a pleasant smoke with a fairly strong nicotine hit. I prefer more modern aromatics, such as McClelland's CORPS Vanilla Ice, which I rate as a 4. Erinmore gets a 3.
Pipe Used: Dunhill
Age When Smoked: 3 months.
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