Former 50th Anniversary

A classic English Virginia mixture with a fairly high amount of Syrian latakia, Former's Jubilee 50th Anniversary blend is full-bodied and spicy, yet soft and mellow with the typical natural Virginia sweetness.


Brand Former
Blended By Formers
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco Manufacturing
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 03, 2017 Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
Former - 50th Anniversary.

Quite a robust looking ribbon, comprised of dark brown, medium brown, and yellow pieces. It's all concealed under the type of foil seal you find on instant coffee jars, not like, say, the heavy ring-pull lid on G. L. Pease or Cornell & Diehl tins. The moisture looked exemplary.

The Syrian Latakia forms the leading taste, unequivocally. But, it doesn't seem like the archetypal 'bomb', it's not caustic enough. The flavour from the Lat's rich, smoky, woody, but quite smooth, and the overall taste is given a tangy, dark fruitiness from the Virginia. After about a third the smoke becomes suggestive of a light casing: a sweetness not quite natural enough to emanate from Virginia, alone. The quality of the burn goes without question: cool, even, to a pure white ash. This was my Sunday morning smoke today and after a few bowls in succession I can conclude that it doesn't bite me.

Nicotine: medium to strong. Room-note: nice.

50th Anniversary? I'll happily rate this with four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2017 #03
Age When Smoked: One month
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