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Notes: A blend made by Tobacco Center purchased sometime in the mid 1900 by WIlke, is a Virginia based blend with a healthy roping of Latakia and perique.

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Manufactured ByWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packagingvarious bulk sizes
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2706)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias provide some grass and citrus, a little wood, and dark fruit as the base of the blend, but take a back seat to the other components. The smoky, woody, musty, earthy, sweet Cyprian Latakia takes the lead. The very peppery, raisiny, plummy, mildly stewed fruity, tongue tingly perique is a supporting player. The strength is medium and the taste level is just past that level chiefly due to the amount of the strong perique. The nic-hit is a step past the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite, but needs to be sipped a little as the savory pepper is potent. Burns clean, and slightly warm at a reasonable pace with a mostly consistent, rich flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The after taste lingers a bit. Not an all day smoke.

-JimInks

6 people found this review helpful.

suitou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
suitou (38)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

It's reminiscent of No. 524, with the impression that it has calmed down the woody, earthy notes from 524 and brought out a more floral, grassy, slightly sweetness. I'm a sucker for Presbyterian mixtures. I would also recommend it to pipe smokers who find SURBRUG'S BESTMAKE or PIPEMAKER'S CHOICE too sweet. The whole blend is toned down and brings out the harmony. I recommend it if you like black coffee or unsweetened black tea.

Purchased From: Wilke Pipe Tobacco

Similar Blends: Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 524, Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Surbrug's Best Make, Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Pipemaker's Choice.

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