Wilke Pipe Tobacco 47th Street

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.


Brand Wilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended By John Brandt
Manufactured By Wilke Pipe Tobacco
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging various bulk sizes
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 01, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The Virginias provide some grass and tart and tangy citrus, a little wood, earth, bread, sugar, tangy dark fruit, and mild floralness as the base of the blend, but take a back seat to the other components. The smoky, woody, musty, earthy, herbal, floral, sweet Cyprian Latakia takes the lead. The very peppery, raisiny, plummy, mildly stewed fruity, earthy woody, 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. Has light rough edges. Burns clean, and slightly warm at a reasonable pace with a mostly consistent sweet and spicy, floral, smoky rich flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The pleasant after taste lingers a bit. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Not an all day smoke but it certainly is repeatable. Three and a half stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 06, 2021 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 20, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Based strictly on the components I am forced to wonder whether this blend was intended to be a VAPER with some Latakia added for flavor or whether it was intended as an English blend with some added Perique? I think that in the end most smokers will simply conclude that it's a blend all its own.

I find the charred wood feature of the Latakia to be a prominent feature, but not the dominant feature in the blend although you can taste it on every puff. For me the slightly sweet and fruity Perique is just as apparent as the Latakia if not more so. And the dark baked pastry and somewhat earthy notes of the Virginias provide ample support bringing everything together creating a tasty and well-balanced blend.

I suppose it's only to be expected that we should want to dissect and separate out the different flavor components, but in my opinion it's far more important to detect how the different components work together, compliment and react to each other...that's what makes a blend. However I do believe that each component should have room for expression.

The taste is relatively consistent from the top of the bowl to bottom and it doesn't wander much. I would consider all three components of a smoke--strength, taste, and body--to be about equal here. It's a tasty blend, with adequate strength, and good smoke texture and mouth feel. Most worthwhile.
Pipe Used: BBB Virgin Apple, Karl Erik Blowfish
PurchasedFrom: Wilke
Age When Smoked: Bulk
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