Robert McConnell Marylebone

A balanced pipe tobacco blend.
Notes: Dunhill My Mixture 965 clone and was originally called My Mixture 999.


Brand Robert McConnell
Series Heritage
Blended By  
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Scottish
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 28, 2019 Medium Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong
965 is my favourite tobacco, as of this writing I have just under 400lbs (yes you read that right) stashed. I have many old tins as well as the most recent (orlik) both tin and bulk. 965 is still available under the peterson brand as old dublin, which my tobacconist often jokes about, as he claims that pipe smokers lose their sense of taste, smell and sight, many claiming they are different blends.

So that being said, I cracked open a pre-murrary tin, a murray era tin, some sutliff match 20, and lastly some orlik bulk to compare this Mcconnel blend to.

First off, in the tin, I smell much less latakia, and more oriental. The cavendish is much sweeter, and the leaf appears to be a little wetter (which is great) for aging. I almost detect the faintest hint of casing.

On first light I get a rather leathery blast which leads into a rather sweet cavendish taste with the latakia in the background. As the smoke progresses it has a balanced delivery of oriental, cavendish, and virginia.

I must add that the virginia is much brighter and sharper than in the orlik and pre-murray era.

There is a light casing on the cavendish now detectable and this is shockingly similar to the murray era 965. Was it based on it? But due to the cavendish used this leans somewhat towards the match 20.

As the bowl progresses it reminds me of another lost blend, frog morton, in a way.

Overall this is a exceptional recreation of 965, but has a lost a little of the latakia strength. Not that it will deter me from buying plently of it!

Nicotine is stronger than the orlik incarnation but not by much.

I will still rate this as 4 stars as this is an adequate recreation of 965 with some changes, for better or for worse depending on your palate. Where it lost smokiness, which is only slight, it has gained sweetness and strength. The oriental is much more pronounced as is the leather. If you wondered what Murray era 965 tastes like, this is surprisingly similar.

This is a welcome addition to the English/Scottish genre and anyone who thought the older 965 versions were not sweet enough will find the perfect blend in the latest production.

If it is too sweet, add a small pinch of a strong dry latakia to a bowlful and mix it in well.
Pipe Used: Corncob
Age When Smoked: Brand new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 20, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Qué gran tabaco ! Algunos pueden decir que esta mezcla ha aprendido del My Mixture 965 y tienen razón... Pero Picasso también tuvo profesores y luego los superó. ¿Acaso una copia puede ser mejor que el original? En este caso sí. Esta es una mezcla con la porción justa de latakia, el toque preciso de orientales y una virginia brillante, todo ello redondeado con un Cavendish suave. Es dulce, picante, con carácter pero suave... como una amante perfecta 😏
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