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Dunhill clone by Wellauer (Swiss pipe tobacco manufacturer).

BrandWellauer & Co
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Strichetto (20)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Bought in Switzerland in 2019, this is the tobacco created by Wellauer to substitute the Dunhill Standard Mixture Mellow, no more available (a real damage, that was one of my preferred all-day-long tobaccoes)... a little more cheap but not the same thing, it's really far from the originator... I have a question to ask to Wellauer: where is latakia, in this so-called "english" mixture? I've not found it at all!

Scent: not bad, but you can't find even a shadow of smokey latakia aroma…

Taste: more harsh, acidic (and stronger) than the old beloved Dunhill. No biting.

Room note: maybe not pleasant, but light, no problem.

Burning: lights easy and burns correctly, quite slow.

Briars: for EMs and BMs I always smoke my dedicated classic british and irish briars, in this case sadly erasing the aged wonderful latakia aroma. That's no good…

Well, this tobacco maybe is not horrible, but really not good enought, especially comparated with the former Dunhill, I think. And more, I like latakia (Syrian, if possible) based mixtures, and this tobacco has not. And is not declared on the tin, to be true, but only in the description above here. I cannot recommend it, it's surely not my cup of tea, and I'll not buy it again.

Pipe Used: Classic Dunhill, Charatan, Comoy's, Peterson's

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Dubini, Chiasso, Switzerland

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