Wessex Premier

A mild, aromatic blend of sweet Danish black cavendish and natural Virginias with a hazelnut top note.


Brand Wessex
Blended By Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Nuts / Beans, Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.13 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 15, 2019 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Reading the reviews of this underdog tobacco made me think it was one of the worst smokes on this site. Not one 4 star rating? Not even 3 star! Jeeez...

Wessex calls this blend "slightly aromatic". Forget that. It's an aro. Black Cavendish & natural Virginia heavily topped with hazelnut, vanilla and maybe caramel though vanilla is the dominant of the flavors. Overall, I like it for what it is.....an aromatic.

It burns slow, cool, evenly, left no dottle and it doesn't bite. Those factors alone should earn it 3 stars. It is a little damp on opening so dry it out for an hour or so.

I've experienced better blends but I certainly had worse(C&D Shandygaf comes to mind even though I like Burley, Oriental blends).

If you like Vanilla/Hazelnut blends, I can't see why you wouldn't at least try Wessex Premier.

Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2017 408
PurchasedFrom: Iwan Ries, Chicago
Age When Smoked: 1 hour
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 06, 2021 Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant
Wessex - Premier.

Tin description: ''Black Cavendish and sweetish Broken and Golden Virginia. Refined by a vanilla-nut-maple flavour.'' Slightly different/newer to the write up here, but definitely the right blend.

The coarse ribbons have a very sweet, slightly nutty aroma. Good haruspication for the forthcoming flavour. It contains more brown and light brown Virginias than black Cavendish; about 75/25%. My tin had exemplary hydration, befitting an immediate smoke from the tin.

I get a more-than sure aromatic flavour. The vanilla and maple take the leading slot, creamy yet sweet, with an underlying nutty flavour; pleasantly 'coarse'. The tobaccos are prominently constructed of Virginias. Bready, almost pastry-like, yet zesty and 'crisp'. The black Cavendish adds to the sweet maple, but as the toppings are rather heavy the Cav' isn't too sure of itself. The burn's steady, smoke is fairly cool, but it can issue a bite when pressed to do so.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: delicious.

Premier? A very enjoyable aromatic that only loses a point due to the bite. Recommended:

Three stars.
Pipe Used: Peterson Clontarf XL11
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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