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A tradtional mixture of Red Virginia, Turkish, Burley, Latakia and Perique. Medium strength. A perfect introduction to English style pipe smoking.

Blended ByAltadis Usa
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2oz, 8oz, 1lb, 5lb
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2917)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A medium English with the smokey, woody sweet Cyprian latakia taking the lead. The Virginia is a grassy, mildly citrus sweet back up to the lightly nutty, lightly sweet burleys, while the perique provides a very minor spice note. There’s also a buttery, sour woodsy, musty flavor from the Smyrna which is obvious in nearly every puff. The sweetness in the mixture is less than I’ve indicated as there’s some dryness to the smoke. Has a mild nic-hit. No bite, no harshness. Burns at a moderate pace, cool and clean with a rather consistent flavor. Has a nice after taste. Not really an all day smoke. Currently made by Sutliff.


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Tee-dub Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tee-dub (48)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I must say this was a rather pleasant surprise. The tobacconist gave me a packet of this to try. Already an economy tobacco, it was free to me. And guess what? I rather liked it.

The taste is rich and hearty, with a touch of natural sweetness. Smacks notably of black pepper. The black pepper becomes more pronounced as the bowl warms.

Burns very well, and behaves very well.

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Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Good tobaccos, moisture level, and balance. Not up with the big names but much better than expected. No humectants detected. This may have a slight topping as it smells better than it should. A good value and possibly a good starter for those who are new to the English and Oriental blends. Not for the Latakia Zombies. This one is well balanced.

Update: Good in a pinch. Two and one-half stars.

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