Paul Olsen Garrick

Paul Olsen's version of the long wanted "The Garrick". A nice, mild Latakia mixture, the mildest of the triad "Garrick" - "800 Ø" - "Blue Queen".


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
Blended By Michael Mortensen
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100g Tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.22 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 25, 2016 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Paul Olsen - Garrick.

This is a blend that I enjoy a great deal.

The Latakia and Perique are equally as strong. I get a smoky, woodiness, from the Latakia with a blast of spice from the Perique. It's not what you'd call a Lightweight smoke!

That's the tastes I get more of, now the taste I get only a little of: I'm betting it's down to the indomitable nature of the other two tobaccos, but I only get a tiny amount of grass/hay coming through from the Virginia. It's a lot further down the flavour scale.

Nicotine? I'd put this down as about medium, maybe a tad higher if inhaled, but other than that I'd say it's medium.

I don't get any extra flavours; it's quite a basic smoke, but what I do get is tongue bite. To come to the fore, the pipe must be puffed very hard, and to be fair, when it does occur, it's not that bad.

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Levent Meerschaum Claw
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 10, 2008 Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant
Another great creation by Paul Olsen in the "My Own Blend" series! It has been among my regular blends of choice for quite some time now! Having learnt from other people's reviews about so many good mixtures I felt it was high time I shared "Garrick" with others like me, who are constantly in pursuit of a great smoking experience.

What you get in "Garrick" is a steady, beautifully balanced, and unfailingly present rich treat to both flavour and taste! It burns easy and nice, quickly develops into a full bodied yet delicate presence for both you and those around you. You may be sure it will remain with you as a good companion to conversation or a moment of quiet and peace.

I prefer it in a mid-sized Savinelli "Champagne" and always keep a tin within reach. Try it. You will not regret it! Enjoy.
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