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This is a beautiful mild Oriental blend of the highest quality. Fine Turkish and Middle Eastern tobaccos lightly spice a bed of the highest quality Crumb Cut Burley and Stoved Cavendish. A dash of Bright Virginia rounds off this blend.

BrandWatch City Cigar
Blended ByErnie Q
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (882)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Typical browns with a hint of black ribbon cut, this blend has a bit of the same gingerbread I noted in WCC's "Justice Mixture", and there were similarities in the taste. This one elevates itself by focusing more on the orientals and the burley, in that order. The orientals are buttery sweet and absolutely delicious! The burley is right there with a toastiness that takes this one into the realm of amazingly creative. It's a mellow spice flavor and edges into the sweet the way butter does, in a subtle and non-overt manner.

As with several of the Watch City blends, this one does not like to share bowl time with other blends. I smoked 5 bowls of this back to back and never tired of it. Most of the time I find that blends containing too many components tend to become cloudy and imprecise. I've found myself thinking "one too many components" in several blends. This one is so well done that each inclusion brings something to the party to heighten the experience rather than dull it. Pounds of this heading to my cellar! Once again, Ernie Q is a blender to be reckoned with and it's time the word got out. This blend and this blender can't hide forever!

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2400)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Oriental/Turkish are smoky, woody sweet with a bare hint of a floral dry note, and a minor spice hit here and there. The burley is toasty, nutty, molasses sweet with a touch of cocoa and takes a light lead over the other tobaccos. The bright Virginia is grassy with slight citrus, and like the smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia, is a background condiment. The stoved cavendish is a little toasty sweet. The unsweetened black cavendish tempers potential rough edges, adding a little creamy brown sugar to round out this blend. While it is fairly well balanced for the most part, some of the ingredients show up a little more in some spots than others and then recede for a few puffs. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns at a moderate pace, clean and cool and leaves little moisture in the bowl. Requires few relights. Has a mild nic-hit. Has a pleasant after taste. An all day smoke.


4 people found this review helpful.

Adrian B. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Adrian B. (29)
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Watch City Cigar Co. is my local B&M and last time I was there I grabbed a 2oz bag of this on a whim.

Turned out to be a good choice; Persian Slipper to me conjured up images of Sherlock Holmes and his "strong" tobacco (which he stored in the toe of a Persian Slipper) but PS isn't strong at all. It's a good mild English type blend with the burley and cavendish at the front but with the supporting players adding enough of their character (sweet, spicy and smokey) to keep this blend interesting. Burns well and produces a good bit of creamy smoke.

This would be a good candidate for an all day tobacco if you like light to mild English blends.

Pipe Used: various briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh off the shelf

Purchased From: Watch City Cigar Co.

Similar Blends: Any of a variety of mild English blends...Squadron Leader et. al..

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Very Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Persian Slipper is a very light blend due to the heavy dose of Orientals, but the flavor was full - mainly thanks to the added Virginia and unflavored Cavendish. The experience with this tobacco was very tasty for me, but I found that I needed to beef up the blend with more Burley (I chose Five Brother), to really enjoy it. So, if you gravitate toward a fullness of flavor but very light nicotine presence, this could be your manna from Heaven.

1 person found this review helpful.

Lit a Kia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lit a Kia (69)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Lightly smoky aroma. At times, I seem to detect a faint vanilla top dressing, but that could arise naturally from the many types of leaf in this blend.

Gave it about 10-15 mins drying time per other reviewers which was perfect. Burned evenly and cleanly. Really nice flavor to this one. Smooth, buttery, and steady-but-somewhat-subdued woodsy notes all the way through.

Only reason I'm giving three stars is because there are richer, more interesting blends in the world. But for a mild English, you can't go wrong with the Slipper. Very nicely done.

Pipe Used: Longchamps billiard

Purchased From: Watch City Cigar

Similar Blends: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight, McClelland Three Oaks Syrian.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Persian Slipper's name conjures up the spices of the Middle East. This is a mild to medium bodied tobacco with enough complexity to keep it from being bland. The pouch scent would have led me to believe that PS is a full on aromatic. Fortunately, that isn't the case in the smoke. The unflavored Cavendish adds a bit of body and at first light; the burley leads the show followed closely by the Orientals. The Latakia really is taking more of a back seat on this one. The flavoring provides a nice, steady backdrop to the tobacco flavor. Persian Slipper doesn't offer the sweetness that would often be associated with a spiced blend. It didn't leave a ghost in my pipe and while a purist would call this an aromatic, I don't find the needle moves over to that realm for me. One of the things that I like about Watch City is their fearless pursuit of pushing out the boundaries and Persian Slipper is no exception. Recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A wonderful Oriental mixture with a Burley base, which is a great combination when Watch City does it. Decently complex, the Burley gives it a solid bottom and some nicotine. Good tobacco flavor and I liked the aftertaste it left.

Ideal for those leery of English blends and who would like a non-overpowering English to try. A great introduction to this blend type. Lat-mainliners may not enjoy it, though I think that even for them the Burley makes it worth trying. Agree with the reviewer who said it is better in a larger bowl.

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Suttonwood Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Suttonwood (12)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This a wonderful smoke on a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Great combination of flavors. Smooth and consistent from charging light to the bottom of the bowl. A wonderful English mixture.

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (105)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I find this oriental/english blend to be a very mild and enjoyable. The cavendish is very light and the virginias give it a slight bit of a tang. The latakia is light but present. I mostly agree with Tantric's review however I prefer WC's N'oreasetr mixture to this blend. Still I recommend this mellow mix although I prefer a bit more taste oomph and strength.

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Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (310)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

This is not exactly what I expected from the description, but it's still a very good blend. The Orientals and the unsweetened Black Cavendish are very much in evidence to the detriment of the Virginias and whatever Burley there might be. This makes PS a very smooth smoke, with a slightly sweet edge, leaving the Virginias and the Turkish cautiously on the background.

Mild but flavoursome, PS has perhaps more of an American character than an English or Eastern mixture. I see very little resemblance to Dunhill's Early Morning, but taken in its own terms it's a palatable introduction to Virginia/Oriental blends. Room aroma is tolerable. In the pouch there's a leathery-sweet note that differentiates it from most English Oriental blends. It comes at the right moisture level, but the Cavendish does make it slightly difficult to light. A nice experience but I won't be ordering more. I much prefer Justice Mixture.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28791)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This's just one a those blends that you need to buy just for it's packaging.(it's got a caricture of the former Iraqi information minister displayed prominately) This is one high quality blend!The oriental and turkish leaf are simply sublime and the burley and cavendish play off them perfectly!Unlike similar blends,Bob's flavor remains true all the way to the bottom of the bowl and never becomes harsh no matter how hard it's pushed.It's similar in character to Samuel Gawith's "Squadron Leader" minus S.L.'S occasional tongue bite.I believe it would also appeal to those who enjoy Dunhill's "EMP" and Pease's "Piccadilly".I would classify this as an english "breakfast blend" and whole heartilly recommend it to lovers of oriental leaf... prep

UPDATE 12-2-05 This has fast become my "go to" morning smoke at least five days a week! I strongly encourage others to try it, as it's 'far and away' the best tobacco of it's type availabe anywhere!..

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RickPiatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RickPiatt (16)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Baghdad Bob's recently renamed to Persian Slipper - it's a pleasure to write this review since from the first time I smelled this tobacco in the Jar at WatchCity Cigar I've been in love with it. Every ingredient is perfectly balanced and ALL come into play when smoking a bowl. Highly complex, intensely interesting - always leaves me wanting more. A true all day smoke. The latakia and cavendish don't show themselves very well in a smaller [group 3 or less] bowl but boy-oh-boy do they come to center stage in a group 5 bowl. Clearly better in a larger pipe, partly from the expanded flavor you'll experience and partly from the fact that this blend is so darn wonderful you'll just want it to last as long as possible. Wonderful room note and an incredible aftertaste too! I simply have NOTHING bad to say about this tobacco - go get some, you won't regret it.

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