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This recipe, skillfully blended from specially selected high-grade tobaccos to give a naturally cool and clean smoke with an extra mellow aroma, is reserved only for Park Lane No.7. The unique curing process ensures that Park Lane remains fresh and pleasant to the palate. It guarantees fragrant and satisfying enjoyment.

NEW POUCH DESCRIPTION: Park Lane N°7 is a blend made from selected burley and Virginia tobaccos that have been pressed and stored for one week before being cut.

Notes: The name of Park Lane No.7 is still associated to the brand Dixon & Hamilton.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

The composition of flake is: Virginia-Burley (I think something like: 50-50%). The primary aromatizant is cocoa. It has two 'burning-phases', and the first one is very lasting: during the first one, the taste is sweet, with a predominant cocoa taste, with just some nutty notes; in the second burning-phase, sometimes just in the last third of the entire bowl, it has more body, the taste turns to something less sweety and more nutty and toastes (it seems a full Virginia flake).

Pipe Used: Many briar and Olive wood and Ceramic

Age When Smoked: one month

Purchased From: local tabacconist

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Original Choice, Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Golf Armonia.

6 people found this review helpful.

Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Two dear friends of mine smokes only Park Lane 7 from 40 years, so I tried it many, many times, trying to find the reason of their great love for it. In Italy we usually say something like "Without praise or blame"; and that's what I think about this blend, finally understanding that I don't like its Burley flavouring. 3,0/5 in my personal rating system.

Purchased From: New Smoke, Milano (Italy)

5 people found this review helpful.

felipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
felipe (6)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a great and honest tobacco.

The unsealed pouch contains eleven jumbo-sized flakes, that have a pleasant smell of honey and figs. It stays moist in the pouch for a couple of months, but I would keep it in a jar anyway. Probably it has some humectants and a very mild top casing, but it's extremely discreet and doesn't alter the taste of the tobacco. If you cut the flake at a 2/3 imaginary line, you can fold it to fit it in any regular-sized bowl, for a long lasting and satisfying smoke. The light is much more easier than any other flake, and the upkeep isn't complicated either. Being a VA blend, you don't want to burn the tobacco or it becomes like a Marlboro in a bowl with tongue bite.

The virginias are very good, and the burleys adds body to a subtle and nuanced smoke. The flake provides an interesting experience, with the last third of the bowl being the most tasty and satisfying, as I like it when I smoke VA blends.

I smoked this tobacco as an introduction to virginia flakes, but I still smoke it when I'm not in the right mindset for more complex (and expensive) tobaccos. Excellent for a morning smoke. I view it as a cheap substitute for Capstan. Some people use it for home blending but I don't do that.

Pipe Used: Many briars

Age When Smoked: Just bought

Purchased From: OTC tobacco (in Italy)

Similar Blends: Capstan.

5 people found this review helpful.

latakiaowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
latakiaowl (5)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have been able to spot the white-striped pouch of PL7 on tobacconists' shelves in Italy since I was a kid. Then, in the sixties, few pipe tobaccos were available to the public, just the overrated Clan, the Amphoras family (then blended by the Dutch coffee merchant Douwe Egberts) AND the PL7. I am sincerely happy that the same pouch ( or maybe slightly smaller) can be seen on those shelves today too. A tobacco does NOT remain on sale all these years for no reason. ANd the reasons are more than one. The first is, quite obviously, that it's cheap. Less than Half a S.Gawith, in Italy. The second is, quite obviously as well, that it's GOOD. You can smoke this tobacco all day long and never tire yorself of the never-intruding taste, the pleasant room note ( my wife refers to it as "the good one" versus all the others I smoke - I am mainly a EM-very-much-loaded-with-latakia smoker so you can guess why) . The third reason, eventually, is that is perfect, never too dry, never too wet, never too strong, never too weak, not too thick, not too thin. Please stay, PL7! One of my favourites otuside the EM-latakia category!

5 people found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (203)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have recently rediscovered this honest flake, which has been a stable mate at the Italian tobacconist since my beginning as a pipe smoker in the mid 70. Its always been on the cheap side, just like all the pouched OTC tobaccos, but the only one in flake form, and meant to be chocolatey.

The pouch is white, smaller than standard, and not sealed. Its actually showing to be made by Orlik of Denmark; I clearly remember some years ago it was manufactured in the Netherlands under license of the phantomatic Dixon & Hamilton, which was supposed to be a British trade mark. I dont really know if PL7 may have been ever produced in the UK.

The flakes inside are the whole length of the pouch, I may say each flake is long doubler than standard. More or less 15 flakes per pouch. Their colour is a mix of bright and medium/dark brown, the smell quite mild and neutral. I dont smell clearly any chocolate/cocoa topping, just something faintly sweet and grassy.

The tobacco doesnt come wet, nor its much dry due to the non-sealed pouch. A single flake, folded in four and slightly rubbed just to open the weed, perfectly fits a medium-large bowl (Im reviewing it by a Savinelli Tiger 101, a sort of chubby billiard). I have not faced any particular problem in lighting.

The first puffs release a nice sweet aroma to the nose, I cannot detect the kind, but one may tell its milk-chocolate. This is going to disappear soon, and place is let to a well rounded non-offensive smoke, which I would associate to Skandinavik Regular or Amphora Original Blend, or even to McBs Golden Blend. As a consequence I should classify PL7 as a VaB flake (the pouch doesnt list any ingredient, nor does the site of the Italian distributor, not to say the the Orliks site is not listing PL7 at all) in the regular family.

Just like the Skandinavik line the pouch is also shown the classification in three points: BODY: 2 AROMATIC TASTE: 4 ROOM NOTE: 3

Therefore, in as scale from 1 to 5, PL7 should be classified as a medium-mild strength, medium-full aromatic tobacco with a pleasant room note& I dont agree with the second.

Regarding me, I just found a honest flake which I will surely revisit again, to be smoked when one doesnt look for a dramatic experience. Caution should be given in mainting a slow-draw just to avoid a faint acidic and ashy back-flavour.

My rating should be easily three stars, but as far as TR means offering an opinion based to how much the other fellows would appreciate PL7, two are enough.

5 people found this review helpful.

RingGrain Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RingGrain (10)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

What to say, this is the tobacco of my life. You should understand what I mean. The tobacco of one smoker's life it's not a perfect tobacco, it's not the wonder of's just a tobacco that matches most of the features a smoker asks from a tobacco. This is the tobacco I would ask for, if I might have just a single tobacco for the rest of my life... And it is a simple, average, cheap tobacco. Let's see it. It's a flake in pouch, and it's a flake that comes just perfectly hydrated, and it keeps that humidity for a long time, this is very important to me, even because I really hate dry tobacco. Of course, if you want to stock it in large quantities you will need to stock it closed in good glass jars. It's naturally aromatic, and if contains any topping, that it's very discrete. I love to smoke it pure, finding it a naturally sweet virginia/burley mix, well balanced in taste, with average strength, with a lovely room note. But I can use it to make a great E.M., adding different rates of pure Latakìa as I do. I can also make a nice and flavoured aromatic, by mixing my preferred flavour for this exact moment, sometimes some vanilla tobacco, sometimes some liquor flavored tobacco, and so on. It's the perfect flake for a new smoker, because it is so easy to smoke, and it will be great for the experienced smoker too, when he needs an honest easy tobacco to smoke with not much effort and concentration. OK, you could say that all this is nothing new because you can do it with many tobaccos here around... True. But the point is that, however you use it, it will bring with its nice features: it will smoke fresh, it will be ideally hidrated, it will give a long lasting smoke, it will need no relights, It will never bite, it will be cheap in price! And I can find it everywhere, where I live! Understand me, if I could find everyday my beloved Dunhill Navy Rolls, and if I could pay it same price like PL7, I would stick with Dunhill...but Dunh costs double and I can't find it everywhere I want is dicontinued!!! I am smoking this old flake since 20 years now, and I hope producers will be never so rude to dicontinue it... Yes, PL7 is my number ONE.

Pipe Used: All my pipes! Savinelli Punto Oro mainly.

Age When Smoked: New from shop, also after cellared for 1 year...

Purchased From: City tabacconists.

Similar Blends: Peterson University Flake (but I prefear PL7 ); Mac Baren Golden Blend..

4 people found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (231)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Park Lane n° 7, this is one of the oldest blends I can remember. Back in the ‘70s, it was the third best-selling mixture in Italy, after Clan Aromatic and Amphora Regular (now Original). The pouch is exactly the same as in the past but in the old pouch it was written PARK LANE N° 7, Of noble distinction, now it is simply PARK LANE N° 7 and in the old pouch there was the emblem and it was written Dixon & Hamilton, while now there is nothing but the indication “Made in Denmark by Scandinavian Tobacco Group”.

Park Lane n° 7 is a unusual flake (long and wide slices) with a perfect moisture level. Easy to smoke and rub. It is a classic, traditional, simple English blend, precisely a Virginia/Burley mixture slightly flavored. An extremely mild casing and an extremely mild top dressing (extremely mild casing + extremely mild topping = very mild/mild flavoring). The smell is chocolate, honey and something else (something sweet I can’t identify). The taste is pure tobacco. On smoking, only at the beginning you can taste the flavoring, then only tobacco. In my opinion this is a slightly flavored blend, nearly the same as a natural aromatic, nearly the same as a top natural mixture because the tobacco taste is leading. An all - day smoke that never tires. For blending? No, straight is better. Good, simple, quite natural. Of course not for aromatic, but for natural tobacco lovers. For beginners? Yes, it’s ideal. In my personal rating system (from 1 to 10) my score is more than 8 and three stars.

I invite JimInks, Pipestud, StevieB, DK, Gemtleman Zombie, SteelCowboy, TallPuffO’Burley and the other aficionados to try this blend and tell me something about. Thanks in advance.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I found my all day tobacco, finally! It is light and sweet enough to satisfy my taste, a faithful friend for every moment of the day, while reading, studying or just relaxing. It has an aromatic note that I really like, very balanced and never excessive, with a wonderful and delicate milk/chocolate flavour, without losing the taste of natural tobacco. I experimented many aromatic tobaccos in these years, but PL7 has something more than the others, I know it's just a matter of personal likes, but I think I discovered my ideal smoke, simply perfect for me. It is probably the lightest flake I ever smoked, and I consider this as a value, because I can enjoy it even in the early morning without any problem.

The only negative note is that Orlik does not longer produce this tobacco...I've read that maybe the brand will pass under British American Tobacco or Oettinger/Davidoff, however I hope that Park Lane will remain available, as it has been for decades.

In my opinion it is a classic, which surely deserve your attention.

4 people found this review helpful.

Antonello Zugaro Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antonello Zugaro (7)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Miscela di Burley Virginia (secondo me Burley predominante) in taglio flake. Buon profumo di cacao amaro a fresco. Umidità ottimale. Brucia lentamente, fresco non lascia residui. Raramente necessita di riaccensioni. Tende a diventare più forte come carica nicotinica nel finale. Ottimo tuttogiorno a un prezzo assai ragionevole vista la qualità delle materie prime utilizzate. Adatto - dopo sbriciolatura - anche ai novizi. I fumatori esperti possono anche fumarlo in broken flake aumentando il tempo di fumata. Raccomandato

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo Castello Ganci

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Amphora Original, Skandinavik Regular, Mac Baren Golden Blend.

3 people found this review helpful.

Megalo Al Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Megalo Al (38)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Il Parklane n°7 è un tabacco franco, fresco, senza particolari evoluzioni, mai stucchevole, lievemente aromatico, lievemente tutto. Facile, buono, economico. Man mano che vado avanti con la busta accettandolo per quello che è, scopro uno tra i migliori tabacchi da tutti i giorni. Nella sua semplicità mi ha stupito. In fumata si comporta benissimo: ottima combustione, sentori di virginia, noci (burley) e cacao. Sentori eh....lievi, mai pesanti. Io non sento il cocco di cui ogni tanto qualcuno parla. Fresco, leggero, davvero più vado avanti più mi piace. Consigliatissimo se cercate qualcosa di spensierato.

3 people found this review helpful.

Nuvoleazzurre Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nuvoleazzurre (36)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Ecco a recensire il mio primo tabacco in assoluto, molto conosciuto, forse per questo messo un po’ un disparte. Il Park Lane7 è un Burley contornato da piccole quantità di Virginia. La sua tipica busta bianca si può dire che tutti l’abbiamo aperta e usata. Aperta la busta si percepiscono aromi tendenzialmente dolci con un lieve e gradevole sentore di frutta secca.

Il tabacco è un flake di un bel color tabacco con venature scure, dato che le buste non sono ben sigillate il contenuto può essere secco e il consiglio è quello di riporlo in bormioli con un coccio umido per dare al tabacco la giusta umidità. La pipa si carica facilmente e facile risulta l’accensione. Ai primi puff non è mai tendente al dolce, poco zuccherino. Il merito del discreto Burley contornato dal Virginia. Il profumo dominante è leggermente legnoso, erbaceo, mai invadente e con un retrogusto di frutta secca che tende lentamente a svanire.

Continuando la fumata risulta molto armonioso e delicato lasciando percepire esclusivamente il gusto di tabacco. Certo è una miscela leggermente aromatizzata ma che nella fumata diviene identica a quella di un aromatico naturale, quasi la stessa di una miscela naturale superiore perché il gusto del tabacco è il principale. Questo tabacco perdona i surriscaldamenti o le accensioni ripetute offrendo in qualsiasi occasione una fumata piacevole. Si possono alternare aspetti più delicati o dolci, ma l’alternanza Burkley Virginia è sempre presente; se ben umidificato si percepiscono sentori legnosi anche terrosi, il che lo fa salire di livello gustativo. Io l’ho trovato sempre fresco, bilanciato, morbido e regolare.

La forza è media e la sua nota ambientale è molto tollerabile, mai invasiva; insomma un tabacco tutto il giorno che non stanca.

A chi è diretto questo tabacco? Naturalmente ai neofiti, perché può essere fumato sia sbriciolato, anche senza badare a fare una “tritura” troppo minuziosa, che arrotolato all’interno del fornello. Poi perché è il miglior modo per passare dagli aromatizzati ai naturali; non dà botte nicotiniche ed è quindi indicato a chi fa della pipa la sua prima esperienza, sopratutto fumandolo secco non si avranno problemi di riaccensioni e poi perché tende a non formare acquerugiola, altro terrore del neofita.

Il fumatore già avviato in lui troverà o il ricordo di prime fumate, o un compagno disimpegnato, lieve ed allegro per accompagnare momenti di compagnia con la pipa, leggeri, senza troppi impegni. Personalmente adoro mescolarlo al latakia puro e contaminarlo con delle note torbate.

Il mio parere è che anche il fumatore più impegnato, giustamente possa fare un momento di lievità nel nostro mondo di aromi e lento fumo.

Giudizio complessivo 4,4/5

Pipe Used: Savinelli

3 people found this review helpful.

Italo Svevo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Italo Svevo (26)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I don't recognize in this blend any of the cocoa some are talking about here. In fact, the topping is very unobtrusive, a little bit of sugar I would say. For the rest, as has been said, a nice Va-Bur flake, easy to smoke, gentle and well-mannered, perfect for a morning/daytime smoke, in the evening I suggest to back it up with some Kentucky to add body. Similar to Amphora in my opinion but more natural. A natural aromatic, or an aromatic natural?

Pipe Used: Savinelli, Jean Claude

Purchased From: Vannicelli, Rome

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Amphora Rich Aroma.

2 people found this review helpful.

Robykeys82 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Robykeys82 (25)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

I totally agree with Rob73, he's Italian like me and who knows? Probably this is a tobacco which requires some special taste to be appreciated. It's not bad, but not good as many others I tried. The only Virginia blend I liked during my first year of pipe-smoking was Capstan Gold. Park Lane 7 is quite easy to pack, once rubbed, easy to light and keep lit, but when it comes to flavour... meh! Not my cup of tea.

Pipe Used: Peterson Wicklow, Peterson St. Patrick

Purchased From: Local Tobacconist, Italy

2 people found this review helpful.

Sergio Petillo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sergio Petillo (4)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Per puro caso mi sono imbattuto in questo tabacco, perché durante la mia ricerca nei paesi limitrofi a dove abito, un tabacchino aveva solo questo. Con titubanza l’ho comprato. Devo dire che ha superato le mie aspettative. Innanzitutto non immaginavo fosse un Flake Cut, avevo iniziato a fumare la pipa da un paio di settimane (le differenze tra i tipi di tagli non le sapevo). Aprendo la busta non è molto umido e ciò permette di poterlo lavorare e strofinare facilmente. Non molto forte come tabacco, quindi “morso alla lingua” inesistente. Acquerugiola assente. Chi è nei paraggi, sente profumo di liquirizia o cacao. Rapporto qualità/prezzo ottimale. Consigliato dai neofiti ai neofiti per iniziare ad esplorare i tabacchi Virginia e Burley ed a provare il piacere di preparare il Flake Cut

Pipe Used: Savinelli 614 TRE

Age When Smoked: Appena aperto

Purchased From: Italia

1 person found this review helpful.

CoolPilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoolPilot (69)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

chocolate flake ! mild but not too much, ready to be smoked, excellent room note, and a real flake. cheap and good. When there is no Dunhill tobacco around for a VaPer, this burley-VA is an optimal choice for me.

1 person found this review helpful.

gam86 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gam86 (49)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Is not the best tobacco around but it does its nice job. When you open the package it's ready to smoke and it gives you a pleasant smoking with basicly no taste. It is also perfect to use as mixture with others tobacco. Only flaw the flake are too big.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Another blend that had its own unique personality that has changed today, losing all its unique taste. Today I do not know what to say, is a flake who smoked pure does not offer anything special. If someone has smoked before the manufacturer changed one knows what I mean, if you think I want to try, just buy a pack of 50g and if you can find something. What? I do not know!

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I agree with the other reviewers regarding their comments that this blend is similar to Amphora regular. Maybe it is a little bit lighter and less aromatic.

The very nice sweet flavor is associated also with an elegant pippery taste of real burley, which I consider a true tobacco taste.

Puffing slowly burns well, and satisfies almost all my needs. Maybe I would give it one more star if it was stronger a bit.

Would be an all day smoke for me. I am sure I would buy more of this, but the life is so short and there are lots of better tastes to discover.

1 person found this review helpful.

Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (100)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

UPDATE , 02-14-2011

Tried again recently, nothing has changed if not my appreciation so one star added.

Original review I agree with Skando about this tobacco: it's a "regular" very similar to Amphora Original Blend with more deepness but less elegange in flavour. It's often used for blending by many personal mixtures lovers, so if you (unlike me) are in the genre give it a try. Highly recommended for beginners as "first flake": it's very easy to smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Monza Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Monza (2)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

Tabacco pessimo, un Virginia e Burley addizionato di glicole propilenico, per ciò non secca mai , ma vi secca bocca e gola. Praticamente insapore. Non lo consiglio neppure ai neofiti.

Pipe Used: Savinelli , Brebbia.....

Age When Smoked: Nuovo

Purchased From: Tabaccai vari

Similar Blends: Unico.

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