Mullingar Kenmare

A mixture of choice tobacco from Georgia, Florida, Kentucky & Tennessee blended together with Latakia from Syria and Perique from the St. James Parish of Louisiana.


Brand Mullingar
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Latakia, Maryland, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50g Tin
Country Ireland
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 08, 2019 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
I was lucky enough to score an ounce of this mottled brown to black ready rubbed mixture from a friend. The cut is a rub that they didn't quite get to a ribbon - still some long, straight pieces. But it loads and lights easily.

The description doesn't mention orientals but I definitely get a sourish, malty flavor, particularly in the early goings. This settles down fairly quickly into a Virginia and burley sweet mixture, with the Cyprian latakia well to the rear... almost unnoticeable. The Syrian latakia still has it's spicy character that competes with the perique, which can't seem to decide if it wants to be peppery or fruity. The main players are the Virginia, which has a bread-like quality and traces of oats and the sweet, nutty burley. Lots of complexity here, with the flavors merging from an American blend with spice to an exotic Mediterranean savoriness to a malty, peppery Talisker-like scotch flavor and back again. I liked this one but it missed greatness for me. Perhaps a fresher batch with the Cyprian latakia being more of a player, but then again I wonder if another highly perceivable flavor may have thrown off the balance. I have no idea what became of this blender, but this blend's lofty goals and appreciable conception makes me want to do some research. I'm glad I was able to sample a small bit.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 10, 2009 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Although you rarely see tins of this for sale anymore, I feel it's helpful to post a review so you can have something to go by (even if it's just one person's opinion) in deciding whether or not to try it.

This is a Balkan mixture with Orientals, Virginias, Perique and Latakia, the Latakia being more evident in the aroma than in the flavor.

Starts off mild with the sweetness of the Virginias/Burley and the piquant flavor of Perique the first things you notice. The Latakia is barely noticeable in the background, but it provides an additional depth to the smoke that wouldn't be there otherwise.

Around mid bowl, the sweetness of the Virginias become more pronounced and it takes on a more Oriental character, becoming malty and tart but not bitter, as some Oriental mixtures can get.

As you near the bottom of the bowl, it becomes deep, peppery, malty and noticeably dusty but not smoky.

Overall a solid tasty smoke that burns down to virtually no ash.

The aroma is musty & slightly smoky with a malty undertone.
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