Peterson Elizabethan Mixture

Notes: Elizabethan Mixture was launched by Dunhill and made in London until production was transferred to sister company Murray and Sons in 1981. It was made in Belfast until new owners BAT closed the Murray factory in 2005. Dunhill's Elizabethan combines pressed, darkened Virginias with a dose of perique (all ribbon-cut) to create an easy-to-enjoy blend with a tangy character and a bit of pepper spice. Elizabethan has been made since its 2013 reintroduction by STG after being unavailable since 2005, firstly under the Dunhill brand and now as a Peterson product after Dunhill withdrew their brand from the pipe tobacco market.


Brand Peterson
Blended By Dunhill
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams 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

3.04 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 13, 2003 Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I think the Perique in this blend is in perfect proportion for me, which is to say that it's not the dominant feature. You get the pleasant pepper tang and spice on your throat, backed up by toasty virginia, without having to scratch your chin and wonder "am I really enjoying this stuff"? What I like best about this weed is that it delivers quite adequately in the nicotine department. I manage to fire up often enough to keep the jones-meter down, but if I ever get into trouble, I know I can count on Liz to restore sanity! Anyone venturing into Perique-land tentatively (as I do) will find a safe enjoyable smoke here that can be smoked frequently or as a change of pace. Don't let stronger Periques like Haddo's Delight scare you away. This is good smoke!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 12, 2002 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Tin Aroma: This blend, on first whiff, was almost sour with Perique. After a bit of airing out, the tin aroma took on something of the Virginia character of the blend, and I knew I was in for a powerful experience.

Physical Characteristics: A short, thinnish ribbon cut, leaning more towards the blonde end of the color spectrum than the dark brown, but still nicely balanced. Packs like a charm once it has aired out a bit, and smokes evenly to a cool grey ash.

Notes: I have smoked two tins of this, one 'new' and one with a year's worth of aging on it. I FAR preferred the aged tin, so much as to not really recognise that they were the same tobacco. As a matter of fact, if I had not smoked then one after the other, it would have been hard to make the connection between the two. Where the young tin was grassy and musty, the aged tin I smoked had none of these flavors, being instead a full-on tobacco-tasty experience. This is a powerful blend, and those faint of heart when it comes to nicotine should probably smoke this sitting down.

Verdict: I much enjoyed the tins of this I have smoked, and will waste no time in putting more of this in my cellar. I would heartily recommend aging this to anyone, and especially to those new to Virginia/Perique blends.
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