Dunhill Mild Blend

A blend of fine Virginia leaf from the USA, Brazil and Zimbabwe is pressed to meld and enhance its character. The tobacco is then cut and rough rubbed. Finally, Red Cavendish and Bright Virginia are added to provide a mild, well-balanced smoke.


Brand Dunhill
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Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Cavendish, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50g Tin
Country United Kingdom
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.83 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 05, 2004 Medium Mild Very Mild Pleasant
Well, I?m not a sonnyboy, but I have to agree with the first reviewer. I?ll try to describe my experience a little more gently so as not to hurt anybody?s feelings.

One thing that is peculiar to Dunhill is their consistent use of the word ?mild? for flavor, not nicotine. Royal Yacht is labeled ?extremely mild? for example, and by Dunhill terms, I agree. But I prefer the term ?subtle?, and I tend to like subtle mixtures when they are also mild in nicotine. This, like any Dunhill blend, is well crafted. I love the first puffs of it.

Nicotine sometimes decreases my enjoyment of an otherwise fine tobacco by dulling much of my sense of taste. Some taste remains, but is off-balance, skewing the response especially to added flavorings. Whatever this is sauced with (and tastes fine at first) soon morphs into something nasty. I suspect this is why many despise RY and 1792, both hi-nic flavored mixes. It?s a tongue thing. Sometimes it works to my advantage; I like RY, but mostly because of its smell. I taste very little of it. Or much of anything else for a while.

While I agree with most reviewers, including the first, that the nicotine is just average in this blend, it is enough to render the intended subtle tobacco taste null, leaving only mutated residual ones. Sometimes they can be off-putting and well, nauseating. Caused by nicotine strength? Yes, but indirectly. It?s not inexperience or immaturity (that shows up in other ways), but chemistry. A shame, but I can?t smoke this blend either.

Bottom line: I avoid subtle tobaccos with medium or higher nicotine. Flavored hi-nics give me the most trouble, and it is why I suspect most other smokers gravitate away from cased tobaccos with time.

Your tongue may vary. You?re lucky if it does.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 02, 2004 Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
If you want a very mild tasting tobacco, this is good, natural (you can barely detect a whiff of honey flavoring in the tin aroma) and honest. The irregular cut betrays the presence of many pieces of broken flake, which is also responsible for a very slow and regular burn rate. My problem is that I can't find any interest for such a bland and delicate blend, which bores me to death.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 22, 2001 Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
This tobacco by Dunhill is not to be confused with it's more easily found relative, Dunhill Standard Mixture Mild. According to Pipe Magazine, this orange and brown finely-cut tobacco it is primarily a blend of Virginia tobaccos and Cavendish.

As a beginning pipe smoker, I wanted to try something a little more classy than the regular drugstore brand of tobaccos. (Dunhill, you can imagine, has somewhat of a reputation of making fine pipes and tobaccos.) The Pipe Magazine web-site describes the taste as Vanilla/Chocolate, and with Mild in its name it sounded like the perfect place to begin. The tin smells nice, and the closest thing I can compare the scent to is raisin bread. The first time I lit it up I couldn't make out much taste at all to it, but it didn't take very long for me to get faintly nauseous.

I tried it again a few months later and confirmed my suspicion that the faint taste that it did have was really quite awful. I can't quite place it, but perhaps reminiscent to smoking a raisin. Combine that with the queasy feeling it gives me I'm fairly certain I'll never put this stuff in my pipe again.
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