Gauntleys Of Nottingham Spiced Turk

A subtly sweet but mainly savory Dutch style “Dry” aromatic, not depending heavily on lots of casing to create a complex flavour. The blend is made up a (non goopy) Black Cavendish, Virginias & Turkish. With the added flavours of sweet rose, cinnamon & nutmeg. The use of Turkish tobacco & sweet rose, which tastes a little like Turkish Delight.
Notes: Limited edition blend for Autumn 2011.


Brand Gauntleys Of Nottingham
Blended By Glynn Quelch
Manufactured By  
Blend Type
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Virginia, Black Cavendish
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging Loose
Country United Kingdom


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 15, 2012 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I bought this on a whim whilst passing the shop, without really knowing what was in the pouch. Therefore it was a bit of a surprise when I lit up and got mouthful of roses. A surprise, yes, but not an unpleasant one. Although it is described as an aromatic in Glynn's description, the lack of sweetness and floral flavourings make me think of it more as a Lakeland (a family of blends which I see in their own class). Although the initial hit is of the rose toppings (which are fresh and almost pallet cleansing), very much like Ennerdale the floral notes begin to take a back step mid-bowl. This leaves you with a steady taste of the tobacco, pepped up with nudges of the extra spices flavours added. I found it to be quite mild on the Nic front, which made it a good accompaniment to a few evening beers as the shadows grew longer.

Not realising it was a limited edition, I wish I'd picked up some more before it was phased out.
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