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Latakia, spiced with Kentucky, rounded off with slightly broadly sliced, full-bodied Virginia.

BrandWellauer & Co
Blended ByWellauer
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I can't resist certain swiss tobaccos! I have a whack for them! This Latakia mixture is highly balanced, enriched by an uncommon quality of its components. I must also point out the value of this product in relation to its price. 4,5/5 in my personal rating system.

Purchased From: Al Negresco, Ponte Tresa (Switzerland)

8 people found this review helpful.

CoolPilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoolPilot (69)
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Another wonderful blend by Wellauer. Creamy, fresh smoke, latakia top quality, but not too much. Reminds me a NightCap with no perique, and with a lower strength. I would say it is an all-day smoke.
Room note is very pleasant too.
I smoke almost all kind of english and balkans, and while most of them are quite similar I can say: this Latakia Mixture by Wellauer is really special. Must be the latakia they use, which is absolutely good. I have always a couple of tins of this in my cellar.

Pipe Used: savinelli champagne

7 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Although the country they operated out of (Switzerland), was known for flavored tobaccos, this brilliant old blending house went against the grain by producing some of the finest English style blends ever produced. And believe it or not Wellauer & Company also was known for its brand of chocolates and other confections. The only way I could get their tobaccos back in the 1980s and early '90s was to swap tobacco with an old Pipe Smokers Ephemeris member who had me send him tobacco he couldn't get there.

If you see Latakia Mixture commanding high prices on eBay and elsewhere, it is because the old timers know this one was loaded to the rafters with some of the finest Syrian Latakia ever to hit the market. Soft, yet bold and smoky that complimented the Virginia leaf (pretty special itself), perfectly. It has been many years since I smoked any Wellauer's Latakia Mixture but to this day I still crave another.

6 people found this review helpful.

Swiss-smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Swiss-smoker (86)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

As an aficionado of heavy, deep-digging Balkan/English mixtures my expectations rise high when I hear or read “Latakia Mixture”. Here, this title is not a fitting name. In succinct, this is a Black Cavendish mixture! Ok, there is a substantial English background. Or, if you want to put it this way, it is a medium-strong English mixture with a heavy overdose of Black Cavendish. And it is far away from being a Latakia bomb, as the name of this mixture insinuates.

If you like typical Black Cavendish, medium sweet with some Vanilla, you will enjoy this mixture, under the condition you don’t mind it being embedded in some sort of a robust English mixture with dark fired Kentucky and a hint of Latakia.

Great room note. Thanks to the high amount of Black Cavendish your surrounding non-smokers will love this scent. It allows you to savour some English notes without emitting an “obtrusive” English room note. Try it. However, this mixture is not my cup of tea because of the high amount of Black Cavendish.

Age When Smoked: New, out of tin.

5 people found this review helpful.

pipeclubsi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipeclubsi (17)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant

A winner mixture for many I'd say. Opening the tobacco tin brings out a very fresh light peppery latakia and flowery smell, almost carnation like. I packed it a bit too firmly and spent a few matches to really get it going. The smoke presents a rich peppery latakia with full bodied oriental and fine virginia sweetness to round up an unbelievable aroma. I like the fact that latakia doesn't take over too much but makes a right level of presence.

This is a very pleasant smoke and a different kind of specialty among latakia mixtures.

Any downsides? I'm not sure if it will appeal to all the latakia lovers because of it's extraordinary spiciness and it's fairly strong, too. It's worth trying for sure. This is a wild Balkan boy wearing a fine suit.

Pipe Used: Bartoli Elegante

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Dreier Pipe Shop, Graz/Gradec Austria

5 people found this review helpful.

BruineBear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BruineBear (6)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

I live 10 miles from Swiss border; I regularly have my weekly trip over the border to purchase tobacco, as in the Confederation they have much wider availability at considerably cheaper prices than in my homeland. I've being buying English mixtures of any sort and origin, but it took years to overcome my prejudices and try this one. A Latakia Mixture from Switzerland?!? Can't be! Well, it can. This is by far the smoothest , elegant and most balanced Lat Mix I 've tasted. Cellar is now well stocked of it. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Gilli bent billiard, Les Wood rhodesian

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dubini Chiasso

5 people found this review helpful.

SirHenry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SirHenry (6)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Beautiful well balanced blend of spice, floral and a bergamot type of citrus. The Latakia is very pronounced without being overbearing. It is a very elegant high quality mixture.

Pipe Used: Tommaso Spanu Olive Wood

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Tobacconist in Vienna

4 people found this review helpful.

bayro Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bayro (30)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

This is supposed to be the only tobacco that still uses the Syrian Latakia for its blends. All other manufacturers were forced to switch to Cypriot Latakia, some others stopped with production, because manufacturers did not want to change the tobacco in the mixtures, but the Swiss still have! (the Blessed Switzerland, and Blessed Weird Ways of International Trade!)

There is nothing in this mix at first glance anything so miraculous and attractive, yet it is one of the best tobacco I've smoked.

Of course, in the first place, the fact is that the manufacturer uses a real Svrian Latakia, which is lighter, softer and more aromatic than Cypriot Latakia, second, in the proportion of tobacco blended by the blender and got this superb blend. So, when it's opened, tobacco is ready for smoke; it can be smoked right away without "decanting". And so it will "decant" when opening the can of filling.

So, as I wrote, there is nothing so attractive in that tobacco, rather than simply choosing and mixing top quality and picked tobacco!

They smoke without problem, at the end of time sometimes you can find a bit of a "sludge", but it is neglected, rich in dense, rich flavor of all components, but the "velvety" flavor of Syrian Latakia is a "character".

It is an ideal morning tobacco because it is not nicotine strong, but of course it can be a "full-day" tobacco. Highly recommended!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Autograph, Amboselli tanzanian meer, DMP

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Dreier, Shopping center West, Graz, Austria

4 people found this review helpful.

pokerpotpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pokerpotpiper (11)
Strong Strong Medium Strong

A very interesting (English) tobacco mixture: according to the manufacturer's description (, it is a mixture of Syrian and Cypriot Latakia, Kentucky and Virginia. Orientals are completely absent. Tobacco in transparent polyethylene in a tin is very fragrant and consists of pieces of different cuts. I use a medium-sized smoking pipe because it is so convenient to stuff the tobacco inside. The intense aroma of latakia is quite specific in this blend. Perhaps because of the mixture of two varieties of latakia. There is a dense aroma and rich smoke. In the evenings after dinner, this mixture is suitable for relaxation and blowing out the accumulated negativity of the whole day. A cup of black tea or coffee would fit to the piping. For lovers of Latakia, this mixture is suitable as a comparison with other similar mixtures. I recommend to try. However, it is not easy to get it in the North America. Partially in Europe, the blend is available under limited conditions as well.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Dolomiti 320 KS 9mm

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From: an online tobacco shop in Switzerland

2 people found this review helpful.

PMM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PMM (1)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

TRUFFA !!! ci sono gli estremi per la truffa !!! 😜😜😜 Questo NON è un Latakia Mixture!!! è una mixture aromatizzata ai frutti rossi, la mora più di altri, non dolce e non panettonosa e il latakia va cercato in fondo alle papille gustative della bocca e del naso. Può piacere, non è stucchevole ma non si merita il nome di Latakia Mixture. PECCATO ... avevo ben altre aspettative ... sono triste ... devo aprire un'altra latta ...

Pipe Used: Brebbia silver - Corsellini

Age When Smoked: 51

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Pippifein Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pippifein (5)
Strong Extremely Mild Full Very Pleasant

The fresh openend tobacco reminds me to apricot and bergamote. I am not sure, if there is a casing, but if yes, so it's only a little bit and well done. Latakia is clearly to smell and the lead component. While Smoking the appearence ist highly balanced, soft and smooth with complex smoky notes, fine and subtle with a beautiful spiciness. Very pleasant! It is not a bomb, it is perfectly executed. The Latakia is accompanied by wonderful Virginia, through the nose is Kentucky to feel. The Latakia itself is described by complex woody and smoky notes, no olibanum, no horse stable aroma. Overall a great blend, there is a lot to discover.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 628

Age When Smoked: 50

Purchased From: Local Dealer

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