Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation 1882 Founder's Blend

Latakia, sun-cured Orientals, mature Virginias, and full-bodied Kentucky leaf are blended together to produce this old-fashioned English smoke by Erik Stokkebye.
Notes: The 1882 Founder's Blend is Erik Stokkebye's tribute to the year in which the legendary Stokkebye tobacco business was started.


Brand Erik Stokkebye
Blended By Erik Stokkebye
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type English
Contents Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.55 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 17, 2018 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1882.

Over the past few years I've bought and cellared a few of the Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation blends. Because most of them are aromatics or flavoured blends I'd grouped them all together. So this one wasn't as I expected; not a false tasting aro', but a stalwart smoke.

This tin's dated 06/16 so a few years have gone into the aging. Sadly, the aging has also included a spot of dehydrating, I wouldn't reject a bowl for being too dry but nor would I like to lengthen its cellar stay. It's badged coarse cut but it's no coarser than a lot of ribbon cut blends.

The smoke: the Latakia's the most potent of the tobaccos, having an obvious smoky, woody, flavour. The Orientals compliment this character nicely, with a similar style. The Virginia takes more of a 'back seat', and the Kentucky ruins it; for me, that is. It just makes the smoke 'too much' for my palate, and causes an acridity which I find quite unpleasant. Because of the hydration being a touch too low it can be brisk with the burn. However, it requires hardly any relights!

Nicotine: above medium. Room-note: not nice.

1882? I don't like the smoke, it's too much for this sissy from England(!), and I wasn't too pleased with the hydration. That said, I feel two stars is justified. Many pipers will disagree, though.

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Carey's Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: 4noggins
Age When Smoked: June 2016
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