GQ Tobaccos Chocolate & Vanilla

The first of our Aromatic Latakia Series, a classic North American style of black cavendish and Virginia aromatic, but with the added richness of latakia. Initially, the concept seems a little odd; latakia is something you associate with English/Oriental/Balkan blends, sweet and sticky aromatics are the last place you would expect to find this smoke cured Cypriot leaf. Latakia is a very smooth and cool burning tobacco; it has lots of flavour and is low in nicotine. The cool and smooth qualities really enhance the often hot aromatics by slowing down the burn rate and cooling the smoke. The sweetness from the casings and toppings give the Latakia a smoky flavour and a sweet and fragrant backdrop.
Notes: Currently available in their "blend it yourself" kit. The kit includes pre-measured components and blending instructions.


Brand GQ Tobaccos
Series Aromatic Latakia
Blended By Glynn Quelch
Manufactured By Glynn Quelch
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Vanilla
Cut Mixture
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.79 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 31, 2016 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable
The more I read other comments, the more I think I must to have gotten a bad batch. As a Latakia lover, I just don´t get any of the smokiness and full body that usually comes with a nice latakia leaf. I´ve got a 10gr sample, and most of it must be Cavendish because the result is plain and dull at best - A huge dispointment - and the Latakia, Where is the Latakia? The GQ Classic English is unbeatable from my point of view, and my favourite English blend; I had high spectations for this one, but crashed. I´m glad I just got a sample. However I find GQ a very interesting blender and there are still many blends of his to try out.
Pipe Used: cob and Stanwell
PurchasedFrom: GQ Tobacco
Age When Smoked: fresh
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