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A pleasant English blend of Virginia, Cavendish and Oriental tobaccos. Rich and spicy flavor and slightly aromatic.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsCavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (902)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Based on a 1 oz sample. Just a bit darker than Century, this has the same balance of all components in the bag aroma. This one doesn't specifically list latakia as a component, but it's quite obviously involved. Ribbons were a bit larger than Century.

Lighter in flavor than Century, but seemed to have more latakia. Not as well balanced, but that's not meant as a slight. In this one the components each moved to the forefront at various times. I'd call this a Virginia-forward light English blend, and I kept wishing for a bit more of an overt oriental presence. But that's just my preference talking. If one were comparing this to another early morning blend such as EMP, they might find this one with less body and oriental spice but with more latakia... or probably more noticeable latakia, if not more by recipe. The Cavendish in this one added some sweetness and smoothness but not much. It was perhaps topped with something, as I occasionally got a whisper of a foreign flavoring that was not terribly pleasant. All in all this one is worth a try for fans of lighter English fare, but I was not impressed.

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easterngray Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
easterngray (11)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

An excellent light to medium English. My admiration for this blend has grown over the months and I do believe a bit of age has been beneficial. Smooth, flavorful with a compelling spicy note, "Crown" is an excellent all-day choice that makes for a particularly good morning smoke. Truly a relaxing, easy-going English that rewards the smoker with a well balanced, flavorful and undemanding smoking experience.

Pipe Used: Rattray's Craggy Root Lovat

Age When Smoked: 4 months

2 people found this review helpful.

Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (107)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I like to start the smoking day with a nice bowl of an English-latakia blend and this mix fits the bill quite well. This is what I would call a "light latakia" English blend. The Vitamin L in the mix is more subtle than the mid-range English-latakia blends I usually seek out and prefer. Still, it is very enjoyable and the other orientals and cavendish in the mix keep the virginias from being too dominant. A very smooth smoke. I believe the touch of cavendish adds to the smoothness also. A very nice smoke that has grown on me as I worked through the bag. There are other Peretti, and other tobacconists, English-L blends I prefer but this one is worth a try. I think I will revisit it after some time. I did not detect any "aromatic" flavor.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28801)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Not really Peretti's best creation. A little boring and rather run of the mill. There are much better blends such as Tashkent .

1 person found this review helpful.

Big Blue Jazzman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Blue Jazzman (56)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Maybe my tastes are different than the other reviewers here, but I feel they have under-rated this blend. I think it holds its own just fine. For me it was the excellent Oriental coming through, nicely balanced with the Virginia. There seems to be a light topping, and it enhances the blend quite nicely. Could easily be an all day smoke if you prefer your English blends on the lighter side. A good book, a good chair, and a pipeful of Peretti's. Satisfactory!

Pipe Used: Ascorti New Dear

Age When Smoked: fresh

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BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (83)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tobacco upon opening is a ribbon cut with darker strands being the predominent, and ocassional lighter ones. The oriental in this blend plays a condiment-role with the virginia being the main character, and the cavendish a secondary backer. As one gets going down the length of the bowl the orientals do make their presence more known to the smoker; as a background note that increases in intensity, but never quite challenges the virginia or cavendish. The blend burns clean and seldom leaves more then a slight dottle at the end. A nice experience.

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