Mmmm. I am smoking a bowl of this as I type. Looking at the bag, there are at least three ribbon cut tobaccos in this blend. This is another nice, classic English mixture. The latakia is very light in this mix. I would say it is lighter than Harkness Tower, the other English I've smoked from the Owl Shop. Despite the light latakia, the flavor is rich which I attribute to some Orientals in the blend.
Overall, this is another great English mix that could be an all day smoke. I would definitely purchase it again and will do so the next time I get to beautiful downtown Worcester, MA!
Pipe Used: Mr Brog cheapo deluxe
Age When Smoked: 6 months
Purchased From: Owl Shop- Worcester, MA
Similar Blends: Harkness Tower, Old Dublin, Squadron leader et al.
I'm smoking a fill of "Patterson's" as I write this, and I must admit I think it superior to Harkness Tower (just finished a recent fill of "Harkness" in the same pipe (Falcon)). The Harkness has a sweetness which reminds me slightly of something a bit "Cavendishy" , and I'm not a big fan of Canendish (too sweet for my taste). There is another good baccy from The Owl Shop, named "St John's" which is also very nice! I think I'll try a fill of that to do a direct comparism in the very near future! Thanks again Pam (OS blender) - nice job!
Just delicious! To me this is more of a Balkan blend than English blend with the oriental tobaccos forward and not overpowered by the latakia. The shop insists this is "stronger" than Harkness Tower, but I find it more mellow with very little (if any) tongue bite. Regardless, this is a wonderful tobacco from a quality merchant.
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