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Black cavendish, natural sweet Virginias, and smoky latakia all come together in this smooth, medium strength blend.

BrandSvendborg
Manufactured BySvendborg
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very nice, very smooth English blend. The Bright Virginias lead by just a touch providing sweet hay and a touch of citrus. The Latakia comes next with ample smokiness and wood. The Black Cav provides very little flavor, but makes this a very smooth smoke. Medium strength and easily an all day English.

Mild to medium in body. No added flavorings. Medium in taste. Burns very well straight from the tin.

Pipe Used: MM Marcus, Country Gentleman, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (156)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Summary: a sweet English with too much goop on the Cavendish, more smooth than spicy.

Among blenders competition to produce a sweet English has reached great intensity. People love their English blends, but want the tangy Latakia toned down a bit and the mixture sweetened, more like the big sellers like Orlik "Golden Sliced" and Peter Stokkebye "Luxury Bullseye Flake." If you can make a blend taste like breakfast cereal, you win a big audience. Svendborg tones down the Latakia and makes a smooth mixture with sweetened Cavendish, giving it a faint maple syrup flavor, but may have gone overboard with that. The spicy piquant flavor which makes an English so much fun is gone, replaced by a tangy sweet smoky flavor more like barbecue sauce. This is not bad, but not exceptional, and remarkably inferior to the best sweet Englishes like Dunhill "My Mixture 965."

3 people found this review helpful.