Bennington Tobacconist No. 15 Balkan Mix

A light, medium-bodied English mixture containing a high percentage of Turkish Yenidge, flue-cured golden Virginia and Cyprus latakia. Guaranteed to be free and pure of artificial flavoring.
Notes: Available for purchase at the Sarasota, FL store only.


Brand Bennington Tobacconist
Series Custom Blend
Blended By Gary Bennington
Manufactured By Bennington Tobacconist
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5 oz Pouch, 7 oz Tin, 14 oz Tub, 14 oz Bag
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 30, 2015 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
I have a fellow pipe smoking friend in the Sarasota, Florida area who sends me new blends to try and review whenever Gary Bennington whips up another new one. #15 is not new, but I just never reviewed it for some reason. I am not sure whether this light English style tobacco would really please the English crowd as it does have quite a bit of Yenidje in it. I also am not sure it qualifies as a Balkan but perhaps more so than English. Light fare but, typical of this marvelous Florida Shop's owner/tobacconist Gary bennington, it is quality all the way.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 17, 2018 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Strong
One of my go-tos, I buy this at the Sarasota store and carry it in a tin with me when I go out. It's definitely an outdoor smoke, as while flavorful it can stink up a room with a distinctive and strong smell. It's got a spice and kick to it, very full in flavor, not very mild. It's the kind of smoke that's either your thing or not your thing. If you want something like #15 but without the strong odor or heavy spice, #5 is a similar blend, but aromatic. In the right circumstances, it's a fantastic, tasty smoke!
Pipe Used: Straight Canadian
PurchasedFrom: Bennington Tobacconist Sarasota
Age When Smoked: New
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