Again, as noted, the current blending differs from the older iterations of it, but even while this newer blend is lighter in latakia, it's still excellent.
They tasted ok, but acrid.
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Steerpike (79) Medium slot machine chest gungeon to Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable Its all been said, this is a magnificent English mixture.
I still consider it a special smoke after 10 years.All the notes I was getting from this thing were nothing more than painful noise: any subtle undertones were, for me, smothered by overtones of smoldering rubber or plastic.Latakia and orientals get along just well enough to create a delicious balance of smokiness and sweetness."standard and even Early Morning Pipe (never my favourite, and still heavier than what the name would suggest, but very complex ad intriguingly oriental this one is a BIG disappointment.I especially enjoy this tobacco when I'm tinkering around in the garage, or relaxing with a generous pour of Glenfiddich 15 year.Nightcap doesn't have this flavor and can't be compared to this.
Another said burning rubber/ plastic maybe.
I like the high strength of the Murray's versions.One of the lesser reasons I enjoy a pipe personally is due to the history of pipe making, tobacco blending, and my own love for a bygone era when rich and poor both had a pipe dangling from their mouth.Remember, just because it says "Dunhill" on it, does not mean it is the best.I don't find them too harsh, and they don't bite.But for me, it's EMP turned up to "11".Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note quantumboy (130) Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable Update 3-7-09: I am upgrading to four enthusiastic stars.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Emeritus Account (28690) Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable I feel a little guilty giving this a three-star rating, as my honest opinion places it at about.5.It always seems to smoke cool and I have never had tongue bite.Give it a try!The blend isn't bad, it's a light tasting oriental forward mixture with latakia and a sniff of Virginias now and again.There is little wonder to me why this has been popular for so long, amongst new and experienced smokers alike.Even though there is a lot going on with the blending here- it is not the most complex smoke- not nearly so as Apertif for instance.Up until that point, I had smoked aromatics exclusively, and learned aromatics don't stay lit as easily.It must also be puffed with care to avoid nipping the tongue.Anyway, I am increasing one star to three.