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A rare 1870's Wilke formula of selected superior Latakia, blended with Kentucky Burley, Perique and Golden Virginia. A pinnacle amongst English blends.



2oz.    10.25      4oz.    19.25      8oz.    37.25      16oz.    72.00


  • The smoky, woody, musty, sweet Cyprian latakia is the lead component, though it avoids being a lat-bomb. The very spicy, raisiny, plummy perique is a supporting player. The spice is more noticeable than the other attributes that the perique brings to the mix. The nutty, earthy, woody Kentucky burley has a light sweetness as it straddles the line between being a secondary role and a condiment. The citrusy, grassy golden Virginia is a condiment that mostly lurks in the background. The strength is medium. The taste falls a tad short of the center of medium to full. The nic-hit is a little closer to medium than it is to mild. No chance of bite or harshness, but it does sport a rough edge every so often. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a deep rich, consistently savory and lightly creamy sweet, leathery flavor that translates into the pleasantly lingering campfire after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not an all day smoke.  


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