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24 November 2010

Exploring New Blends
 Return of the White Dot

Phew! After much ado, a lot of hullabaloo and a great dealing of whimpering, Dunhill tobaccos are finally on the US market once more. It was noon today when we were notified to expect a freight of the stuff at any minute. Soon enough, an enormous pallet found itself at the back door of our shipping department and we all began to dig in. It’s here just in time for Thanksgiving, ironically.

There’s been a lot of mystery around the recent unavailability of Dunhill tobaccos. It’s a complicated story, involving the names of a half-dozen corporations and parent companies, taking place over the last couple of years. The long and short of it is, despite a handful of near-misses and would-be suitors, it has taken Dunhill awhile (too long, most will say) to find the right stateside importer. But that’s all over with and in the past now, like a bad dream inside a dream.

Right now there are a handful of 50 gram tins to choose from: London Mixture, Royal Yacht, Standard Mixture, Standard Mixture Mellow, Flake, My Mixture 965, Nightcap, Early Morning Pipe, and Deluxe Navy Rolls. With so many choices, I couldn’t even tell you where I’ll begin to start with these blends; it’s so unusual to see a whole line rollout at once. I’ll be smoking like a chimney for the next few weeks, honestly.

Whether you haven’t been smoking long enough to have sampled a Dunhill tobacco or just never got around to trying it in the first place, you ought to give these wonderful blends a shot if only to decide for yourself what all the fuss is about. In all likelihood, you’re as excited as we are. The long, hard wait is over, and for that we give thanks.

Posted by ted at 3:00 PM | Link | 3 comments

Re: Exploring New Blends
How times have changed.
When I first smoked this tobacco, I opened my notebook and wrote the following:
Lately I have smoked several oriental tobaccos and I can say that compared to others this one does not impress me much. If this was the first of its kind to try, maybe my comments would be better. It contains a good dose of nicotine. It also has a honey-lilke, mild flavor of Virginia, enriched by a number of good quality oriental tobaccos. It is definitely not a tobacco to smoke early n the morning. Maybe, late at night. Enough written about the last Dunhill bought (not planning to buy anther one, especially after trying De Luxe Navy Roll DUNHILL).
Now, after several years I think it is one of the best oriental tobaccos, and always take care to have 3-4 closed tins in my "cellar". Very mild and sweet flavor. Easy going tobacco for every hour of the day.

Posted by smoketses on November 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Re: Exploring New Blends
Just wanted to comment on the Navy Rolls - this is the first time I've tried this tobacco and it is great. Looks like Escudo but it's definitely different - not as much perique. I think I will be laying in a stock of this - if I can get it!

Posted by Steve on November 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Re: Exploring New Blends
I feel the same way about Navy Rolls. I'm a huge Escudo fan and, while this is really similar, I too think there's a little less perique. I've worked my way through a tin in the past week or so and I'm definitely a fan.

Posted by sykes on December 2, 2010 at 2:01 AM

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