Exploring New Blends
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.