Presbyterian: Presbyterian 50g

Product Number: 003-054-0001

This fine tobacco originally had no name. It was blended before the first World War especially for the Very Rev. Dr. John White, sometime minister of the Barony Kirk in Glasgow and Moderator of the General Assembly in Scotland in 1929. He introduced it to Stanley Baldwin, later Earl Baldwin, Prime Minister in 1923, 1924 and 1935. He liked it so much that regular supplies were sent down to him and it was he who suggested that it be called "Presbyterian Mixture".
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  • Components: Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (70 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.16 out of 5 stars
Life doesn't get much better than this!
June 24, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g

Now I'm the first to admit that this review may be quite subjective - but this tobacco has made it to the top of my list and has become my all-day smoke; to the extent that I'm hesitant filling my pipe with any of the other great tobaccos in my co... Read More

I love everything about Presbyterian, starting with opening the tin, feasting my eyes on the coarsely cut mixture of bright and dark leaves. This is accompanied by the delicious musty, earthy, and spicy aroma. The cut is ideal for the way I fill my pipe (similar, but not identical, to the 'air pocket' method).

The tobacco lights easily, even when slightly moist from a freshly opened tin. When it has dried out just a little, it can be smoked all the way down from the first light, although I would rarely smoke a bowl in one sitting; that is no problem though, as it maintains its delicious taste and aroma, even after cooling down and sitting for some time before a relight.

As a lover of Orientals, I find these tobaccos to be the star of the show, perfectly complemented by the Latakia and Virginia. I have always loved Latakia, and still do, but these days I prefer its use as a condiment rather than a major ingredient (as found in many English and Balkan blends); and in this regard, Presbyterian really shines. The components combine to give the tobacco a somewhat sweet, almost aromatic note, but one can sense that it is all natural, without any casing or flavoring.

I love retro-haling, and this brings out even more flavors, adding a delightfully pungent note to the smoke; and to me that must be Presbytarian's greatest achievement - providing so many delicious flavors without resorting to anything artificial.

As a previous reviewer has mentioned, my main regret is the fact that it is not available in bulk.

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Blind buy
April 27, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I love old English blends and I was sold on this one on the history. I was amazed when I first lit up. This is an exceptional tobacco. Light English, well rounded, creamy and smooth. Perfect for an all day smoke. This went straight to the top of my ... Read More
Top notch!
January 09, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This is a top notch tobacco; it’s earthy, smoky, spicy and just a little sour. I think it benefits from a hour of drying time, just to let it breathe a bit. This is my go-to blend for a latakia and oriental English blend.
Virginia- Forward With Hint of Oriental
November 01, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Presbyterian is a semi-regular in my puffing rotation. I say semi-regular because I tend to smoke it only after I have left open a tin to introduce some air and let it dry a bit. I find this blend to be best after a month or two of drying out and air... Read More
My go to
July 15, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This has become my favorite tobacco, from the earthy tin aroma to the, to me,very pleasant flavor and room note. My must have.
The Original was better !
July 05, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Needs drying time out of the tin. Always was Oriental heavy but something has changed. Can smoke a bit hot, theres better than this even in bulk blends.
Mistakenly maligned
August 30, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I first tried this in Glasgow in July 1963 and was not impressed. I second tried it a few days ago, and was. Maybe my first encounter had something to do with my being on the road and having to smoke the same pipe six or so times between cleaning. ... Read More
Amazing.
August 20, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I got a sample from The Tin Society. Smoked one bowl and bought two tins. Its hands down the best tobacco I've tried in the last year of smoking pipes.
Oriental Forward English
August 10, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
These are my first impressions since I've only smoked a few bowls so far. I felt I would share my opinion anyways due to the few recent negative reviews. The tin I received came almost perfect for smoking right away, and there's a must aroma with ... Read More
The test of time,
July 04, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Here’s a blended tobacco that’s stood the test of time. Over 100 years. Sweet, mellow Virginias meet orientals and a wee bit f Latakia. Sweet, slightly Smokey, sour, and leathery. One f the oriental blends that will bring you compliments. No aromatic... Read More
Very tastey, virginas roaming about a mild campfire with a little spice here or there, some sweetness and good body.
June 22, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
[Tin/bag - Somewhat mild campfire, bit of a brown spice, little old shoe leather. Mostly milder old shoe leather persistent. A little moister than I would smoke (sticks in clumps when squeezed), so dry about 15 mins in front of a fan. Little more ... Read More
Favorite English Blend!
February 19, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Presbyterian is hands down my favorite english blend, which I have smoked regularly since 2009. It has a robust "spicyness" that is quite enjoyable, but is quite mellow as you smoke it. Very pleasant and good any time of day.
Nice!!
April 26, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Great mild/medium English for an all day smoke. I would love to get this in bulk...
classical
January 30, 2016
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Mellow but intense.The use of some rare macedonian leaf put this tobacco well over any other english.After long years I found it again,not exactly as the old painted tins but wonderful.I read that now is made in Germany by Planta but mayhaps they hir... Read More
A classic blend
September 25, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
A wonderful tin of tobacco to have on hand. A light blend that reminds me of Dunhill's Standard Mixture, but less spicy and a lighter taste.
Naw
July 02, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Not for me, found this to be hot and full of bite the price is steep when you consider tongue damage. I have better for less money, maybe a year or two will knock some of the "rough" off. We'll see
Puzzled
April 29, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This tobacco came highly recommend to me, and I had very high (and disappointed) expectations. I have nothing to say other than it came as a very dry, London-type blend that smoked way too fast and hot.
最爱之一
June 25, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
它与很多罐装烟草的最大区别在于里面是一个塑料袋,而非纸,也许这对于开罐以后的保湿有很大好处。口味方面,好评很多,我只想说我得长期备着这个草
Go to Church!
May 26, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Presbyterian is another favorite, in my world, for the glorious and vaunted early morning smoke. A happy outdoors adventure on my veranda, with the sunrise and bird songs. It requires, more often than not, sweet and buttery flavors, as morning tastes... Read More
Set My Palate Ablaze & I Became A Fire-Breathing Dragon
May 26, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
How this stuff can possibly be rated number one in sales on this website is beyond me! After reading all the reviews on Presbyterian Mixture I felt compelled to see for myself what some of the "hype" was about since the majority of users gave it at ... Read More
dissapointing
May 14, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I bought it because I was impressed with all those great reviews. But...prime minister or not prime minister...I am not too enthusiastic about this mixture . I find it just another "English-style" tabacco. Nothing special...Disclaimer: I ... Read More
Good thinking tobacco
May 05, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I like to smoke this blend when I have things on my mind. A tasty no bite blend. It is very relaxing, and enjoyable.
Hooked
May 03, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Just got into pipe smoking and picked up a tin of each of the most popular tobacco. (Elizabethan mix, my mix 965, Presbyterian, McClelland) good timing seeing how most are no longer produced. Anyway, had this sitting for a year and have been smoking... Read More
Everyday English
March 05, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Old Name. Easy to approach English Mixture.
Sooo good
February 19, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This blend grew on me! ;)
Not the same
January 31, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
A really excellent and original english blend but a lot different from the old and the not so old versions.The oriental side reminds because its sweetness more to Katerini than the original fine & apoteosical touch from the old macedonian leaf.IM... Read More
AMAZING
January 18, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I absolutely love how the tin note and room note are so sweet as well as creamy. AMAZING is all I can say. Even my wife liked the smell. The only reason it burns hot is because of me puffing away like I've never smoked a pipe and pulling like never b... Read More
AMAZING
January 18, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I absolutely love how the tin note and room note are so sweet as well as creamy. AMAZING is all I can say. Even my wife liked the smell. The only reason it burns hot is because of me puffing away like I've never smoked a pipe and pulling like never b... Read More
Good.
January 18, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I find this is a high quality tobacco, however it is very similar to Erik Stokkebye 1882 blend which I favor over this blend. Enjoy!!!
Holy Smokes !
January 09, 2019
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I confess This stuff is good! This tobacco has divine taste.
NICE++...!
December 21, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Moderate strength, burns cleanly leaving ash, no sticky tarry residue. Pipe needs less frequent wet cleaning (isoprop. alc.) and pleasant room note (increases after the tobacco dries out over a few days somewhat once sealed tin has been opened)
Daily Blend
December 15, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This blend quickly became my go to, all day blend. Only downside is the availability
The Legend Continues
December 14, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I purchased this blend because I had heard so much about it and was not disappointed. From the earthy slightly smoky scent when you first pop the lid to the mellow flavor during the smoke. I love that the Latakia is present, but doesn't overtake, all... Read More
A Standard All-Day Light English
December 09, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
The Virginia makes up the the majority of this blend's flavour with potent, yet none too complex orientals providing tangy, sour notes. The latakia is light. You will taste it and there is enough to lend a little of that smoothness characteristic ... Read More
Perfect balance
December 08, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Perfectly balanced blend for me. My go to alternate to Pirate Kake. This is an all day blend that will have you craving more.
Nothing special
November 24, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Nothing jumped out at me. Basic English that burned well. I'm still waiting to be impressed...
Perfectly balanced!
November 19, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I was excited to try it for the first time after being off the market for a while, and I am so glad I decided to pick up a tin. This is the perfect medium in terms of flavors and strength, you can taste every part of the blend easily and nothing ove... Read More
Hermoso
November 01, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Es un buen tabaco con buen aroma, no muerd si no se le presiona, déjelo reposar unos meses y se convertirá en un habitual en su rotacion
Good everyday English blend
October 31, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I smoke this blend just near every day and never really get tired of it. It's a very mild English blend, but has a great flavour that I can't get enough of. Not a special treat for me, just a well-rounded and quality blend.
Un sabroso tabaco
October 31, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Sin duda es como uno describiría un buen inglés frente a un amigo, no es el mejor, pero está dentro de los.mejores, se nota la dedicación del proceso, además del increíble.aroma en lata y en la habitación
A must!
October 22, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
One of my all time favorite blends. Earthy, savory, with the perfect amount of latakia. The perfect smoke to enjoy a rainy autumn evening.
质量很好但不是我的菜
October 21, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
怎么说呢烟草的质量很好但是味道觉得很寡淡不是我的菜,如果你想试试建议你买一罐先尝尝
Great
September 20, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Great
No wonder it’s been around so long!
September 06, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This tobacco is a real treat. It’s soft enough to start my morning but flavourful enough to indulge in a truly decadent smoking session. And what an indulgence this is. It smells bright and lightly smokey in the tin and tastes bright and lightly smok... Read More
Spicy Goodness.
September 03, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Like others have said, earthy, spicy tin note. Full flavored. In casing pure tobacco taste. Orientals are star here.
What else would you expect?!
August 31, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Many of the previous reviewers have made their full description, very detailed and the most was positive. I'd like to make mine simple: This blend is one step further and better when pushing the limits of Dunhill/ Early Morning, EM. If you like EM yo... Read More
UPDATE!!
August 20, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Found this blend to be quite harsh, and lacking balance. In my purchase I bought two tins of Tobacco. This, and Sasieni Balkan. This is not in the same league as Sasieni. I know lots of bulks that would dismantle this Tin very quickly. Perhaps bad ba... Read More
It's ok
August 06, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I find this blend boring. It doesn't have taste at all. I was looking forward to this blend do to the high review ratings. It almost tastes like a cigarette . It does smokes well out of the tin . I would suggest trying it , but it's not for me.
No Taste
August 04, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I was exctied to try this blend for the first time until I actually lit a bowl... no taste whatsoever. Just felt the smoke in my mouth and that was it. Quality of tobacco and tin note was decent.
Finally!
August 03, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I was happy to see this blend available again. It had been on my bucket list for a while. This is a nice Balkan style English with tasty and fairly complex spicy Turkish style orientals in the forefront. The Cyprian Latakia provides a nice smokyness ... Read More
A good news...
July 17, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
A good news... smooth, ligth end very easy to smoke at the any time... You can feel the latakia top in you mouth, not agressive but powerful...it`s a great stuff
A Working Man's English
May 20, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
So far I have smoked about 3-4 bowls of this mixture and just cannot get enough. Since this one sells out quick I have only been smoking it in my small bowl pipes except for Sunday then it gets a nice large size bowl to simmer away in. Out of the t... Read More
Pretty darn solid
May 01, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I think "very solid" sums up my experience with Presbyterian Mixture. It has my perfect level of Latakia (contimental), has relatively smooth and sweet Virginias, and a good dose of Orientals to give some rich tangy and creamy incense/floral overtone... Read More
Fantastic!
April 29, 2018
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This is a fantastic smoke! Tin note is typical English with the Latakia being very light. Light smokey, creamy exhale with just a subtle hint of a floral note. This could easily replace my daily Dunhill Early Morning smoke if they are able to keep th... Read More
Classic
March 18, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
It's a good light Latakia mixture. The oriental in it is a bit more heavy than I would like for all day but if that tickles your palate, then go for this one.
Fantastic
March 03, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Open the tin and you're hit with a distinct leather smell, but some raisin notes as well. The smoke is sweet, earthy, creamy, and sometimes a little sour (not in a bad way). Tobacco comes only a little moist and stays lit very easily. This is my dail... Read More
Solid Mild English
February 17, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
A mild English blend with the Latakia being very much a condiment rather than the main event. The stars of the show are the sweet grassy Virginias and the earthy, spicy Orientals. Nothing flashy just a solid all-day English. Not a hint of harshness o... Read More
Intriguing Blend
January 20, 2017
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Smoked three bowls last night from a Savinelli Prince of Wales pipe. It was a curious blend to me. I can't say I liked it but I most definitely could not say I did not. I'm fairly new to pipe tobacco but this one so far is something I feel would keep... Read More
Not My Favorite
August 21, 2016
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I smoke a fair amount of English blends but for some reason this one is hard for me to enjoy. I really wanted to like it but theres just something about it that keeps me from wanting to finish a bowl. I honestly don't know why I don't enjoy it and th... Read More
Must try
January 05, 2016
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
This is a very balanced well constructed blend similar to Lane Crown Achievement. No surprises or shockers just a good smoke.
fantastic ikon
May 20, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
everyone should buy this, just to try a well designed traditional blend. Tin design timeless
Deserted on an island
April 20, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Would this be the tobacco I brought with me if marooned? I think so. I don't have a clue why, however. It's just delicious. Tin aroma: well-kept barn; flavor: I don't know--full, earthy; smoking qualities: excellent. I kind of forget what relights ar... Read More
Classic
February 19, 2015
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
Makes you strong & healthy
I am presbiyerian!!
January 08, 2014
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I just really love this stuff!!. Its well known fame has a great quality blend behind. There are few tobaccos that can expose the personality and body of this one. That`s why this mixture is one of my favorite tobaccos. If you didn`t try it yet, i s... Read More
Charming blend
August 22, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
A truly nice blend. I tend towards simpler Virginia flakes and such, but this is a nice change of pace. I found it neither dry, nor wet. Smoked cool, stayed lit well. Burns to a nice white ash resting upon a small dottle - quality leaf. A nice ble... Read More
My Old Favorite
July 11, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I smoke a lot of different kinds of tobacco. I like the variety. But when I come back to Presbyterian Mixture it is like coming home. It is smooth and not terribly complex. It does not bite at all. It's just a good medium flavor tobacco with a little... Read More
Wife-Approved
May 24, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
My wife asked that this be my regular smoke. At first, I didn't care for it. I smoke regular stuff, like Escudo. PM is all flowery and sweet and funny tasting with all those Orientals. But by the end of my first ounce, I was sold. I am now devot... Read More
Average
May 12, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
After trying many bowls in 3-4 different pipes I must chalk this tin up to a loss.Purchased after reading many positive reviews. Comes dry,difficult to keep lit and borders on cigarette like flavor.Very similar to dunhill standard mixture which I don... Read More
Mr Dog
February 19, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
After smoking cigars for 20 years I decided it was time for a pipe..a novice to say the least. I purchased a pipe and 10 tins of some fine tobacco. This is my favorite by far out of the 10... it must be that I'm Presbytarian by nature, but this doe... Read More
Really really good
February 17, 2013
Product: Presbyterian Presbyterian 50g
I was given a tin of this for Christmas. When I first opened the tin, I was very underwhelmed and a bit put off. It smelled like a horse barn: wood, leather, earth, feed and sweat. My wife was downright repulsed. But, a gift is a gift, and I didn... Read More
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