Recently told this is an "overlooked" tobacco; and other Rattrays blends took precedence over Professional.
IMO that's right on. I found this to be a very mellow medium-fullish English "of old". Great aroma, mellow taste, no bite ... Read Moreat all, Virginias forward with the orientals and blk cav bringing up the rear to perfect balance.
MOVE OVER RAPPAREE, HELLO PROFESSIONAL MIXTURE !
TRY SOME PROFESSIONAL, SO IT GETS THE ACCLAIM IT DESERVES. YOU'LL LOVE IT. Read Less
Rattray does not date their tins. So if you open a tin of Professional Mixture and find the Virginias to be slightly bitter and the blend tasteless, put it away for at least six months, and you will come back to a completely different blend. This ble... Read Morend needs aging, as the ingredients need time to meld. After aging, the Virginias are sweet and the other ingredients take their rightful place in the supporting cast. Read Less
Professional Mixture to me has that old-timey, academic, indoor vibe about it. Like what I would imagine CG Jung or Albert Einstein had in their pipes. It's a bit mild in both flavor and strength and yet is really quite enjoyable. Tasty Virginias dom... Read Moreinate the mix here with the bc, lat, and orientals used a bit sparingly just to enhance the experience. The result is amazing and I've grown to love this blend. The aroma is wonderful. At times seems less like an English and more like an mild aromatic, but without the bite. Nonetheless this blend benefits most from being smoked slowly. Best enjoyed while working at your desk or sitting in your favorite chair reading a hardcover. Read Less
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