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Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
Dis is it
Latakia heaven on earth. Can't speak to heaven. God might be in the Va/Per or aromatic camp. As Devil's advocate, this is the best contemporary Latakia based English I've smoked barring my ancient faves: Sullivan's 00 & XX blends from 50 years ago ( & that was when Balkan Sobranie was Balkan Sobranie).

Sutliff - Blend No.5 1.5oz
Mild, but tasty
...for an English blend. Qualifies as an all day smoke. Not a beast Latakia blend, but it satisfies a lat-bomb aficionado like me when I don't want thermo-nuclear latakia. From tin-note to end of bowl, it's a nice ride. If you're an Aro/VA/VAper looking to dabble on the English side of the divide, I'd recommend it as a cheap entry. If you're a Lat fan on a low budget (raises hand), it's worth a try.

Sutliff - 507C Virginia Slices
Pleasurable Virginie
First time I tried it, I did the fold & stuff. Meh. Went to the break it up technique, which worked much better for me. Low & slow, it smoked smooth with the classic VA profile you'd expect. Mind you I am not a expert in the Virginia realm, so YMMV; but I found it quite satisfying; my first & steadfast love being Lat-bomb English blends. Price point makes it a keeper for a change of pace.

Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth 50g
Full Strength Mixture?
Mmm, no; but it is an excellent 'middling' strength mixture, compared to, say, C&D's Pirate Kake. Still, it's a very satisfying blend. My only complaint, which applies to all SG tins, is they don't re-seal well. Love the aesthetic of the tins, the functionality leaves something to be desired.

Arango - Balkan Supreme
Smooth...Balanced
Going back in the time machine, this reminds me of my beloved Sullivan's 00, which disappeared from the world stage decades ago. Concur with the chorus of 4.5-5-0's. A perfect marriage of latakia based tabacs.

Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
Satisfying medium English
I like how the Turks ride above the Latakia current with the undercurrent of the Virginies. Overall a satisfying middling English blend. Still search for the replacement of my ancient middling fave: Sullivan's 00.

Brigham - Aurora Borealis 50g
Alas, poor Yorick...
Had I known Brigham would go t*ts up, I would've bought a boxcar of this blend. :::sigh:::

Peterson - Hyde Park 50g
Stunned...
that my first review here would be for a Lakeland blend (I am devoted to Latakia blends---the heavier the better). It's quite easy, a delight on the palette. A wonderful contrast to the usual dense, deep campfire. This is divine. Floral to the nines; light, airy, easy, delightful; compared to Lat bombs I prefer. It's the perfect complement to a tongue jaded by an overload of heavy English/Balkan blends. Contra-intuitive as it would seem, I would recommend it heartily to my fellow deep Latakia brotherhood.

Peter Stokkebye
PS17 English Luxury

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Sutliff
Blend No.5 1.5oz

$11.60 $7.85
003-442-0010

Arango
Balkan Supreme

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Mac Baren
HH Latakia Flake 1.75oz

$16.15 $11.00
003-039-0096

Dunhill
Aperitif 50g

$14.79 $10.60
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Dunhill
Elizabethan Mixture 50g

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G. L. Pease
Sextant 2oz

$13.00 $11.05
003-029-0077

Lane Limited
La Gloria Cubana 1.75oz

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Peterson
Hyde Park 50g

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Peterson
Old Dublin 50g

$13.60 $9.55
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Dan Tobacco
Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 50g

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