This one is my old standby. I tend to smoke this in my morning pipes, even though it's "nightcap." Great English taste, perfect strength, CLOUDS of rich smoke! Burns evenly, not too hot, to a fine grey ash.
My favorite English to date.
March 14, 2016
By: Robert s.
I've smoked pipes since 2010, give or take. I'm still trying things here and there. But, I started out with aromatics as most do. I've found my tastes gravitating towards the English blends. And, when I first tried Nightcap, I was simply impressed. I... Read More found what I was looking for in an English. It is perfect late at night, or any day with weather. For me, I'll always keep a tin handy.
It's simply a wonderful experience. Read Less
Not Just Night Time
March 06, 2016
By: David S.
I love English blends and this Dunhill blend is, in my opinion, one of the top three in their lineup. The aroma of Nightcap in the tin or mason jar reminds me of fine shoe leather. The smell also brings me back to the fine pipe tobacco of my youth. T... Read Morehe tobacco burns evenly, provides a fine, mild taste on the tongue and never bites. The mixture itself is finely executed and well balanced. It can tend toward the strong side for the uninitiated and the blend is best enjoyed by smoking patiently. I smoke it during the day as well as in the evening. Try a tin and find out why it consistently ranks so high in sales rankings. Read Less
February 19, 2016
By: Cristian Bayardo G.
I'm new to pipe smoking and this was my first English blend. In the internet people told me that it was a bad decision to take nightcap as a first English mixture but I felt that I needed to try this. So I bought a tin and try it. The resutl? I was i... Read Morempress this is a deligth. Rich aroma and the flavor in tongue is just amazing. Maybe not everybody shuld start with this but in my case this is my favorite tobacco. Read Less
the best period
February 17, 2016
By: Chris m.
You can't be a serious pipe smoker and not have this in rotation ran out of it once and will never let it happen again they just nailed it with this blend there simply is nothing better creamy rich smoky strong balanced after dinner with ... Read Morestrong coffee or a nice islay malt. As good as the old version although not all of their current blends are. enjoy slowly in dedicated pipe Read Less
Not that great.
February 10, 2016
By: Joe G.
Over hyped, no magic, more medium to mild, halfway decent taste, not as good as some claim, especially when compared to great blends like Old Ironsides, Gaslight, Quiet Nights,Sixpence, and Samovar.
Definitely not buying more.
January 25, 2016
By: Jose c.
January 25, 2016
By: Jose c.
smoke fantastic but half way the taste of ash is strong
January 08, 2016
By: Stewart V.
I have to admit when I was new to English blends that this one blew my head off with the Latakia. However, I have grown quite fond of Dunhill Night Cap after a long day in the office. Not for the faint of heart! I would not pick this if you are new... Read More to English blends, rather work up to it. Nightcap has Big Bold flavors that are complex and pleasing. Read Less
Hall of Fame mixture
December 16, 2015
By: Patrick E.
So much has been written about it. It is definitely a mixture for the Hall of Fame. It’s an overwhelming English mixture with an enormously complex, rich taste and a joyful bouquet. A powerful Rolls-Royce blend for the experienced English smoker. It ... Read Morehas been among my favourites for decades. My family loves the room note. Read Less
This One Knows Me
September 03, 2015
By: Adam M.
There are the tobaccos you know and there are those that know you. Some have told me that scents are the greatest time capsules for the mind, that smells open the dusted doors of memory. But not memory of the physical, memory of the emotional and the... Read More recollection of feelings. If that is true, that scents "bring us back", I will state that tobacco, for me, the scent, taste and whole bouquet, are the strongest time machines... and this one brings me back. Through the inky pain of loss, friendships gone that left me bleeding. First loves and highs of the soul, heart thundering joys of the fulfillment of my person. The torment of loneliness and fullness of newfound hope.
I will not tell you this tobacco is the singular and greatest accomplishment of blending, though it is damn fine, but this one, above the others, knows me... and it knows me well. Read Less
Smoky savoury creamy smoke
July 28, 2015
By: Yang L.
The texture of the smoke is simply perfect, smooth and creamy. Flavour side, amazing nutty, woody and earthy savoury notes make up the meaty full bodied flavour base; very subtle but just enough sweetness and spiciness to balance the whole experience... Read More and to make things interesting with every puff. Reminds me of beautiful smoked ham, bacon and wood fire aroma, with caramel-like sweetness hiding in the background, also a minimum touch of red pepper and black pepper. This is best enjoyed in a decent sized dry smoking pipe(I use my meerschaum). Loosen up the whole tin and put into a jar, dry the whole jar overnight for 1-2 nights(depending on environment humidity level), then keep it jarred for a week or so, you're all set. Happy smoking. Read Less
Were is the Magic?
June 07, 2015
By: Christian N.
Reading in Forum, how great this tobacco tastes, got my interest going. Unfortunately there is way to much buzz and to little magic. Its like a flat an overly strong Early Morning Pipe. But still its a good basis for mixtures.
May 04, 2015
By: Craig V.
I felt this was way overhyped. Maybe it's me, maybe it's because I love aromatics, or maybe I just got a bad batch, but I've been pipe smoking for over 10 years and I can't honestly say I enjoyed Dunhill Nightcap.
Honestly if it didn't come from s... Read Moreuch a prestigious name I'd probably just bury this is my tobacco cellar and never touch it again. Read Less
April 02, 2015
By: James t.
ordering more a good smoke
Bold and Beautiful
February 08, 2015
By: Bryan W.
This blend is like unto a bold cup of coffee. It produces notes of smoky coffee and wood. Campfire is the best description. The flavor is bold well into the smoke with the bottom 3rd mellowing out a bit. I'd give it 5 stars but the finish is weak. Ho... Read Morewever, great blend! Read Less
January 10, 2015
By: Spencer W.
Nightcap is bold and rich and strong...and wonderful. We all know that, But I particularly appreciate the nuances that Nightcap offers. The whisper of sweetness encountered mid-smoke that rounds off the edge of the day. The interplay of the Virginias... Read More against the Latakia core. Full and always satisfying, The traditional ribbon cut allows for ease of loading and smoking. Combustion is excellent and it smokes well in briars and cobs alike, Well worth your money and time. Read Less
IT DOES'NT GET ANY BETTER!
December 28, 2014
By: Mark G.
Rich,strong,sweet.Savor the moments,look forward to it all day.It goes well with a tawny port wine! Dunhill hit a grand slam with this tobacco. Winter nights,nightcap,IT DOES'NT GET ANY BETTER !!!!
Early Morning Nightcap
December 27, 2014
By: Guy D.
I have re-introdued latakia in my tobacco rotation since the winter weather put me in a taste for something richer and deeper than my standard vaper/virgina/burley stock.The latakia mixture in Nightcap works well for me.The virginia and perique are p... Read Moreresent with the latakia mixing subtley in the background. I find a churchwarden pipe helps keep the flavor profile in harmony. Read Less
Found What I Was Looking For
November 21, 2014
By: Joseph G.
Being new to pipes I knew what I was looking for but couldn't put it into words. I've tried many, many tobaccos. When I opened the tin of Nightcap the aroma was distinct and heavenly. When I sparked up my first bowl, the taste was beyond description.... Read More Rich, regal, royal, beckoning...like smoking precious stones or gold bullion in a pipe. Read Less
October 31, 2014
By: Curtis H.
One of my favorite English smokes. Rich in Latakia. Great for a last smoke of the day
Early Morning Nightcap
September 26, 2014
By: Thomas M.
Oddly, I don't mind this one first thing in the morning. Colour me foolish, I find that, upon opening the majority of the Dunhills, that they all have a similar tin note. Colour me an uncivilized novice, I opened 965, Nightcap and EMP all at once a... Read Morend had a difficult time distinguishing one from the other. (And I truly didn't get the hint of campfire that other reviewers have noted hereunder). HOWEVER, they do indeed smoke differently. I like all three for different reason but given me druthers, I really do thing that Nightcap is the classic of the three. Varying degrees of intensity, yes, Nightcap burns slow and cool and seems (to me, anyway) to represent what pipe tobacco was meant to be. One of my top ten without a doubt. Read Less
Fantastic with a single malt.
August 31, 2014
By: John D.
This is the only english blend that I must have with a single malt. They both seem to enhance each other.
August 25, 2014
By: Jeremy S.
This is a great blend. One of my favorites and a staple for some of my smaller pipes.
Bliss in a tin, yes please!
July 03, 2014
By: Justin J.
An amazing English blend that burns with a perfect ash with notes of pepper, cream, and sweet-citrusy-smokey goodness. Truly a masterpiece of a blend that I'll be stocking up on from here on out!
Sweet, sweet, English Heaven!!
June 22, 2014
By: Warren S.
This is by far the best English/Balkan tobacco I have ever tried!! I have been smoking pipes, and smoking "English" blends now for 20 years, and I have tried numerous mixtures.. Nightcap is, for lack of a better word, a creamy smoke, with ... Read Morea spicy, peppery undertone, from the Perique, that totally satisfies my English craving fully.. There is no bite, and it burns down to a fine powder all the way to the bottom of the bowl.. The flavor intensifies, and mellows all at the same time as you smoke your way through a bowl.. I have def found the perfect English blend that totally satisfies.. If you are a lover of Latakia, Perique, and Virginias of the finest quality, look no further, you have found the top of the line... 5 stars!! Read Less
February 02, 2014
By: Nicholas B.
When your in the mood for that cool campfire taste this is it. Recommend eating a full meal beforehand as it is not a mild blend. That said, it is a very enjoyable slow long smoke to unwind on the days events hence the name.
strong and smooth
January 04, 2014
By: Daniel d.
A nice strong smoke delicious and enhanced with vitamin n not for the weak hearted bold and flavorful
Heavy stuff/Amazingly good!
December 16, 2013
By: Josh N.
This stuff is heavy, bold and flavor filled. It's also very cool, so much so that even the speed puffer would have a hard time burning their tongue. Nightcap's flavor carries a smoky fermented black pepper that is bold, earthy, full bodied and smo... Read Moreoth, if that's you cup of tea, grab a can of this.
If your and aromatics only guy, your experience will probably be like the last review (Bug Repellent). If your looking to step your way up to something heavier, try starting with Frog Morton (Across the Pond or the original)
I'm a lover of variety in my rotation, being a former cigar smoker, the fullness and complexity of this blend gives me the best of both worlds. Nightcap has earned it's place on my tobacco shelf. Read Less
September 12, 2013
By: Jason l.
I think I'll stay away from the reviews from now on. thought i was smoking bug repellant
Similar to Frog Morton
September 12, 2013
By: Micah D.
The smell when you first open your tin is overpowering.
As said by someone a few posts down, it smells like a campfire. Very heavy smelling.
As for the taste I dont care for it too much. I smoke a lot of aromatics so that is probably why.
This is... Read Morent a bad blend. Its very rich. I'd smoke it again. Read Less
September 04, 2013
By: Phillip P.
What I found striking about this tobacco was the tin note. It reminds me of an Earl Grey Tea. The smoke is bold, but it burns very cool. I definitely find that it is best suited to a night time smoke with a good book.
August 22, 2013
By: Timothy S.
In the same genre of 965 or EMP. My least favorite of the three. I enjoyed it, don't see myself buying it again. Priced has come down, and is more in line for what it is.
Deep and Rich
August 05, 2013
By: Jerry L.
Opening the tin I was greeted with notes of oak campfires and an old time smokehouse aroma. Takes me back to when people would cure and smoke their own hams. Smokes deep with a rich earthy smell. If you are looking for the type of tobacco that can... Read More stand up to a black Irish tea or 18 year old whiskey, this is it. Feels silky in the mouth and conjures images of gentlemen in smoking jackets in the library. Read Less
July 31, 2013
By: William s.
new too the pipe. been about 10 tobaccos I have tried. all good. billy bud was top. sorry sorry sorry. I made a mistake.
new love has been found. not sure about what just happen.
boy my wife is going to be mad. .love it. she will have to move out to ... Read Moremake room for more tins. Read Less
July 15, 2013
By: Jamison M.
If you've ever wished pipe tobacco had more flavor then this is what you need. I've heard it described as "in your face" or "punchy", but I disagree completely. It burns long and cool and will warm your fingers and toes. For th... Read Moreose who like English blends, there is a creamy quality to it that I've yet to find anywhere else. Read Less
June 26, 2013
By: Ildar I.
Tried many English mixtures, but this one is a total winner for me. Smoky and yet spicy. Long lasting aftertaste, cool burning. Best served with any Islay scotch. I would stock a proper amont of these lovely tins.
Strong and Straight-forward
June 12, 2013
By: Luke C.
The is a solid and strong English blend, perfect after dinner with an attention getting forward flavor of latakia. While not the sexiest blend, it won't let you down.
BEST OF THE VERY BEST
April 29, 2013
By: Michael H.
THE BEST OF THE BEST: It can be a phenominal "anytime" smoke; very satisfying. -- Smooth as a baby's backside!
April 07, 2013
By: Nick L.
Very rich tastes, heavy latika I don't think I would stock up on it, but it is a good smoke.
April 06, 2013
By: Jake B.
Full bodied, but still a mild finish and not too much kick. It's my bread and butter.
As Good as it Gets
November 14, 2012
By: Joshua B.
If I could smoke only one tobacco for the rest of my life this would be it. Spicy and rich, slow burning and cool, it's perfect for an evening smoke.
Calm and collected
October 11, 2012
By: Andrew C.
A wonderful tobacco that really sets the mood for the evening. A dark bouquet with a rich flavor that enhances the smoking experience. It has become one of my favorites.
The Right Stuff for Bedtime
September 14, 2012
By: Gregg B.
Love to smoke this tobacco with a cup of decaf right before bedtime. Great flavor and overall tastee tobacco. The right stuff for bedtime.
September 08, 2012
By: Alexander A.
To me, Nightcap is the ideal strong English blend. Not to be smoked everyday or at any time, as it is so rich and powerful in every sense. It is delicious, full of flavour, aroma and tradition. One of the most impressive experiences when it comes to ... Read Morepipe smoking. A must-try for those who enjoy rich, full English blends. Read Less
Truth in Advertising
July 02, 2012
By: Erik E.
Dunhill Nightcap was my first Latakia blend. And let me tell you, there’s plenty! Having only been a Virginia smoker, and having adored Dunhill Flake, I decided to experiment. I was so completely unprepared for what I was about to experience. There i... Read Moret was, its circular tin, its gold and purple colors, and the words that strike so very-true to its nature: A Rich flavored smoking mixture for the evening with its period of relaxation and leisure. I slid my trusty pocket knife between the lid and tin, the air release as I twisted. The presentation was very elegant and seemed fitting. That’s when it hit me, like two freight trains on a collision course. I was overwhelmed! Sensory overload! I did not think I was going to like it. I took another deep whiff. This time it clicked; I understood the smells, a rich burnt-camp-fire smell lingered through my nose. I packed my pipe and experienced a smoky flavor rushing in. Its taste lingers even after the bowl has turned to ash. I would say that like most English blends with a lot of Latakia, it numbs your taste after a good long smoke, so I wouldn’t really suggest smoking this before say, a regular Virginia flake, etc. However for me, I enjoy the rich smoky flavor of it. To me, it’s exactly what smoking a pipe should be. It is a powerfully rich experience that every puff of smoke carries, an array of different flavors all hidden, waiting to be discovered. Quite frankly this tobacco has corrupted me. The amount of different flavors and tones that this blend carries is so vast that everything else seems to disappoint! While I still enjoy a good Virginia, I find my go-to is Nightcap, as well as a few other select English blends. It is an acquired taste I suppose, but one I was glad to obtain! Read Less
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