After smoking this, it was as though it was the tobacco I had been longing to find. The reviews I had read prior to ordering this were quite consistent and helpful.
The tin aroma is not as smoky as some other Dunhill blends. This is more pungent. Th... Read Moree tobacco is in perfect condition right from the tin. I smoked it almost immediately.
I love both English and VaPers, but the percentages of the mixture are in perfect equilibrium. Initially, the latakia is evident, but then almost magically the virginias appear and the characters are meshed perfectly. The orientals don't impose any sour notes here, something I also relished in this blend.
I had a feeling I would like this one and am glad I finally tried it. An amazing creation! Read Less
In Dunhill fashion, this tobacco is consistent. And probably that's the most special thing about it. It has an excellent ribbon cut, easy to pack and light. stays lit and leaves white ash with no moisture in the bowl. It's components are balanced and... Read More can be smelled in the tin aroma, rome note and in the taste profile.. It is an Oriental/Balkan blend with Cyprian Latakia and what I think might be Izmir. light and red Virginia act as a base but it's a mix of Latakia and oriental leaf. It's a good all day smoke and works well with coffee and tea. Which makes it appealing..
Pipe Used: Peterson System Ebony XL315
Age When Smoked: 2 years old Read Less
This blend was my education into English pipe tobacco.. Before London Mixture for me there was just aros.. good and bad... mostly bad... I didn't have the gills for it immediately.. I remember feeling green twice in my years of smoking- once from thi... Read Mores and once much earlier from an ill-advised foray into Old Dublin.. Whoa. Weren't ready for either. But London Mixture, through all those years, has remained interesting: spicy, fragrant, ripe, incense-y.. some notes of peanut, though the tin just smells earthy, like forest floor. This and EMP are easily two of the finest light-medium English blends ever made, though this one is slightly richer and more interesting. Read Less
A great English-Oriental blend, with emphasis on spicy Orientals, which play a major role in this mixture. The varieties of Orientals unfold a fan of interesting spices and flavours you will appreciate even more after a few bowls. No bites and peaks,... Read More though. The generously added Virginia contributes tastes of a little hay, ample wood notes and a discreet layer of sweetness. Latakia is always present, accompanying the smoke, never dominant, delivering some leathery smokiness.
As a whole it remains a moderate but still very tasteful, appreciative mixture. It has been among my favourites for decades. As far as I remember, it was stronger and smokier (more Latakia) in the 80s, when it was blended by Murray, what made the blend more English than Oriental. Both ways delicious and perfect for my needs.
You will most certainly enjoy this mixture, if you are an Oriental enthusiast. If you prefer more balanced than spicy varieties of Orientals, go for its sibling, the Dunhill DURBAR mixture. Read Less
A solid and full bodied English blend and though not my usual cup of tea, I being a surly gent requiring the sweetening of mild Aromatics, it was a delightful afternoon smoke reminiscent of London Fog, traffic and the squabble of the crowded streets... Read More at Piccadilly. I gave it a five for it's smooth solidity. Truly. Read Less
While I’m only a novice pipe smoker, this is the best pipe tobacco I’ve ever smoked. Flowery, citrus, raisins, leather ... so much better and more complex than the House blends I used to buy at a local tobacco shop.
Hopefully it comes back or I fi... Read Morend a blend that I like as much. Read Less
I am learning something everyday about pipe smoking. Since I stepped away from aromatics I would try a little of this and that. I have found that I crave englishes. This is my newest favorite. I ended up smoking the entire tin until it was empty. Eas... Read Morey to pack and light while tasting great. Read Less
This was my first favorite. I went back to it over and over again. Smells like a tangy leather earthy smell. Smoking it was tangy not unsweet but Smokey campfire. It grew on me with each successive bowl.
A tobacco that I smoke with pleasure every morning with a good coffee to start the day well, and interlude with stronger tobaccos ...
Always a real pleasure of sweets and perfumes refined in English, timeless!
This is invariably in my first bowl of the morning. It is light on Latakia, and The Turkish adds just enough spice to make it interesting and flavorful. Delightfully mild yet full-bodied and satisfying. Nothing is overdone here - very skillfully bala... Read Morenced. Read Less
I first tried this blend about four years ago, and I thought it was terrible: harsh and hot. It was brittle-dry in the tin, and I wondered why so many thought so well of it. I decided to give it a second chance, and I find it's a "keeper." Deep rich ... Read Moretaste and aroma, packs well, burns evenly. In the mason jar, after it's breathed a bit, I pick up a what seems to be a licorice or anise scent. This also has a nice aftertaste, especially with a cup of black coffee in the AM. I'm knocking a half-star off as I can't forget my first tin: a problem with quality control? Read Less
Rich, bold, and smoky and yet still smooth English blend. I didn't exactly love it the first time I smoked it but it has grown on me. It is now part of my regular English rotation along with My Mixture 965 and Presbyterian. Its a textbook English ... Read Moreblend. I definitely recommend it. Read Less
What a time of year to try this fantastic English Blend that I can't believe was under my radar this long. If you're a fan of Dunhill or English Blends, you'll enjoy this as a unique year-round smoke. As you take in the tin aroma you know you're in f... Read Moreor a smoking experience that's not going to disappoint. Sweet, fruity, smoky, nutty, leathery scents entice you to light this newfound treasure. Once lit, the smooth and robust flavors of this medium-bodied smoke shows no overpowering of the Virginia, Latakia and Oriental Spices. You'll feel this to be an all-day smoke that has no-bite, little re-lights that may cause you to make this a new constant in your tobacco rotation. Enjoy! Read Less
Honestly I have to say of all the Dunhill blends, London Mixture is my favorite. It is an all day English with no bite and very smooth. The Latakia shines through but doesn't overpower the Virginia more over simply compliments the grassy notes with s... Read Moreome pungent leather. I give it five stars and definitely will be buying more! Read Less
This is an exceptionally good English blend. I normally do not review a tobacco unless I have smoked a full tin and that is true in this case. I love the Latakia and yet it does not overwhelm the Virginias or other tobaccos in the blend. It requires ... Read Moreonly an occasional re-light and burns evenly without any bite - and I tend to be a "quick" smoker. I tend to favor the English blends and there may be better ones out there, but for my money London Mixture does the trick. I have a new tin waiting to be opened. Read Less
Having reviewed this blend in May 2015 it has become my favorite blend of all the Dunhill blends. It's funny how your tastes change over time and for me it has become the go to blend more often than not.
Given Dunhill's reputation, I was surprised to find London Mixture the only one I'd actively pursue. There's no accounting for sensory variations, I guess. It came across for me as if suddenly it was 1910, as it has an almost oakey, traditional feel ... Read Morethat is a very nice contrast and holds its own against whatever today's trend is. An enjoyable keeper. Read Less
This is indeed the good stuff. I experimented with mixing it half and half with Westminster. The result was in a word, sublime. Update: 5-12-15 I now regularly enjoy this blend but am still enamored with blending it with Westminster and smoking slowl... Read Morey. Read Less
Skillfully blended to highlight the choice Latakia, Virginia, and Turkish tobaccos used in this mixture. Consistent from start to finish. Good straight from the tin, from a pouch, or with a little age on it.
The tin note is a sweet note with some smokiness. The latakia in this blend does not overpower as I think the orientals are more forward giving it an incense and floral smoke. The virginias add the right amount of sweetness and backbone to this blend... Read More. Consistent from beginning to end of bowl. Smokes clean and cool. Not my top ten, but good none-the-less. Read Less
A nice even, slow, cool burning smoke. I am somehow left wondering if it is lacking in personality somehow. It is not in my top ten but I still enjoy it. It is consistent from top of bowl to bottom and never bites. Less punch (of course) than Ear... Read Morely Morning Pipe and Nightcap but even less personality than 965 (which I prefer to this blend). Ah yes, subjectivity. It all depends on one's mood. It isn't entirely disinteresting, it just seems to be lacking something that I look for in an English. I think I just require more of a latakia punch to the nostril? Read Less
This weed tastes wonderfully delicious. It contains just the right amounts of Virginny and Orientals for that perfect balance. The latakia doesn't overpower everything else, and so the other Orientals sing right along with the Virginias. It has plen... Read Morety of nicotine to satisfy; as Noah B.in his review said, "sock-pow"! Read Less
The first two tins of tobacco I ever had the pleasure of purchasing were Nightcap and London Mixture. At the start of things Nightcap was my preference, London Mixture had too much kick (sock-pow!).
And it wasn't until three-quarters through, that (s... Read Moreock-pow!) London Mixture usurped the near empty Nightcap and ascended the throne of partiality, reigning supreme over the kingdom of my druthers.
London Mixture is a excellent English Blend, strong, robust, wonderfully complex. The Turkish tobaccos add intrigue to the Latikia. Virginias balance the two, subtle though necessary for the consummation. Give it time, London Mixture is Dunhill's sleeper blend. May my cabinet never be absent it's excellence(sock-pow!). Read Less
A little wet.Dryed in micro for 15 sec. Good flavor.Stay lit,Burns clean,nice white ash strong but not to strong.One of my favorite cool weather blends good all day smoke. Ages very well put 6 years on some it really excels.
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