Ashbury begins with a base of excellent Red and Bright Virginia tobaccos. Generous portions of small-leaf Oriental tobaccos provide a fullness and spice that give this blend it's wonderfully exotic taste and aroma. Finally, Pease adds a small measure of the finest Cyprus Latakia, providing deeper notes, hints of leather and campfire, and a refined finish to the smoke. Ashbury is a comfortable yet distinguished mixture with a Balkan heritage and a poet's spirit.
This is one of my favorite Pease blends. A very distinctive taste and smell. The only downside was the tin I received was cut pretty rough...a few "twigs" to remove. The smell and taste makes me think of someone puffing while listening t... Read Moreo Jack Kerouac reading in the City Lights Bookstore or maybe a jazz-cat in a dark SF nightclub. I plan on smoking this while in the great outdoors....contemplative thought while surrounded by douglas firs. Highly recommended. Read Less
My father had a hutch in the foyer of the house. A valet with cuff links, tie pins, money clips, wallet, and old Seth Thomas and American Watch Co. pocket watches passed down. A box of old pocket knives, a bowl with keys, and a pipe rack and tobacco.... Read More When he passed, all of it went into boxes. I recently opened one and found, among other things, 3 unopened tins of Sullivan and Powell Gentleman's Mixture. A quick search led me here. I'll save you some trouble if you're curious, Ashbury is the better blend. Sweet, buttery, and smoky with a wonderful light floral note just in the background. A good medium to light balkan, and a great warm summer evening smoke. Read Less
There are many reviews out there disparaging of this blend. Too mild, not Balkan enough, a starter blend, too much of a compromise, etc.
Horsefeathers, I say. Ashbury is close to perfect and a tripartite reflection of Pease's talent, the skill of ... Read MoreC&D's blenders, and the high quality of raw tobacco available today. Read Less
A light to medium bodied English with a more pronounced Virginia flavor with less Oriental and just a smidgeon of Latakia. It's a departure from the dark-flavored, heavy latakia English mixtures. Ashbury is a remarkably refined and well balanced mixt... Read Moreure which is richly aesthetic with a varied cut, and generously flavored. The Orientals support the dominant VA and are redolent with a woody, verdant/floral incense. They are slightly piquant and savory. The dominant Virginias reveal a soft pastry like sweetness with occasional sparks of sugary bright citrus to counter the dark, creamy, leathery, cedar-laden smoky Latakia, which is applied very sparingly. This light-handed application complements the latter components so well, and allows for back to back bowls without overwhelming the tongue. The aggregate of such consummately refined leaf suggests… no, obliges with a slow contemplative smoke. Light to medium body and nicotine (2 out of 5). This is the epitome of traditional English mixture. Read Less
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