John Cotton's Number 1 is an Oriental and Virginia forward blend, seasoned with just the right amount of Latakia. Though considered the more mellow of the modern John Cotton's blends, this Russ Ouellette-blended smoke is not short on complexity of flavor.
A top, mild English contender. As noted in the tin description, this blend is Virginia-forward, more so than other mild English blends like EMP and Good Morning. However, the Orientals and Latakia play an evident role and contribute a quality spicine... Read Moress and smokiness to the blend. The quality of the tobaccos is quite evident. Back to back smoke did give way to some tongue bite due to the higher Virginia content but only moderately. It delivers a fairly dry smoke. An easy all-day smoke though with a cup of coffee in the morning, it is quite exquisite. Read Less
Sampled this at the West Coast Show. I'm not a fan of English blends, but this one was really good. For me it's a perfect balance of Virginia, Latakia, and Oriental. A nice flavor profile of some sweet fruity notes from the Virginias with a bit of h... Read Moreay, some spice from the Oriental, and a nice smokey earthy flavor from the Latakia. I'd recommend this blend if you're branching out to English blends or if you're looking for a nice all day English blend. Read Less
Have been smoking a pipe for a few months now and hadn't smoked an English till now. I love the full flavor with the Lat kick I am understanding the nickick more as I am smoking this bowl as I type. Not necessarily a first bowl of the day tobac for m... Read Moree but late nite rain or gentle snow I feel its a great choice. Read Less
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