Kramer's: Father Dempsey

Product Number: 005-761-0001

Though originally blended to match Father Dempsey's own preferred smoke, this full-bodied English mixture is now Kramer's most popular house blend and has been enjoyed by the likes of Cecil B. DeMille, Henry Wilcoxon, Samuel Goldwyn, Gene Barry, Mike Kaplan, Mel Tolkin, Fred McMurray, and many others.

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Customer Reviews (51 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.38 out of 5 stars
amazing blend!!!
August 17, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I must first say I love English blends and I love latakia. This tobacco has both of those and it is amazing. No cool smoke need few relights and I love the smoky taste of the latakia and the taste of the orientals. I've heard some say it has a str... Read More
Best English Blend
August 03, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
If you are an English blend lover, this will take you back to the first time you fell in love with English blends. Smokes incredibly cool and smooth from beginning to end. Will definitely move this in to my top rotation.
I love this stuff
March 26, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
This is truly lovely English blend. I would recommend it to those looking for a replacement for the original Frog Morton.. I really love this tobacco -- mildly sweet, but you know there is latakia in there. That is comes is bulk is quite a bonus.
This is wonderful tobacco
April 10, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I've been smoking a pipe for 50 years. Father Dempsey is by far the finest tobacco I have ever smoked. I only wish I had found it many years ago.
THE daily smoke
October 02, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Call it a heavy-medium or a light-heavy. It is the story of the three bears told in tobacco. "This one is too harsh." "This one is too light." "This one is just right!" I am always on the lookout for an english that I w... Read More
The Good Father D
October 06, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
This was my first ever pipe tobacco, I actually bought it at kramers, I find this to be superior to D965. Full flavored, everything you expect from a quality English, one thing I know is that you won't regret buying a tin
God Solid Smoke, if a bit One-Dimensional
November 08, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I'm not quite sure why other reviews describe Father Dempsey as a heavy blend - true, it's "bigger" than, say, Squadron Leader (which I rate as a light English), but I wouldn't classify FD as more than a medium tobacco in either strength o... Read More
Giant-killer English Blend
November 29, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
It is amazing and gratifying that a wonderful blend, that Father Dempsey is, was born in a small American tobacco shop. This blend is superior to many that are produced by huge corporations. It is one of the very best English Blends on the market. H... Read More
An Old Favorite
September 28, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I can't express how happy I am that Kramer's is now available to so many more people. I used to have the good fortune of driving across town and picking up a few ounces of Cary, Danny Kaye, Father Dempsey, New Mix Blends, Etc. It is sad that the sto... Read More
First Rate English Blend
June 03, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
Everything you could ever ask for in an English blend. It doesn't get any better than this. Easily in my top three blends of all time. If they ever quit making this I would stop puffing pipes forever.
Superb find.
December 14, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I have been drifting away from the heavier latakia blends, but this blend brings it in just right. Rather unique and special.
Not What I Was Looking For...But
January 09, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
So many reviews compared this to 965 that I bought it looking to come close to one of my old faves. Didn't happen. Instead what I got was a complex, beautiful blend with a lot of sweet Orientals that tastes nothing like the pure charcoal grill that w... Read More
Very good English
September 01, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I find this to be one of those blends that I go to when I'm in a bit of a pensive mood; when I'm not feeling rushed, but have time to just sit and think and enjoy all that this tobacco is.
Definitely one to smoke
July 07, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I love this, it smokes cool, just enough latakia (but not too much), great flavor, it definitely quickly earned a spot in my blend rotation, and a spot in my next order.
The Tobacco Abides
July 03, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I am posting this as a updated review to one I wrote a year ago. I have smoked this at least once a day for the better part of a year, it is my top tobacco. So here is what I have learned of it. First I like to dry it a bit. I find it smokes cooler a... Read More
too spicy
December 11, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
similar to Lancer Slices with a spicy kick, gets too spicy sometimes which distracts you from the sweet virginia and aromatic latakia, it's not a bad smoke, but personally i'd rather have it without a spicy distraction
Love this smoke
September 24, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
This is a wonderful full english. Complex and very full flavored with orientals that add a great back drop to the latakia. I just keep coming back to this because it never gets old or boring. Much better than 965 and more intriguing and very smooth,... Read More
Par for the course
September 01, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I must admit to being slightly disappointed. It's not really the tobacco's fault though; my disappointment stems from the fact that I can get a house blend from my local tobacconist that tastes almost identical, and at lower cost. Thus, in a nutshell... Read More
Great smoke!
August 05, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I bought this tobacco because of reviews stating how good it was and the resemblance to Dunhill Nightcap. Which, happens to be my go-to favorite smoke right above 965. This is allot like NC but also different in many ways. I will still buy (if availa... Read More
Great discovery
July 19, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
Just tried Fr.Dempsey by Kramer... absolutely wonderful ... joining my reg rotation at the top....others are Dunhills Early Morning Pipe, My 965, Frog Mortin Cellar
First full English I've liked.
June 26, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Back when I first started smoking a pipe, I very briefly tried some Dunhill Standard. I thought I was gonna die. WAY too harsh for me. The nicotine almost knocked me out. But jump ahead a number of years and I found myself reading the story of Fathe... Read More
Hate to share how good it is.
June 03, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Always intrigued by Kramer's offerings. Had wanted to try them. Bought a pound of FD based on opinions that is was better than 965. And it is quite better and I've smoked plenty of 965. FD is my favorite english.
Go to
March 08, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
A all around blend ,simi smooth, room notes fine, burns slow , tobacco comes from mokingpipes.com moist yet not wet so just right
PERFECT
March 08, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
THANK YOU
Delicious!
February 07, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
I enjoy English blends but they’re usually either lacking on the smooth creamy flavor and heavy on the latakia. This blend is just right. Smoked fast or slow the flavor is consistent (a ratity). I highly recommend this blend to anyone that’s even rem... Read More
father dempsey
February 07, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
this is the most worst tabacco i had the misfortume to have
Elegant vintage English blend
January 26, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
From the Hollywood heyday when pope smoking was very common. Medium English blend that must be tried once as its unlike anything I have smoked. Mild to mediun and a gentle room note (for an English blend)
Not surprising
January 09, 2019
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
Test good but not surprised to me
Would have been a big loss if this went away
December 28, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I was thrilled to hear that with Kramer's closing SP would be taking over the recipes. This is like a milder 965 and is very relaxing. It's nice if your focusing on it, but also if you're concentrating on something else as it's interesting enough b... Read More
No flavor
November 26, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
This tobacco is terrible tasting.
My favourite English
November 22, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
This is a beautiful blend, and has a great history. I love English blends and have tried a wide variety. I'll continue to do so, experimenting with new blends is one of my favourite pastimes, and I'm yet to find an English that ticks all the boxes fo... Read More
very good
October 22, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
really nice one
No Flavor
September 05, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Didn't really get any flavor from this smoke.
Who's your daddy?
August 17, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Father Dempsey! That's who! Fantastic English. Great latakia forward pouch note and smooth flavour. Mine was perfect to smoke right from the bag. No bite and clouds of luxurious smoke. Get ready to confess, Father Dempsey is best!
Excellent Smoke
July 18, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Truly remarkable tobacco. I find it similar to Dunhill 965, but the Latakia does come through a little bit more on this one. Tons of great flavors in this blend. Plan on ordering many more ounces of this one.
My Favorite Blend
July 01, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
So far, I have tried seven different English blends by Dunhill, Comoy's, S&G, F&K, P Stokkebye. Father Dempsey blend is by far, my favorite blend-pleasant tin note, smooth taste without tongue bite.
Father knows best
June 01, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I don't know who Father Dempsey was, but he knew his tobacco. This blend was a great smoke. I really enjoyed the mixture of latakia, virginia, and orientals. I like to taste the latakia, and the orientals add a little something without overemphasizin... Read More
Blessed be, Father Dempsey.
May 21, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I have enjoyed English/Balkan blends for over 20 years now. Dunhill: My Mixture 965 was one of my first pipe tobaccos and I've enjoyed many, many English blends since. I recently tried and liked Hearth and Home: Black House. I've been fortunate to... Read More
Most Excellent
January 22, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
This is my favorite English blend. It's sophisticated and subtle and the room note is like incense. Will always keep it in stock at my house.
Its ver nise
January 08, 2018
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Just got an oz of this today. Smoking my first bowl now out of a falcon... wow! I love it! Very sweet, mild in the right places, not a lat bomb but its definitely making its self known. Nice cut, packs and takes a flame nicely. All in all this will b... Read More
Excellent every-day smoke
June 13, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
A strong contender for my go-to every-day smoke. Described as 'Full Bodied', but I find this a mild, flavourful blend that smokes smooth and cool. All flavours blend together well and occasionally you get a pleasant blast of Latakia. Try it, you won'... Read More
Heavenly
June 01, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Leave it to a Catholic Priest to blend the perfect English mixture. I can remember actually thanking God for giving Father Dempsey the power to share this with the world. Seriously, this is what God smokes!! Buy it now and thank me later!! Always top... Read More
winner
May 25, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Light from begining,bold to end,far ahead off all english style,very delicate and no sour vs junk in mouth aftertaste- assume this is traditional English as it should be,TY smokingpipes
Nice
May 21, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I keep coming back to this blend. It's well balanced, smooth, and burns well. I have not experienced any bite. Thank you smokingpipes for offering this great smoke.
Be Patient
May 15, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
When I first opened the bag this came in I was a little concerned and thought about putting it up until the fall. Gave it a try and it's a smooth and very good smoke, but slow and steady wins the race with this one. Puff to fast and you'll get bit.
Wow! Father Dempsey sure had it good!
May 05, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
Mild, no bite and burns cool. Tin aroma is nice, but the smoke is even better. The next order will be in bulk. In my top three for an every day smoke.
Terrific!
April 04, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey 50g
This has become, after only one tin, my favorite smoke! I hardly ever reach for anything else! This is really GREAT! I simply adore it!
965 Aged
March 30, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
IMO this Father Dempsey smells like 965 and looks like 965 but to me it smokes and tastes like an aged 965. I have 965 and it has been in a jar since I bought it. By the time I ordered more that that was left tasted and smoked just like FD. So as muc... Read More
Ditto: Better than expected
March 09, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
Expected to be harsh(er), but found it to be quite pleasant. And smoky is the right word for it, in the pouch and pipe. No bite, decent after-taste.
Better than expected
February 12, 2017
Product: Kramer's Father Dempsey Bulk
I am new to pipe smoking. I have discovered that I like English blends and up to this point Dunhill 965 has been my favorite. This blend is now my favorite. Smooth, sweet, smoky. I will be ordering more of this blend.
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