When considering the many additives in pipe tobacco today, McConnell (Kohlhase Kopp), uses relatively little.
Oriental is a soft, sweet, oriental-forward English. While many may conside... Read Morer it a Balkan due to the ever so slightly forward nature of the Turkish, the quantity of Virginia and latakia places it squarely in the English category. The sugary Black Cavendish sweetens and softens the mixture of musty orientals, bready/yeasty virginia and smoky latakia. The latakia never screams for attention in this mixture, but rather whispers its creamy smokiness. Nicely balanced, mild flavor, mild body, low nicotine and sort of a candied English, if you will. Read Less
I can't detect Latakia in this mixture so I would call it a Balkan rather than an English blend. If you like English blends but don't want a Lat bomb this might be just the stuff for you. It can be harsh if it isn't smoked very slowly but it is com... Read Moreplex and rich if smoked properly. Read Less
I'm a big fan of Dunhill's Standard and London Mixtures, Oriental fit right in. Very nice tin note and visual appeal. Started out similar to London Mixture but with a pleasant Cavendish smoothness on the inhale and an arid Turkish note on the exhale.... Read More Transitioned to peppery Virginia for the last half of the bowl. Promises to be a great British blend for the warmer months. Burned well and provided a long cool smoke. Read Less
I really enjoy smoking Oriental blends and this is no exception. I tend to compare everything to Durbar, so here goes. This has a great tin aroma of figs and raisins, is also very appealing to the eye. This was a very easy to enjoy smoke with great... Read More smooth flavor and very good burning characteristics. I feel that the addition of a touch of black Cavendish gives this blend its distinctly velvety texture. I will be buying more of this to cellar. Read Less
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