Red Lion is a traditional, yet distinctive English mixture. The smoky aroma comes from the fantastic Latakia, which is combined with selected golden Virginias, black Cavendish, and sweet Greek Oriental Basma grades.
I admit it I am a Latakia light weight. All the standard English blends were too much for me. Red Lion is definitely an English blend but the Latakia is toned down to a back note swirling in with the Basma. Perfect after dinner smoke for my taste.
I'm smoking Red Lion as I write this, and it seems to me that this is an excellent blend for the English lover who doesn't want to be challenged. And that's not a put-down or criticism. It's well balanced, with a slightly spicy background. Not ove... Read Morerly laden with Latakia (though I love Latakia) I could easily see myself smoking bowl after bowl of this, not tiring of the flavor for it's medium strength, yet flavorful taste. A credit to the fabled name of Charles Rattray. Buy some!! Read Less
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