I have tried all 3 PS blends..and it is hard to choose between this and English Oriental as to me they are both a smooth , flavorful English blend. At the end of the day.. this one wins out. If you are looking for a Lat bomb.. move along.. nothing t... Read Moreo see here.. but if you enjoy a wonderful relaxing English with a well timed wisp of sweetness then this is for you. I highly recommend this or English Oriental for those who have been wanting to dip a toe into an English blend. From new piper to seasoned veteran this will not disappoint . Two Thumbs Up. Read Less
I have always loved this blend, but thought I would try some different Englishes for a while. After several different blends I have finally come back to Stokkebye, English Luxury. The Latakia is definitely present, but not overpowering. The sweetn... Read Moreess from the Virginia comes through. Just a great overall English. Read Less
Very mellow and pleasant English blend. Smokes easy and doesn't bite unless you really haul on it. Latakia doesn't really show up until the bottom of the bowl. Leaves a nice taste in the mouth. Also it comes in bulk! I've already ordered more.
This has rapidly become my favorite go-to english blend. Silky smooth... the full, rich flavor of the Virginia, and especially the Latakia just keeps getting tastier right down to the dottle. A must try for light English fans.
English blend. Like most English blends this tobacco is dry enough too smoke right away. Give an ounce a try, if you enjoy order at least 8oz. and age some for at least 6 months. It only gets BETTER!!! Burns well without the bite. This is one of my f... Read Moreavorite English tobacco's. Read Less
Absolute best blend I’ve ever had the pleasure of smoking
As "newb" I want to let other newbs know-- this might just be the tobacco you were looking for.
I, like many other new pipe smokes, made the mistake of thinking that the "aromatic" smell and flavour we were looking for, was to be... Read More found in "aromatic" blends-- nope.
Nothing is more "aromatic," and singularly evocative, than a standard English Blend.
I am so happy I took a chance-- and got away from"cherry" this and "vanilla" that-- and tried this quintessential English, latakia heavy blend-- this is what I came to pipe smoking for. This is going to be my regular smoke, from here on out.
My god... it's like turning my pipe into a time machine.
I am so happy I finally found the blend that takes me back to the good/bad old days.
Come home... come home to English Luxury. Read Less
I’ve smoked lots of English blends (not all) and this is a very consistent, value priced winner! Not for the Lat lovers but there’s plenty here. Lots of smokiness from the tin note. Batch I received was at the perfect humidity. Lots of bread, nuts an... Read Mored the perfect sweetness. A lot of reviewers find this too mellow or one dimensional, but I’ve compared this side by side to bfcg, and Father Dempsey, this made them look like OTC garbage. If your looking for a smoke that delivers a wonderful experience this is it. Can’t describe nicotine but the strength And taste I would say are medium. Get some, if you don’t like it send it to me. Read Less
Good, Solid, Smooth, Smokey, Latakia Present But Not Heavy
[Tin/bag - Mild beach fire smokiness with bit of vinegary meldewy leather boots. Excellent moisture ready to smoke.]
A little rubber bandy smelling after 8 hours in pipe drying (not a bad thing, just has that sense to the Latakia). Faintness of ... Read Moreburning candles. Still tiny hints of rubber band. Slight perfume in the retro. Some "middle" flavor, kinda "silky", almost a vanilla. Someone said, "silk stocking English," which kinda nails it. Milder English. Very good. So much better than Murray's Belfast by a lot because it gives a good amount of flavors, very slightly behind Larry's Blend (which gives more Lat), and Crown Achievement, Arango, and very comparable with HH Presbytarian Match, which is a bit cheaper. A notch above PS Proper English.
Great stuff, nice English, a little sweetness, a decent Latakia without being a bomb. Little tiny sour hint here or there. Burns to a grey ash with little to no relights and leaving little to no moisture in the bowl. Non-biting through quick paced puffs.
Set a 1/2 burned bowl over night, about 1/4 left. A little new tire smell in the bowl. Very faint Latakia. Not much flavor left. Might have been mostly just coal/dottle left, but got a tiny bit of lemon sour in it. ◄7/10✠Skulls► Read Less
Tangy, sweet & savory. Something specific is lurking, like maybe they cheated and sprinkled in a little caramel or nougat cased leaf to add a dash of yumminess to the mix. I don't like English blends that taste like burnt tires (to each their own... Read More of course), I prefer something complex, and this is blend is cheap, easy to find in a pinch, and always always satisfying. Dunhill 965 and Gawith Balkan Mixture are similar blends that achieve the same thing for me. Read Less
This is only my second English blend and I find it a good alternative to aromatics. It's hard to describe English blends, but not hard to like them, and I like this particular one. Strangely alluring with hints of ginger and licorice and a kind of ... Read More"tobbaccish" depth. Read Less
This is a very smooth smoke, burns well with plenty of great mild flavor. I get mostly plum and raisin notes with a little hay and tiny amounts of spice. I tend to switch between this english luxury blend and early morning pipe for my first bowl of t... Read Morehe day. Indeed an enjoyable mild yet flavorful smoke a perfect crossover. Give it a try! Read Less
Out of the three Peter Stokkebye English's offerings (17, 52 and 306) at the moment, I think this one (17) is the boldest, focus on the Latakia, assisted by the Mexican Burley to construct the very base of this recipe, the Virginia and the black Cave... Read Morendish are clearly on the back of the stage, very vague sweetness is showcasing in this mixture and you will get a hint of spiciness from the Orientals, just a hint!And frankly this mixture can't make your head spins but cautiously I suggest you have to put something into your stomach before you enjoy your bowl Read Less
One of my favorite bulk English blends. For some reason, I especially enjoy it in a Country Genteman corn cob pipe from Missouri Meerschaum. This is another great Stokkebye bulk blend, one I will always keep in my cellar.
This is a very nice blend, second only to Father Dempsey of the new English I’ve been smoking - it has a rich and earthy note in the bag: first vinegar, then fresh baked raisin bread, Spanish moss, smoke from a campfire...very nice - Latakia is very ... Read Morenoticeable and the orientals fruity. Pretty consistent ribbon with only a few stems to pick out. Moisture was perfect for me - burns slow and cool with hardly any relights required, just the occasional tamp. It likes a rather loose pack. The smoke isn’t quite as rich as Father Dempsey, and it’s more Latakia forward in flavor as well, with the sweet & sour a distant echo, at least to me - kinda ‘bready’ as well. It has a bit less ‘sweet’ aroma as well, but not bad. Overall a great smoke and one I’ll return to. Read Less
This was my introduction to Latakia and English blends. I usually grab a bowl of this to start the day, it's great with a cup of coffee. This is a pleasant all day smoke. Knocked off a half star since I had to pull so many stems from my last batch.
American English with an Annoying Maple Sugar Topping
PS17 is a medium American English. The burley and latakia are a bit more assertive in proportion to the VA, and a bit too heavy on the black cavendish for my taste. The maple sugar used in the topping is an annoyance, but is typical of PS blends/mi... Read Morexes. Similar to MacBaren; it's an odd sweetness that you either like to don't like... I don't care for it. This is more of a 'starter English' for those wanting to transition from aromatics to English. Not a bad mixture if you like maple sugar, and I could see this becoming someone's all day mixture. It has a woody, hay-like sweetness alongside the latakia, which is light to medium fired. The cav adds a smoothness and a little natural sweetness. Nic is 1 out of 5. Read Less
Bought it about a year and a half ago.My first english.I didn't care for it then.Ive grown to like a little latakia in certain blends.I found this tonight and popped the lid and loaded a bowl.Its really good.Im not an expert on any blends but I like ... Read Morethis.New smokers like me looking for a first English could do worse.Try it. Read Less
I prefer Dunhill English blends but this is a nice and tastey alternative when I want something light, but don’t want an aromatic. Smokes well. Very mellow and easy on the Latakia but not boring. For me it’s definitelt worth keeping around
Good English blend with spicy lether smell. Orientals are not present in this blend but I can taste it. Tabacco is very dry when it comes - buyers doesn´t have to pay for expensive water. I recommend damp this tabacco a little bit before smoke.
Yep, typical spicy boot leather smell. I found this blend quite strong. If you like English type Tobacco you'll love this. I am quite a wimp when it comes to the stronger English Latakia strength. Although I would never smoke this on a regular basis,... Read More but I'd would have to give this high praise for good quality. Read Less
I enjoy stronger English blends. This one is a bit too mellow but has a nice taste. A bit too light on Latakia for me and has a flavour reminding me of African or Oriental leaf. A good buy. Great with tea. 4 stars. You won't be displeased.
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