Mild English - Blend of Burley, Golden Virginia, and Cavendish. Has a touch of Latakia to make a well balanced, fuller-bodied smoke. Combustion is cool and slow. VERY MILD for an English! Chosen Pipe: Sasquatch Author's Custom (Large Bowl Straight) First Impressions: Before I had a chance to open the parcel I could already pick up on the Latakia. For those that object to Latakia, this blend may have a tad bit more than you were bargaining for. As with most Boswell blend, this tobacco needed drying. I say this, tooth in tongue, as I like my tobacco a bit on the dryer side. Top of the Bowl: The smoke started surprisingly smooth, right away I could pick up on the Cavendish and Latakia. I was surprised, mainly due to how misleading the original smell from the parcel was. I was honestly expecting a bit of a lat bomb with this one. Something along the lines of Boswell Northwoods. At this point in the smoke, the Virginia's were present but weak. I was pleased with the overall texture of the smoke, but something was a bit off. Like an egg without salt. Center of the Smoke: The smoke became surprisingly bold and the black Cavendish in the mix made itself known. The Latakia died off a bit. The Golden Virginia made the snorkle odd but enjoyable. If I had to knit pick, even after drying the mixture for a couple days, there still was a gurgle problem. Maybe I just slober to much. ;p Bottom of the Stack: I usually dump the bowl out at this point. I know, cardinal sin. I never found to many smokes (definitely OTCs in this category) to get any better by the bottom. I fitted my fedora with a feather and pressed on. This smoke manifested as the lat bomb I expected near the bottom. It pretty well drowned out the rest of the smoke completely. Not to much to say at this point. Final Thoughts: If I had to knit pick I would cut out about half the Latakia they mix into this blend. I do not want to put a good blend down, this is a damn nice smoke and I would definitely rotate this into my all day stack. The price however is atrocious. The Golden Virginia is nearly absent and this blend will run you $3.95 / oz. Boswell has never put me out and always over-stuffs my order. Still, I can pick up some SG Common Wealth or CG NF for allot less. All Ratings In Numbers 1-10 Combustion Speed (Lower Number Is Faster): 7 After Taste: Decent Bite: Almost None Recommended Cure Time: 48 hours Final Verdict: If they lowered the price, I would buy the blend again as is. Definitely an all day smoke.