Dunhill Standard Mixture

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  1. AK Kilted Guy

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    I bought a tin of Dunhill Standard Mixture a couple weeks back when I was on vacation down in the lower 48. I've not yet had a bowl, as I've been busy and want to be able to sit and enjoy it.

    My experience with toby so far is PA, and a couple aromatics that I've bought here in state. I am excited to try it out, though a bit nervous that I may not like it.

    Anyhow, I'll give my impressions when I give it a go.
     


  2. user1975

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    I hope you enjoy it!
     
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    I haven't tried the new version, but the old Standard Mixture Medium was a true benchmark of the English style. Personally, I thought it was good, but there are other things that I like better in terms of English blends. If you are new to them, it's a great place to start, though. Hope you enjoy it!

    Herb
     
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    It'll be different. If you like PA, though, I daresay you'll like Standard Mixture. Not because they're anything alike, mind you, just a feeling I have about where tastes overlap. SM has a little Latakia and some nice leathery orientals. Classic English. Puff easy at first, it might be a little more prone to biting than you're used to. It's also something that I seem to like better when it's on the moister side. 'Course everyone's different. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!
     
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    +1. It's one of my favorite "English" blends. I like "English" blends to be dominated by the VA's, with the Orientals bringing up the rear and the Latakia lending some support. This blend really delivers in that respect.
     
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    Damnit...another 1 to the TAD list! heh Thanks RTO
     
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    I havent had the new offering ... heard it's good though . The older one for sure was a benchmark blend , no doubt about it . It was my favorite English blend by far . It , along w/ PS EOS were the only two English style blends that knocked my socks off .... IRC Royal is a pretty good mello English
     
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    Just doin' my part as an enabler.
     
  9. AK Kilted Guy

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    Yep, I am new to the English blends. Sounds like I picked a good one to start with by the reactions here. Probably going to have a bowl at my lunch break.
     
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    I find it very close to what it was. Not sure I'd know the difference.
     
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    Thats good news ! Thanks Moo . I have some great memories smoking DSM [ medium mainly ]
     
  12. AK Kilted Guy

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    So I had a bowl of this at lunch. I must say it was a good smoke. I had it in a MM cob (not sure the model).

    I let it air out for about 20 minutes or so before I smoked it, as it was a bit moist out of the tin. It had a good flavor. I'd say it was the most flavorful smoke I've had yet. I don't know how to describe it other than it tasted somewhat similar to a good mild cigar. It wasn't overpowering, but it let you know it was there.

    One thing I did note was that it burned to a very fine grey ash that I've not experienced before.

    Will this be my go to smoke? Not as of yet. Is it a keeper. For sure.
     
  13. AK Kilted Guy

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    Had another bowl of this today. I didn't let it dry first as I was going to be driving and it seemed that it made sense to let it be a bit more damp. Anyhow, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    For me, I'd sum up this toby as tasting like.... tobacco. It may sound funny, but that's just the best way I can describe it. Not too strong, not too bland.
     
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