Review: Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture

Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture has a long history. Originally produced by Murray & Sons but it went away for years, until it was brough tback by Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 2013. This is a Va/Per (Virginia/Perique) blend. And my tin just happens to be from November 2013. So, it is apparently one of the original releases from STG.

Elizabethan Mixture
Company: Dunhill
How Packaged: 1.75oz Tin
Style: Va/Per
Tobacco Used: Virginia & Perique
Casing/Topping: None
Cut: Ribbon
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/09/15
Storage Method: Freshly Opened Tin
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $12.95
Purchased: Samples from Dunhill

Quick Note: To view the Pipe Tobacco rating system used, click here.

Tin/Jar Note: Molasses, grain and raisin/prune sweetness.
Visual: Lots of light and medium brown Virginias and a fairly light sprinkling of darker Periques.
Flavors: Mostly mellow, Virginia notes. Mildly sweet with the occasional Perique bite/spice.
Smoking Experience: This tobacco burns quite well. Stays lit easily, which is good since it can burn quite hot if smoked too fast.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Body: Medium+
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: I haven't smoked that many Va/Per's, but this is a mild one. Good for the beginner.
Conclusion: Nothing wrong with this tobacco. It was easy to smoke, burned great and gave me no issues. I think the only flaw I had, was that I don't think I am a huge Va/Per fan. If that is true, then this is a good Va/Per, because I would easily smoke this again, I just don't feel the need to grab up more at the moment. 

Rating: 2.5 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale/When it is Free" – Wouldn't pay full retail but might buy it on sale and would definitely smoke it if it was lying around or given to me.

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