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A balanced pipe tobacco blend.

Notes: Dunhill My Mixture 965 clone and was originally called My Mixture 999.

BrandRobert McConnell
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeScottish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full, Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2645)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

The smoky, woody, musty, earthy sweet Cyprian latakia is the lead component. The lightly floral and sour, woody, dry, spicy, smoky, earthy Orientals play a support role. The Virginias offer some citrus and grass with a little dark fruit and earth in a secondary position. The sugary black cavendish provides some sweet smoothness. The Dunhill version is slightly more complex with a touch less latakia, and the Orientals are a little more prominent here. This also a tad sweeter. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is just past the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has very few rough notes. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a mildly sweet and more savory flavor from start to finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The pleasant after taste lingers a mite as does the more pungent room note. Can be an all day smoke. I gave the original three stars as I do this one.


12 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (379)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

The tobacco itself is a mix of medium and narrow ribbons of mostly medium length. It is a fairly dark mix with some tan leaf but mostly dark brown and black. It came at a good moisure level for smoking.

I have smoked Dunhill My Mixture 965 in recent memory and found it very similar. My Mixture 999 has a slightly more pronounced sour Oriental signature, and I found it slightly less strong.

Smoked, this is very good. It is not latakia heavy, and is a good combination of slightly spicy and a little smoky. The Virginia adds some sweet and some hay. It has some more body than many Oriental/Va blends, and the brown cavendish provides some fullness and enhances the sweet. The Orientals present as a pleasant sour that is always in the background. It was easy to sip and did not require an unusual number of relights.

This is very good, and I can understand there are people who would miss the original and want to find a good substitute. It seems Robert McConnell has quit selling this and the blend descriptions are no longer on the web site, so this may not be the substitute people are looking for.

Recommended - if you can find it.

Pipe Used: BST pot

Purchased From: Gift from a friend in Germany

7 people found this review helpful.

Briar Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briar Piper (89)
Medium Extremely Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

965 is my favourite tobacco, as of this writing I have just under 400lbs (yes you read that right) stashed. I have many old tins as well as the most recent (orlik) both tin and bulk. 965 is still available under the peterson brand as old dublin, which my tobacconist often jokes about, as he claims that pipe smokers lose their sense of taste, smell and sight, many claiming they are different blends.

So that being said, I cracked open a pre-murrary tin, a murray era tin, some sutliff match 20, and lastly some orlik bulk to compare this Mcconnel blend to.

First off, in the tin, I smell much less latakia, and more oriental. The cavendish is much sweeter, and the leaf appears to be a little wetter (which is great) for aging. I almost detect the faintest hint of casing.

On first light I get a rather leathery blast which leads into a rather sweet cavendish taste with the latakia in the background. As the smoke progresses it has a balanced delivery of oriental, cavendish, and virginia.

I must add that the virginia is much brighter and sharper than in the orlik and pre-murray era.

There is a light casing on the cavendish now detectable and this is shockingly similar to the murray era 965. Was it based on it? But due to the cavendish used this leans somewhat towards the match 20.

As the bowl progresses it reminds me of another lost blend, frog morton, in a way.

Overall this is a exceptional recreation of 965, but has a lost a little of the latakia strength. Not that it will deter me from buying plently of it!

Nicotine is stronger than the orlik incarnation but not by much.

I will still rate this as 4 stars as this is an adequate recreation of 965 with some changes, for better or for worse depending on your palate. Where it lost smokiness, which is only slight, it has gained sweetness and strength. The oriental is much more pronounced as is the leather. If you wondered what Murray era 965 tastes like, this is surprisingly similar.

This is a welcome addition to the English/Scottish genre and anyone who thought the older 965 versions were not sweet enough will find the perfect blend in the latest production.

If it is too sweet, add a small pinch of a strong dry latakia to a bowlful and mix it in well.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: Brand new

Similar Blends: 965/old dublin, match 20, scottish blends..

5 people found this review helpful.

Olaf the Traveller Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Olaf the Traveller (6)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smell of tobacco - honey and blooming meadow. Taste - fried sunflower seeds and rye bread, and some peat. Smoke or wood taste of latakia is tolerable, it`s an apperitive, not main dishes. Tobacco burns hot - watch the pipe. If you are looking for mix to slide from scottish to latakia or vise versa - it`s your choice.

Pipe Used: Butz-Choquin EWA bent billiard

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Pipeshop, SPB, Russia

2 people found this review helpful.