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Our second oldest blend ... rough-cut for slow burning. Ingredients: latakia, perique, Turkish and burley.

Blended ByUhle's
Manufactured ByUhle's
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.5 oz bag, 7 oz bag, 14 oz bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3008)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The nutty, earthy, molasses sweet burleys are the star components. The smoky, dry wine-like, woody, slightly sweet Syrian latakia is a condiment as is the buttery sweet, mildly dry, woody Turkish. The spicy, raisiny, figgy, plumy perique is a continual background player. I detect a very mild rum topping which serves to remind me this blend is like a more burley forward Barking Dog. The rum weakens just a tad in the last quarter of the proceedings. The nic-hit is a step past mild. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool, clean, and slightly slow with a fairly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has a very pleasant, slightly lingering nutty, smoky, sweet after taste, and room note. Can be an all day smoke.


8 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought a one and a half ounce pouch of Blend #71 about a year ago and smoked a couple of bowls, lost interest, then tossed in it a drawer and forgot about it. Now, about a year later, while cleaning out the pipe room, I came across it and gave it another shot. Blend #71 is a well done, light English style blend. It smokes nice and cool and its very smooth with no bite. The flavor is not very complex and like all Uhle's tobaccos it is made with high quality leaf. #71 is the kind of blend that you can smoke all day without the need to pay much attention to it. The high quality Uhle's Burley comes through nicely and I think many folks will enjoy this blend. It just lacks the depth I'm looking for and I find it just gets boring for me. #71 is a two star blend for me, but it is so well done, I think it would be unjust to rate it under three stars.

6 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Classic American Latakia blend. Smooth and cool burning. If you need tangy orientals, or perique, it will leave you flat. I suspect it has just a bit of cocoa as a top dressing, and a little sweetener to smooth it out. Nevertheless, the room note probably won't win you friends.

Unlike so many homage blends, this is the real thing. It has been around a long time. Smooth, cedar-pine scented, burley-latakia goodness. It makes me think of the 1930s and 40s.

I like it a bunch, and it is certainly worth sampling.

6 people found this review helpful.

Pryhosm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pryhosm (248)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Man is this an interesting tobacco. Maybe it is because I am a 2 yearish pipe smoker and still consider myself "new" but his is a very unique English and has helped me understand what people mean when I read "American English" . The tin note is vibrant and lively. Nutty Burley and sweet Virginia's and some sweetness from the Perique (a faint fig smell).Woody Orientals are in the background and just a hint of Latakia smoke. The smoke is Burley with Virginias and Oriental/Turkish rounding them out. The Latakia and Perique are used very sparingly used as a condiment and really compliment the blend. A heavy Latakia English this is not. This is a fresh lively smoke that is toasty, nutty and woody and with just enough sweetness to make it "English". I have really struggled to put words to the flavors but what I came up with are: Aromatic woods (Cedar and Pine nuts) almost a chocolate/maple like flavor that is very subtle. In the last third of almost every bowl I get the creosote like flavor from the Latakia, very lightly and very subtle but it hits consistently at the end of the smoke. Uhle's is living up to it's reputation with Burley in my humble opinion. Great smoke as a light "American English".

Pipe Used: briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: <1 year

Purchased From: Uhle's Tobbaco

5 people found this review helpful.

oldmanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldmanpipe (62)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

If one has never seen a Uhle's tobacco brochure, then one is missing a marvelous piece of American pipe-smoking history and an eloquent testament to truth in advertising. The late and much- loved Jack Uhle was an honest man, as honest as the tobacco blends that bear his name.

In the description of Blend 71, Jack told the story of how he had been afraid to use Latakia, and that a tobacco salesman helped him cross that Rubicon that led to Blend 71, the store's second- oldest. From there, Uhle sallied forth to create some "American- English" classics.

Blend 71 is just plain good, harkening back to a day when Latakia often appeaared in American tobacco blends. The names are the stuff of memory--Brush Creek, Crosby Square, Bond Street, Holiday. Aside from store blends from Pipeworks & Wilke, et al, the only one left is Middleton's Walnut. House of Windsor's Revelation, Barking Dog, and Country Doctor are not copies of the authentic tobaccos, though they aren't bad.

Uhle's Blend 71 stands above all of them. There is nothing here but tobacco, OUTSTANDING tobacco, as with all Uhle natural blends. Burley orchestrates the, nutty, just earthy enough. The Virginia component adds sweetness, but no heat. The black Cavendish taste is masked by the Latakia, but adds a plus to the room note for those not fond of the Cyprian weed. There isn't a bite to be found in any bowlful, and virtually any smoker will find something to like here.

An ideal warm weather smoke for those who MUST have Latakia, a nice change for the Burley fancier, a satisfying, tasty, all-day smoke. It will leave you mellow...and your pipe dry.

4/23/13 This venerable blend has evolved, and now has even more to recommend it. For some reason, there is a wonderful presence of genuine Syrian Latakia that I have not found in other Uhle's blends. I cannot define the difference for those who have never savored the Syrian weed...but, if you give Blend 71 a try, you will define it for yourself!

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

Barking Dog with Syrian Latakia. Very nice Burley based blend and the sweeter, milder Syrian leaf added interest. Not a lot of depth here, but that's not a negative. It is a clean burning and easy to smoke all day blend that I am sure many pipers would enjoy. And with Uhle's, you know you are always going to get quality leaf.

4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (629)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Uhle's can do Burleys arguably better than any blender, so it stands to reason that they can also do a fantastic job on an American English such as Blend 71. Indeed, they did IMO.

|I truly enjoyed this one and wish I had more of it in my cellar. I will put it on the wishlist to get one day, but it won't be easy as I live in one of the states to which Uhle's does not ship.

On to this tobacco, it is a burley blend foremost as burley is the star. This, to me, is how an American English should be. The Latakia, Perique and oriental components are condimetally used and do impart both smoke and spice to the blend. This is what many of the old school OTC American English blends wish they could be.

There is no sense of PG or any chemical type taste to this, it is all of tobacco and, odd to the genre, there is some shifting of the flavors and some complexity. I am automatically reminded of the C&D blends of this ilk when I am smoking this, but I prefer this to those blends in that it has more nutty sweetness, whereas the C&D equivalents feature a more earthy (and bitter) burley that tend to take away from the condiments.

In my experience, this is the best tasting American English blend that I have tried and earns four stars for that distinction alone.

3 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (304)
Mild None Detected Medium Tolerable

I do not normally smoke English blends but do from time to time at night. This mild English is unique in that it has burley and Syrian latakia for added flavor. I think the description is right on about having a steak like flavor, picture salt and pepper with a charcoal grilled aroma and taste. Really hits the spot if you enjoy mild to medium English blends that don't hit you over the head with latakia. As always Uhles uses the finest ingredients. A+ stuff here and a nice change from traditional English Blends.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Uhles mail order

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Uhle's take on the American-English blend, particularly Middleton's Walnut. The two tasted similar - very smooth, with a fair bit of sweetness and a dash of spice to top it off. This was a chop-type cut. I saw some small cubes and some narrow ribbon, so it was sort of a mish-mash. Loaded very easily and burned properly.

This one smelled more like a haunted bookshop than the blend of that name from C&D. If there is such a thing as an "OTC aroma", this has it, along with C&D's Americana. The bag aroma reminded me of old books, musty and inviting. As I said above, the taste was a take on Walnut, at least the first half-bowl.

The 2nd half of the bowl is where things got interesting. This tobacco really evolved! The taste became very spicy as the sweetness burned down and the complexity of the blend really shined. This is a smooth blend, but the 2nd half shed some of this and the blend became more earthy and brazen. Yes, brazen! Stupid reviewer word, but it's what kept coming to my mind when I smoked this. It was showing off... cocky... and that was totally unlike the top half, even though the differing flavors themselves weren't that different. The 2nd half didn't get "stronger" as much as it simply grew more confident.

Interesting blend. I'm sticking with Bishop's Move, but this is definitely one to try if you want to experience Uhle blends. This one seems like a statement blend to me. Fun to smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

oldermanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldermanpipe (25)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Things change. Tobacco processors come and go. Tobaccos, themselves, come and go. But very rarely is the blender of a smoking mixture today the same guy who blended it two decades ago. Happily, Chris Rentner of Uhle's is the exception.

A very recent purchase of Uhle's Blend 71 perplexed me. It was certainly different from the blend as I remembered it from 1982 until 2012. Excellent, but different. The cut now is more of the cut-plug type, whereas it used to be a broad ribbon. The moisture level is much higher than it used to be. The Perique is now very much in evidence, where it used to be detectable only half-way down the bowl. And that wonderful Syrian Latakia is now replaced with Cyprian. The pouch aroma is now very much Perique-forward.

The smoke, however, was as good as it has always been...but...different. So I called Chris Rentner at Uhle's to see what gives. According to Chris, just about EVERYTHING. Both the Syrian Latakia and the Burley used as the base are no-longer obtainable. So Blend 71 has been re-formulated. And part of that is the mightier role the Perique now plays. Chris said that big-time changes came down when he ran out of Syrian Latakia.

But the story has a happy ending. Instead of being a compromise, the current iteration of Blend 71 is a triumph. It is, if you will, a re-imagining of an old idea. It is not really better or worse, but new and interesting. This is still about the best "American English" on the market. Its only equal is LJ Peretti's Blend 7485. They are totally different variations on the same theme, but are equally marvelous.

"Savory." That is how I would describe today's Blend 71. It is quite expensive, but if you are a fan of the "American English" genre, it is worth every penny.

Pipe Used: Barrachini, Rossi, Comoy's

Age When Smoked: ????

Purchased From: Uhle's

Similar Blends: Peretti's 7485; Lane Ltd's Medal of Valor.

2 people found this review helpful.

Smokingdan71 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smokingdan71 (2)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

An intensely good after dinner smoke. The smoky latakia blends perfectly with the sweet and peppery perique to make a flavor like a steak. This was my first purchase of Uhles and I'm very glad to have it. It came out of the bag a but dry so I rehydrated it and bam, one of my favorite tobaccos. The nic is petty light but I still feel it. There's nothing more delightful than having a nice hearty meal and having this tobacco. The after taste is very light but still meaty. Another beautiful blend by Uhle!

Pipe Used: Baronet Bruyere 814 EX

Purchased From: Book World Bemidji MN

2 people found this review helpful.

The Right Reverend Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Right Reverend (36)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

A well balanced smoke .. Enjoyable, no bite, and smoked fairly cool. The room note was Incense like.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Extremely Mild Full Pleasant

This is really great if you like the Walnut type of thing. It definitely has more latakia than Walnut, but the tobacco is all of higher quality and the flavoring is less pronounced here, making a really great smoke. Uhle's is a revelation.

2 people found this review helpful.

BigSwede Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigSwede (88)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Lately I've been looking for a burley based smoke that would be a combination of old fashioned cube cut burley and a touch of VA and latakia. Kinda like what used to be more commonly available. I happened upon Blend 71 and I am done searching. This is it!! High quality burley, a smidge of latakia, I can barely taste VA and I know it says burned cav but it's nothing apparent. As others have said, don't mistake mild for anemic. This is a cool, slow and relaxing smoke for those who like excellent burley with a little latakia to keep it company but not take over the whole conversation. For a full english their Bishops Blend is, IMHO, one of the best of the genre. For everyday, knocking around quality smoking, blend 71 has my vote.

I am lucky enough to have once lived in Milwaukee where you could find Uhle's tobaccos in cardboard display stands near the grocery store checkout line. Now I find that a small local bookstore in my little town here in Minnesota has Uhles available as a sideline. I recommend, as others have, that your at least visit the website to check these great tobaccos out!

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Everyone reading this review needs (I mean it) to call Uhle's and try their tobaccos. Sure there are alot of good tobacs out there on a larger production basis. But if you are in search of delicious, hand-blended, small-batch, high-quality tobaccos that are not high-volume or high-production, then search no further. I mean really . . . as much as I like a pretty tin or cool label art . . . it is the tobacco that matters.

Uhle's has some wonderful burley blends (the best in my opinion bar none) but also some really delicious Latakia blends along with some aromatics. As for this tobacco - it reminds me of an old-fashioned burley/latakia blend with a bit of very natural sweetness. Probably a great choice for an English smoker looking for a change of pace in the summer months when that thick English flavor is a bit too much. Easy to pack and light and a super-clean burn all the way down. No PG or anything un-natural.

Call Uhle's and you will not be sorry. We pipe smokers must support a grand old company like this one.

2 people found this review helpful.

huffnpuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
huffnpuff (53)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

blend 71 is pretty good for a mild english smoke and I think it is not bad to blend with other of uhles blend also. The burley goes with latakia in harmony and keeps the smoke dancing on my tongue .I got no tongue bite, but on the bad side and my wife does not care for the smell at all.

2 people found this review helpful.

Effluvinator Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Effluvinator (60)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Lord help me if I should ever lose my taste for burley or become so hardened by English mixtures that I could not appreciate a tobacco like this! The predominate taste is a wonderful, nutty burley, with overtones of latakia and a bit of sharpness, perhaps from the Virginia. The room note is pleasant for a non-aromatic. It is rather finely cut so not a problem to keep lit. If I were an all-day smoker this could fit the bill. As it is I content myself with one or, at the most, two pipefuls per day, and this is a very satisfying smoke when employed in that manner as well. If you enjoy a non-aromatic burley blend with enough latakia to add interest, then you can't go wrong with this one.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The late John Bognar (whose artwork graced the pages of the Ephemeris) spoke highly of Uhle's blends, and the service he received from the shop. It was inevitable that a burley fancier, such as myself, should give Uhle's a try.

I am still experimenting with their blends; so far two things are true. They are quite honest in describing their tobacco as mild. And, Blend 71 is my favourite, so far.

Please don't mistake mild for weak or defecient, though. Blend 71 is, perhaps, not suited for the one or two bowl a day man who's looking for a mighty whallop of flavour. Rather, the burley is soft, friendly, and flavourful; just slightly nutty, hardly earthy at all. Even though 71 is described as non-aromatic, I would declare that there is a slight topping. But Uhle's applies this with the lightest of touches: the tobacco is not at all "goopy"! Along with the burley there is a touch of Virginia, and Cavendish, each providing their sweetness. And the latakia. A perfect amount of the smokey leaf for me; just a suggestion, I know it's there, but it's not at all overpowering.


A few days ago, just to see how it would perform, I loaded up my pouch with 71 and smoked it exclusively. At home, at work. Indoors and out. the first pipe of the day, and the one that closed the night. I was never less than content with the easy, non-biting smoke, and those about me were quite complimentary about the aroma.

I'm quite impressed!

Feb., 2016: A fair bit of water has passed under the bridge since I wrote the above, and I've turned my fair share of tobacco into smoke and ash. My feelings about this blend haven't changed a bit; quite rare for me! I find it, still, to be a friendly, well-rounded, easy smoking mixture. I'm still impressed.

Purchased From: Uhle's

2 people found this review helpful.

tommyboy1749 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tommyboy1749 (27)
Mild None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Uhle's was forced to reformulate Blend 71 due to the unavailability of one of the blending components. Uhle's brochures formerly described Blend 71 as "Our second oldest blend ... rough cut for slow burning ... AA Highland Burley, sweet golden Virginia, Syrian Latakia and burned Cavendish." Now, Blend 71 is described as "A classic medium blend, boasting the flavors of a medium-well done steak, this blend is the Uhle's patriarch of English blends. A solid blend to sink your pipe into. Ingredients: Latakia, Perique, Turkish and Burley."

The original incarnation of Blend 71 is a complex and dependable American-English and a perfect all-day, all-season tobacco. If you think you don't like burley, try Uhle's burley. They must have some special curing process because their burley never devolves into any harsh, ashy, and bitter edge--it remains smooth and nutty throughout the course of a bowl. The Virginia adds sweetness, the Turkish hint of floral spice and sourness. The Latakia hovers in the background, imparting a tangy smokiness around the edges like a light glaze of barbecue sauce. The "burned Cavendish," which I assume is Black Cavendish, adds a little sugar and makes the room note more palatable to passers by. The side-stream aroma is sublime--old-timey Burley but with the complexity of an English.

The new version tries to live up to the original but lacks the synergy and magic of its predecessor. It is in the spirit of the original--but now, the Burley dominates, and its nuttiness is diminished. whereas before it was round and deep, now it is sharp and thin. I can't taste the Turkish. The fleeting sweetness provided by the Black Cavendish is also missed. The English character has gone missing,

Three stars for the current version, four stars for the original, I'm leaving my rating at four stars as a tribute to Jack Uhle's genius.

Purchased From: Uhle's

1 person found this review helpful.

roberteconnors Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
roberteconnors (11)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Excellent. I just keep coming back to this one. I'd say this is very close to JB Hayes' K2. Also similar to Middleton Walnut, but sweeter, and less nuttier and less smoky. Very mild English. Burns very well, dry fine ash. I'm going to try mixing it with Walnut. Similar blend I have reviewed is Iwan Ries Private Blend. Also suspect both are close to Spillmans.

1 person found this review helpful.