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We start with a unique Oriental cavendish tobacco (Not too sweet...and never goopy) And we add a generous dosage of Cyprian Latakia. To finish off we add just a teenie tiny pinch of perique for just because. This is a medium bodied English blend for you Balkan lovers who want a change of pace.

BrandWatch City Cigar
Blended ByErnie Q
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsCavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique
ProductionNo longer in production
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3008)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I think the mildly sweet, woody, earthy, floral, herbal, lightly spicy Oriental cavendish is one of the ingredients responsible for muting some of the qualities of the Latakia. The Cyprian Latakia is sweet and earthy, but not as smoky or woody as I expected. The perique is hardly noticeable with just a hint of spice and raisins here and there if you really look for it. There may be another cavendish present as I get very sugar, honey and citrus notes. There’s a sweet topping that I can’t identify (likely vanilla), but it helps make this a very creamy smooth smoke with no chance of bite, and a very consistent flavor to the finish. The strength and nic-hit are mild. The taste is a couple of steps past that mark. It may need some dry time, but you’ll avoid dottle unless you are a wet smoker to begin with. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note. It’s an all day crossover blend that has a fair amount of aromatic qualities without being an aro.


9 people found this review helpful.

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

Ranges from dark brown to black with a very faint bag aroma of gingerbread. Basic ribbon cut. Taste-wise, this one is very different from what I'm used to. It strikes me as a crossover, and is more crossover than anything in my memory. By that I mean it leans in neither the aromatic nor non-aromatic direction but lands squarely in the middle. There is latakia but it is subdued. The oriental Cavendish is indeed that... both oriental and Cavendish. Most of the time I'm tasting the Cavendish up front, but that may be simply because flavorings often take the lead for me when their inclusion is more than just a hint (that's a personal thing).

I don't taste the gingerbread I smelled in the bag, but there is a definite Cavendish-type sweetness with some oriental sweetness as well. The latakia spice allows this one to strike a balance and keeps it from going overboard towards the sweet, but the blend never really leans towards "smoky" or any other overused latakia descriptor. The blend hits me as kind of an envelope-pusher and I struggled to find the best pipe and method to smoke this, so it took me awhile to get a handle on it. I think the very sense of balance it toes is what threw me. I'm not a big crossover fan but this would be the one I'd recommend to smokers of basic goopy aromatics that want to take a step towards better quality leaf without going too far afield. Once again, Ernie Q's vision is enticing and innovative. It is a recommended blend - it's just not in my personal wheelhouse... more compelling from a respect standpoint than one of personal love.

7 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Justice Mixture is an interesting blend of dark ribbons with a just a few tan ribbons mixed in. The pouch scent is mildly smokey with a touch of sweet. The blender's description is dead on as the Oriental Cavendish is not nearly as sweet as Cavendish's found in aromatic blends. It needs a fair amount of dry time for my taste; Justice Mixture is best described as a lightly aromatic Balkan blend. I believe that some McClelland blending tobacco can be found in the blend. The flavor profile reminds me a bit of Frog Morton on the Town although I think JM is a better blend. My wife, an occasional pipe smoker, lists JM as her favorite Balkan blend. It also has more strength in the nic department too. It smokes cool and smooth. If you are a fan of Balkan's with some sweetness or are looking to cross over into Balkan style blends, Justice Mixture would make a fine choice. Recommended.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Okay Ernie Q,you have impressed me!

I really enjoy this compilation and whatever the added "something" is in this blend, I like it! More importantly (to me), is the fact that I get a Balkan style flavor with some nicotine punch. And the blend burns not only sweetly, but cool and dry to boot.

4 people found this review helpful.

Lit a Kia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lit a Kia (69)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Short, dark chunks and some thin long ribbon mixed together.

Beautiful aroma, smoky, spicy, and a sweetness (from the cavendish and/or light handed top dressing?) that comes across like a red VA of the McClelland variety. There's a notable hint of cinnamon. No idea if it's a cased or top-dressed; with cavendish involved, I suppose it could be either?

Came pretty moist. Gave it a bit of drying time (only about 15-20 minutes) in the pipe and it only took one match to get through the entire bowl. Nice smoke.

The flavor starts out with woodsy/campfire notes, which darted in and out through most of the bowl, then something like cinnamon-and dark-chocolate Raisinets took center stage through the first two thirds. Nice cigarette tang from the orientals now and then. My first impression when smoking this is that I've found a new best friend.

However, I get just a couple of sour notes as I near the end of the bowl. Not sure what that is. If not for that, I'd give it four stars in a heartbeat.

Only other caveat is that it doesn't like to be pushed, at least in my experience. (I've only used one shape of pipe so far.) Watch your cadence, and hopefully you won't get any of the end-of-bowl "intrigue" that I do.

2 people found this review helpful.

dolomite128 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dolomite128 (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sealed Jar from Cellar - 2/2013 batch

Lights and burns with ease from top to bottom. Packs easily as well. Excellent balance of sweet and savory in this blend with high quality cavendish (notes state Oriental Cavendish). Cyprian Latakia is balanced and plays a nice part in the background. As the bowl progresses, smoke is mild to medium in body and has a mild room aroma. Excellent balance that could have easily been taken over my Latakia. Another excellent blend from Watch City.

Pipe Used: Bessai Chubby Bent Rhodesian

Age When Smoked: 2 Years

Purchased From: Watch City

1 person found this review helpful.

Ryepipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ryepipe (19)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I would group this wonderful blend with Blatter & Blatter Reserve, Uhle's Bishops Move and Murdock's Pipe. The gentle sweetness seems perfectly woven into the blend. Reviewer Tantric notes that Justice Mixture is steam blended and for my taste that takes the edges off the announcement of 'Here's the topping'. It is less sweet then Blatter Reserve and now with the Canadian Tobacco tax only a fraction of the cost. It has the richness of Murdocks and Uhle's and is a click sweeter than both. Very smooth and consistant top to bottom. Complex enough to sit with and happy to take on a walk with the lawn mower. I have tossed far too many samples that I care to admit and this Justice Mixture is a keeper. Note: The secret ingredient is the cavendished oriental. ErnieQ says Justice Mixture is Watch City's bestseller and utilizes his entire production of this special oriental. While there are many oriental + cav blends as far as I can discover this is the only cavendised oriental on the market.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (120)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a very enjoyable English/oriental mix for latakia fans. 3 stars.

The Latakia is front and center and the Cavendish gives the blend a smooth finish. The bowl smokes smooth throughout and burns to fine white ash. I personally give this mix 3 stars because the Cavendish becomes too predominant for me as the bowl progresses. I prefer Watch City's N'oreaster which is somewhat similar to Justice.

Still, Justice mixture is a very enjoyable blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bayoupipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bayoupipe (4)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

I like this blend. I'd like to try it with just a little more Perique, but that's just me. The Latakia and Oriental Cavendish are combined perfectly for a great any-time smoke. And my wife's nose doesn't curl as much as with other Latakia blends! Justice Mixture is a cool and comfortable smoke, and there is a complete lack of tongue bite. Like the other Watch City blends I've tried, it packs easily and burns well. The flavor is smooth and pleasant, and the smoke it thick enough to entertain my weird visual fixation with pipe smoking. This is another one I'll be ordering in the future. I'd recommend this particularly to folks wanting to move away from aromatics and expand their horizons.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

Though the Watch City blends I've tried lack a certain refinement, their overall complexion is very good and agreeable. They all seemed to be steam-cased, which helps to eliminate any trace of tongue-bite, but which also creates a very strong cavendished under taste that, in my opinion, is not always successful. Justice Mixture, however, seems to be an exception.

Rich and full of flavor (the Perique has been added with a very light hand), its components are not as bitter-sweet as in Deep Elm or Persian Sleeper. Mild to medium in strength, this blend smokes perfectly well, with the strong and potent aroma associated with Latakias and Orientals, but the Perique here seems to give it a liveliness and piquancy that truly sets it apart from its other siblings. I would go as far as to compare JM with a light form of Nightcap, at least in the flavor department. It doesn't have not same strength nor the same leaf quality, but it does have a similar air.

A good, honest mixture, flavorful, lively and easy to smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

lenow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lenow (3)
Strong Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I am proud to say that this mixture was made for me. The amazing Ernie at Watch City Cigar worked with me for months to develop just the right Balkan mix. This is one of my two "go to" blends. I smoke this from morning until night and I am never disappointed nor do I ever grow tired of it. I think it is better than any Balkan I have smoked, and I have been smoking pipes for thirty years. Enjoy it.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

I found this to be a very enjoyable smoke. It has a perfect amount of latakia for me and this blend reminds me of a perfected version of Middletons Walnut. I wish I had bought more while I was right there in the store.

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

Wow!!!Does this stuff smell awesome in the pouch! Justice Mixture is a medium balkan with the perfect touch of cavendish.It lights easily and has a sweet and nutty flavor with a fantastic room note.It would be perfect for someone who needs a crowd pleaser but does'nt want to sacrifice rich flavor,or for an aromatic smoker who wants to experiment with english mixtures without the heaviness usually associated with them. J.M. will have a permenant place in my rotation and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED * Give this one a try,I think you'll be more than pleased, prep

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

This is a medium bodied english blend for Balkan lovers and i'am one.An exceptionally dark, smells Good. Oriental Cavendish and Cyprian Latakia,and Perique a smooth, rich, calming Balkan blend stay all the way down to the bottom of the bowl,No bite .I like it, .It packs well and lights easily aroma in the room smells good . is clearly that of a Balkan blend. If you like " slightly dark sweet note Balkan Blends" this is for you.on opening the Pouch smells delightfully, and cool smoking . soft enough and the flavor stay with thougout the bowl. but I find it a delightful and just enjoy smoke for all times of the day. I well gave it 3 star

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