Product Image


This blend was expertly crafted by Mel Feldman for noted pipe and tobacco connoisseur Fred Goldring. Now available to the general public for the very first time, this medium-full Latakia based tobacco features a complex combination of wonderful Virginias with a significant amount of Cyprian leaf and a touch a perique for body.

BrandThe Smoker
Blended ByMel Feldman
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionNo longer in production
Product Image
Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
2 reviews
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
puro66 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puro66 (74)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

The Smoker blends don't seem to get reviewed. They were re-launched by P&C a little while ago and Russ Oulette did a good job romanticising "The Smoker" and Mel Feldman. These blends are expensive at 10.95 for 1.5oz. They were recently on sale so I tried 4 of them cause I'm a sucker for romanticism.

Up first is Goldring. The virginias are smooth and form a solid spine with more than enough latakia for smokey creaminess. The perique is there just for a bit of zip and the turkish is subdued in the background.

This is a very good blend and I certainly could see myself smoking it on a regular basis -- except for the regular price. Judging from the dust on the lid of my can I have a feeling these blends are not flying off the shelf.

Pipe Used: Northern Briars Poker

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: P&C

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30079)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

this is a heavy english has plenty of latakia & perique,although blended very well so that neither one is overpowering but thrir presence is very much there.virginia gives it a slight sweetness and a pleasant tang. i find it far preferable to nightcap, for fact this blend is what many other english/balkans want to be try this,really,a great blend.

1 person found this review helpful.