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The quintessential English blend, loaded with dark latakia backed up by Virginias and Orientals for a complex and distinctly British experience. A rich variety of flavors complete the experience.

BrandComoy's of London
Blended ByComoy's of London
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias have a little grass, some earth and citrus. Here and there I got a hint of darker fruit. They form the base for the constituent tobaccos. The Orientals are woody sweet with some spice, and a bare touch of sour that you’ll notice only once a while. The wood and spice from the Orientals shine in every puff without ever dominating the experience. The Cyprian latakia is smoky, woody sweet, and is a team player. This blend is not “loaded” with latakia as the description states. The tobaccos combine for a very consistent, mildly sweet and a little smooth, cool and clean flavor with a moderate richness. Has no harsh spots, but you will feel a slight tingle from the spice in the last quarter of the smoke. Burns well, and requires few relights. Leaves almost no moisture in the bowl. The nic-hit is mild. Has a pleasant after taste and a woody, campfire room note. I rate it as a middle strength English; a step up for those who prefer a milder entry in this genre, and a lighter change of pace for those who smoke the heavy duty lat-bombs.


17 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

The Virginias are front and center in this English blend. In the tin note and in the flavor. It's a top notch smoke with quality tobaccos. I recommend it to those who like their English sweet. I prefer mine with the Orientals out front so I probably won't buy any more of this blend but I will enjoy the rest of the 2 ozs I have.

UPDATE: 10/25/2013 This is better balanced between the Virginias and Orientals than I first thought. It's not just sweet, it's sweet and spicy. Much more to my liking. Upgrading from 3 stars to 4. You should try this one.

16 people found this review helpful.

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

When my bulk pouch of Cask #1 arrived I was pleased to see what appeared to be a good looking blend. The appearance of Cask #1 is that of a typical medium English blend. However my experience with #1 was similar to #11. All the right components are there, but I find #1 lacking verses the large number of other blends in this class of tobacco. On the up side, #1 is not lacking in flavor, but on the down side #1 is rough around the edges, too rough. I seldom get bit by a tobacco and almost never by an English blend, but this blend can burn hot if pushed. All in all, it’s not a bad blend but Cask #1 seems to be in need of some aging to smooth out the edges. So for now, this goes into the cellar for a revisit next year.

Age When Smoked: new

11 people found this review helpful.

rakntur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rakntur (4)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Comoy's of London Cask No. 1: Double English, made in Denmark, is created with great care and an exquisite recipe. It is, indeed, as the package reads, "the quintessential English blend, loaded with Latakia" and mixed with Virginias and Oriental. For fans of this variety, as I am, Cask 1 should prove a delight in its remarkable sweetness and fresh, distinct taste of Latakia. This is now my favorite English blend, and that is saying something considering I had never even heard of Comoy's tobaccos before and therefore had no expectations (although I owned a very nice Compy's London made pipe once that I cleaned up and gave to a cigar-smoking friend who still has it and attends our meetings), and I have smoked enough English blends to know a good one when I taste it. I owe tremendous thanks to the friend in my pipe club who works for my local tobacconist and let alll of those present for a recent meeting have samples from a distributor. Alas, all of mine are already smoked!

7 people found this review helpful.

Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (218)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong

This is a very good blend overall. The Lat. is there at times at the front good and smokey overall. However, there are places where it has a burnt taste like perhaps it was over cured? This is not all the time just whiffs here and there. The orientals are good with a musky and floral flavor the is complemented by the sweetness of the VA's. A better than average straightforward English blend that deserves revisiting. I have kept back a couple of oz. to age and see how it does. With a little age it could be very good.

A note about the room note. Most of the time when I smoke a blend I don't notice it. This I did and even outside it was strong. I can sit on the porch and smoke leave and come back later and still smell this blend. Not to be smoked near the wife.

Age When Smoked: About 2 months

4 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Very Mild None Detected Very Mild Unnoticeable

I don't like to be the first user to rate a blend as I like to kind of get a sense of how other reviewers feel about the tobacco, but here goes. Like reviewer Pioletpuffer in his review of Cask #11, I was delighted to find that my local shop had received sample pouches of the Comoy's Cask Series. Being an english smoker I selected both Cask #1 and Cask #11, which I will review later.

So, I undid the pouch and stuck my nose down in it and took a good snort and - nothing. I thought that I had done something wrong, so, I repeated with a couple of good snorts this time and-still nothing. Next I opened a pint mason jar that has a mixture of one-half Lane Leo and one-half Rattray's Marlin Flake and took a snort-ah, beautiful! Now I knew that my nose was working, so I repeated with the sample bag-very, very little to savor. My conclusion - this sample of Comoy's Cask #1 has, for all intents and purpose, no pouch aroma. Next I dumped it out on a sheet on white paper and took a good look at it. It looked relatively normal and, in agreement with reviewer Gentleman Zombie in his review of C&D's Crooked Lane, it did resemble Crooked Lane in outward appearance.

So, the only thing left to do was to load up my Bonacquisti 2010 NASPC pipe and have at. And I did-right down to the end of the bowl. In the middle of this my wife called me to lunch and I put the pipe down and went to eat. When I came back to my downstairs smoking den after lunch- there was no detectable room aroma! Very unusual as my smoking den always has a nice toasty english smoking aroma in this type of situation.

So, I went back and examined every word on the Comoy pouch about this blend: "double english", strength 3 of 5, taste 3 of 5, room note 4 of 5 (?), "quintessential english blend" and "loaded with Latakia". I want somebody else to review this tobacco blend and report on it on this site, please. I don't understand any of this - did I get an inferior, atypical and subpar sample? I found this blend to be thin, bland and characterless with neither a pouch nor a room aroma. I won't give it a one-star review because I reserve that ranking for a blend that is actually offensive, some how. With respect toward the old and honored Comoy name - two stars.

postscript (2/23/14): When I posted my review earlier today, I was unaware that there were reviews of this blend under the heading "Comoy". I read them and was taken aback at how positive they were. Reviewers talked about the good pouch aroma and the good room aroma of this blend. They liked Cask #1 and stated that it was one of the best englishes they had ever smoked. All of this is in stark contrast to the properties of the dealer sample I smoked and reviewed. I am a fifty-year plus english smoker who has consumed a very large number of english blends, including most of the "classics" in their early iterations. I know what a good english blend is, and the sample I smoked was not one of them. I repeat here and now that there was no leaf in my sample that I could identify as latakia, no noticeable pouch aroma, no noticeable room aroma and very little taste in the smoke. All of this only reinforces my feeling that something was wrong - very wrong - with the dealer sample I smoked.

Pipe Used: bonacquisti sandblasted billiard

Age When Smoked: not known-probably recent

Purchased From: sample pouch from Barclay's Pipe and Tobacco

Similar Blends: Cornell and Diehl's Crooked Lane.

4 people found this review helpful.

Ocelot79 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ocelot79 (32)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Yes - perfectly good blend. Well behaved smoke with the 'orientals' well in the background (where they should be) and enough Latakia to let you know it's there without swamping everything else. Good quality VA giving that creamy fullness to the smoke, and no additives to offend. ETA: some tobaccos really tend to shine when smoked in a decent meerschaum - this is one of those! - really brings out the best qualities of the Latakia.

Pipe Used: Good English briars

Age When Smoked: Unknown, but not very old

Purchased From: Smokingpipes USA

3 people found this review helpful.

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

Comoy's of London Cask No. 1: Double English to me is a perfect balace between Latakia, Virginia, Oriental and Turkish. It is an easy smoke English blend, but if you take a minute to taste it you won't be disappointed. The complexity of this blend is present since the beginning until the end of your bowl, making each one a unique flavorful experience...smoke made memories

Pipe Used: Savinelli 320 KS

Age When Smoked: 2 year

Purchased From: Local Tobacco Store

Similar Blends: Father Dempsey.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Comoy's of London - Cask #1.

It smells a bit 'different', the only descriptive word to come to mind upon my initial sniff was Dusty! Bizarre. The ribbons are just below medium in build, and as this is from bulk I can't comment on a tins moisture. However, the hydration of my pouch/baggie couldn't be any better.

Cask #1 takes to the flame easily, and burns well. Although the mechanics are good, it's not my sort of blend, really. At the start of a bowl my first quibble is with the Latakia...... where is it?! The description says 'loaded' with Latakia, but for the beginning all I get is a smoke that's heavy with Oriental leaf. The Virginia gives a fairly conspicuous sweetness; not so grassy, but pretty sweet. After a third I begin to identify more of the Latakia, but there's no chance of this being called a Lat-Bomb; it's a very gentle, woody, cedar-esc, type of flavour, not smoky, at all. I'm unsure as to whether the amount of Oriental may vary from pouch/tin to pouch/tin, but this has far too much, for me; aound the same time the Latakia strengthens in flavour, the smoke takes on too much of a bitter/sour quality from the Oriental leaf.

The room-note's only tolerable, and the nicotine's medium.

To me, this is worth no more than two stars.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Dagner Shot Glass Poker

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

Opening the bag you could easily detect the English character, as well as a sour Oriental and some other mild nutty notes. It wasn't particularly exciting and had that bland almost cardboard sensibility.

The batch that I had was quite dry and sparked up almost instantly. Any distinction instantly burned away and faded into a boring unremarkable smoke.

Perhaps I lean towards bold, husky chest-hair-growing, or sharp blends, but this one landed so much in the middle of the flavor compass, I was instantly bored before getting halfway through the bowl. It wasn't bad, I just have no desire to spend the time finishing the bag.

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3 people found this review helpful.

michaelc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
michaelc (40)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I liked it! I bought this tobacco one year ago and when new it seemed very hot and it bit really hard. So I jarred it up and today I tried it again, one year later, and it was a different smoke all together. I found it to have a subtle sweetness with a little spicy note. The Latakia is present, but in the background. I would not say it is loaded, but you do taste its smokiness. No longer was I placing a blowtorch in my mouth, but a cool pleasant surprise instead. I recommend this blend be aged prior to using because it improves so much the better in taste and smoking pleasure. (May/2017) Just smoked a bowl with another six months on it. It just gets better!

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Omega, Calabresi Pot

Age When Smoked: One year (bulk)

Purchased From: P&C

3 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (137)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

Four stars? Seriously? I got a free sample pouch from the Original Tinder Box in LA back in February, and I'm glad I didn't have to pay for it. This is the blandest English blend I've ever tried, and I've tried many over the years. Is it possible the sample was bad? Sure, I suppose (it was fully sealed). With so many other English blends out there don't waste your time with this one.

Pipe Used: A corn cob (glad I didn't use a good pipe)

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: Free from the Original Tinder Box in LA

3 people found this review helpful.

Geronimo Von Klaus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Geronimo Von Klaus (76)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

Very good. Kind of stuck somewhere in the middle though. Its not a WOW English or a masterpiece, and its not a good sleeper either, its in that middle ground with Hartwell's Chesdin or even for my money Butera Pelican.

Everything is here to really enjoy. Well packaged, nice big Lat hit, good supporting blends, I just wonder how many will call it a favourite.

Still, you can do a LOT worse, this has a lot going for it.

3 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I do like ribbon/shag cuts as I like to ball then stuff during packing. This tobacco is a slightly sweet English with plenty of Oriental flavor and spice, I wouldn't say "it's LOADED with latakia ", as the description says. If I had to pick a similar tobacco I would say Dunhill's Early Morning Pipe. I'd love to see how this ages for a year.

Revised 6/30/2014- I've had this cellared for about 7 months and it has not improved. It lacks body, burns hot and ashy and is not for me.

Age When Smoked: 7 months

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Not a bad tobacco, but I'll stick with Boswell's or Frog Morton. It smokes cool, burns evenly, and is sweet to a point. It would be alright for a change off blend. I can see where some may make it their go to choice of mild English tobaccos and I would smoke it again. The tobacco also left the pipe clean and dry, but I have no idea what it smells like(can't smell that well). Thus I have made my very first rewiew of a tobacco. I chose a Kirsten Model B to smoke this blend in and will add the pipestayed cool right to the end of the smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

RoundTwo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RoundTwo (38)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A rich smokey English blend. The bowl begins with the taste of the Virginia's and further through the bowl the smokey Latakia and sweet Oriental opens up. A standard English blend with all of the blending components coming through as the bowl progresses. The container I received was aged 16 years. And I can say that this tobacco ages nicely.

Age When Smoked: 16 years aged

Purchased From: Iwan Ries

2 people found this review helpful.

Taowhywhy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taowhywhy (12)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

To me, this is an after-dinner smoke, focus on the Cyprian Latakia, the Virginia played the supporting role which gave the smoke a touch of natural sweetness and yes the Orientals is there, highlighting the most interesting part of the recipe, the spicy note is simply fantastic! Enjoyed this one immensely! A typical English smoke!

Pipe Used: Comoy's 23 Billiard (Gr4 20*45)

Age When Smoked: Only a few weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes dot com

2 people found this review helpful.

clovis-man Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clovis-man (4)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

I bought this tin because it looked intriguing. A promise of heavy latakia (unspecified provenance), Virginia and Orientals. My type of blend. My friend Bobby behind the counter indicated that the tins on display had been there three years or more. No problem there unless the pry open lid was compromised and the leaf had dried out. No worries, though. Under the lid was a tight, heavy foil seal. So the tobacco was fresh and moist.

I used one fairly new pipe (Rad Davis) And an old one (pre trans Barling's Make). Experience was the same in both. A heavy duty dose of Virginia with a subtle latakia undertone and not much noticeable in the way of Orientals. A respectable nicotine punch and an edgy flavor that kept up interest consistently throughout the bowl and produced a moderate plume of smoke. Perhaps the age of the tin has submerged the Oriental influence. Not an every day smoke for me. But worthwhile and one to use for a change of pace.

Pipe Used: Rad Davis, Barling's Make

Age When Smoked: 3 plus years

Purchased From: Cigars, Ltd. Fresno, CA

2 people found this review helpful.