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This interesting blend produced in a traditional English way convinces by it's unique character. The tobacco is traditionally pressed, cut and roasted and processed in a sophisticated manner. It's blended with Oriental, Louisiana perique, the finest latakia and aromatic Virginia tobaccos which make this blend a classic experience of English style. An exquisite tobacco for friends of handmade flakes.

BrandJohn Aylesbury
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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puro66 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puro66 (73)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

This tobacco seems to receive no discussion and was never listed on TR so I have added it. Despite the fact that the country of origin says DE, it is made in Germany, I put that in the detail background but the computer software won't co-operate.

This comes in 100gr. paint can tins, a packaging I really like as it seems to keep things fresh and can be re-used for other like tobaccos. If you have smoked CF Lancer's Slices and said to yourself, "I wish this was a bit more refined", here is the blend you seek. A latakia broken flake that is full of latakia and virginia but balanced with orientals and a bit of perique. As such it is sweeter and more subtle than Lancer's slices but maintains a decent complexity to hold one's attention. I always try to keep a tin or two on hand and have found it to be consistently of high quality and in my opinion the best of John Aylesbury offerings. This is a solid three stars from me because I do have other tobaccos I smoke more often but for quality it is certainly;deserving of four stars.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: varies

8 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

John Aylesbury - Own Mixture (English Classic).

Another from my friend Gentleman Zombie, many thanks pal!

Quite a well rubbed flake, there's lots of medium size ribbons. I'm not sure about the moisture as even though Franck sent me some John Aylesbury blends in zip-lock bags, this one's still a bit too moist; that leads me to believe a sealed tin must be saturated as it's been out of it for a while! It's still a very good smoke, though.

The smoke has quite a high proportion of Perique and Oriental's. There's a subdued smokiness from the Latakia, with lot's of dark fruit and sweet-and-sour; it tastes a lot more up-beat than I'd expected. The Virginia gives more sweetness than just grass/hay. The only problem I get is tongue bite; it needs sipping to be kept in order!

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

A great smoke, highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Rattrays Six Friends Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: ???

Purchased From: Traded with Gentleman Zombie

6 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Lat and Orientals lead with nearly equal influence. They provide smoky, woody, sour and buttery notes that are very pleasing. The Virginias and Perique also have near equal influence providing sweet, spicy, fruity notes that form a very firm backdrop. The two "blocks" of flavor work harmoniously together to create a very nice English that I could almost call a Balkan instead. It's a wonderful smoke.

Medium in body. Medium to full in taste. No added flavorings. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Mars cigars and pipes

5 people found this review helpful.

Rufus T. Firefly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rufus T. Firefly (24)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Excellent smoke right out of the tin. Cool burning and very tasty. My wife commented that the room smelled great. I couldn't smell anything but I'm nose blind. I would highly recommend this tobacco if you enjoy English blends.

Pipe Used: John Aylesbury Dunhill, Ferndown Tudor

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Nightcap, Father Dempsey.

2 people found this review helpful.