Dunhill’s Nightcap – A Comment


If you ever come across Sutliff’s Tobacco Galleria: Night Cap and wonder if it is a cheaper alternative to Dunhill’s Nightcap, don’t go any further: they’re completely different blends. Sutliff’s is a strong aromatic while Dunhill’s is an English blend.

If Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe is a great blend to start the day, Nightcap is also a great blend to end it. Being a less spicy blend because of less Latakia, it contains Perique; adding a smoky aroma and flavour to the smoke.

As always I recommend Dunhill’s blends to the higher tobacco budgets, but novices are invited to try this fine blend as with all other Dunhill great blends.

A rich blend for late in the day, Dunhill’s Nightcap is a slow, lasting smoke. Just prior to packing, expensive Perique tobacco is added to enhance the bouquet.

Available in 50g tins and bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe – A Comment


My go-to tobacco for my first of the day pipe is Sutliff’s 203 Heavy English, as it delivers a good Latakia kick to wake you up and prepare your tastebuds for the coming nice pipes until it’s time to go to bed again.

If you have a bigger tobacco budget than me, then Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe should be your go-to pipe for first pipe of the day. And it would be for me if I had the wallet for it. But yet again 203 Heavy English is a good tobacco that I enjoy quite well.

If you enjoy Dunhill’s fine tobaccos, you probably already enjoy EMP. But else, I encourage you to try it along My Mixture 965 as they compliment each other as great tobaccos for all-morning and all-day smokes.

For Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe, sweet Oriental is carefully blended with Bright and Red Virginias, then pressed and lightly stoved. It’s great as the first pipe of the day, waking the palate for the further pleasures of the day.

Available in 50g tins and bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Lane Limited’s Medal of Valor – A Comment


If you’ve ever wanted a good English Blend that is less expensive than for say, Dunhill’s English blends, or are looking for a less “niched” English blend at a good price, then Lane Limited’s Medal of Valor is a great blend to invest into.

Less pungie than Dunhill’s 965 and better tasting than a stout English blend, Medal of Valor is sure to please the novice piper as also please the experienced one.

Its smoke is suave and fulfilling. The Orientals along with the Virginias and Burleys counter balance the Latakias and the added touch of Perique to create a well balanced smoking pleasure. The only thing missing from this blend is its own pungent aroma and it would be an awesome blend.

Taking it’s name from the highest award presented to Public Safety Officers in the United States, Medal of Valor, this Lane Limited blend combines a heavy presence of specially selected Latakia, accompanied by loose and cross cut Virginias, Burley, and hints of Oriental and Perique.

Available in 1.75 oz tins and in bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Lane Limited’s Crown Achievement – A Comment


Smooth, creamy but stout. I don’t know if it was a last batch from the bulk crate but for me it was a stout English with some complex notes of Orientals and something else.

Yet, I enjoyed it. I will have to try the tin hoping it will be a better sample.

My guess is that this is recommended to experienced pipers. The Tobacco might be of high quality but yet it is very complex.

Some aging might be better for flavourful bowls.

This rare mixture is composed of the finest Latakia, Virginia, Perique, and Oriental tobaccos. Crown Achievement contained Perique in its original form, but this element was removed circa 2004. Lane has once again added Perique, as per the original recipe (tracked down by Leonard Wortzel) to faithfully recreate the storied Crown Achievement of old.

Available in 1.75oz tins and in bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Sutliff’s 965 Match – A Comment


I was ordering some Dunhill’s bulk My Mixture 965 and I had stumbled accross Sutliff’s 965 Match on SmokingPipes.com. I decided to order some of this tobacco and why not compare both of them.

After trying both of them I can say that there is a similarity between them. Sutliff’s 965 Match is both smooth and creamy as Dunhill’s My Mixture 965. In fact Sutliff’s is quite a good replacement for My Mixture but with less the Dunhill’s “Magik” taste.

Since I’m most of the time on a tight budget and Dunhill’s tobaccos aren’t the cheapest, Sutliff’s 965 Match can be a handy tobacco if I ever am looking for some similar tasting of Dunhill’s. But for sure, 965 Match doesn’t come with the pungent bakground taste that Dunhill’s offers. So will I order more of it? Maybe, it is a good English blend.

Available in bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Dunhill’s My Mixture 965 – A Comment


Dunhill’s My Mixture 965 offers a creamy and smooth English smoke. The Latakia is faded by the Orientals and the Cavendish.

G.L. Pease said in one of his articles that the Dunhill tobacco’s used to have a particular pungent aroma that I think is still a bit discernable in our days, but I have only smoked the bulk format so I’d better try the tin before saying anything more. Else it is a classic smoke that has the right to be hyped and I know why everybody loves it now.

Recommended to all levels of pipers.

Dunhill’s My Mixture 965 is for the connoisseurs of full-bodied tobacco. Choicest small Latakia impart a rich nutty flavor and coolness. Macedonia Bright is added for sweetness. The Brown Cavendish completes the blend that all confirmed pipe smokers love.

Available in 50g tins and in bulk at SmokingPipes.com.

Peterson’s Old Dublin – A Comment


A very spicy blend, Peterson’s Old Dublin English blend is not for the faint of heart.

Artfully blended, this tobacco is a nice alternative to other well known English blends as some do say, although I cannot name them having not tried them yet.

I enjoy more this type of blend as a first smoke in the morning. Being full spicy and being a good wake up companion, Old Dublin is sure to please the experienced pipers and intrigue the novice one.

To also be enjoyed with a strong tea; the way I best love English blends!

Peterson’s Old Dublin blend is based on the cool, smoky aroma of Cyprian Latakia with Golden Virginia, aromatic Black Cavendish & sweet Greek Oriental Basma grades.

Available in 50g and 16oz tins at SmokingPipes.com.