Make sure it's a screw-top lid-seal jar just like granny made pickles and preserves in. Come back in another 2 weeks and give it a good shake. The Oriental/Turkish adds some smoke, wood, and dryness along with a pinch of salt and pepper in support of the very consistent flavor. Has some complexity, and burns at a moderate pace, clean and mostly cool. Not an all day smoke, but it’s certainly repeatable, unless your better half hits you in the head with a rolling pin for smelling up the house. It seems about the same to me, though I thought the Murray’s version had a little more depth by a hair.
Get yourself a big Bell mason jar, one of the quart-sized ones. Come back 2 weeks later, shake it up again, and put it back. Go ahead, fire it up and see why everyone else loves this blend so much. The spicy, raisiny perique underlines the experience. Won’t bite, but you may possibly observe an extremely light harsh note if you puff like a freight train, so I recommend a reasonable cadence.
I don't recommend this as an everyday smoke, but a good Friday/Saturday evening or special occasion smoke.
For everyday smokes, I recommend an aromatic American blend.
You need to know what it's like sitting in a 300 year old cottage in the countryside; to smell and sense the lush damp green around you warmed by the sun, autumn musk and the cold of winter falling when you yearn for summer again. A musky, smoky, soothing oak of calming tobacco that gets you through the dark and rain when you long for a summer camp and bonfire. When you get that rare sunny haze you can smoke a pipe of this inside, go outside and smell it for real - even in winter on Bonfire Night.
This is what I have come to understand about Dunhill tobaccos - wether it be the oriental english breakfast tea taste of Early Morning Pipe or the rush of plummy english christmas pudding mixed with connotations of navel travel of yesteryear in Royal Yacht, it's quintessential englishness that only someone in england could concoct.
) Some folks do not like this tobacco, but I think many of them do not know how to smoke it properly- it has to be smoked slowly, in order to burn cool, and in a pipe that is suitable. This has to be smoked in a pipe that retains some moisture.
You need to understand why people in england created such a complex taste - it's to remind us of those few warm days a year that linger and one yearns for.The smoke is full, puff hard and you will blow smoke rings that last like no other, they seem almost ready to sail out of the window and wander off on an adventure of their own!When you puff more rapidly on it, the Latakia will dominate all other tastes, a flavour almost like very well cooked toast may develop.The perique and burleys help to balance out the harsher, more smokey latakia, making for a pleasant smoke.The only downside to this tobacco I found is the aftertaste it leaves in the mouth.