Traditional Latakia mixture, smoked by Earl Baldwin.
A beautiful mixture of Virginia, Orientals and a little Latakia, all stunningly blended for balance and flavour. Not an overly strong tobacco in either body or amount of Latakia used, a great introduction to Oriental and other Latakia blends. From the tin you are greeted with a musky, earthy aroma with a hint of sweet, grassy Virginia. The tobacco benefits from a little air drying before packing and smokes very freely. As soon as you light the bowl, you are greeted with buttery, creamy texture thanks to the Macedonian leafs. The Virginias add a refreshing sweet hay, and the restrained use of Latakia gives a little more of an earthy taste. The skilful blending sees none of these tobaccos too rich, or weak, perfectly balanced and a joy to smoke.
Blended before the World War I especially for the Very Rev. Dr. John White, sometime minister of the Barony Kirk in Glasgow and Moderator of the General Assembly in Scotland in 1929. He introduced it to Stanley Baldwin, later Earl Baldwin, who suggested that it be called “Presbyterian Mixture”.
From the blender’s catalogue: “Extraordinarily soft blend of finest US Virginia grades and a number of selected Latakia leaf tips. Ideal mixture also for beginners with English tobaccos.”
Blend – Virginia, Oriental & Latakia
Casings – None
Cut – Mixture
Strength – Medium
Taste – Medium