Visiting the Wellauer tobacconist in St Gallen (CH) (http://www.welltabac.ch/wellauers-pfeifentabak/) I discovered, that they now have copied the whole range of the dunhill blends. Got me some 965 and give my impression here.
I've only had the modern versions of Dunhill, and I never really found one that I liked well enough to be devastated over upon its disappearance. That said, I know a lot of people love those tobaccos, so I hope they show up again.
What do you think of these versions, Thomas?
I like this blend quite a bit but I’m not sure how close it is to the original. Difficult to say since the Wellauer tin is a little on the moist side whereas my open Dunhill tin is quite dry and aged some years. The underlying sweetness of the cavendish is there but less pronounced than in the Dunhill version (STG). It’s a little more oriental forward IMHO, almost like a Balkan blend and a little less full bodied. A good smoke all in all but I fear that I will have to accept the fact that the real thing (post 1980) is gone.