Dunhill Early Morning Pipe – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate


*Editors Note/Correction:

I have to make a correction to this review. After further investigation, I have found out from Orlik that this blend does contain Latakia. Here is a list of the tobaccos that are in this blend and where they come from:

•Virginia tobaccos from Africa and South America
•Oriental tobaccos from Greece and Turkey
•Latakia from Cyprus

A part of the Virginia tobacco is steamed in order to get the smooth taste.

Because the recipes of the Dunhill Pipe Tobacco Blends are kept secret, I could not find out how much Latakia that they put in this blend. I presume that it is not very much because the Latakia is not very strong like I encounter in most every other Latakia/English type blend.

However, with this new information taken into account; I still stand by my review of this blend, with the obvious exception that it does contain Latakia. It does not change the fact of what I thought about the flavor and aroma of this blend. It is still a really good blend.

Bob Tate


The tin aroma of this blend is a nice tobacco smell that is a little earthy with some sweetness to it. I am also picking up on hints of smokiness with some spice. On the first smell, it kind of smells like there is Latakia in it from the smokiness. But upon further and deeper smelling, I am no longer really picking up on Latakia. The smokiness faded quite a bit and was replaced by a more predominate aroma of tobacco. I am not sure if this blend contains any Latakia in it or not, but I do not think that there is. I would guess that the reason for the first smell of it is that Latakia is made from Oriental tobaccos and I was picking up on the base aroma of it.

The moisture is good for smoking right away, but some others might find that drying it a bit will be helpful. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: I picked up on some nice tobacco flavor with some sweet and spicy notes and a very slight hint of some smokiness.
Aroma: I smelled a nice tobacco aroma with some spice, sweetness, and a hint of smokiness.

The smokiness that I detected during the charring light was different than the smokiness that I get from most Latakia blends. The only way that I can describe it in this blend is; a lighter, cleaner, natural smokiness. It was not as heavy as most blends with Latakia. I finished lighting up the pipe and settled in for the smoke.

Right at the start, the flavor is a nice tobacco flavor with a bit of spice to it and a nice backbone of sweetness. As the bowl progressed, the sweetness kept moving a little more forward to balance out the spice that I tasted. The very light smokiness is still present in the flavor and aroma. It does not remind me at all of the flavor and aroma of Latakia that I encounter in most blends that contain it. I really don’t know how to explain it, but it is very pleasant. The flavor doesn’t really change too much during the smoke. Sometimes it is a little more sweet than spicy and sometimes it is a little more spicy than sweet. The flavor profile stayed the same from start to finish.

This is a really good blend. It smoked cool, dry, and didn’t bite (although I felt that if pushed it could) and has a nice flavor profile. While this blend is called Early Morning Pipe and in the description it says “Great as the `first pipe` arousing the palate for the further pleasures of the day.”; I think that this blend has enough body that it could be an all day smoke for a lot of people. If you like Virginia/Oriental blends, I think that you will really enjoy this. I Highly Recommend it.

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Brand: Dunhill
Blend: Early Morning Pipe
Description: Sweet Oriental carefully blended with Bright and Red Virginias, pressed and lightly stoved. Great as the `first pipe` arousing the palate for the further pleasures of the day.
Country: DK
Cut: Ribbon
Tobaccos: Virginia, Oriental, Latakia*
Strength: Mild-Medium
Taste: Tobacco, Spice, Sweetness, Very Light Smokiness
Room Note: Tolerable

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