By Bob Tate
The tin aroma of this blend is a strong, sweet and smoky tobacco smell with a light hint of spice to it. It smells very good. The moisture content is good for smoking right out of the tin, but some drying time would not hurt. I loaded up the pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
On the charring light:
Flavor: I tasted a nice smoky and sweet tobacco flavor.
Aroma: The aroma was a nice smoky tobacco smell with a hint of sweetness.
I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
At the beginning of the smoke, I taste a nice smoky tobacco taste with a bit of sweetness to it. I am also picking up on some slight hints of a pleasant BBQ flavor. It is a cross between BBQ sauce and BBQ meat, but is closer to sauce. The BBQ flavor is not a steady flavor. It will pop in and by the time you realize that it is there, it is gone. Around the 3/4 point, I start to taste some hints of black coffee; like the BBQ flavor, it is a fleeting taste that comes and goes.
At the mid-bowl point, I do not taste any more of the black coffee hints. I do still continue to taste the smoky and sweet tobacco taste, which, by the way, never left. I am starting to pick up on hints of a BBQ flavor again, but they are much more subdued than when I tasted them earlier. At about the last 1/4 point, the flavor profile of the mid-bowl point is still there, but I am starting to feel a little bit of a spicy feeling in my mouth. It is definitely not tongue bite, it is just a spicy feeling. It is also more of a feeling than a flavor.
This is a really good blend and I like it a lot. It smokes cool, dry, and didn’t bite. It has a complex and tasty flavor profile that keeps the smoke interesting from start to finish and it builds in strength as the bowl progresses. At the beginning it was more of a medium range and by the end of the bowl it was more on the full side. If you enjoy Latakia/English blends, I think that you will really enjoy My Mixture 965.
I Highly Recommend it!
Blend: My Mixture 965
Description: 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.
Tobaccos: Latakia, Oriental, Cavendish
Taste: Smoky, Sweet, Tobacco, Hints of BBQ Flavor, Hints of Black Coffee
Room Note: Tolerable