Old Dunhill Tobacco Blends: How Many Can You Name?

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woodsroad

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Dunhill pipe tobacco blends that are out of production. Not just numbers, but blend names.
Here are two that I can think of:

Golden Hours

Mr. Alfred's Own Mixture
More?

 

misterlowercase

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I won't go crazy here, as I'm tempted to, but I'd like to see other folks naming some...
...I'll post Ye Olde Signe,
and point to a great little review about it:

http://glpease.com/BriarAndLeaf/?p=51
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petes03

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Well, I can name almost 1000!
My Mixtures 1-965 anyway, I'm sure there were probably more. I'm sure there was at least 965 though, lol.

 

woodsroad

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Well, I can name almost 1000!

My Mixtures 1-965 anyway, I'm sure there were probably more. I'm sure there was at least 965 though, lol.
Sheesh. Some people can't follow directions at all......

 

misterlowercase

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I like Shell Mixture because it had a bunch of sandblasted pipes on the label!



Harmony looked cool too,


But I'm not so sure about My Lady's Mixture,





 

mikestanley

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"Do you suppose that Baby's Bottom had an objectionable room-note?"
Only to those who don't like Latakia. I suppose some would prefer a baby's bottom to the burning leaf!
Mike S.

 

misterlowercase

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The old canister style tins were much better for the artwork.

I know this trio is still in production, but the tin art is just too cool.

It was a genius move to market the morn-noon-night blend styles,

a great idea!


 

zekest

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Elizabethan!
The original is still the best Virginia/Perique there ever was.

 

andystewart

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Marc's Mixture. I knew Marc Burrows - who created this for Dunhill - quite well when he used to work for them. Also Duke Street; the Dunhill store is on the corner of Jermyn Street and Duke Street, where I have quite a lot of clients. Hence knowing Marc Burrows as I hid in his store during breaks!
Andy

 

jimbo44

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John Loring can name quite a few!
http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/duntob2chart.htm
http://loringpage.com/PipeArticles/duntobac/duntobac.htm
http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/duntob1.htm

 

huntertrw

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The Lower Forty of Hill Country
As I reviewed Mr. Loring's list of Dunhill tobaccos it brought to mind a quote by the late actor William Conrad as related by Richard Carleton Hacker in his "The Ultimate Pipe Book":
""Dunhill must have three thousand and one custom blends," he says, "of which 3,000 must have been mine, looking for the right mixture!""

 

saltedplug

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There have been so many fine blends that have gone out of production, for a variety of reasons, the inability to get the tobacco, or get it at a suitable price, but more importantly in today's world, not just its profitability but instead whether its profitability is substantial enough to justify its being carried forward as part of a production stable. In a word, greed, the one standard that seems to endure. I don't deny that business must profit to continue doing business, but it would seem that the importance of keeping a blend, let's say, alive suffers due to an untoward emphasis on a desirable profit margin.

 
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