If Latakia is your thing, the Ashton Artisan’s Blend is the tobacco for you. A favorite of experienced smokers, this easy to pack ribbon tobacco is one you’ll want constantly in your rotation. A spicy and memorable blend from the always strong Ashton collection.
**These blends have been updated with Cyprian Latakia**
Brand: Ashton Tobacco
Blended By: Kohlhase & Kopp
Model: Artisan's Blend
Tobacco Type: Cyprian Latakia, Perique, Turkish & Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.76 oz. / 50 g.
I tried this blend based on a recommendation from a You-Tube Pipe commentator. I am glad I did. If you like English tobacco blends I do not feel like you can go wrong trying it. I plan to keep a supply on hand at all times.
Nice smoke, but not to my taste.
Best english blend I've tried so far. Excellent smoky taste, the latakia is right there, strong, but so well blended that you'll want more and more. No bite at all, incredible taste and smell.
Received it ahead of time and it is the best pipe tobacco I've ever tried.
Hands down, the best English blend I've smoked, and I always keep a tin in stock. It'll knock you back but won't bite. Very rich and complex.
I already have reviewed this tobacco when it included the Syrian Latakia, it was my favorite English tobacco. Now that the Syrian is gone for good and Cyprian Latakia has taken its place I have to rate this new tobacco a 4, good but not as good as the original!
The taste and aroma is marvelous.
If you like English blends you can drop this into your cart with eyes shut. Latakia is the star, with an excellent supporting cast. It does not bite the genteel sipper at all but will get a little irritable with a puffer.
I wish I could give it a 4.5 because 4 really is a little unfair. I reserve the 5 for perfection, and this falls short only in that it is generic English---it does not have a distinct signature that stands out from the pack. Hardly a crime in my book. I am going to buy it again, regularly.
This is one of the finest blends I've ever smoked. Latakia, medium, pleasant. If you like Latakia, this one is it.