The Ashton Consummate Gentleman is an English blend in the classic style. Don’t expect the strong Latakia present in many other English blends. This is a more traditional variation. The Latakia is there, but the blend is mild--therein lies its uniqueness.
Brand: Ashton Tobacco
Blended By: Kohlhase & Kopp
Model: Consummate Gentleman
Tobacco Type: Burley, Latakia, Maryland & Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 1.76 oz. / 50 g.
- Room Note:
Could be my inexperienced pallet. In the tin it smells like burnt rubber with the typical fermented raisiny barnyard way in the background. Interestingly, that changes to incense and pepper when it’s lit. Flavour isn’t too strong and quite peppery.
This is one of my favorite medium English blends. My wife purchased my first tin as a gift, and I have been back at it ever since. Although I have smoked it out of all of my pipes I find that I find it most enjoyable when loaded into one of my billiard shapes. I would also like to add that those rascals at TobaccoPipes.Com get all of my orders to me in two days.
I bought this as a gift for my husband, and both he and I love the aroma; he loves the taste!
Out of Ashton's English blend offerings, I personally favor Artisan Blend, but if that one is too strong for your tastes, Consummate Gentlemen is a good choice. For my palate though, I find the initial flavor a bit soapy. If you like halfzware shag rolling tobaccos though, this pipe blend is similar.
My regular evening smoke.
This is a very smooth tobacco, with no heavy sweet flavors and there is no bite.
I really enjoyed smoking this. I'd relate it to Dunhill's "Night Cap" You can definitely smell the Latakia but it is not as potent as the "Night Cap". I am really enjoying this one by Ashton. To top it off. My name is Ashton too. Pretty much the main reason I bought it. Can't wait to try more.
Smooth and tasty, I really like the Ashton tobaccos and this one is one of my choices when I want a mild smoke.
Consummate Gentleman is an appropriate name for this highly enjoyable mixture. This is a classic "English Style" tobacco. There is a perfect and harmonious blend of Burley with Maryland and Virginia tobaccos and the right condiment amount of Latakia. this isn't a Balkan so it's not a smoke bomb and yes there is some nice nutty Burley. a staple of many a fine English tobacco mixtures but not found in a Balkan mixture. Some people confuse the two categories. The smoke is gentle on the tongue but rich and flavorful . Highly recommended.