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.
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.
Good price and flavor I like there cigars so I rolled the dice on this and glad I did.