Consider this a classic blend. Dan Tobacco creates a strong and memorable Balkan here. Bill Bailey’s Balkan consists of over 40% Latakia and a good dose of DFK. The stronger tobaccos are balanced with bright Virginias and a dash of tart Perique. This one requires a bit of caution for inexperienced smokers, but will be a favorite for Lat lovers.
Brand: Dan Tobacco
Model: Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend
Tobacco Type: Virginia, Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky, Latakia and Oriental
Blend Type: Balkan
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Strong
- 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
- 250 g.
- 500 g.
I accidentally bought this blend instead of the Old Ironsides I originally wanted online in 2006. I received a 1lb bag and could not have been happier. Outstanding English blend that got me through several tough days.
The smell from the tin was absolutely amazing but unfortunately, it didn't seem to translate much to the smoke. I found the initial light to be very smooth and mellow with many nuanced flavors, none of which really stood out on their own. The profile picked up slightly further down the bowl but never quite reached the strength I was expecting. Good smoke overall, not sure the 4 out 5 strength rating is appropriate though.
Excellent English Blend; medium strength with a nice amount of Latakia for the smokey, campfire smell and flavor that English lovers crave. Highly recommend!
Had a pipe full this morning and loved it. Great English blend, strong, but not too strong with an abundance of Latakia for you Latakia lovers.
This tobacco is amazing. When I saw that it was rated 4 of 5, I expected something way beyond what I thought I'd like, but I wanted to see what a strong tobacco was like. This is one amazing tobacco...rich, earthy, and full of flavor. I couldn't be happier, and now I know I am a Latakia smoker. You have to try this if you are at all interested.
Shipped free and shipped fast! Pipe tobaccos smelled great. Keep up the good work.