Early Morning Pipe by Peterson is considered a standard of measure for what a light English blend should be by a large number of experienced pipers. The flavor is sour, sweet, and tangy more than smoky. Because of the balance of the constituent tobaccos, the smoker is able to discern subtle flavors.
Model: Early Morning
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 1.75 oz Tin
Not strong too much. Mild tobacco.
This blend has been around forever and has been appreciated by several generations of pipe smokers. I looked up the date which was initially introduced to the current marketplace, and near as I could tell it was introducted in 1912. Ever wonder just exactly how a combination stays a top seller for more than 100 years? Simple, really - it is very great. EMP is very great - very, very good. I believe that it's been very popular for so long because of its simplicity. It is comprised of Virgina and Oriental leaf. There may or might not be a few Latakia in there, but if it is it is only in trace quantities. The colour is a pleasing combination of tan and brown tobaccos, and the tin notice includes a wonderful Oriental sweetness for it. There's also some thing vaugly smoky in the marketplace, and that may or may not be Latakia. No matter the case, it is just wonderful. The tin note doesn't actually translate to space notice, since the room note is only a slight tobacco odor. Really good. Call it cigarette-like should you care about, but to me (and my wife) it's only a pleasant tobacco aroma. This isn't a mix to smoke if you're looking for some sort of deep experience out of your pipe, or you also wish to play a wide feeling of nuanced tastes. This can be a mix to smoke if you simply want to mindlessly enjoy a bowl of tobacco when studying or just bumming around the house. True to its name, it's just awesome from the early morning when you don't have a thing to contend with but peace and quiet - and also a great mug of coffee. In a way, it has a timeless OTC character to it. Merely fill, char, light, and drag off. No need for elaborate packing methods, no need for continuous relights, and no need to concentrate on it to attempt to pick out its sublte colors. I think they are shining examples of sophistication and class, where much less is more and more elegance is best expressed in an understated fashion. (What C&D and Pease mixtures want to be when they grow up). This blend is no exclusion, and it's Dunhill's response for the bronchial pipe smoker who wants a blend that he or she can just kick back and appreciate those rare moments when life, family, and livelihood are not imposing their demands upon us... those early mornings when it's us, our cup of coffee, the morning newspaper, along with peace and quiet. But do not be put off by the"dawn" conotation for itbecause it is enjoyable thought the remainder of the day too - if all you want is just a wonderful bowl of tobacco to enjoy your smoke break, lunch hour, or only doing nothing but enjoying a tube.
Pleasing aroma and flavor. An enjoyable smoke. Best to let it dry a bit and pack it light.
Exceptional blend with an amazing aroma that catches the attention of everyone around me! Highly recommend!
What's left to say, this is the best and now my favorite English blend.
The first bowl I wasn't that big of a fan, but 3 or 4 bowls it will be in my rotation.
A good first smoke of the day. Good even smoking mix.
I ordered a tin of Early Morning and a tin of Nightcap. I’ve never tried what is considered an English blend. First, the art on the tin is great, just like the Dunhill of the same name. I opened the tin and blam, the heavenly aroma of Latakia and Orientals, and more blended beautifully. No drying out time was needed. I packed my Peterson Aran XL90 I bought from TobaccoPipes.com and lit it up. The clouds parted, Angels began to sing...seriously, this blend is perfect. On strength, I give it a 3. Not too much, but just right. This is truly a great example of an English blend that a smoker could smoke who has never tried such a blend. This is so good, I’m getting more. This just made my daily rotation. I’m gonna cellar a few tins. I’ll bet after 5 years or so, this would really be great. Early Morning Pipe tobacco, now from Peterson, is not just for breakfast. It’s on the menu all day long. Thanks, Peterson for keeping this blend going.
Having only recently opened a long-saved tin of Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, liking it but only to find it had been unavailable for some time, I was delighted to see that Peterson had acquired the label. I purchased two tins, and am happy to report that it seems identical to the Dunhill mix. The Dunhill tin I had saved for a special occasion for over seven years. Glad I did, as it allowed for close comparison with the Peterson mix. Recommended for fans of the Dunhill mix. No disappointment here. It's especially satisfying in my small bowl Peterson Tanzanika meerschaum, and how fitting! Kudos to Peterson.