The Peterson Standard Mixture is just what the name implies: the new standard for pipe tobacco. This medium bodied english blends consists of toasted Latakia, Orientals, and Virginia's, ribbon cut and pressed into a 50g tin. a worthy representative of pipe smokers this British blend is. Order your new Peterson blend today!
Model: Standard Mixture
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 50 g. / 1.5 oz.
- Room Note:
it is a standard mix. for someone who is just starting to try English tobacco this would be a good start. not at all bad but not something I would keep in rotation. Peterson tins come at a good price point and give the opportunity to try different blends. I don't think the quality is what it could be. tried them all and some are keepers and some not. I do recommend anyone to try them. a decent value for a name brand. Afterall taste is subjective
Any old hand at pipe smoking would recognize the look of this label as a copy of the original "Standard Mixture" offered for many years by Dunhill's of London. I visited their shop there, near Harrod's, in 1985, having been a customer since 1960. I believe they've gone out of the tobacco business for many years. Rumor had it that a Dutch company took over their line of tobaccos, but with a considerable drop in quality and flavor. Peterson has made a valient effort to bring back some aspects of this world famous pipe tobacco. It's "not what it once was", but it is a decent smoke.
I tried this blend because the poet, Malcolm Guite, spoke highly of it. It’s a nice English blend that’s not overpowering.
This is just a solid, medium body, smooth and not harsh English (or in this case Irish) blend. Very satisfying. Smokes great in my Peterson pipes, but then, what doesn't?
Of ALL the tobacco blends I've smoked, I have 5 favorites. Standard Mixture, EMP, Old Dublin, Night Cap, and 965. They all taste wonderful and equally as important to me, they load easily, they take well to the flame and stay lit. I won't waste my time with any other blends.
The name really does say it all. It is a standard but by no means boring. This blend shows what a good English blend is all about and is perfect for an all day smoke. My biggest storage jar is full of Standard Mix.
When I needed words to express how we ( you & me brother) feel about tobacco , I thought of the Master, Mark Twain. & he said "As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake". This is how Peterson's Standard Mixture affects me. This is another example of why this blend and others have withstood the test of time. Petersons' is just understated elegance. If you love fine tobacco Peterson's is one to try.
In an increasingly crowded field, this is a perfect English blend. You may never go back to any other blend.
My favorite English tobacco. The balance of the various tobacco is just right for that English experience that can also be an everyday smoke. Highly recommended!