Old fashioned pipe tobacco
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note zulujerk (145) 2010-12-26 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
After smoking nearly the entire tin, I'm beginning to better appreciate Old Dublin. That's normal for me--there is a period of adjustment moving from predominantly smoking one blend to another. It's ideal, I suppose, to rotate tobaccos, but my problem is that when I like something, I have to see it to the end.
My initial opinion of Old Dublin was that of a boring, indistinct smoke, which I attributed to the Cavendish--a tobacco which I assumed had little unique flavor, mostly employed by blenders to stretch out a blend. But other English blends I enjoy share the same component, from Black Mallory to 965, and I can't imagine 965 lacking flavor.
I think, more accurately, the primary cause for my initial disillusionment was a perceived lack of strength...having just come off a tin of Abingdon. To be fair, I picked Old Dublin up because I liked Presbyterian Mixture very much, to somewhat of a surprise. Old Dublin appeared similar to me in its inclusion of a less common Oriental leaf--Basma, like Presbyterian's Macedonian leaf, and I was curious to compare the two.
Here the Oriental component is readily apparent, spicy, and always detectable, a wonderful contrast to overly heavy Latakia Englishes, with the bright Virginia providing a high note that avoids heaviness. After polishing the tin I would now characterize the strength at the lighter end of medium, again, along the lines of Presbyterian--the two seem to be natural peers.
The leaf moisture was drier than I expected (certainly much more than Presbyterian, which is sopping wet), which avoids wetness and translates to billowing smoke. Tin presentation is immaculate, though I criticize Peterson for ditching the very classy art work on the old tin design in favor of a simple blue, and unimaginative, graphic. In short, the presentation is all quality and shouldn't detract anyone from enjoying Old Dublin.
And now, having thought that I would probably will not pick this up again, I've changed my opinion. I will revisit Old Dublin, though truthfully, I'm not sure when.
Four of Five.
14 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note twaksak (54) 2014-07-05 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
What a nice tobacco! I might finish this tin in one go. Good balance between the Virginia, Latakia & Orientals. Latakia provides the generous smokiness which I like. The Virginia balance it out and the Orientals give that typical oriental aroma and spiciness. Other notes: creamy smooth smoke, cool burn, no tongue bite.
UPDATE: I've just had a bowl in another pipe (GJ) and it was lifeless. So I just had to do another bowl in another pipe (Savinelli) to make my final comments.... and I can safely say: it's still a nice blend. Nutty aromas and taste are evident but I must agree with some reviewers here. Its a lighter, middle of the road blend; not the stronger type like other English blends from GL Pease or Dunhill. Smoky with a hint of nutty and spices. Creamy / silky texture. Typical old tobacco room note.
I'm dropping one star for now for its lightness, but that's just me. Others will gladly take lighter than stronger.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Sigla
12 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note StevieB (1650) 2014-04-25 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant
Peterson - Old Dublin.
A remarkable blend that impresses right from the opening!
The unlit tobacco gives of a beautiful smoky smell with a lovely touch of sweetness to it and it is perfect in moistness too. The ribbon cut is very even and enticing as well.
When it comes to lighting the bowl it is incredibly simple, taking to the flame first time. The smoke is brilliant in its balance for me: the different tobaccos can all be identified but there is a prominent smoky hit from the Latakia. Nicotine content is noticeable albeit not too pre-eminent. The burn is very even and cool, giving off a tongue bite free smoke.
For me it conjures up the feeling of sitting in a traditional old bar in about the year 1850, a truly wonderful smoke!
Pipe Used: Mr Brog
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Smoke King
11 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note crackonosh (8) 2015-08-16 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Tobacco which probably makes you fall in love with pipe smoking. One of those underrated mixtures, available on the market for a long time and easy to get everywhere. Thus, it seems to be nothing special, cause people always love much more those tobaccos which are no longer available. But that would be a huge mistake.
This mixture is suprisingly tasty, deep, rich and smooth. Like every other Peterson’s tobacco, Old Dublin is not hard to light and keep lit and smoke to the very bottom of the bowl to nice grayish ash. Latakia is not overwhelming here, it is just perfectly balanced with spicy Turkish (and Virginias).
Perfect English mixture to start with. Give it a try.
Similar Blends: Dunhill - My Mixture 965.
10 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note JPWpiper (3) 2014-12-10 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I Love this tobacco.
This has really turned me to English blends. Smell on opening the tin is a beautiful smokey typically English and for my style of smoking it is ready to go straight from the tin. I generally only need to relight this once if at all and I pack this quite lightly.
I won't pretend to be an expert on english blends but like many I started on EMP which I still enjoy however this is by far my favourite English so far. I would say it's middle of the road strength wise but it really offers a pure tobacco taste I get no tongue bite what so ever with this.
I Don't see lots of hype for this blend but nearly everyone who has tried this seems to rate it fairly highly and I can't see myself being without a tin of this in future.
Purchased From: www.mysmokingshop.co.uk
10 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note SmokeDawg (82) 2014-02-13 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Dont know if I can add to review of the blend that already hasnt been stated. However, I do want to contribute my thoughts as I believe after a cellar full of tins and blends im ready to say this is my favorite and thats something I dont say lightly. Very few blends "wow," me. This one did so much I gave a small chuckle and pulled the pipe from my lips and stared at it for a moment trying to wrap my mind around that surprising flavour. I own several peterson blends with irish oak being my favorite and for the most part Peterson blends have been good but average. I bought a Peterson dublin castle 221 and decided to break it in and devote the pipe just to this blend. As of right now I will say this is my current favorite and if forced to smoke one all my life its Old Dublin. Lately ive leaned towards English blends and this one is a step away from the norm. What a surprise and unique offering from Peterson. I assume its the oriental that is giving it that sweet unique flavor. I highly recommend it for those who want to try an English blend and for those wishing to try something with a sweet delicious unique flavour after the great sam gawith and dunhill english standards.
Pipe Used: Peterson dublin castle 221
10 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pipestud (1825) 2002-04-21 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Now this is a tobacco sort of like kissing your sister...not an unpleasant experience, but it certainly won't excite you. The latakia is there, the virginia is there, the unsweetened black cavandish is there. The mix of the three is not threatening at all, and you will finish a bowl happily.
10 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Calamiti (66) 2016-03-08 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Old Dublin is a Right Of Passage tobacco guiding a new pipe-smoker from the noob flock to the connoiseurs' world. Read the reviews and see how many people call this blend their first introduction to English blends or strongly recommend it as a perfect transition from aromatics to Latakia.
Same story here, my case isn't unique much. Beginning years ago as a nooby aromatic smoker, once upon a time I bought a tin of Old Dublin and was delighted with its sweet taste and smoky flavour from the very first bowl. This blend taught me what a true tobacco should taste like. Old Dublin was my starting point in further exploring the world of quality pipe tobaccos - where I had eventually found some nicer mixtures but this one forever remains for me the Unforgettable First One. So, my story's just another one of so many similar stories of growing from a noob into a discerning pipe smoker, and a lot of such stories began with a pipeful of Peterson's Old Dublin.
This mixture embraces three British realms at once: an English blend of a Scottish type under an Irish name. The Latakias are stellar, the Virginias are sweet, the Cavendish is largely unnoticeable (maybe adding a bit to the fullness) and Basma is a rare cherry on top.
Must try. Must have. Absolutely recommended.
Pipe Used: Parker Zulu, Peterson Zulu & many other
7 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Spitfire1 (14) 2014-07-25 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
This is realy one of the best Latakia based tobacco's I have smoked. Comparable to Dunhill but with a more pronounced taste to the end of the pipe. Astonishing consistent in his taste through the whole smoke and with an extremely long lasting and very fruitfull aftertaste.
Highly rated Tobacco and surely one i'll keep in my cellar and rotation !
Pipe Used: Peterson bulldog
Age When Smoked: newly purchased
7 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Greekpipesmoker (155) 2017-10-03 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
After several aromatic blends of Peterson never though they could make an English blend so good and traditional.since the tin cracks a deep,sweet and smoky smell comes out.the blend moisture is a bit more than most english blends have,but no drying time is needed.lights very easy and a few relights are needed.while smoking tha tastes are balanced,clear and natural.the latakias and orientals are balanced between them and they offer smoky notes,woods,earth,some spices and a few peppery notes.the virginias are in the backround and you get some dark fruits and grass notes.the cavendish are only sweet without aromas and this sweet note is supporting the flavours very pleasant.burns cool and medium to slow without chance of tongue bite.the nicotine level is medium and the room note tolerable to unpleasant to others.a really classic blend for english blend lovers though not an all day blend.
Age When Smoked: When opened
6 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Gentleman Zombie (729) 2015-06-04 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
It is funny how we taste things differently. I'm going to have to disagree here with some people whose opinion I value and respect. Such is life....here goes.
I find this to be a very temperamental blend and thus one of the worst I've encountered. It starts out nicely enough a little Oriental forward, light on Latakia with a nice tangy sweetness from the Virginias. The bad news is that it takes very little pushing to deep six the flavor. I can get a decent smoke from it by being very gentle and patient. A momentary break in concentration and I find I've pushed it too far and off the rails it goes. It's like a train getting derailed by a grain of sand. At that point it's like smoking a bowl full of dirty socks, not that I've ever smoked any, but it starts tasting like dirty socks smell. It's hard to bring the flavor back after that.
It's obvious I'm in the minority here so it may just be the way my physiology rolls. Bless you guys that love this blend. Without me smoking it there's more left for you.
Mild to medium in body. Medium in flavor. Can burn a little warm so be careful.
Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain
Age When Smoked: fresh
Purchased From: tobaccopipes.com
5 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note JC (2) 2017-11-21 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
After many years of smoking aromatics, I diceded to jump to the serious stuff. Maybe that comes with age or time smoking? Does not matter really. What I can tell you is that is my first close encounter with the famous latakia. That smoky girl present in many well scored tobaccos. I have to say that I’m a smoky lover since early times. Smoked meat, salmon, bacon and of course smoked or peaty whiskey (islay whiskey from 🏴scotland: better than many things I know). That almost automatically makes me a Latakia lover. Well, I was in Petersons store in Dublin when I first smelled this mix. I have to tell you that it really has a resemblance of this great city. Even if you carefully smoke it you will be able to feel and smell the smell from the pubs and of course the popular guiness! Sounds very romantic but remembers me so much of that place. It is smooth as the guiness and a good old irish whiskey It could be also revel as a young irish girl that wants to keep partying until drop. A true irish spirit Love it to death!
Pipe Used: Savinelly 9mm
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Blatter and Blatter
4 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Wibblefishofdoom (139) 2015-09-22 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable
I bought this one from my nearest B&M a couple of weeks back after doing a little research on a Latakia blend I hadn't tried yet. I've always been a Lathead but I had found myself becoming a little bored of them earlier in the year. But I hadn't had one in a while, and I had been wondering if I'd been smoking the same lats so I plumped for something I had never tried, thusly I bought a tin of Old Dublin.
The tin aroma isn't what I expected, not quite sure I can pin it down. Some strange pot pourri perhaps? Some bizarre confectionery that I occasionally come across? It certainly wasn't that the usual creosote smell I would expect from a Latakia, but none the worse for it. The tobacco itself is dark brown ribbons flecked with lighter brown and gold. Packing and lighting are easy. The smoke itself is a good one. While the latakia is well to the fore, it is well supported by the Virginia and the Orientals, and occasionally it seems to throttle back to let the others play on my tongue.
This is one of those tobaccos that it is an absolute delight to smoke. All the tobaccos in it contribute to the overall flavour much like one of those bands where all the members are really good at what they do (one thinks of Rush or Level 42) making the finished song so much better. One reviewer, Gun Smoke I think, said that this is one of the most underrated English blends on the go. I would second that and add that if you are looking for a good English/Lat or even just a good tobacco, this one will fit that bill.
Pipe Used: Langham Bulldog
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tin
Purchased From: Cuban Cigar Club
4 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Cragganmore (6) 2012-09-03 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This seems to be the classic gateway into the world of english blends for most novice pipesmokers and/or aromatic smokers. Such is certainly the case for yours truly. I have been a bit apprehensive when considering sampling english blends as many people seem to think the room note is "cigarettish" which is an absolute no-no for me. After lighting up my first bowl of Old Dublin all my worries in that regard were laid to rest. The latakia has a distinct smell, no doubt, but I find it pleasant and not as acrid and sharp as I had feared.
The individual tastes and smells weave in and out of eachother seamlessly and keep me interested throughout the bowl. There is a floral, perfumy sweetness that sneaks up on me and makes me mentally brace for impact as I always expect it to get out of hand and turn the experience into that of smoking pot pourri. It always settles down and never turns into a dominate and overpowering taste for which I am extremely grateful. I assume this is the basma at work.
The tobacco is, as best I can tell, of high quality and provides a cool burn. Relighting was a non-issue for me, not that it really matters, and tongue bite was nonexistant despite greedily puffing away in a shortstem briar.
Well balanced and intriguing would be the best way to summarize. Highly recommended for other novices or generally english-blend-curious pipesmokers.
4 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note rafalgdansk87 (12) 2018-03-07 Mild Very Mild Medium Strong
My second favourite Latakia blend. The taste of Latakia and Orientals isn't as distinct, as in SG Skiff Mixture, but I noticed a 'bonus' - very gentle floral aroma, 'aristorcatic' note, like an old-fashioned Cologne water. It brings to my mind victorian London from Picture of Dorian Gray of Oscar Wilde.
Pipe Used: Angelo Biliard
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Techunique (3) 2017-10-01 Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong
An excellent balance. This was my first true excursion into pipe tobacco. I had read extensively before t decided to put down the cigarettes and reach for a pipe. Unlike many who started for the love of the smell, image, craft, or mystique, I began smoking a pipe out of necessity. I wasn't willing to give up tobacco smoke, as smoke is one of my great comforts, but I could no longer afford the .50+ price tag on a comparatively small amount of tobacco in a pack of cigarettes, even my favored American Spirit Blacks. Everyone suggested that I should start with an aromatic and I had actually picked one out to see if a pipe would be a good fit. I smelled the bulk jar of Old Dublin however, and immediately asked the tobacconist to return the cherry blend to its own jar in favor of this one. From that day to this i have never looked back to overly aromatic blends and it has everything in the world to do with this wonderful concoction. It has a heavy room note from my admittedly quite limited experience and so I generally enjoy it outside, but every taste is well balanced and delectable. perfectly smoky smelling even before lighting, the background filled out to roundness but not to the point of losing the front notes, it continues to be my staple evening smoke.
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Barliman Butterbur (1) 2017-09-08 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
As a fairly new pipe smoker, I am still learning to distinguish the intricate flavors that I read about in so many of the well-written reviews, here. However, I know what I like.
I've gone through a spell, the past couple of months, where I've been experimenting with different aromatics. I've had this jar of Old Dublin sitting on my shelf for several months, but only smoked one bowl, when I first purchased it.
Tonight, I pulled down the jar and loaded up a bowl while enjoying A Study in Scarlet. A true English blend only seemed appropriate for an evening of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In a word, the experience was exquisite.
So flavorful and relaxing without the harsh chemical taste that so many aromatics give you. Just a clean, lovely smoke that I didn't want to end.
This blend will be my gateway into the world of English tobacco. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Pipe Used: Custom half-bent Dublin
Age When Smoked: < 1 year
Purchased From: SmokingPipes.com
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note TallPuffO'Burley (493) 2014-12-09 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
A good example of what many of us in America refer to as an English blend, Or a blend containing Virginia, Oriental and Latakia. The lat is light in this blend to my senses and it is an enjoyable enough smoke for me, but would not be the first one I would reach for had I desired an English.
It is pleasantly smoky and it has the sweetness you would expect to accompany this blend due to high quality Virginias. I am giving this three stars, but feel it is somewhere between two and three, but deserves the round up as it has got better to me with time. When it was fresh from the tin, it was definitely in the two star range.
I am not sure how long I had the tin, but it has lingered for a while. going from the quality tin to a mason jar where it lasted for about a year. I would guess I had it two years. If that is not telling I don't know what is. It is just not that special.
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note albfneto (184) 2014-07-05 Medium None Detected Full Very Strong
An traditional English Mixture. Latakia, Orientals and Virginia. This mixture impressed me, the Orientals are fully rich. Their taste remisn in mouth for a long time. Very good mixture, similar to Mixture 965 and Presbyterian, even better. Therefore, in Brazil, Peterson tobaccos are very expensive. Strong taste, Nicotine Medium to Strong. Moisted in a good ammount, not dry, not too wet. Their can, the tin, is now changed. Is this now:
Pipe Used: many
Age When Smoked: 2 years,produced in 2012.
Purchased From: a friend
Similar Blends: William P. Solomon - Presbyterian Mixture, Dunhill - My Mixture 965.
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note HPFlashman (9) 2014-05-14 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
A very mellow and seriously good tobacco in the classic, English segment. Proper note of the Latakia in there, but not the somewhat overwhelming strength of the Dunhill Early Morning, 965 and Nightcap, as I remember them from yesteryear. Noticeable more latakia note than S. Gawiths Squadron Leader. I had to pace down and limit myself to a bowl a night, two in the weekends as it had been stored for some years and cant be readily replaced. Perfect moisture out of the tin, no trouble keeping it lit through the entire bowl, which I find somewhat diffult with non-stored tins of todays tobaccos. Tried several forms of packing, but the Frank method is hard to beat with these type of mixtures.
Pipe Used: Diverse variants
Age When Smoked: 3 years
Purchased From: A small shop in Canterbury, no name remembered
Similar Blends: Probably somewhere between S Gawiths Squadron Leader and Skiff..
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Old Schoolr (12) 2009-05-12 Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
I'm into the last few bowls of a tin of Peterson's Old Dublin. This is w/ the "new"blue label. I enjoy a variety of tobaccos; aromatics, codger burleys & Latakia blends. My experience w/Latakia so far been limited to Old Dublin, MacBaren's HH Vintage Syrian & Crown Achievement. The CA (aka Scottish Tweed, Fox & Hounds) has been purchased by me or gifted from pipe shops or other pipers & is the yardstick for me to compare other "English" blends to; not because of quality or preference but rather quantity. Old Dublin is a smooth, flavorful smoke. The smokiness I associate w/ Latakia was a pleasant incense like aroma w/ a hint of campfire. Not at all like the harshness which has made me give up on CA. There is a bit of creaminess & a nice sweetness which I assume is the Cavendish & Virginia tobaccos. I would say this is a balanced smoke w/ no unpleasant surprises. It gives a nice smooth smoke from the top to the bottom of the bowl. The overall aroma ("outside note" as opposed to "room note") was nice. Unlike other Latakia blends my wife didn't get on her ear about the aroma when I was with her on the patio. Again, I assume the Cavendish is peeking in. The quality of the packaging & the product were both good. Straight out of a freshly opened tin the tobacco was a bit wet; drying out improved the smoke. After drying the tobacco smoked down to a clean ash. The tobacco packs easily & didn't mind if I puffed a bit too hard. Compared to Crown Achievement this seems to be of better quality leaf & a more balanced recipe. Overall I like this tobacco & will buy it again. Smooth, good flavor & an aroma that doesn't have my neighbors wondering if they should call the fire department. As others have commented it probably is a good starting point for those looking at trying a Latakia blend.
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Beer (304) 2004-08-31 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable
Dull! Like Highland Targe and Celebrated Sovereign (but slightly worse), I find this to be a light english mixture which lacks in taste and gives me no satisfaction. It is steamy, bland and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I'd rather smoke cigarettes than this tobacco! Really, this is a very undistinguished mixture that resembles many others and is surpassed by even more! It can improve if left to dry a bit, but dont expect much anyway. And since it costs more than Dunhills here in Italy, I really have no doubt: I'll avoid it like the plague!
3 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Wilhelm Joharsányi (33) 2017-11-11 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Old Dublin is a very nice blend, a 3.5 out of 4.0. Why not a 4 out of 4? Well, because I liked Dunhill- My Mixture 965 substantially better. It is impossible not to compare the two blends, since they are far too similar to be ignored and the only reason I tried Old Dublin was because of its similarities to 965. So my apologies if I excessively mention 965 in this review.
My Mixture 965 is a perfectly balanced, masterclass blend that satisfies all of your cravings and gives you that ‘little something extra, special something’ that Old Dublin lacks. I think William Faulkner and possibly JRR Tolkien would agree. However, Old Dublin lacks the distinct richness of the Latakia and the sweetness of the Macedonian Bright’s found in 965, and is more of a mild blend that lacks the full-bodied experience. I would call it ‘965-lite’, a mild version of 965 that can be an all-day smoke.
Still, Old Dublin is a very well balanced and high quality English, but until Dunhill stops producing pipe tobacco, I will stick with 965 in my rotation.
Similar Blends: Old Dublin= '965-lite’.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Erfan Rezaei (8) 2017-05-16 Very Strong Strong Full Tolerable
Simply be enough brave of tasting Latakia's strength for the first time, and you may find it more desirable than other compatible Dunhill mixtures. A solid performance of English blend when Oriental plays the role based on the platform of Black Cavendish. But for the second one-third of your bowl it is completely a Turkish dance both on tongue and mind. At the end, a very strong, nutty and smoky one. A total war by Ottomans and even you hear hoofs marching surroundings behind your deep gasp. Good for dark nights and having a solitary under the moon shine. So enjoy it alone and let your imagination to reach your internal serendipity.
Pipe Used: British
Age When Smoked: 3 years
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Shawn (4) 2016-01-15 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Considering Peterson produces mostly (dare I say it) mediocre Aromatic blends and a few Virginia-based blends, this rare English blend gave me a pleasant surprise. The moisture level is just right, it lights wonderfully straight from the tin. It's one of those well-rounded latakia blends where each component fits together perfectly. None of the each ingredient stands out too much, they work with one another to create this rich yet smooth, and subtly sweet blend. The flavour of Old Dublin reminds me a little of Planta's Presbyterian Mixture, in that both are medium-bodied mixture of Virginia, Oriental and Latakia; to me Old Dublin has a tad bit more richness to it.
Pipe Used: Stanwell Black Diamond 83
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: Online
Similar Blends: Planta - Presbyterian Mixture.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Ash K (12) 2016-01-13 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Was the first english blend I tried when first started piping 3 years ago, and my daily smoke till today.
Burns well to fine white ash. Medium strength and nicotine content, it truly can be enjoyed all day. Just be careful not to have this one indoors, room note is a bit unpleasant for others and I've been chased out the house a few times due to this tobacco.
A really good blend to start when first piping, and is appreciated by even the most experience smoker.
Pipe Used: Various Briars and cobs
Age When Smoked: 0-2 years
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Grrr (4) 2015-01-05 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
As a returnee pipe smoker following a long absence I’ve been working my way through Peterson’s blends of late. Anything Cavendish is amongst my favourites but I thought it time for a change. English tobaccos are virtually unknown to me.
Having read about a third of all the reviews here of Old Dublin, I find myself agreeing totally with all the eulogies about this lovely tobacco. My only previous experience of latakia was a sample of Soft Scotch from GQ Tobaccos, which was a gorgeous cool silky smooth smoke with a cuddle of malt whiskey.
Old Dublin was a very pleasant surprise with the recognisable and lovely taste and aroma of latakia permeating throughout as well as a fair hit of nicotine. I’m not really experienced enough to pick out all the other blends, I sort of got the virginia in a small way but the Cavendish seemed totally absent. The bowl stayed cool throughout with no bite whatsoever, and burnt evenly and cleanly from the char light.
For other newbies who’ve taken the path of aromatics and are wanting to branch out, I’d fully recommend Old Dublin as a very pleasant surprise. As others have also said, for anyone wanting to kick the cigarette habit, this is one pipe tobacco that could help you make that switch! Definitely on my list from now on.
Pipe Used: MM corn cob
Age When Smoked: new
Purchased From: Edwards, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Guillaume (15) 2014-12-21 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
As an all-time Dunhill Nightcap smoker, I have once ventured into buying one of Peterson's OId Dublin tins… And I have since smoked a good deal of them!
Although it is very close to Nightcap, this one is much stronger in Nicotine: smoking it in the morning on an empty stomach could send you back on the nearest chair.
However, this is what I like it for: a good kick in the ass. And during the day, it keeps kicking you, and (hopefully) making you think smarter.
Nightcap, perhaps, is more complex, when you take a while to appreciate it with, e.g., a cup of tea. But this one reminds you of a time when not many people had the opportunity of lazying (I guess it is why they called it "OLD Dublin").
While working, this tobacco is among my very favourites, and will remain so. My girlfriend does not bother when I smoke it, though she hates the smell of the tin!
Pipe Used: Straight Petersons (06, 15 and Belgique)
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Similar Blends: Dunhill Nightcap.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note SpeedyPete (29) 2014-11-03 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I've been buying Old Dublin for quite a while although I did not like it much. Only reason I bought it is because our local B&M always have some in stock. My present open tin has been sitting around for maybe 4 months. In this time the tobacco changed from so-so to WOW ! My go to latakia blend was Presbyterian Blend for a couple of years. But now that I've discovered the secret of Old Dublin PB does not taste so good anymore!
It seems as if I must open the tin and then let it sit for a while. I used to smoke a latakia blend maybe once in a fortnight. But now I can't leave the OD tin alone. Soft, smooth and rich tasting with just the right amount of latakia. No tongue bite, easy to pack, light and keep going. Smokes dry and cool right down the the bottom of the bowl with almost no dottle left. This is super nice tobacco.
Pipe Used: GBD pot
Age When Smoked: Opened 4 months ago
Purchased From: Curiosity Hut
Similar Blends: Unique.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Brukspatron (14) 2013-12-29 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong
Great middle of the road English tobacco. Perfect amount of each component in the mix. Old Dublin is not an Lat bomb but it's definitely there to give it that nicely smokiness of Cyprus latakia. The blend is quite sweet and its really smooth. Old Dublin seams to be really consistent in the quality of the tobacco I have gone through several tins and the only drawback I have noticed is that the tobacco Is quite moist in the tin. So it requires some drying time before smoking. This is my main go to blend when I'm in the mode for some English
Pipe Used: Pipes with slightly larger bowl´s
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Knightsmoker (138) 2013-09-30 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a very good English blend. The VA's form a nice sweet foundation but one that is more felt than tasted. Lat. is good and smokey but at a percentage that does not overpower the Orientals. the Oriental's have a sweet floralness about them and really shine in this blend. They stand out more than the average English a very well done blend. However, it will bite and it does not have me just wanting another bowl. This is certainly someones go to blend but for me it is just another very good blend among the many other English's that are out there. It is worth revisiting in the future but for now there is no need to buy enough to get the discounted rate.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note TheWoodwose (18) 2013-07-31 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I have not smoked a ton of different English blends but this is one of my favorites.
English blends I have smoked:
Billy Budd, Epiphany, Early Morning Pipe, Frog Morton's Cellar, Nosferatu (local blend in Denver)
Old Dublin is smooth, has a mildly sweet aroma (that you can't really taste), is a bit nutty, and is over all very satisfying to my taste.
It isn't as strong as Billy Budd, it has a bit more flavor than EMP and isn't as harsh as Epiphany, and you can't really taste any added flavor like with Frog Morton's Cellar.
The cut isn't as fine as EMP -- which is about the only thing that I think would improve it.
EDIT: I got it in a sampler pack so it was a good price but buying it on its own, it would have been the most expensive tin of the lot.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note maigret fan (74) 2013-03-10 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant
A classical blend which would be called 'old London' if it was not Irish, therefore 'old Dublin' - as in Dublin when you have the choice between an 'Irish breakfast' and a continental breakfast!
Pleasent blend, well balanced, for the smoker with a taste for that bit of Latakia which makes the difference.
A try if you find it and can cover the price as most of the blends from Peterson are in the top price range. Worth it!
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note the_german (264) 2011-05-05 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
This is one of the straightest English blends I have so far experienced. So of course it is made in Germany, for an Irish company, using Greek, Turkish, U.S., and so on tobaccos. Certainly works well for me.
Opening the tin, I get an impression rather similar to Dunhill's Early Morning, with maybe a touch more sweetness. Suits me fine. Lights perfectly straight from the fresh tin, and smokes nicely and coolly down to nothing but ashes.
The taste is classically English; I guess I can't really say much more than that. Tasty, creamy, satisfying, not too strong. There are a few English and Balkan blends out there that I like better, but I won't hesitate to buy again.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note SopwithCamel (255) 2006-09-11 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a solid and approachable blend. The only problem I have, is that there are many blends I have tried that cost less, and are just as good or better. The big plus for this blend is an apparent lack of preference for pipe size or style. Old Dublin soldiers on, no matter what.
Not a blend for contemplation, but a pleasant, quiet companion. Who knows? You may love it. It is certainly worth a try.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pipepundit (168) 2006-09-03 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Old Dublin is very well balanced. The generic ingredients are the same as in MM 965, but the Basma gives OD a different flavour. Some brands - Peterson is one, W O Larsen another - seem not to get their full due. To get the best out of OD it needs to be tried on a fresh palate. I have found that the clean, sharp taste of gin (or iced water for that matter) is the perfect companion for OD.
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note A. Morley (97) 2006-03-21 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
It seems that I have come across another popular one. I sometimes like to put in my two cents on rather more obscure blends. There's less competition that way.
I can see why this is a tobacco so often reviewed. It is one of the better English blends I have had. Perhaps the note of black Cavendish would qualify this as a Scottish blend, though this component did not really seem to influence the overall flavor. The two things I enjoy about Old Dublin is its having a goodly amount of Oriental leaf, which I see as the key to a good English, so to balance out the Latakia; then there is the fact that this is an over all balanced and medium weight mixture, which is what I believe an English was originally intended to be. In the classic examples of English blends which defined the genre, an abundance of strength, which to many means an excess of Latakia, was never the intention. Rather, they were meant to be a blend, with a variety of flavors working together toward the end of true and subtle enjoyment. There is nothing wrong with good old British reserve and good form. Old Dublin truly exemplifies these qualities.
Regards, A. Morley Jaques
2 people found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note DenizBeck (266) 2018-04-20 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong
This tobacco piqued my interest when I saw it in a pass-around-box we have going on in our pipe community. I love many of Petersons blends, especially the Irish Flake, University Flake and 3P's. They have this "Old Time Feeling"-charme to them, so I was excited to try my first english blend made by them.
Cracking the tin I was surprised by the very fine ribbon-, almost shag-like, "Dunhill-esque" cut. The tin note is simply lovely and smooth...creamy, smoky, richly ethereal and you can clearly make out the Orientlas used in here. The look and scent is very similar to that of Dunhill's 965 Mixture, yet I'd have to say that I personally find the Old Dublin tin note a tad more appealing.
Lighting it up you instantly get spoiled by a very creamy, smoothly spicy and savory-sweet english blend that would be a great introduction for anyone new to english blends imho. The Latakia is present all the time, yet never obtrusive nor overshadowing the other ingridients. It's smoky, woodsy, peaty, creamy and slightly sweet. Usually I don't get much of the Virginias in an English blend, but in Old Dublin they sport a delicate, ripe sweetness that acts as the sweet Yang to the spicy Yin part of this blend. So does the Oriental, which is dry, ethereal, woodsy and sweet. The Basma is very(!) smooth and lacks the (imo pleasant) "sharp-edge" quality some other Orientals have. I don't get too much of the Cavendish, but it may be co-responsible for the creaminess and toasted-sweet character of the blend.
A synergetic interplay of spicy-savory and creamy-sweet. None of the ingridients takes the lead, but they melt into a harmonic melange that offers a pleasant complexity and rich smoothness. It not only compares very well to 965, but also takes a lead over it for my personal taste. Early Morning Pipe also is in the same vein as Old Dublin is. Creamy, smooth, with a moderate Latakia punch and pleasant foundation of excellent, matured Virginias and first class Orientals. Yup... Peterson knows how to blend some wonderful tobacco! I'll highly recommend this for English lovers looking for a smooth All-Day smoke and/or a replacement for the soon to be discontinued Dunhill blends such as 965 or EMP. As well as to English novices who are interested in a quality english with charme and incredible smoothness! Strength is lower half of "Medium", but a tad over "mild to medium".
Update: Whew... I checked on the additives in this blend....good news is: It's only ONE additive... bad news is: It's 31mg of added FLAVORING to 1000mg of tobacco (or 3,1g on 100g tobaco), which is quite a bit - especially for an english blend that usually have NO flavoring at all. As I don't perceive any flavoring though I rate it as "extremely mild" Source: https://service.bmel.de/tabakerzeugnisse/index2.php?detail_id=104604&site_key=153&stichw_suche=old+dublin&zeilenzahl_zaehler=1
Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars, Morta
Age When Smoked: 2-3 years of aging
Similar Blends: Dunhill - My Mixture 965, Dunhill - Early Morning Pipe, Motzek - Morning 1975.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note riobrew (34) 2017-05-03 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
A very mild smoke. Had all the flavors with less strength. A great all day smoke. Had a bit of Cavendish that adds some sweetness. No bite. Good for a beginners and experienced smokers. Enjoy!
Pipe Used: Several
Age When Smoked: Two months
Purchased From: Smokingpipes
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Heimedw (2) 2017-01-23 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
At this point and time I have to say that Peterson Old Dublin is my favourite english blend! It is so well balanced and smokes so consistent through the entire bowl! If you love it on the first light you will love it until it goes out. I'm a relitivly new pipe smoker and for me finding a consistent blend has made it very enjoyable. The first thing that you taste is the Latakia and it's fairly strong wich I love! Then the oriental and virginia will come in. I do have to say though being a new pipe smoker I do find I'm having a hard time picking up virginias in all English blends. (Maybe just me). One more point try to smoke this tobacco slow and cool and it will reward you with a most pleasurable smoke!!
Pipe Used: Royal Danish 910
Age When Smoked: One year
Similar Blends: Dunhill my mixture 965 but different enough that they are very distinct from one another! I still like Old Dublin better!.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note cigarcohiba (30) 2016-09-19 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
A mellow, light English blend. The Cyprus Latakia once more presents the extraordinary woody-smoky characteristics of this tobacco. It is a very light, smooth smoke. Definitely an English blend favorite.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Wikguy (11) 2016-09-07 Mild Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Lovely tobacco in general.
However, the other reviews hereof perhaps created an impossible expectation as the Atlantis of tobaccos. My local tobacconist, Wesley's, has a houseblend with the same tobaccos that Old Dublin consist of but witb added Burley for a fraction of the price of Peterson. As a reformed cigarette smoker, I would have preferred if it had more of a nicotene punch.
But my prejudices aside, this is an easy smoking tobacco. The Latakia's taste is absolutely spot on. It light easily and stays lit with little to no effort.
It leaves a very pleasant, long-lasting aftertaste. Your mouth does not taste like smoke.
There is no 'flavor' to this tobacco but all the different leaves have a wonderful taste.
The room note might be off-putting and heavy for non-smokers but smells like heaven to a piper.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note English Mixture's Lover (2) 2016-09-03 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
A ten years-old tin forgotten in the cellar. Made my day!
In the style of Dunhill Standard Medium (much softer though). Easy to smoke, no excessive moisture, no bite, perfectly balanced between round Virginias and fresh Latakia. An excellent blend! This tobacco could be the first step to non-aromatics for any smoker who hasn't tried an english mixture. Perfect as a medium strength after-dinner for a flake smoker, or as an all-day smoke for a mild Latakia fan.
Pipe Used: Ashton Pebble Grain XXX
Age When Smoked: 10 years
Similar Blends: Dunhill - Standard Mixture, Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note bence (34) 2016-04-12 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
It was my 2nd latakia after Ashton's Consummate Gentleman, and it is still one of my favorite english mix. Well balanced, tasty stuff. 4 stars here.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note HobgoblinTA96 (42) 2016-04-04 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong
This quintessential Scottish Blend is my go-to English. A beautifully blended Virginia forward tobacco,followed by a nice spice with smokey overtones from the Latakia and a subtle sweetness from the Cavendish. Moisture content is spot-on and the fine ribbon cut provides for a pleasurable smoke. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to try a Scottish Style english.
Pipe Used: Peterson's Calabash and German Black Clay
Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin
Purchased From: Iwan Ries & local BNM
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note THRobinson (3) 2016-03-01 Medium to Strong Medium Full Pleasant
Absolutely love this stuff. At first I just randomly picked some blends to try when I started using a pipe a year ago, then I started using reviews to find ones to try of certain blends. This one was a gift from a friend that he essentially picked at random, and so far it's hands down my favourite tobacco, and although I still try other blends, I'm pretty much 75% English blends now. I enjoy Nightcap and Morning Pipe as well, but, this is my main go to blend. Nice smokey flavour, not bitter or over powering and I love the room note. If you've never tried an English blend, definitely give this one a shot.
Pipe Used: Big Ben with 9mm Filter
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: 4Noggins
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Lyle (30) 2015-12-06 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
I found this blend to be lighter than average when it came to Latakia. Moderate Latakia content is not a bad thing at all, but this is no Lat bomb.
On light, the Latakia dominates, but as the bowl progresses, there is a growing savory taste that I very much enjoyed. I really like it when I get that distinctive umami/Worcestershire sauce/meaty flavor, and that happened a few times my 50g tin.
So, overall a very tasty, solid Latakia/Oriental blend. However, one note of bias: I smoked most of this tin while breaking in what would turn out to be one of my "magic" pipes. This pipe delivers such an excellent, consistent smoking experience, that I look forward to smoking Old Dublin again in a range of pipes to see how it fares.
Pipe Used: An estate Castello Old Antiquari
Age When Smoked: 7 years old
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Leeboy (20) 2015-10-27 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
This is lovely stuff. If your looking for a light, creamy, sweet well balanced English then this is the fella. I can't fault it. Its in the same bracket as SG squadron leader which slightly has the edge for me however this doesn't require all the drying time of SG which is great. A must try for the English lovers as it makes a very pleasant early morning and all day smoke. I will definitely be buying more in future.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note wandyhee (16) 2015-10-10 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Peterson Old Dublin is tobacco that i am not regret trying, fine cutting, easy lit, acceptable latakia taste and not too strong. considering the price and availability, i will but it again once mybstock are out
harga berpatutan, rasa dapat diterima oleh tekak, lain kali beli lagi kalau dh abis stok
Pipe Used: Golden Gate Bent Apple
Age When Smoked: New in pack
Purchased From: bintang plaza 1st floor shop, miri
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note samanfromiran (22) 2015-06-12 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
as a huge fan of english tobaccos really liked this stuff.very pure and sweet.peterson old dublin will be one of my favorites .highly recommend this blend to scottish tobacco lovers.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note L'Italiano (170) 2015-03-26 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
Excellent english smoking mixture, better than many others you can find on the market. It has a deep taste, enduring and it doesn’t cloy. Nevertheless it doesn’t shine. There are so many English mixtures and Old Dublin is one of them. Undoubtedly a good blend , with a quite great portion of Latakia, however it doesn’t distinguish itself by the others. In line with Dunhill and Samuel Gawith english mixtures. In my personal system rating (from 1 to 10) my score is 8/9 and three stars.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pipenick (27) 2015-01-30 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Old Dublin is one of best blends...nice latakia,orieltals and etc.Mild smoky taste and the smoke is rich but not over powering.Everything is in order.Quality smoke and to people who has been smoking aromatics this is the blend to start with if you like to enjoy so call English blends.
Pipe Used: Savi and cob
Age When Smoked: Straight from tin
Purchased From: Local tobacco store
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Kermit Dorman (5) 2015-01-13 Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
What a super smoking experience. Opening the tin a wonderful aroma as for smoking the tobacco I could wait for my second bowl. It had that little extra ??? and I am getting some more. The wife did not complain over smell of the burning tobacco, it was a slow even burn in the pipe mild to medium with warm rich taste.
Pipe Used: Peterson Saint Patrick's Day - 2015
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop - www.mysmokingshop.co.uk
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Peace (2) 2014-12-27 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant
I'm really enjoy with this tobacco very much. burn well. for me this is perfect, Nice blended to very pleasant the latakia oriental virginia. Should try it.
Pipe Used: custom made poker briar , corn cob
Purchased From: BNITY smoke shop from Bangkok Thailand
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note EugeneMsc (4) 2014-10-13 Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable
This tobacco got me off aromatic tobaccos. At first I did not like it, but with every smoke I started appreciating it more and more.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note krg1000 (181) 2014-03-09 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I must say that this is one of Peterson"s better blends. The components come together to form a very nice blend. It comes out of the tin with a moisture level that is very good, not too dry nor too wet. It lights and stays lit very easily. It burns nicely to a nice ash at the bottom of the bowl. Highly recommended for any who likes a nice middle of the road English.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Bigdadz (35) 2008-08-19 Medium None Detected Very Full Tolerable
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first purchased this blend. Some describe it as being identical to dunhill's 965, others find it to be too bland and unexciting. As I enjoy 965, I found no harm in giving this one a try, and I must say that there were no disappointments.
Old Dublin has an extremely balanced full flavour enabling me to taste all its components. A nicely defined aromatic smokiness emerges from the Latakia, the virginias provide a subtle sweetness and tang, the orientals spice things up and finally the cavendish alows the different elements to interwine harmoniously.
965 is in a class of its own and cannot be replaced, this one seems to be less prone to drying out in the tin, has a more pleasant room note and is milder. Highly recommended.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note mo (79) 2007-06-25 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
This is truly an excellent blend. If you are a piper that is smoking aromatics and curious about latakia do not hesitate. The latakia is not over done but yet highly detectable, it is indeed a beautiful combination. It burns cool and is by far the best behaved tobacco i have smoked. Nothing jumps at you, no nasty surprises here, just a nice nicotine spike somewhere around mid bowl. The only problems are that its hard to find in South Africa and that I cant give it more stars. I really enjoy this blend, buy a tin and do the same. Mo, South Africa
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Dubinthedam (133) 2007-06-20 Medium to Strong Medium Full Strong
I am an occasional Latakia smoker, so by no means a good reviewer on this one. Just the one tin bought, the last part of which I mixed with half a tin of sweet killarney. I like the way it changes flavors through the bowl. It has a bit of MacB's Mixture quality to it in the sense that, it's different everytime you smoke it. I like the mixture of sweet cavendish and virginia with the spice peaty qualities of the oriental and latakia, jumping between the two as you puff. Peterson's call their Uni Flake, a thinking man's tobacco. It is, and it is a good flake, but I feel Old Dublin is even more of a thinking man's baccy because of these overlapping and ever changing tastes. I think adding a pinch of this to your favorite Aro or flake could work very well. Recommended for Latakia lovers but not for the purists. A good introduction level latakia also.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note oldmanpipe (62) 2006-11-04 Mild None Detected Overwhelming Tolerable
You will be a truly fortunate son (or daughter) if you can find this blend in a tin that looks like the one pictured above. The tin I bought has a Royal Blue and white sticker on the top, indicating, among other things, that this is now blended by Orlik, rather than Stokebey. Peter, R.I.P.
Though popping the tin will remind one of the old London Blend by Dunhill, this blend ain't no Maxwell House. It tastes awful! Another reviewer likened the Turkish in this mixture to a Camel cigarette. He was spot-on but he did not go far enough. The Latakia was bought on the cheap, as well. All-in-all, if one would take a pack of Camels, soak them in creosote, let dry, shred and place in a vacuum sealed can...well, you'd do better than this abomination.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Tantric (302) 2003-07-10 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
I've decided to edit my original review (2003). I've been smoking quite a bit of this tobacco lately and it has really grown on me. This is a fine English mixture, with the added bit of what I believe is unsweetened black cavendish, so it may also be thought of as a Scottish mixture. It is very refined, not all abrasive, slow burning, and very palatable. I find it an excellent tobacco for the evening. Unlike Balkans, this is not as strong in the Oriental/Latakia department (no Ismir or Yenidje here). The balance between Orientals, Latakia and Virginia is admirable, and the black Cavendish remains in the background, just to round things up. Where I bought it is almost five dollars cheaper than similar Dunhills. A very nice, elegant and satisfying English/Scottish mixture.
Pipe Used: Several (as of late, a Stanwell straight billiard)
Age When Smoked: N/A
Purchased From: Dean's fine cigars (San Francisco).
Similar Blends: Most English type mixtures (965, London Mixture, Westminster), aqnd in particular Dunhill's Apéritif..
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Hunter (52) 2003-04-03 Medium Mild Mild Pleasant
Once again, I am no fan of Latakia. However, this is one truly exceptional smoke! The Cavendish and Virginias take definite backseat to the woodsy, peaty flavor and aroma of the Latakia. A big aromatic and Cavendish fan, this could almost turn me into a convert.
This tastes like, well, tobacco. Moreover, it tastes like what tobacco should taste like. It burns clean, tastes terrific, does not bite and smells "yummy" (wife rating) in the room. There is no real downside to Old Dublin. An all-around winner!
For someone who keeps Mac Baren Vanilla Cream on hand as a favorite, I highly recommend this blend, and that's saying alot.
1 person found this review helpful.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Kunsan (76) 2017-08-08 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Nice tobacco. A blended English mixture with no particular emphasis - just a solid smoke with good taste and plenty of smoke clouds. Nothing to make it stand out, just a solid everyday smoke.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note HouDEANie (7) 2016-12-11 Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
All I can say is WOW! Awesome blend, it is on the stronger side and the nicotine hit is harsh down the middle of the bowl, there was no tongue bite. On the charing light it tasted like tar, oh dear... Tamped it down and re-lit the tobacco, all I say is wow awesome tobacco, tasted buttery/creamy, nutty and smokey. Sadly the nicotine hit is a tad too much for me half way down the bowl, it came out of nowhere and hit me straight in the gut.
I ended up giving this to an old gentlemen at our local Clay target shooting club. I just could not smoke it after it made me feel sick. Might be because it was my first english blend or I might be a light weight or I smoked it too fast.
Will I recommend it, Indeed I will if the fellow pipe smoker enjoys full strength blends. Will I purchase it again, not soon unless I feel generous as I will give it away probably after the second bowl.
Pipe Used: Dunhill Group 5 Billiard
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Local Tobacconist
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note ElMog (30) 2016-10-07 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
My 2nd english-style tobacco, the 1st being a ''house'' mixture from my local B&M (which immediately got me into lat blends!). Old Dublin failed to impress me. It is rather mild in latakia, keeping closer to a malty, neutral tobacco taste. Some would call it balanced, and i agree that it might be a good crossover from aromatics.
My dad and I are having an english mixture marathon, in which London Mixture is used as the benchmark. In this light, Old Dublin seemed even more boring, being neither as spicy, as woodsy, or even as fruity as London. Some say the basma leaf gives this a floral taste, i did not detect it.
Meh, nothing really wrong with this tobacco, i just feel that in its category, there are much better options.
Pipe Used: Peterson Kinsale and straight billiard Peterson
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note William H. Hardy (76) 2016-04-26 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable
I appear to be going against the grain a bit here, but I was not terribly impressed with Old Dublin. OD is not a terrible tobacco by any stretch, but it seemed to be just boring to me. I love several straight Virginia blends and some call those boring. I also love several straight Burleys that others call boring. This just happens to be one that I find horribly, well, boring.
While this blend is not bad, I have to say that I think that it is quite similar to other light Latakia blends. To put it in perspective, if someone put Squadron Leader or King Charles Mixture in an Old Dublin tin, I don't think that I'd be able to tell the difference one way or the other. I know I sound like a broken record, but it's not bad. It's just not really anything that I think stands out as a great tobacco for me.
I give it two stars, because two is supposed to stand for "Somewhat Recommended." I don't give two stars to blends that I dislike greatly; I mete out one star ratings for those. I could only give this one two stars because I know that I will never buy it again, but I think that others may enjoy it.
Similar Blends: Squadron Leader, King Charles Mixture.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note ATW (45) 2015-12-10 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Eh. It's ok. I'm not particularly big on I guess you would say "Balkan" style blends that are on the heavy sight. The orientals overpower it in my book. And it's really dry ( sweetness wise ) and sharp. I jarred the rest up and will give it a while to mellow out some. If you like the heavy side of orientals, then this is the one for you.
10-15-17 about 2 years of age and it's settled into a nice smoke. Dry, cool and just basic tobacco flavors but a good blend
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Jolo Josh (6) 2015-05-03 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Old Dublin was my first English pipe tobacco I smoked, since I first got my new English dedicated pipe . The first time I opened the tin and took a whiff, the smell was unbearable because I was too accustomed to aromatics, therefore i was unprepared for the "organic" smell it gives off. As bad as the initial smell had been, the taste was remarkable, and at that moment I knew English blends were for me!
I totally recommend this blend to anyone else, who is interested in trying English blends.
Pipe Used: Chacom
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Viva (1) 2015-03-19 Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Boy what a first blend to ever try and smoke. So here's my run down of it, icky. Now many are going to be saying WOAH you're totally wrong you new person with no experience and no sense of good taste. While I may be new, I know if I like something or not and this I do not like. The latakia and Virginia are nice but damn the smell from the tin is perfume, nothing else. I watch the Youtuber Stuff&things, which is a great chance and he loved this tobacco blend but for me, it was just so much oriental, now the oriental of choice is Bosimer, which tastes like I'm smoking perfume at times, which to me is icky. Though on a side note the cut is wonderful, absolutely gorgeous with zero twigs. I can't recommended this tobacco especially if you live in canada and are going to be paying 30$ on it thanks to our insane tobacco taxes.
Pipe Used: Bent pipe
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: Walper Tobacco Ontario
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Otis56 (31) 2015-01-08 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I find the orientals in this mixture not to my taste. Not a bad smoke by all means. Just burns a little hot for my liking. And burns my whole mouth. With so many other similar blends about. I just don't see the need to buy this blend again. Peace
Pipe Used: Different briars
Age When Smoked: 6 months
Purchased From: 4noggins
Similar Blends: most all mild English blends to be honest..
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note point9 (114) 2014-12-28 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable
The tin note is much better than it's taste. Being an English blend with long history, I found Old Dublin to be a little blank either in flavor or taste. Not saying it's light, it has medium strength and spicy from the beginning, but none of the leads stands out. Tongue bite would emerge but nothing severe. I agree with Chris66: "Its NOTHING like any decent English blend". All I can say is, there are plenty of better, tastier and more interesting English/Balkan blends waiting for their turns.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Geronimo Von Klaus (76) 2014-09-08 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Very nice. Very good stock English blend, everything present and accounted for, everything doing what it should do, and a very nice price.
Nothing wrong with it, but nothing particularly great either. A little boring. Does get better as it goes on, the VA's warm up and glow and the Latakia is good quality, so more than anything I think of this as a day-to-day English blend.
The epitome of a 3-star blend.
Pipe Used: Peterson Killarney
Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye English Oriental Supreme, Comoy Cask Double English.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Chris66 (10) 2014-05-20 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
I love English blends; Artisan's Blend, Dunhill's 965, Squadron Leader, and occasionally a clay pipe of Royal Yacht. I like Petersons pipes. So I thought oooh Petersons Old Dublin is bound to be good, its described as a Petersons classic and a typical old style English blend !
Upon tin opening it smells nice. It lights easy, burns evenly, easy to keep lit, and it has no tongue bite.
The only problem I found was the taste. It tastes tinny, chemical, and flat. Its NOTHING like any decent English blend. It left a bitter after taste too. I tried it twice in different pipes and its bloody awful. Reminded me of stale cigarettes.
I instantly, thoroughly, cleaned my pipes, then threw the rest of this putrid stuff away, and had a nice large bowl of Royal Yacht with an extra strong pot of coffee. After smoking 2 bowls of Old Dublin, I had to take drastic measures to rescue my palate, lucky enough the R.Yacht and strong coffee worked. They tasted like heaven compared to Old Dublin.
Pipe Used: Peterson & Clay.
Age When Smoked: 2 Weeks
Purchased From: SmokeKing.com
Similar Blends: Sucking the sweat from a Sumo wrestlers crotch !.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note mnadz (66) 2014-04-07 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Enjoyable smoke. Good in flavor and strength. Smoked well with no tongue bite. Wife didn't enjoyed room note. Would buy again but better English blends out there.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note CTS (136) 2013-12-29 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
Excellent light to medium blend. Sweet and cool all the way down. Mid bowl, when sipped, the Virginias really come out, with a nice spiciness on the retrohale. Taste develops a bit more through the bowl, with the Orientals coming through. 3+.
Pipe Used: Italian Basket 35+ years old.
Age When Smoked: B&M shelf placement date of MAY 2012 noted on tin
Purchased From: Corona Smoke Shop, Jackson, MI
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note CoolPilot (69) 2013-12-06 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Tasty, somewhat sour, stronger than erinmore balkan and getting near to Nightcap. Good latakia inside. Ready to be smoked, good stuff. I will buy it again.
Similar Blends: nightcap.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note mdnyc71 (22) 2013-09-26 Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable
Old Dublin always holds my interest. I find it to be complex but still smooth. I agree with the Night Cap comparisons but with slightly less nicotine and a sharper edge.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note musicman (88) 2012-04-25 Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
I have always been a fan of Peterson pipe tobacco. When I first began smoking a pipe sunset breeze was a real favorite of mine and to this day I believe it has the best room not of any tobacco I have come across.
Old Dublin is a nice blend. It does not possess a lot of "wow" factor for me but I enjoy it just the same. I would rate this as a relatively middle of the road English blend.
The use o black cavendish in this blend confuses me a little. I am not sure it is really necessary, and it may contribute a little to some tongue bite if burned too fast. Overall worth a shot, and to some aromatic folks this may be a great starting point in the English realm. Don't get me wrong, this tobacco is not cased or flavored in any way, but the black cavendish may provide a comfortable starting point for aromatic smokers.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note quantumboy (130) 2011-11-12 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is exactly what I think when I think "english blend." Just the right combination of orientals and smoky latakia. It's delicious, smoky, slightly sweet, flavorful and consistent. Delicious!
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Bruno Modigliani (3) 2011-10-10 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I totally agree with some previous reviews that emphasize the terrible smell when you first open this Peterson blend tin. It's like wet leather, after a rainy day. Maybe resembling the stink of a wet dog.
But things change completely after the tobacco is lit. The smell really brings something like cigarette's smoke. But much better, due to the latakia and some turkish oriental blends... Softness with presence. The virginia also gives a wonderful taste and smell to this Peterson blend.
Although I've never smoked cigarettes before, I quite enjoy English mixtures and this blend in particular. Old Dublin by Peterson's is definitely one of my favourites. Highly recommended!
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Philosopher (27) 2011-10-01 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
An excellent tobacco. The best description I can think of is: Squadron Leader laced with a dash of University Flake. Can be smoked early in the day, also nice as a satisfying after dinner smoke. I'll definitely be working through more tins of this in the future.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Virginia lover (191) 2011-09-14 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
Latakia, Dark Virginia and Oriental for a full bodied, quite strong Latakia mixture. The kind I would basically enjoy during the fall and winter seasons. There is no refinement here, coarse in taste, slow burning, this tobacco is perfect for a winter outdoor pipe. One can imagine smoking this in a pub with a pint of dark or red beer, of course, those days are gone!
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note JuanCarlos (13) 2011-05-28 Mild Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Another goal from Peterson. The best way to move from Aromatics to English mixtures.Latakia is not prominent, cavendish offers sweetnes and orientals add some spice. I detect some kind of topping, maybe liquorice from the Cavendish. An all day smoke, it will please English fans and can show a new horizon to Aromatics smokers. I dont rate it 4 stars because I would like a little more strenght.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note fireball (36) 2011-05-06 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Not a stand-out blend for me. A decent straight English but nothing exceptional IMO.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note nemrod (2) 2011-04-19 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This was my first "real" English, having smoked mostly aromatics and convenience store pipe/rolling shag before. I had heard "Old Dublin" mentioned many times before and after reading some reviews here I thought I'd add it to my latest tobacco order to see what it was all about.
First impression when opening the tin was pretty bad. It has a pretty sweet and, at least to me, quite strange smell. The first bowl of it was bad as well, even making me hesitate to finish the bowl, not to mention pack another one.
That was a few days ago and today I decided I would try again, and this time I let the tobacco dry for a bit in the pipe (even though it wasn't excessively damp or anything like that) for about two hours. To my astonishment the weird taste was completely gone and replacing it was a very pleasant taste of what I had heard to much about in regards to Latakia, a nice smoky flavour.
Despite the bad first impression, now that I know I can't just smoke it straight out of the tin, this is definitely something I'm going to keep smoking and something I would recommend to anyone to at least try.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note RMBittner (66) 2011-04-04 Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable
As a fan of old Dublin itself -- and of English blends in general -- I really wanted to like this. But this one-year-old tin left me wanting much more.
Acceptable English flavor, but quite smokey and thin-bodied. As a result, I ended up tossing most of the tin -- something I only very rarely do.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note who broke my clay pipe? (61) 2011-04-03 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
My first english and still my best,,,infact my alltime (so far) tobacco of choice,,,(i prefer this to "965" as well)
I have had quite a few tins now and consistancy between tins older and newer is quite tight,,,:this means that i don't feel like i am smoking something different every time i buy a tin..
TIN APPEARANCE:Some light yellow,tan and brown for the main part,and some black ribbons..
TIN AROMA:Well this one i have now is milder to others i have purchased but no different in taste really.My first impression when i first took a sniff of my first tin was that it smelt harmful (X )i think it was a well aged tin because the label had browned. To describe it between what i have got and what it can be,i usually detect the common following:Tar couldron/mechanic's work pit,well old diesel tractor sump oil,creosote,petrol,musty barn roof rafters...(Note!;none of these produce themselves in the actual taste of the tobacco while burning BTW) The aroma evokes a very northern england industrial image in my mind,but not in an obnoxious way.
TASTE:Like white bread that has been lightly toasted over a real coal fire(not in an electric grill,there is no comparison),,,um leather like nubuck leather hide,,,soap mildly(like the brand "imperial leather soap" actually),,,hardwoods like mahogany smoking on the hot blade of a wood cutting mill saw,,,,sometimes but not often i taste vegetable extract ala "marmite" esp if i have not cleaned my pipe often(dirty pipe augments the flavour BTW).. sage and onion stuffing is another (orientals) ,, Mild french mustard is an analogy of the leather factor in taste..
PREPARATION AND SMOKING:Dry and in perfect condition to smoke strait out of the tin!:burns well and fairly cool,,,medium burn rate,,,can be sipped or blasted,,smokes to a dry battleship grey ash with no real dottle,,,;lights brilliantly as if it was a TV commercial everytime,,,;needs no tampering or much fuffing about,,,;it doesn't expand and overflow when lighting,,,;and it does not bite..
ROOM NOTE:Smokey grey smoke but mild,,,its a smokey smoke,,yeasty and toasty,probably nicer for me than other pedestrians.
Why i prefer this over simular competitors like "965" is that this baccy has no added topping which intrudes in the smoke,,,:the sweetness that is in here is natural from the cavendish and not some cordial topping,,,;my gripe with "965" is that it has a mild cream soda like casing that makes me wish i was smoking this..
AGEING TINS:I don't really go out of my way to age tins myself ; i have had older and newer tins and the difference is not substantial enough to be worth my time, other than for collection value. Ageing in a jar perhaps adds a leathery fermented taste which makes it slightly more rounded and stronger tasting and less sweet. Most of the work is already done for you in the initial purchase.
Described by some as a 'poor english',but having tried a variety of competitors including "nightcap" this is a pleasant medium toasty mature English ,i got it right first time and this is I feel my quintessential english standard. Other simular purchases i buy for variation on a theme are "punchbowl" and "squadron leader" which have their own uniqueness.
Pipe Used: Clays,Falcon Pipes
Age When Smoked: New,Months,Couple of years.
Similar Blends: Dunhill 965.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Tom Servo (58) 2011-03-29 Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Opened tin gives off the aroma of a Danish type fruity, too sweet, almost brandy-like casing, (This is the new Blue label, Danish style cased English, “Made Exclusively For Peterson of Dublin.“ No blender is marked on the tin, but it no longer says “Made in Ireland” like the old white tin used to say.) Others on this post don't mention the obvious flavorings, so I assume the blend has undergone some changes due to a new blender. Just underneath the casing the English tobacco peeks out, mostly the Basma and to a lesser extent the Latakia. Lighting up brings the casing flavors - fruit and berries. A little artificial tasting. But the flavoring settles down, as the bowl burns down, enough to let the tobacco through. The Orientals are nice, the Latakia is more subdued. The Cavendish keeps it sweet throughout.
The shame is - the blend underneath tastes like it was an interesting blend, The casing makes it taste more like a cheap American blend. It's not terrible but It's not good. Given the price, I cannot recommend this stuff to any fan of the English style. As a medium Danish aromatic, it's as good as any I guess. Bites easily so be careful.
I love Peterson Pipes, but I'm not the biggest fan of their aromatic tobaccos.
Update: I left the tin open overnight, a lot of the fruit flavoring evaporated. Improved the smoke somewhat, but still not recommended. (Casing reminds me of Mac Baren's Plumcake, but less interesting.)
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note gunner525 (63) 2011-03-27 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
If you haven't broken into the world of English blends then this is the blend for you. A wonderful mix of Latakia, Oriental, and Virginia. Much more pleasing to the palate than most cigars I've tried. It's a fairly slow and cooler burning tobacco which is great for starting smokers. It's not an aromatic though, so if you're looking for some cherry or vanilla flavoring look elsewhere. This was my first English blend and I rather enjoy it. I feel I must note though that if I don't smoke it with a small bite to eat before or after it does, for some uknown reason, tend to upset my stomach a little. So if it happens to you, just grab a quick snack once you feel a little off.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Demetri (113) 2011-03-17 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
My first Peterson blend. None of the others by their descriptions really interest me. This blend is a "fun' blend for me. When I opened the tin (first time, and every other since then) I was struck with the impression that I had smelled this before (but I had not smoke any before). I gave a rating Extremely Mild in Flavoring but the flavor may not be added; it may in fact be from the orientals used outright (instead of any cavendish preparation). Whatever. I like it and find the I smoke at least a bowl or two a week instead of an aromatic when I get that yen.
I still cannot place the aroma memory - Sail Green? Carter Hall? Half and Half? Or just similar to all those? Fun stuff. It is an English - smokey Latakia, Turkish, and Virginia but an aromatic as well (perhaps naturally so rather than added).
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note M.Toney (59) 2011-01-15 Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable
I received a sample packet of this blend from the fine folks at Peterson Pipes. It has been a year ago since I tried it and I remember liking it quite well. I liked it well enough to purchase another tin in the future. I remember it having a rather unique flavor that pacified my palate just fine...reminded me of Robert Lewis' Tree Mixture. This stuff, I'd say, is a cross betwee a Balkan and an English. Whatever, it's academic. I think this is an excellent blend and many find it exceptional. From the reviews, it looks like this mixture has satisfied many pipesters, including myself. This mix is as good or better than most blends of this genre. I'm e pluribus unum on Old Dublin...one of many who liked this blend. Sampled in a size 2 Stanwell.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Piper@thegates (20) 2010-12-05 Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Old Dub has been one of my favourite blends for quite some time and I dare say will remain so. A medium English with just the right amount of Latakia. Smooth and with an easy slowish, cool burn which continues to the end of the bowl, Old Dub provides the perfect, satisfying smoke. Old Dub has a good amount of Latakia but the additional ingredients of Va, Cavendish and in particular the Oriental do not allow the Lat to hug centre stage. A well balanced, flavourful blend which provides a satisfying even smoke. Highly recommended.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Dallas Roger (2) 2010-11-19 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
One of the few blends available today that still has the appeal to me that the great tobaccos of old had. No one tobacco dominates, they join in a symphony of cool, heady flavor. Stays true to the bottom of the bowl, doesn't get funky. Smokes great in any pipe, no matter the diameter. Makes me yearn for the days when all the great blends were still made on the East side of the Channel.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note lordnoble (4) 2010-05-16 Medium Very Mild Full Tolerable
OK. For starters, my opinion should be taken from the standpoint of a person new to pipe smoking. But in this, I think it could help those who are in my shoes.
I bought a tin based on the reviews here. I cracked the tin and...WHEW! Not a smell I associate with pipe tobacco. It's hard to describe, but it was pungent. Not the sweet smell of Cavendish I prefer.
The first bowl was... interesting. It bit my tongue, tasted strong, and I failed to find anything to make me want to have another bowl.
I went back a few weeks later to see if I could find something I missed in the first bowl. Maybe it was too wet or something... Second bowl was OK for the first half of the bowl. Then it failed me again. I couldn't finish it.
Again, I may be new to smoking, but this isn't for me. At least not yet. Perhaps I'll find some endearing qualities over time..
UPDATE 8/16/11: OK, I'll freely admit that maybe I should've stuck with the familiar when I first tried this blend. Not for someone with no previous smoking history (of anything). I wasn't prepared for this level of complexity or the aromas from this blend. Granted, I'm sure a year of aging has helped this blend mellow some, but it was like smoking a different blend altogether. The orientals really sing in this blend, and the latakia adds some depth. It won't be a regular smoke since the room note isn't a crowd-pleaser by any stretch, but I smoke this for MY enjoyment. If I want other people to like me, I'll smoke a nice aromatic like 1888 Mid Day or Mac Baren Vanilla Flake. If I'm looking for a blend to sit back and contemplate, this is one that I will reach for again.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Tee-dub (48) 2010-04-16 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
I will always have a soft spot for Old Dublin, for it was this blend that converted me to the briar. This is why men smoke pipes.
The tin note slapped me in the face with peat moss and something strong and salty and, after a bit of drying, smelled even better.
Old Dublin is deep, rich, dark, smoky, and sweet, and has in the background a sort of briny and savory quality. I found the flavors are fascinating and complex, rich but subtle, and command the smoker's attention; a faint salty tang can just be detected behind the dark earthy sweetness. The Latakia is sometimes in the background, and comes and goes, but is always there, yielding a nice round, peaty fullness.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note The Persian Slipper (30) 2010-03-17 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Simply supurb tobacco. Unlike most of Peterson's blends, this doesn't bite if you puff it liberally. I find the combination of the latakia, turkish, virginia, and cavendish tobaccos to be an excellent combination. It is delicious in the extreme and I find myself waiting with baited breath to have another bowl of this fine leaf. Recommended for everyone who has ever put a tobacco pipe to their lips.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note pipesmoker33 (18) 2010-02-15 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong
I have been looking for an English Blend that is not too overwhelming and I found it here.I really love this one. For anyone who is looking to make the switch to English give this a shot. The Latakia is there, but not too powering.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Monopod (24) 2010-02-02 Medium Medium Medium Strong
What promises this tobacco made from the tin. Smells just right, not overwhelming with Latakia, other tobaccos to carry and support it. I started smoking many years ago, and a workmate recommended Four Square Blue, which I really enjoyed even though a boy. I thought that I may have found a similar one, or perhaps just leaning towards Balkan Sobranie.
The taste and burn on lighting up still held promise, then ... the chemical tingle and burning. Oh please let me be wrong....maybe I shouldn't have cleaned my teeth before, maybe not that blend of tea ..
All hopes dashed to pieces. Sore throat,numb tingling tongue.Another one added to my never again list I'm afraid.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Tom Bombadill (102) 2010-01-17 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
This is Peterson's entry in the great Latakia derby and I really enjoy it. I should note that I am reviewing one of the new "blue" tins. The tobacco smells nice in the tin and the roomnote is that of the classic burnt-out campfire. The taste is a balance of the latakia and virginias with the smoothness on the bottom which I presume is the cavendish. This is a very mild latakia blend. The latakia is pronounced throughout but not overpowering. If you like latakia but like something different than a super strong latakia blend this is a nice mellow chage of pace. First class smoke.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note eamonclever (45) 2009-12-23 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
I love the english mixtures as much as I like pure va tobaccos of SG & Rattray.It is always a pleasure to smoke some peterson flakes & it is a must to have OD at home as well. There is one thing I do not really understand in connection with the tins - here we see the new profile of the tins I only get the old fashioned boxes, even when I buy it at the Dublin store.Does anybody knows the reason for this? Anyway this is a first class tobacco, ribbon cut, perfect moisture to smoke it out of the tin. I prefer medium & xl pipes to get as much out of the mixture as possible. It burns easy, stays lit with only one char light, no problem to smoke it down to the bottom. Gives you good cake, so it is good to break in a new pipe, but I would not say there is much of a ghost in your pipe, as you might get smoking say condor. The problem with room note & acceptance - well everyone who smokes english mixtures knows what others might think about the tobacco, some like it others don´t. Too me as someone stated here OD is the perfect answer to Dunhill 365 - I smoke them both, but OD is a tad more perfect in the mix of sweetness and nicotine.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Susanna Hoffs (74) 2009-12-01 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I'll smoke anything me. All depends on my mood and palate at the time.
OD to me smells and smokes like a dry summers evening camp fire set in the deepest of forests. I reckon this is what the Shire Hobbits of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-Earth would be smoking when they refer to 'Old Toby'!!
Really nice blend of tobacco and a good introduction to those who want to try a latakia/English blend. I'd recommend this one and Squadron leader, with SL being a tiny weeny bit sweeter (IMO), and OD on the stronger side as you get past half-bowl point.
Great break from the aro's..
Cheers again Peterson..
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Xeneize (275) 2009-04-23 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Wonderful tobacco, a true classic. Smoky, sweet, tasty... Everything you would expect from a high quality English mixture. Very well balanced, with no component eclipsing the others.
This also provides the perfect strength for my everyday needs and would make a great all-day smoke: very satisfying, never overlwhelming, no tongue bite and easy burning.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pseudo Nim (110) 2009-02-07 Medium Mild Medium Tolerable
Update 7th February 2009
I think I have been a little too cruel to OD, as I'm now into my third tin with another in reserve. Having been fortunate enough to procure 3 tins of 965, I can see the similarity, not a replica, but 3 stars better than nothing. As OD is easy to obtain, I will most likely keep at least a tin to hand, but not stock pile it.
Original 18th January 2009
Very Middle of the road, nothing exciting here, if you can't get hold of your usual Latakia fix, this will do. A harmless tobacco whose only saving grace is that it burns clean and well, sadly, I'm told this is one of the better Peterson tobacco's.
Would make a good introduction for someone wanting to try Latakia for the first time.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Skando (191) 2009-02-01 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I'm just continuing to clean my cellar up, and trying to finish some old tins left open.
Old Dublin is something bought five years ago or even more, still the "Made in Ireland" (Murray?) manufacture. About five bowls remaining, I have rehydrate to the minimum extent.
I have immediately realized the reason why I have never come through this again... too much plain and balanced, there is nothing of any importance happening. Oh, the weed is (was?) good quality, but no room enough between the players.
OD may be good for somebody and, if an english mixture can fit in the role of all-day smoke, OD suit the task. But not for me, thank You! Way too much expensive for that.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Dr.sadik (100) 2008-12-20 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
lighter version of night cap,,,the cavendish give it the sweet touch yet its a good english starter for latakia lovers i love this blend the most between its blender(peterson) other offerings,,full bodied and give long lasting smokey musty taste,,i used to smoke it daily in the morning before i went back to be a full time aromatic smoker,burn very well, considerable nic hit to it and have a special touch that reminds me of something standing in between squadron leader and night cap (strength wise).
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pipesmoking101 (62) 2008-10-12 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Upon opening the tin, one is greeted by a very attractive looking tobacco, with a ribbon cut combining shades of Bright Virginia to Black Cavendish tobaccos, & everything in between. The smell straight off the tobacco is of burnt savoury biscuits & light spice notes. The tobacco seemed extremely damp in the tin, but this did not affect the burning qualities, it burned cool & slow, but steady. The big puffs of thick blue smoke were extremely satisfying, & the taste was extremely pleasant, being (to my mind) the archetypal English blend, spicy, smooth, warming & rich. From first light, one knows that they are going to get a latakia treat, but the balance between the latakia & all the other tobaccos contained within (particularly the orientals & to a lesser degree the Cavendish) is executed expertly. The comparisons to 965 are justified (but please bear in mind that I have a pipe dedicated to English blends which has had a lot of 965 smoked in it - this is what I smoked the OD in also), but I would say that overall, I find this a deeper & more satisfying smoke. The depth of flavour & overall richness of the experience leaves me with more expectation of the next time, & it never fails to disappoint. Surpisingly, given the actual smoking experience is stronger thn MM965, this is somewhat lighter on the palette, & I find that my usual English blend cleansers of Tea, Water or clear Beers keep the pallette fresh whilst smoking this. This Tobacco is, I feel, a good all-day smoke, but is rather strong in nicotine, so should possibly be taken as an all-dayer with care. The room note is not particularly heavy, I would say in it's room note - like it's flavour - it is 'typically English', as such, most pipe smokers will love it, most non-smokers will not (It will leave your domicile slightly more funky than 965, though). I have given this smoke 3 out of 4, as the system allows to rate whole numbers only, but I would - if I had the option - give it 3.5 as I do like it so. As of yet in my pipe smoking ventures, I have only given 5 stars to plugs & flakes, maybe I have a fetish for the more unusually presented tobaccos & the ritual that goes with preparing them, or maybe I just haven't found THE perfect English blend yet. Either way, I'm gonna have some fun finding out. The search continues...
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Laudante (29) 2008-07-23 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Many years ago, this was my first English Blend, and it works great for that purpose, as well as Davidoff´s Royalty. Now I think there are more exciting blends, but this one is very consistent and pleasant.
UPDATE 2015: After 7 years of trying "more exciting" blends I´m coming back to smoke regularly these two I mentioned here with great delight. Back to basics is good. Great quality.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note SirShaggy (28) 2008-07-07 Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I really enjoy Old Dublin. It seems to be very satisfying to me. I do not/have not smoked this all day, but really enjoy it now and again. I'd say I smoke this one a few (3-5) times a week. I have a GBD Dedicated to Old Dublin and most likely always will. I only wish it was cheaper, I'd buy it more often. They taste is mild but full bodied. It is not harsh, does not bite and seems very satisfying to me. I don't get any musty smell from it and the Latakia is very mild. I get some flavor out of this but really can't pin it down. I am just not sure what I taste. I give this 4 stars for sure!
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Latakia (70) 2008-05-20 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Not bad but not enough latakia if that is what you are looking for. A nice mild smoke preferably one for the first of the day. I like cavenish mixed with latakia. Will smoke a few more bowls before gifing it a final rating...nothing really sticks out.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Loboatomy (40) 2008-05-20 Medium Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Tried this for the first time tonight. My father had smoked this a few years ago once with one of his buddys and wound up procuring a tin of it about 6 months ago which remained unopened until tonight. We cracked the can open (after much struggling, I may add...)and were met with one of the most delectable fragrances I have ever smelled. English--read Latakia--but with a spicy something else and a bit of sweetness too...
Moist in the can, I grabbed a nice pinch and held it in the palm of my hand for a minute or two before packing it. First pack too tight do I had to dig it out and try it again. Dad packed his into this absurd churchwarden and I into a nice rusticated Kaywoodie bent that has recently been broken in and thinly caked with Prince Albert.
Initial light sent rollicking notes of latakia aflame and required one tamp and a followup light. The latakia shines forth, not too oppresively though, and it gives the nicely balanced virginia and cav to mingle in and out. By the end of the first quarter you can really start to taste the oriental as the latakia burns itself off. Mind you that although the latakia is stated to be Cyprian, it seems to be of the silky Syrian variety, not the rougher Cyprian stuff you sometimes encounter in cheaper blends. Spicy and a little bit sweet with a touch of salt from the oriental, a kaliedoscope of flavors wafts forth, reminding me of freshly baked gingersnaps or maybe even baked ham (I know it's an odd description). The stoving continues and the deeper tones of the virginia come out along with the oriental which has reached it's flinty, spicy creschendo just after mid bowl. I finished the bowl with the virginias and the cav doing their decrescendo when all of a sudden theres this puff or two of nice, spicy latakia (perhaps I unevenly packed) and the bowl is over--waning out of flavor and putting out only a thin grey smoke. I tip the bowl out and a nice white ash followed by a fingertip of fairly dry dottle (mostly unburnt) tumbles out.
Similar in many ways to The Solent Mixture by MacBaren, but stronger on the latakia and a bit more purposeful. Not bad at all, it seems to have a bit of a "Balkan" character which is (to me) almost akin to Dunhill's Aperitif, but sweeter and ultimately more enjoyable.
I'm one who enjoys the Danish type of cavendish/American burley smokes with only the occasional English/Balkan/heavy latakia thrown in a few times a week, but I think I'll probably buy a can of this and add it to my rotation.
All in all, pretty good stuff.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note PipePaladin (78) 2008-02-09 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
I felt patriotic so I said I should give it a try as it has some Greek leafs from Xanthi.. A good Oriental blend and milder than the strong Early Morning. I think its easier to smoke this one early in the morning than the Dunhill one.. A quality blend! In addition, I think that those that are not into orientals would actually like it for its mellow cavendish and gentle spicy proportions..
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note constantsmoker (65) 2007-01-16 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
A hearty tobacco in the 'English' vein. A nice dose of Latakia and an excellent interplay with the Oriental and yellow Virginia. Not over-powering: a pleasurable, balanced blend. Enjoy!
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Philo Beddoe (180) 2006-12-23 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Now this is a proper light English! I have been searching for a light, afternoon English blend and this is it. Upon opening the tin I smelled the spicy orientals and rich Latakia and my hopes were high. The tobacco is loose cut and packs well, it lit easy and provided a satisfying smoke.
I have been disappointed by many light English tobaccos, because they usually lack the flavor I desire in an English blend. I am ready to sacrifice strength and some amount of heft but not flavor. Old Dublin does not disappoint.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Sasquatch (81) 2006-12-09 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Old Dublin was a nice surprise for me - a "real" English from Peterson. I cannot stand their Irish Oak or Sherlock Holmes, but I'm glad I tried this one. It's a medium English, and one step off the exact middle of the road with the addition of the Basma.
One of the other reviewers called this Frog Morton on the Town's older brother and that's apt. OD is stronger in nicotine, fuller in flavour, and a bit less sweet and a bit more spicey. A solid entry in the category, and a tobacco that a guy can't really complain about, even if it's not absolutely dazzling. As always from Peterson, leaf quality is really high and moisture content is just a tad high right off the bat.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Spike (296) 2006-11-17 Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable
11/27/2004: I don't smoke this that often as I am mostly smoking flakes these days. When I did favor the Virg.-Oriental-Latakia blends I refer to as English types this is a very good one. If it was the only English I could lay hands on it would do nicely. There are a lot of fine competitors out there though so I must down rate this to three-and-one-half of four stars.
11/17/2006 Update: The Basma saves it from two stars. Haven't tried the non-Irish version yet.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note flaminbill' (57) 2006-11-03 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable
This just tastes unrefined to me: rough and harsh if you will. It's not that it is a bad tobacco, there are just many latakia/oriental blends that I like much better e.g., McClelland 5125, Penzance, Pirate Kake, etc.
I tried this in a Savinelli Punto Oro and a Peterson Emerald. Perhaps I just have not found the pipe that matches this blend. At times it seemed promising, but then just went flat.
I only smoked this blend on my ride home from work. Maybe the conditions weren't right. But after 18 or 20 bowls, I will pass.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Captain Pete (83) 2006-08-17 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
First of all, I don't know what it is about a lot of the reviews. It seems like a lot of English professors out there, so I'll be more to the point. I found this blend at the local tobacconists' while in the process of seeking out a good "anytime" English blend. I wanted something that was flavorful, but not so (as you professor types would say) "thought provoking".
Old Dublin fits the bill for me. The smoky Latakia smokes cool, and the sweetness of the Virginias isn't too pronounced. There are several other, nearly indeciferable, flavors that come through. But, everything is well balanced. The thing I like most about this blend is that it tastes the same at the bottom of the bowl as it does at first light. Many of you may think this is boring, but I don't. I've tried too many blends that give me weird flavor surprises halfway through a bowl, so I find a consistent flavor a big plus.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note RCUSElder (244) 2006-04-17 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
Recently tried the new batch from the new blending house which I suspect is Danish... It is close, but the original is much smoother and fuller. Maybe age has something to do with it. I will look for old tins of this, but more than likely will not be purchasing the new tins...
To be respectful of the "Irish", I won't call this an english blend. Its "geographical" influence is noticable though. There is nothing in this blend that is outstanding for this genre, but is what I would call an "old faithful" blend. It smokes well in any pipe, especially Peterson's. It has a good medium complex flavor. I find that it leaves a very pleasant aftertaste in the mouth. It is smooth enough to smoke all day. In SoCal where I work and live, you can find this in just about every tobacco shop for a very reasonable price (6.95-8.95 a 50 mg. tin). So if you are in doubt what to buy, this is a trustworthy blend. It could be compared to Germain's "King Charles", but with a little more complexity. Enjoy....
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note dualkarnain (75) 2006-03-28 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
As I smoke a bowl of this while writing this review, I appreciate the fragrance of this tobacco- pinecones and cactus juice with a faint stain of berry jam.
It is a good break now and then from the latakia, burley, VA/Periques. It's best when I open up my cabinets with no idea of what I am going to smoke. I pour over the labels of the mason jars and make my selection.
It's flavorable. It's easy. It's alright.
I won't buy a second tin, however.
At first light it had promise of being quite the tobacco. Now I suspect some insidious alchemical process is in place to hide and redistribute Patrician waste.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note BigSwede (80) 2005-07-08 Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I came to this blend for a transition. I'm a burley (non-aromatic) smoker, but wanted an english that I might keep on hand. This is definitely NOT one of those english blends that grabs you by the lapels and shakes you; it's more a middle of the road, soft and mild blend that smokes like a dream. I'm on my third tin and I'm enjoying this more and more. It loads and lights easily, smokes evenly throughout the bowl without any suprises or letdown at the end. It leaves very little dottle and a dry pipe. It's my staple for after breakfast. If you crave the "big" latakia taste, this won't do it. If you wish for something more low key and of good quality, this fills the bill.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note sasha (228) 2005-07-07 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
For the price you pay it (at least here in Italy) you would deserve a much better tobacco. This is watery, very average, I could number dozens of better and lower-priced tobaccos on the market. Really a disappointment.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Mephisto (32) 2005-04-22 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Unnoticeable
This is my second favorite of the "english" blends after Sqadron Leader some may not consider it a true english blend however I feel it is still very much in that category.It just has a different more midle of the road feel. Midle of the road for me is good. I think it is a good regular. I have tried this in two ways, first a very aged tin ( the thing was rusty ) this was smooth and very well blended taste a real pleasure. And a new tin. The new tin is a bit sharper not as blended and soft but still quite good. I have found that getting a stock of tins and letting them age for a lesser amount of time will obtain very close results to the first very aged tin as long as care is taken to not keep it in a cool but not too cold place place. I like this kind of softer cool english blend it is a nice companion for working or thinking. It is clean feeling and smokey.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Steerpike (60) 2004-07-20 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
A lighter Latakia blend, thoroughly enjoyable, particularly if its too hot a day for a fuller English mixture to be enjoyable. The tin aroma is a campfire smokiness, with a spicy note, very pleasant. It lights easily has an enjoyable, quite complex flavour, all of the ingredients are carefully balanced, and the aroma is light and spicy. It contains a bit more virginia than most tobaccos of this sort, which aids lighting and gives it a pleasant background sweetness. It may be a little on the moist side when new, but allowing it to air for a while cures this, and allows it to burn very completely, leaving a fine white ash. I would recommend this to pipesmokers keen to try out an English mixture, as it is not as overwhelming as some of its relatives, but displays all the complexities that these blends can have.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note tslots (8) 2004-05-15 Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
I've triend this for awhile now in a variety of large and small pipes and must say that I like all aspects of this tobacco. The color spans the spectrum from light brown to black ... it is fairly well chopped up which makes pipe loading easy, yet it does not burn excessively hot ... the tin aroma is great with a nice dose of Latakia coming through the sweeter Black Cavendish and Orientals ... it burns well and does not contain excessive moisture ... and it leaves me with a very pleasent aftertaste.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Noorrmm (193) 2004-01-27 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable
Appearance: Nicely assorted mix of light to dark colors, in a medium width ribbon cut. Moisture content about average. Did not retain moisture long, ergo no PG.
Aroma: Excellent nose. A noticeable fermented sweetness from the Virginias, nutty spiciness from the Oriental (maybe Basma), and an ample smokiness from the Latakia (Cyprian of course).
Packing: The ribbons pack easily in any pipe from group 3 through group 6. No particular care needed to get a uniform pack from smoke to smoke.
Lighting: Lighting was relatively easy, occasionally one match was enough.
Initial flavor: All the flavors jump right up and almost shout for attention, sometimes all at once, sometimes one at a time. Nice medium to slightly full English/Oriental flavor and good complexity. Good balance of Virginia sweetness, with the Orientals and Latakia.
Mid-bowl: The blend settles down nicely into a well behaved flavor with regular nuances as one of the components dominates for a moment. Cool and mellow on the palate, unless dramatically over-puffed. No gurgle unless smoked too hot.
Finish: Burns cleanly to a gray-white ash, with little intensification of flavor. Little or no increase in harshness at the end.
Summary: Another lovely English blend to add to your cellar. Definitely recommended for the guy who is not a Latakia junkie, but who likes good balance.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Pounder 5000 (178) 2003-11-06 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is Peterson's best blend IMO. The excellent black cavendish gives this run of the mill Scottish blend a nice rich boost. The flavoring, although very subtle, almost remided me of the way a pumpkin spice candle smells. The Latakia is not as heavy as some blends, but definitely makes its presence known. I enjoyed this with a pint of Beamish Stout, and felt very Irish indeed! With no bite and no Latakia slap in the face, I think this would be a good beginner's introduction to Scottish blends.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Danno (102) 2003-06-27 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
I enjoy Old Dublin. I smoke it in a huge Peterson, with a pint of Stout for the quintessential Irish experience. Yes, it appears to be an English blend. No, it won't replace 965. Smokes cool, when not rushing and provides enough nicotine to keep me enthused. I believe this was the first Peterson blend I ever tried, and I admit I did find the black cavendish to be somewhat off-putting at first, however now I feel it gives an overtone of balance to the orientals and latakia. An excellent introductory "English", especially for those who don't find Frog Morton very exciting.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note bumbum (20) 2003-04-12 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant
A sound tobacco, cosisting of Latakia, Virginia, Cavendish, Latakia, Greek Oriental, and, maybe, a tiny dash of Perique. For a pipe-smoker who prefers tobaccos with a lot of Perique in them (as I do), I consider this tobacco harmless, but very fragrant. In the other end of the scale of strength of the traditional English mixture types you findd "Blue Queen", which I definiteely prefer to "Old Dublin".
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Exedwardsguy (11) 2003-01-17 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Old Dublin is a blend that seems to smoke down to achieve a sort of equilibrium between all its components. The quality of these components is very high. The ribbon cut is consistent without a bunch of stray trash and this lends to a nice cool burn. On opening the tin, moisture content is appropriate and both visual and olfactory differentiation of each component is quite easy.
The leprechauns who must make OD use the virginia and TC as a canvas to display the subtle sweetness of the oriental and the smokiness of the latakia, which hang in the room with delicious abundance and take this writer over the hills and far away - but the spell lasts only for the first 1/2 to 2/3 of the bowl. Then the magic is over. Still, it is no struggle to the bottom of the bowl - the burn is predictable and there's no gurgling or drama... just a sense that the party's over. And a fine gray ash.
I enjoy the rush at he front end so much I don't mind the boredom that ensues. I would recommend OD to anybody wanting to try an (Irish) English blend for the first time, or a burley smoker wanting to take a holiday.
Respectfully submitted 1/17/03.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note BostonPipe (83) 2003-01-11 Medium Mild Medium Tolerable
A nice overall change of pace blend. Nothing really exciting. Some decent taste, a mild to medium room note. I find it to be a "working" smoke, for when one is puttering around the workshop, or doing yard work. You know it is there, it is pleasant, yet unobtrusive. This is not one of my sit-back and experience it blends. O.K.
Nobody has rated this review yet.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Grundie (26) 2002-10-21 Medium Mild Mild Pleasant
If your tastes in tobacco are middle of the road, then you will like this tobacco.
Take a good quality, but uninspiring virginia tobacco, add a bit of Latakia for some body and some cavendish for some aroma and there you go. You end up with a fairly middle of the road tobacco that should suit most tastes.
The problem with this is that it is boring, very boring. There isn't enought Latakia to satisfy the Lakaia lover, nor enough cavendish for the cavendish lover and the virginia is just plain dull.
It's not a bad tobacco, far from you can tell the ingedients are good quality, I just think that the blenders have made the mistake of trying to create a tobacco to suit multiple tatses and I don't think that is possible.
In it favour is it's cool burning and very mild nature. The tin insert suggests it would be a good beginners tobacco, that I would agree with, but there is little to keep the interest of an experienced pipe smoker.
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