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Charatan FC1863 Mixture Pipe Tobacco 50g Tin (Dunhill BB1938) - End of Line

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Description

The Charatan FC1863 is a blend that has a full bodied, smooth, rich and balanced smoke. The clear smoky base is due to the premium quality of Latakia tobacco in this fine mixture. You can expect to taste woody, smoky, tannin and spicy.

This great range of Charatan pipe tobaccos has been created to replace the previously very popular Dunhill pipe tobaccos. These have been made to a very similar blend and should delight fans of Dunhill pipe tobaccos which have now been discontinued.

In 1863 Frederick Charatan, opened a shop in Mansell Street, London where he began to carve Meerschaum pipes. These got very popular very quickly and Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescott street. Here he began to make the briar pipes that made the name Charatan World famous. on the retirement of his father in 1910 Reuben Charatan took over the family business and the business was wholly owned by the Charatan family until 1960.

During the noughties, Dunhill tobacco of London, through the House of Edgeworth introduced a range of Charatan cigars, manufactured exclusively for the UK cigar smoker. However British American Tobacco (Dunhill Tobacco of London) made the decision in December 2016 to withdraw from the hand made cigar and pipe tobacco market in 2017.

 

Tasting Notes

This mixture is named 1992 to commemorate the inauguration year of Tor Imports. A selection of small Latakia leaves is used to impart the rich nutty flavour and aroma.  Bright oriental leaf from Macedonia is added for roundness.  To complete the blend, brown Cavendish tobacco, rich in natural oils and aroma is added.  A delightful fragrant smoke for the more experienced pipe smoker.

Flavour: 4
Strength: 3
Aroma: 3

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by H on Saturday 05 January, 2019
On bowl 3 of this, supposedly a replacement for Dunhill Dark Flake. Its not. The tin note is fruity, the Dark Flake is rawer, more tobacco. The flakes are similar in appearance, cut, thickness, length. Taste is also different, certainly a good quality but not as good as the Dunhill original. The start of the bowl hits you with a definite fruit flavour, not unpleasantly just assuredly. Halfway down the bowl the flavour fades somewhat reverting to a purer tobacco taste. The final shock to the palate is a subtle hint of vanilla just before the last few breaths. An enjoyable tobacco I found but certainly NOT Dunhill Dark.
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