Thank goodness Lord Alfred must be watching over the lands. 3 of the elder Dunhill tabacs have been re-released to the public. Ye Olde Signe, Dark Flake and 221-B Baker Street. The irony is that 221-B is only available in Europe while the other 2 are readily available in the states.
Ye Olde Signe is a richly fermented, straight Virginia in a fine ribbon cut. The process used to produce the tobacco creates a natural tea-like tin aroma and results in a natural-tasting tobacco that has a mellow sweetness and subtle aroma. In spite of the gentle flavor, this is a very robust blend best enjoyed after a meal. See for yourself why so many longtime Dunhill fans consider this one of their very finest.
Dark FLake Dunhill Flake’s bolder brother is once again available and offers a wonderful option for those who enjoy fuller-bodied, matured Virginias with a measure of zesty Perique. The brown and mahogany-colored flakes are easy to prepare in whatever method suits you. There’s a dark fruit sweetness to the tin note, along with hints of hay and tea. The flavor boasts a natural, toasty sweetness with tea, honey and a touch of white pepper. The flavor is richer than most Virginias, and the aroma is mellow and pleasant. But this is not a beginner’s blend. It is best enjoyed after a hearty meal when you have time to truly relax.
My Mixture 221-B Baker Street makes a triumphant return after a long hiatus. Nothing for beginners.
Top quality leaf is cut into a fine ribbon and produces a relatively mellow flavor and aroma, but make no mistake, this is a robust blend with plenty of strength. 221B Baker Street is strong enough to delight the Great Detective himself.