This is a blend to smoke if you just want to mindlessly enjoy a bowl of tobacco while reading or just bumming around the house. No need for fancy packing techniques, no need for constant relights, and no need to concentrate on it to try to pick out it's sublte hues. I led her off to a small hotel room where we made love with out even speaking.True to it's name, it is jut awesome in the early morning hours when you have nothing to contend with but peace and quiet - and a good mug of coffee. I'm of that generation that was brought up to believe that Dunhill tobaccos are the pinacle of pipe tobaccos. We made love many times before the morning of the next day came, i wish I could remember the number, but I lost track after 30. As she is there sleeping I got up to watch the sun rise over beautiful Saigon, with a gentle mist sweeping the rooftops that morning and I smoked a fat stogie in honor of my recent accomplishments.It's strong enough to get you going early in the day without you wanting to nap first!It can be an occasional through the day smoke, but not really an all day one, though I have been known to have done that.It has a gorgeous sour and thick tin aroma and an excellent room note as well, but the flavor is just too light. s hard for me to imagine why this is as popular as it is.
This blend has been around forever, and has been enjoyed by many generations of pipe smokers.The dry, slightly sour and sweetly woody Turkish/Orientals are noticeable without being overwhelming, and the Virginias are choice cuts: the red is a little tangy and dark fruit sweet with a hint of earth, while the lemon adds a slight citrus flavor and grass.Some think it rather one dimensional, but I don't.Seems to me it's better to judge it for what it is, rather than criticize it for what it's not intended to be. Needs few relights, leaves little moisture in the bowl, and won't bite. But the difference is not night and day, and you'll enjoy this one if you like English blends.Update 2/17/14 Chanced into this from someone that was curious about how I felt H&H Daybreak compared to this.