Newminster Ultimate English

Ultimate English

This is probably the replacement for Proper English, of which I have smoked pounds and pounds.  The cut is larger, nearly a ribbon, and there is a higher Latakia content, making this a fuller bodied smoke, but still without bite.  The oriental content is noticeably lower, though, so this doesn’t have the zip of Proper English.

English blends are in a crowded field.  You offer MacBaren’s Vintage Syrian, which is exceptional.  I don’t know the Lane offering.  Ultimate English does not stand out enough to recommend it very highly, but it is a fine English blend.

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