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John Cotton's Double Pressed Latakia

Many people who enjoy English and Balkan blends will buy them and age them for months or even years to take the "edge" off the Latakia flavor, and also to let the Virginias become a bit sweeter. With John Cotton's Double Pressed Latakia, a lot of that effort has already been done for you. It starts out as a flake that consists of smoky Cyprian Latakia, select ripe Virginias, fragrant Orientals, and a bit of Burley to add even more body. Then the aged flakes are fully rubbed out and allowed to breathe for weeks. Then the tobacco is put back into a press and formed into a crumble cake. The second pressing helps to mellow the Latakia and deepen the other flavors for a truly harmonious result. This isn't a "lat-bomb" by any means. The balance of John Cotton's Double Pressed Latakia is just about perfect if you don't like getting bowled over with smokiness.

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Overall Rating4.87 out of 5 Based on 15 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “John Cotton's Double Pressed Latakia”

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5 out of 5
Very nice tobacco. Not harsh
Very nice tobacco. Not harsh or overbearing at all. Enjoyed it daily for about 7 days. Would recommend it to anyone who likes English tobaccos and I will purchase more for my cellar
5 out of 5
Skokie and smooth.
Skokie and smooth.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavor
Excellent flavor and quality as promised. I’m a beginner and I really enjoyed this kind of tobacco.
5 out of 5
Good smoke. Kinda light for
Good smoke. Kinda light for lat
4 out of 5
Good smoke
This is definitely a nice quality tobacco. It was a little rough on the tongue at times, but overall, very nice.
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J. Cotton's Double Pressed Latakia
This is a very slow burning, dense, lat/balkan blend. It's rich and definitely something a lat-lover would enjoy! Similar to a few G.L. Pease blends, Spark Plug and Gashlight.
5 out of 5
This is a very delightful Latakia blend. It is subtle and can be an all day blend. Burns to a fine ash.
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5 out of 5
Excellent latakia blend
This stuff is one of my favorite latakia blends. Yes its latakia, but a whole lot more. I like blends that have interesting multiple dimensions to them and this is one. It's not sweet like an aromatic by any stretch, but it's definitely not one dimensional latakia either. Just....complex and interesting. And to me, super flavorful.
5 out of 5
A new standard from Standard Tobacco
The mature, mellow flavors achieved by this treatment of the tobacco is spectacular.
4 out of 5
Rich and wonderful
As a long-time smoker of English and Orientals, I recently discovered this unique blend from John Cotton. It is pretty pungent and strong smelling, but if you like those unique fragrances, you will like this.
5 out of 5
Absolutely awesome!
Absolutely awesome!
5 out of 5
No locker room here folks
I am new to pipe smoking and still trying to find my feet as to what I like and don't like. The first few Lat's that I tried were strong and overpowering to me and honestly tasted like a locker room smells after a big game, nasty. On suggestion I bought a tin of JC's Double Press and off the bat I knew that this was one I would be back for time and again. I don't often leave reviews but this one I feel strong enough about to do so. Now I need to find it in bulk.
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Very nice
I'm very fond of this tobacco and find it smooth and easy on the tongue. I've no previous experience with a cake this thick and am unsure as to moisture needs to be added to it occasionally.
5 out of 5
Hmmmm, what a surprise! ;)
Latakia is my all-time favourite baccy, I smoke it neat and also use it in my own blends. Wow! I just received my first 3 tins of JCDPL and couldn't wait to get cracking! Popped the tin open and was amazed there wasn't the "Lat Whack" I was expecting. Into the pipe, and away we go! Burns beautifully, and I was impressed by the smoothness. The Lat has certainly been tamed, and I think I would recommend this one to those pipe-smokers who can't stomach the intensity of full Lat, but enjoy the smokey aroma, and the subtle flavours. (…and don't forget, you can always add more Lat to ginger it up a notch! ;)
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