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MATCH Dunhill's BB1938

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About a year ago, we approached Dunhill about bringing one of their old favorites back to the market. It was a very smooth Latakia blend with red and bright Virginias that was sold only at the Dunhill stores. It's name came from the comment "smooth as a b___'s b____m". They told us that they couldn't use the name anymore, so bringing it back was off the table. Not to be deterred, we began doing research to recreate the blend, including acquiring an old tin for comparison. Then we found out that they were going to reintroduce the blend under the name BB1938 in Europe. We had spent too much time, effort, and expense to develop our blend not to release it, so we invite you to try Match - BB1938.

Due to recent regulations, this blend will soon only be available as a Pre-Built Blend Kit for you to become a master blender right in your own home. Each kit, once blended, will produce 8oz of MATCH-BB1938. More information on these kits will be available soon, thank you.

Overall Rating4.35 out of 5 Based on 26 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “MATCH Dunhill's BB1938”

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5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Packs well, perfect moisture content, stays lit. Good Smoke
5 out of 5
A delightful and smooth smoke!
5 out of 5
Comforting Smoke
Ordered two oz. of this to taste EMP Light is what I'd call it (EMP is my all-time favorite) It's very smooth (no pun). The latakia is singing backup very well I'm getting a pound. I can't wait to see what some cellar time will do to the VAs Great place to start trying English if you're curious
5 out of 5
Very smooth and balanced.
This is a very good and satisfying smoke. I can't judge it against the original, but only on its own merits. It is a smooth non biting tobacco mixture, with just enough latakia to make it interesting. I like the balance of this blend, and it's complexity. It's sweet, spicy and smokey, all in the proper proportions for my taste. The Virginia is the front runner in this blend, and the latakia while definitely present, is not overwhelming. The latakia is most prominent in the first quarter of the bowl, and then settles down to fill in as a supporting component. The Orientals add just the right amount of support, being interestingly spicy. Nicotine content is moderate. I can certainly understand why it was originally called Babies Bottom, because it is a very smooth smoke. It settles into the zone rather quickly, and provides a very satisfying smoke. It has always amazed me how challenging the ratio of Virginia, Orientals and Latakia (even slightly) in a blend, can have dramatic effect on the overall taste. Great job, Russ, two thumbs up for your efforts on this remarkable blend!
4 out of 5
Great job Russ !
3 out of 5
BB 1938
Another good tobacco
4 out of 5
Pretty good stuff....
...and you can't beat the price! I hope that the MATCH people will emulate "Durbar"...
5 out of 5
I found this to be a very good replacement for the old Savoys Babys Bottom. The original made a little light headed when I smoked it. I had can put away and gave it to a friend four years ago and he had the same experience with it. there is a difference between the new and the old.
4 out of 5
Good everyday pipe tobacco
Slightly less strong than Dunhill Early Morning tobacco. Still good.
5 out of 5
Love It ! My all day tobacco
5 out of 5
As good as the Dunhill tin and considerably cheaper..
4 out of 5
Match 1938
Smokes great and tastes very close to the original. Will definitely order more.
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B.B. 1938
I never had the original. Good overall blend. Lots of smoky Latakia flavor, very smooth and no bite. I’d say mild-moderate strength, could be an all day smoke
5 out of 5
Perfect Blend
A wonderful balance of flavor ... Latakia is there but doesn't overwhelm. You can smoke this one all day .
5 out of 5
One of the best buys for the money
This is a slow burning, rich, spicy tobacco that is great anytime and economical enough to enjoy everyday.
5 out of 5
Match BBC 1939
Just got BB1938. It was labeled bb1939.I smoked a bowl of this in a Ben Wade billiard and really enjoyed every puff. Was expecting negative results, but this was very smooth and pleasant. Normally smoke aromatics.I will definitely go to this blend with a cup of coffee morning or late night. Very happy.
5 out of 5
Who Knew?
I ran out of a couple of my favorite smokes, I had put this back in a mason jar a few months back when I received it. Bottom line is ' I really like this one, don't know what the original was like , but this is good , sweet, mellow tobacco, have just ordered more.
5 out of 5
Just as I remember it!
This is an excellent vintage Dunhill Match. Smooth, cool and tasty. Many years ago I used to smoke their My Mixture A11600, and this is very close to it. "BB" indeed!
4 out of 5
Better than BB
I have some of the remake of BB that Dunhill did, and this is much better. I have not tried the Dunhill BB1938 yet, but I know that this is better than just the regular BB that came out with a few years back. It is smoother and has a nice in the middle taste between Dunhills my mixture and their remake. Over all if this blend stays I'd be more than willing to keep it in the rotation.
1 out of 5
Dry, tasteless- much like I would imagine smoking pine straw would be like.
Dry, tasteless- much like I would imagine smoking pine straw would be like. Oh and I SO want to like it. Since I only smoke dunhill in the last few months, I notice a few major things about yall's blending tobacco and home blends. Compared to someone like Dunhill, the tobacco just doesn't have the same taste or smell, like the quality of the tobacco is no where near the same- of course that's also why dunhill is the only one I use daily (or ever). It's like comparing a halfway smoked and stale cigarette to a moist and aged Ashton cigar. Unfortunately, until that's remedied, I can't mix any of my own tobacco, because you're the only ones I know that sell plain blending tobacco, but you'll always have my dunhill business.
5 out of 5
I actually like the flavor
I actually like the flavor better on the Match than the Dunhill reissue. Good morning smoke.
5 out of 5
My goodness. i love this tobacco. simple and elegant. a little dry but that's OK with this English. sweet Virginias and Latakia. whats not to love!?
4 out of 5
Smooth smoke but slight bite if pipe kept in mouth. Used to be called Baby's Bottom hence the BB designation. Over all a pretty good smoke
5 out of 5
smooth as
My favorite English so far. Smooth and smoky without a strong oriental funk. Never had the original, but im sure i would really enjoy it as this is very good! two of the best things ever, virginias and latakia...
3 out of 5
Wow, an all day subtle but very full English. Great flavor without a hint of bite.
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Very mild
Very Mild I was unimpressed with this and after a few bowls bowls passed it on to a few friends that were in need.
Customer Testimonials
First off, I have never had " Dunhill Baby Bottom " pipe tobacco. P& had this on sale for $1.50 a ounce a few weeks back, so what the hell? I'll give it a try. I got 8 oz`s. and glad that i did. I have had many Dunhill`s pipe tobacco in my day, and never had a smooth, rich smoky pipe tobacco like this before. I`m telling you if this is what Dunhill made and sold in their pipe stores in the day? They should have made it to be sold world wide. This is the smoothness english pipe tobacco I ever had. I can smoke this all day from sun up to sun down.A very good pipe tobacco for the beginners of english, and a all day pipe smoker for the pro english pipe smokers in the world. P& keep up the great work on this " MATCH " tobacco.
AW of Corsicana, TX
A very distinctive English blend with the Virginias out front and a fair amount of Latikia. Had my mouth watering! Great job Mr. Russ!
TK of fairfield, OH
A great blend! Very similar to EMP, but a little softer and more in tune. Get this while you can at such a phenomenal price!
BH of Clendenin, WV
First off let say, this is quality stuff! Thanks P&c for the effort that goes into producing a new blend. I love Dunhill EMP but there are some mornings that it is just not quite enough to satisfy. Now enter the new BB1938 and is just perfect for the next level I want. This is good stuff not too weak and not too overpowering, just right!
CS of Orland, IN
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