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MATCH Presbyterian

Presbyterian Mixture is a classic blend for those who love Orientals and Virginia. One of the things that's shrouded in mystery is whether it contains Latakia, and we know for certain that it does, but in a very small amount - just enough to add a bit of floral smokiness. One of the problems is the cost. Well, you know that here at P&C, we can't leave well enough alone, so we're offering a much less expensive, but still very high quality alternative to Presbyterian - our very own MATCH Presbyterian. This light and tasty blend is made with top-notch Oriental and Turkish tobaccos, which are supported by fine, matured Virginia and just a whisper of Cyprian Latakia. Now you can enjoy that same exotic, but very gentle flavor at a mere fraction of the price of the original, so it can go from being an occasional treat to your everyday blend.

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Overall Rating 4.24 out of 5 Based on 25 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “MATCH Presbyterian”

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5 out of 5
MATCH Presbyterian
I found this tobacco blend very agreeable. I found it to remind me of Lane 1-Q only lighter , not as bold/strong. Very nice taste. This tobacco is gentle, and does not give a bite.
4 out of 5
NICE TOBACCO
Smokes nice. Had a little problem getting lite and did not notice the vanilla hint.
5 out of 5
Good entry to English
I have smoked many of the original blends of all types going back to 1967. But, I never had Presbyterian original. The match is kind of dry but it burns to a nice white ash. I find most PC blends do burn nicely and are not loaded with PG. This is a nice light smoke with a good back and forth between the Virginia and the Orientals with a little Latakia here and there. I was a big fan of the old Balkan Sobranie and Nightcap. I really like the lighter tastes in this match. This would be a good entry point for those wanting to try English Blends.
2 out of 5
Pass
I smoke Presbyterian Mixture several times a month...I'll keep smoking the real thing...this match wasn't for me
5 out of 5
Recommended
I'm becoming a huge fan of English blends and this one rates right up near the top. Very smooth, no bite, earthy aroma almost like fresh-cut hay. A great smoke for both morning and evening.
5 out of 5
Nice flavor.
This blend is fast on its way to becoming an everyday, all day choice for me. Smooth and light with a little bit of floral sweetness, decent amount of smoke and no bite. My current go-to is Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, but those two may have to duke it out to see which one takes the prize.
5 out of 5
Holy goodness
It's holy good. Never had the original, high prices keep me from gambling. But this is an incredibly good smoke independent of its closeness to the original. Orientals top-notch, flavorful and right up front with sweet Virginias. That faint whisper of latakia throughout is heavenly. Sweet and slightly smoky, mild enough to smoke all day, yet just the right strength to leave me satisfied. Probably won't ever try the original...I love this blend! And the price loves me.
5 out of 5
Fantastic blend
I took a gamble on this and felt like a hit the jackpot. This is now my favorite pipe tobacco. I have watched several review on YouTube and read all the comments left before me so the others can probably be more descriptive but for me everything is so perfectly blended with a natural honey sweetness then holds it all together, in a word, fantastic. My other fav is the University Dean. I think both ends of the English bookends covered and can stop buying other blends as these two are absolutely perfect. I won't even try the non Match blend of Presbyterian as this is exactly perfect
3 out of 5
Presbyterian Match is decent...
It smells akin to the original and the following are my thoughts: 1. It's much drier (Russ likes his blends drier) 2. Because it's drier, it burns easier and no drying time is required 3. Because it burns easier, it's a warmer than average smoke 4. Because it's warmer, pack it tighter and sip this match/blend 5. It has a tendency to be harsher than original 6. I like that it's close enuff to the original that it's an excusable alternative to the original - and much less expensive 7. The lat is more noticeable in this match than the original 8. Overall, it's a decent match blend, affordable, and worthy to keep around. I'll buy it in the future again most likely. Give it a try; especially if you think PM is too fussy and/or too expensive but like the taste.
5 out of 5
Remarkable
I recommend this without reservation to anyone who enjoys Orientals (or is a former Camel smoker). It is a light tobacco, but it packs a tremendous amount of flavor. Fights above its weight, as it were. Compares to Germains King Charles, Original Presbyterian and Peretti Tashkent and Oriental no. 40. Superb!!
4 out of 5
Good Product, Bad Planning
Got 2 ounces from P&Cs Pipe Tobacco of the Month club. Very nice. Seems almost identical to the real McCoy, if memory serves me correctly. I was going to get a pound at the special price, but P&C.C is sold out and not accepting orders. That is very frustrating, but the actual product is great.
3 out of 5
Not for me
Not really my cup of tea. Tried it in a few different briars, both large and small bowl. Could never get to consistently stay lit. When I could keep it burning evenly, flavor was mild - definitely notice the Virginias with just the slightest hint of Latakia.
5 out of 5
My morning smoke
Usually I enjoy heavy Latakia English blends. Match Presbyterian is milder on the smoky leaf and still a full flavored enjoyable smoke. Nice for my morning pipe with a cup of coffee. Pipes and Cigars delivers on time and my orders are always correct!
5 out of 5
The Smoke of Choice for this Presbyterian Elder
I have never tried the original Presbyterian. In fact, I only learned of it a few months ago. But as a teaching elder in a Presbyterian church you can imagine my excitement at the thought of smoking a blend called Presbyterian. So when I saw this match I figured it was the best way to see if would like the original. From everything I have heard this is almost a perfect match for the original. And at a fraction of the price. No need to move on. It smoked great. It has a subtle sweetness with no bite. Tolerable room note for my wife but a very pleasant one for me (she prefers when I smoke aromatics like Trout Stream). It also has very low nicotine which is a huge selling point for me. There is a very pleasant but subtle lingering smell that allows me to smoke on Sunday mornings before church without stinking up the pulpit when I preach but still lets me catch the aroma here and there throughout the morning. Its basically my new Sunday cologne. I will be ordering more and smoking this blend for a long time to come. I have heard this blend compared to Dunhill's Early Morning Pipe. I have smoked EMP quite a bit, but I much prefer this match. It smokes cooler, more consistent, less nicotine, and milder than EMP. And as a Presbyterian minister you can take my word on it.
5 out of 5
Recommended by this Presbyterian Minister
I have never tried the original Presbyterian. In fact, I only learned of it a few months ago. But as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church you can imagine my excitement at the thought of smoking a blend called Presbyterian. So when I saw this match I figured it was the best way to see if would like the original. From everything I have heard this is almost a perfect match for the original. And at a fraction of the price. No need to move on. It smoked great. It has a subtle sweetness with no bite. Tolerable room note for my wife but a very pleasant one for me (she prefers when I smoke aromatics like Trout Stream). It also has very low nicotine which is a huge selling point for me. There is a very pleasant but subtle lingering smell that allows me to smoke on Sunday mornings before church without stinking up the pulpit when I preach. I will be ordering more and smoking this blend for a long time to come. And as a Presbyterian minister you can take my word on it. Peace and Rest, Nick.
4 out of 5
Recommended by this Presbyterian Minister
I have never tried the original Presbyterian. In fact, I only learned of it a few months ago. But as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church you can imagine my excitement at the thought of smoking a blend called Presbyterian. So when I saw this match I figured it was the best way to see if would like the original. From everything I have heard this is almost a perfect match for the original. And at a fraction of the price. No need to move on. It smoked great. It has a subtle sweetness with no bite. Tolerable room note for my wife but a very pleasant one for me (she prefers when I smoke aromatics like Trout Stream). It also has very low nicotine which is a huge selling point for me. There is a very pleasant but subtle lingering smell that allows me to smoke on Sunday mornings before church without stinking up the pulpit when I preach. I will be ordering more and smoking this blend for a long time to come. And as a Presbyterian minister you can take my word on it. Peace and Rest, Nick.
5 out of 5
An old friend found
Years ago I was stationed at the 512th army base in Gunzburg, West Germany. In town there were a number of pipe stores and one sold a tin of International tobacco's Latakia blend. It was a mild blend and it could be smoked all day. I have been looking for it for years and now I have found the closest approximation to it.
4 out of 5
Great Match
Almost indistinguishable from Presbyterian, and at a great price.
5 out of 5
Mild english
Great blend will order more mild English smooth cool smoke great taste
5 out of 5
Excellent
Very smooth, even burning, and a true enjoyable smoke.
3 out of 5
Presbyterian
I think its ok if you prefer a lighter smoke.
2 out of 5
Not to my liking.
Glad I only bought 3 ounces. Didn't really care for the taste. A bit too spicy for me.
5 out of 5
A Perfect Match
Good stuff. Started strong then mellowed out.
2 out of 5
NOT mild
I bought 8oz of this because it said "mild." Maybe I am just wimp, but it is somewhat "bitety" to me. Definitely not mild. More like on the strong side of medium. To enjoy it I will try cutting it with mild cavendish. I am disappointed because it has the leaf I like. It is just too strong for me. The reviews of the original Presbyterian average out to medium, so it may be good match. However, I recommend that PC change the description from "mild" to "medium" so people like me won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Finally, the English blend I have been looking for!
For years I have been searching for a suitable English blend for those days when I don't feel like smoking an aromatic. Each one that I have tried has inevitably proven too harsh, too strong, too much bite. When I read the write up on this one, I decided to try one more time. When it arrived, it seemed rather dried out so I decided to re hydrate it with a mister of distilled water and then set it aside of a few days. When I finally got back around to trying it out, I thought "Well, here goes nothing." As you can probably guess from this build up, I was more than pleasantly surprised. It has a cool and complex smoke that has the flavor of an English blend without the typical bite. I think it has more of a nicotine kick than the current rating, but this one is a great all day smoke that I would recommend to anyone. As to the moisture issue, I think I happened to get the last of a batch or something. It certainly won't stop me from buying this one again as soon as my current stash runs out!