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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Smells richly Oriental. There is a large amount of Turkish leaf, but not very much Latakia. When lit, it is likely to scare women and little children.

[Note: for the big mac daddy of all Oriental tobacco posts, go here: Balkan Sobranie
If you love Turks, you have loved Balkan Sobranie mixture. Yenidje, Djubec, Smyrna, Samsoun - it's all good.]

William P. Solomon

This famous mixture was originally blended for a Presbyterian minister in Scotland - hence the title of this post. Presbyterians are dour and conservative people, not given to excess. At least in public. This blend betrays the minister in question to be a degenerate orgiast - hence the title of this post.

Well, maybe not actually given to orgies. But extremely self-indulgent. Decadent even. He lived very well, judging by the luxurious quality of this Balkan-style blend. After sticking this in your pipe, it is only natural to suspect him of secret vices or public-school dormitory perversions.

The Turkish element dominates, nicely supported by good Virginia and a smidge of Latakia. There is some fire-cured Kentucky, which augments the smokiness. It is a very enjoyable tobacco.

It is no longer made in Britain but in Germany.

[Dieser vorzüglich Tabak wurde in der zeit um 1910 eigens und ausschließlich für den Geistlichen Dr. John White, einem Würdenträger der Schottishen Hochkirche, gefertigt. Er machte Stanley Baldwin, - Britischer Premierminister in den Jahren um 1923 and später - mit dem Tabak bekannt. Dem Earl Baldwin schmeckte die Mixture so gut, daß er regelmäßig damit beliefert wurde. Er machte auch den Vorschlag, den Tabak PRESBYTERIAN MIXTURE zu nennen.]

The only problem is that it is tinned very moist. It takes quite a bit of time to dry it to smoking level. Having aired it well, close the tin tightly and set it aside for a few days before lighting up, in order that the flavour elements stabilize and re-distribute through the tobacco.

Smoke this while you are young and dashing. Or at all ages, if you are a rake.

Was the minister perhaps on the board of a girls reformatory? Canes and birches, oh lordy. A guilty pleasure. Wear a hair shirt while indulging.


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  • At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So what you're saying is, that this is the perfect mixture to smoke when plotting to rape goats or seduce fresh-faced young widows, right?

    Über kül, düde.

  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please describe what this man of the cloth does with the school boys. We can pretty much figure out what he did with the bad girls already.

    The British and corporal punishment - a match made in heaven.

    ---Grant Patel

  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger Spiros said…

    You now what we're missing here? Any reference to beavers, that's what.

  • At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Beavers are gods.

    ---Grant Patel

  • At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bow down and worship the beaver.

    ---Grant Patel

  • At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You will fear in trembling awe the might tail!

    ---Grant Patel

  • At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Of the beaver. That is.

    ---Grant Wombatel

  • At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You irreligious basterds!

  • At 8:41 AM, Anonymous emphatically amphibious said…


  • At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Texas fruit cake.

    I... am a gorilla!

    ---Grant Patel

  • At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Presbyterian Mixture, by William Solomon, is even riper with Turkish,
    read here:

    Oh wait, that is here.

    Just whip me, will you. Smack smack!


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