Review written independently for McGahey’s by Stevie B.
So, here we have Charatan Eventide, a blend which is claimed to replicate a monumental tobacco; Dunhill Nightcap, which has now been discontinued. Dunhill’s original was a long-time favourite of mine, and casts a big shadow. So, how does this fare after the demise of the original? Let’s have a look:
In keeping with the original, it isn’t a stertorous Lat Bomb. Sure, it’s a weighty smoke, with lots of flavour, but we’re not talking about an asperous, harsh, smoke. Like in Nightcap there’s a notable amount of flavour from the Perique. This gives the smoke more character and a fruity dimension on top of the heavier tasting Latakia. I say ‘heavier’ tasting Lat’ as that’s how is comes across: it doesn’t seem caustic like some of the varietals, but rich and full tasting. The Virginia acts like the ‘building blocks’ for this; it gives a platform, but the flavour is outweighed by the other two tobaccos. Although full in taste, it has a smooth quality. Like Nightcap, this carries a decent nicotine-kick and hasn’t got the best room-note. But we don’t smoke for the room-note! Also, like Nightcap, it burns impeccably; not fast, medium in temperature, producing a comfortable, bite free, smoke.
Charatan Eventide? A very good tobacco which will make my daily rotation; ironically, I always enjoyed Nightcap as my Morning Smoke!
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