The following is a review of William P. Solomon's Presbyterian Mixture I did on 2/24/06. My first impressions of this were much better when I smoked a tin of it for the first time in 1999 when I was living in Europe.
This fine tobacco originally had no name. It was blended before the first World War especially for the Very Rev. Dr. John White, sometime minister of the Barony Kirk in Glasgow and Moderator of the General Assembly in Scotland in 1929. He introduced it to Stanley Baldwin, later Earl Baldwin, Prime Ministerin 1923, 1924 and 1935. He liked it so much that regular supplies were sent down to him and it was he who suggested that it be called "Presbyterian Mixture".
Presbyterian Mixture - Ah, good ole presby...as a Reformed/Presbyterian what else should I smoke? Well, unfortunately the good doctrine I hold to does not translate to this being a good smoke...all we have in common is the name =). Now its not that this is awful weed...its, like others have said, very one-dimensional which is fine but its also bland, pretty darn bland.
For some reason my experience with this six years ago was much better, could be my taste development though. Anyway, it’s a cool tin and neat history behind this blend but I can take it or leave it. Its just ok, sadly so. I will polish off my tin then most likely leave it behind. =(