This is supposed to be an aromatic English, but the vanilla and rum are applied so lightly, one has to search for them. To me, this is more of a mild English blend. The Latakia only shows up in a little wood and smoke. The grassy Virginias are good and the blend is mild, slow burning and smooth. This is a good all day smoke if you don't want to have to think about what you are smoking. It does need some airing time, but does not leave much moisture in the bowl. In 6 or 7 bowls, I have only needed one or 2 relights. I will keep this in my rotation.