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From P&C's website: Hearth & Home Virginia Memory is the first true flake in the Marquee Series. Flue-cured tobaccos from two continents are rolled, then pressed and sliced. There's a remarkable natural sweetness, and the flavor profile is the traditional hay and grass notes that one would expect from premium flue-cured tobaccos.

BrandHearth & Home
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByScandanavian Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Very Mild, Mild, Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant, Tolerable, Strong
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1728)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Hearth & Home - Virginia Memory (Marquee Series).

I'd planned on cellaring this one for awhile, but I was in the mood for a straight Virginia this morning and I opened a tin of Golden Glow to find it wasn't hitting the spot. Ergo, I opened this and it's only been in my stash for about three weeks. However, I think it would be a superb smoke in the summer so I might order a few more tins to add to my cellar!

Because and this site have the cut listed as just flake I was surprised when I removed the lid. It looks identical to Peter Stokkebye's Luxury Twist Flake. A nice surprise! Because the flakes are thin and of a perfect hydration it makes rubbing/filling easy as can be. But, the ease carries a paradox: use a gentle hand or the flakes can become very fine making the burn too quick. Try to keep them as chunky as possible.

As you'd expect it lights up without an issue and gives a very even, medium temperature, burn. Again, that's where the preparation's paramount: keep things chunky to prevent medium becoming warm. It's a 'fresh' tasting Virginia, there's no ripe, deep, nuances, it's all sharp citrus, sweet and grassy. That's why I fancy some for the summer: it'd be great in the sunshine paired with a fruity drink! The only negative is bite, but, I've had much worse.

Room-note: pleasant. Nicotine: quite mild.

Virginia Memory? A good blend for hot days! Recommended:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: One month

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6 people found this review helpful.

MDoftheNorth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MDoftheNorth (1)
Mild Strong Mild Strong

To my palate, this Virginia has an extremely strong vanilla/caramel/peach topping that borders on being sickly. As someone who simply doesn't like aromatic tobaccos, I was rather disappointed that none of the descriptions mentioned anything about the obvious syrupy aroma that completely overwhelms any tobacco flavors that might be hidden somewhere in the smoke.

I absolutely love the rest of the Hearth & Home line, but this was a huge miss. As always, YMMV.

Pipe Used: Vauen Country

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Lit a Kia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lit a Kia (69)
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

I mistakenly thought this was H&H Virginia Memory #10, a bone-dry Virginia with maduro leaf. Was quite surprised to open a Lakeland-like VA flake. Nice presentation, tightly rolled, thinly cut, fragrant. Fairly moist, used the old 10-20 sec microwave trick. Lit and smoked well with no relights needed. No dottle, no very little moisture. The flavor was nothing to write home about. Smoke stung the eyes a bit, which makes me wonder if there's not a pinch of perique? Almost zero nicotine hit.

Pipe Used: Pop's old leather-clad Longchamps

3 people found this review helpful.

Rene.Rene Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rene.Rene (1)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I'm fairly new to pipe smoking. And, although I'm developing my pallet to detecting the different tobacco leaves; I have to say, that this was a nice smoke. I may be wrong but I think there may be a bit of perique, and a light note of something pleasantly sweet.

Also, while savoring the smoke, aside from the note of perique and something lightly sweet, I was reminded of freshly baked French bread. Warm, tasty and well balanced.

Thanks, Hearth & Home. I will definitely stock up on this blend and try the rest of your blends.

Pipe Used: Briarworks, C51

Age When Smoked: 12 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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