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Hearth & Home Marquee Series Viginia Memory #10 Pipe Tobacco evokes remembrances of a favored old blend. We use sweet yellow flue-cured tobaccos, rare and fragrant Orientals and earthy maduro cigar leaf for a rich and flavorful experience.

BrandHearth & Home
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByPipes & Cigars
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsCigar Leaf, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging2oz tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
3.5
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Lit a Kia Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lit a Kia (35)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I can't improve on Trumpetboy's description of the tin in his 2012-01-24 review. Very light in color, very subtle aromas.

The stuff comes quite dry and reminded me of Semois in that regard. Just pack, stuff and go; no dry time or fancy loading method is required. Also like Semois, it burns a bit fast. So it's a great choice if you have limited time for a smoke; otherwise, be prepared to use a large bowl or smoke more than one. Some of the maduro leaves are chunky, but a quick roll in the fingers will crunch them down to size.

It lit easily and no relights were needed. The smoke was surprisingly think, rich and cool for a yellow VA. I got some really enjoyable flavors from the orientals, and everything played nicely together. There's enough cigar leaf for a distinctive cedar note to pop its head out now and then. I think you'd really have to push this to risk tongue bite, and I'm still not sure it's possible, as the sugar levels seem low in comparison to other yellow VAs I've smoked. My one point of disagreement with Trumpetboy is the nic punch. I sure felt this one, but it sounds like he's been at this longer than me. :)

This would be a great intro to VA-based blends for someone who's not too sensitive to vitamin N, imo. And while I'm not an every-day (much less an all-day) smoker, this would be an easy all-day smoke, as it leaves very little behind. I also agree with Trumpetboy that this should be an excellent hot-weather smoke; plan to put it it into the summer lineup with McClelland's Drama Reserve and Tudor Castle. Should make for a very tasty mosquito repellent!

If you prefer a heartier VA blend (a VaPer like Escudo, for example), you might find this one a bit too light in its loafers. But in this reviewer's opinion, it's another solid offering from Russ Oullette.

Pipe Used: large cob

2 people found this review helpful.

Trumpetboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Trumpetboy (13)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm very pleased to be the first to review this mixture. Back in the day, I was a big fan of Sobranie Virginian no.10. It was one of my " go to " baccys at any time of day, and I found it especially nice in the summer, in the warm weather. Russ' new mixture, Virginia Memory #10, is aptly named in that I feel as if he's not trying to duplicate this tobacco, but inspire a memory of it. Upon opening the tin, I was struck by the very light, almost grassy appearance of this weed, and I must confess my first though was "what the..?". The tin aroma is fairly light and hay-like, with a very faint cigar aroma if you concentrate. The tobacco came fairly dry, so there is not much need to air it-- although, I must confess that I like to air all my tobacco and load pinch method from a paper rather than a tin. Upon lighting I was honestly surprised by the smoothness and "core" of flavor from such a lightly colored blend. This does take me back to the old no.10 in it's taste and fantastic smoothness. The N content is much lighter on than the original, but I'm really enjoying this! Great in a fairly largish bowl on a sunny afternoon with a good cold beer (sorry guys, I'm in Florida!) Easy on the palate, I think this is a fantastic very unique tobacco and the Trumpetboy highly recommends!!

2 people found this review helpful.