Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series)
The winning blend from the Chicagoland Pipe Show 2011. We're proud to introduce Black House. This blend is a tribute to a great tobacco of the past. Made for the 2011 contest it was judged to be the closest overall to the dark balkan-type mixture it was designed to emulate. For you Virginia Heads it's loaded along with Kentucky, Balkans, Turkish, and even a smattering of Black Cavendish.
|Brand||Hearth & Home|
|Blended By||Russ Ouellette|
|Manufactured By||Pipes & Cigars|
|Contents||Black Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia|
|Packaging||1.5oz Tin, 8oz Tin, Bulk|
Medium to Strong
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|MrPiper (15)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Very Full||Tolerable|
Blackhouse was a nice surprise. The ribbon cut was soft and at a really nice moisture level upon opening the tin. Simple to pack, I filled a blast rhodesion group 4 and after a solid light, the volume of smoke was uncommonly rich, as was the flavor.
The Latakia was mellow and the orientals were available from the time the match touched the bowl. The flavor density was consistent throughout the entire bowl and the smoothness of this blend was unlike any other I have ever tried. Blackhouse truly tasted like a blend that had been aging for years.
While smoking, I varied the pace significantly from very slow and deliberate to rapid and intense. Sincerely, I couldn't convince this tobacco to bite at any pace of smoking. As with most rich tobaccos, the flavors are most pronounced at a snails pace, but even smoked intensely, Blackhouse is pleasant.
I hope this will be a mainstay available for many years and not just a novelty that comes and goes. It is a rich, flavorful smoke for any time of day or all day. Never overpowering while robust in taste. Blackhouse could be the "go to" Balkan blend for just about anyone.
Very Very Highly Recommended.
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