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Three different types of Burley ( a mellow white, flavorful toasted, and a rich, reddish-hued version ) are blended with a bit of sweet Virginia and a touch of Latakia for smokiness and Perique for a hint of sweet spice. It's finally finished with a bit of rum to bring back memories of the blends that gramps and the other codgers used to smoke.

Notes: Signature Porch Swing is a unique blend that will bring back memories of old-fashioned American blends. Introduced in 2015.

BrandHearth & Home
Blended ByRuss Oulette
Manufactured ByHearth & Home
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
ProductionNo longer in production
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Very Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Hoosier Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hoosier Piper (1)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My first review. I've been puffing a pipe since 1989. I like this blend so well l actually registered for an account. I like the old otc's but didn't really discover them until House of Windsor started reintroducing old discontinued blends in the mid 2000's. It was a fun journey that had me looking in small town tobacco shops for old dusty cans of discontinued codger blends. I became a burlyphile I absolutely fell in love with How's Revelation and Country Doctor. County Doctor became my desert island blend. I couldn't get enough of the stuff. I was at a loss when it was discontinued. I soon found C'D's "Epiphany" and 4noggins "Painters Hill" both good blends in thier own right. I sometimes would mix the two to get more of the flavor the HOW version had but they or my combos never scratched my itch. Sutliff came out with CD as a Country Doctor match. I was really disappointed it was nothing like The HOW version. I got a two ounce bag of Porch Swing from pipes and Cigars. No, it's not County Doctor but it's very similar. It satisfies in taste and nicotine. I'm a nicotine guy. I like my Royal Yacht and 5 bros. This blend doesn't pack a punch but satisfies way more than say Walnut would have another old delicious blend btw. It's a nice American English burley blend with the condiment all leaves and a nice light touch of rum that doesn't distract from the burly nuttines. Let it sit out for a bit. It brings it all out in a nice symphony on my palate just like those old time blends. Russ hit it out of the park with this one if your a fan of these old time blends.

Pipe Used: Stanwell silver, mm cob freehand natural

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: How's country doctor. Dr. Bradley mixture, walnut. Stuliff CD, Macbarren Plum Cake.

10 people found this review helpful.

cm1648 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cm1648 (99)
Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable

A nice change of pace blend for me. I'm not huge on Burley blends but this one was more satisfying. The Perique and Latakia stand out, which I enjoyed. Other than the spiciness of the Perique, I've found this blend on the mild side. While it did burn hot, I did not experience any tongue bite.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

2 people found this review helpful.

Grovesy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grovesy (32)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am always on the search for a good, very lightly topped, American/English blend. I love bald headed teacher, barking dog, levine's Blend and the like. So it comes as no surprise that I have had my eye on this blend since its release. I ordered 4oz on my last order, and am so glad I did. This blend is excellent! Every component plays well together, without any one ever taking center stage for very long. The perique is peppery, and comes and goes with the nutty burleys and sweet virginias with a faint background of smokiness from the latakia, all while getting slight notes of honey and rum from the perfectly applied topping. Fantastic! Great smoke morning, noon and night. I will definitely be ordering more

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: 4noggins - Bald Headed Teacher, Sutliff Tobacco Company - MATCH Barking Dog, - Scotty's Levine's Blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30111)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This superb bulk blend, mostly burley, is complemented with a little virginia, latakia and perique. It is a pleasure to smoke and indeed reminds me of blends I purchased from tobacconists in the '60s. The tobaccos used are high quality. There is lots of rubbed out burley flake, which produces a cool smoking delight. The rum is lightly applied, but adds a subtle sweetness, which I enjoy. The latakia is far in the background along with the perique. This blend is a treasure for those who enjoy codger blends, but appreciate the extra quality this blend provides. Thank you Russ.

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1 person found this review helpful.