Hearth & Home Red Eye

The first spun-cut tobacco ever from Hearth & Home. Each coin has a heart of fire-cured surrounded by matured Virginias and a dash of Perique.


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Marquee Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Scandanavian Tobacco Company
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Black Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 12, 2021 Very Mild None Detected Very Mild Tolerable

A decent "VaPer", it does have a unflavored cavendish center which brings a little sweetness out of the virginias and helps provide a bite free smoke. Compared to Luxury Bullseye...neither really stand out for me. They both are a decent smoke..a nice smoke but not one I would cellar due to not enough to keep me coming back. Probably a great starter smoke as this is a fuss free experience.
Pipe Used: cobs
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 26, 2019 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
It's funny to read all the reviews and see everyone say "this is just exactly like XYZ". Because, for me, this tobacco is an extremely middle of the road VA/Per with no real distinguishing characteristic.

It's fine. Just fine. There are so many interesting VA/Pers with real distinct notes. If you want a real pepper kick, check out Bayou Morning. A creaminess? Chenet Cake. The list goes on and on.

And if you want a wonderful, everyday, smokable middle-ground VA/Per, the Escudo Navy De Luxe will keep you happy. I find the Escudo to have a little better clarity than the Red Eye, a better balance, and a better burn.

So what does this one offer the marketplace? Really, nothing I could find. Maybe just a little bit of vanilla sweetness, but those notes exist in other mixtures. It's a VA/Per. There's some pepper, some sweetness.... and lots of superior options available. On we go....
Pipe Used: Briars
Age When Smoked: Fresh - 2 mo.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 07, 2019 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
The center is key... Red Eye, and for that matter Dobie Four Square Circles, both have a toasted Cavendish center. The Red Eye description is calling it a fire-cured Cavendish center but I'm pretty sure that's the same as toasted Cavendish. It's a little confusing because Three Nun's Orange and Newminster Superior Round Slices both have Dark Fired Kentucky centers which is also fire-cured, but not Cavendish. Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bull's Eye Flake has a fermented Cavendish center, which is fermented not toasted (or fire-cured). So if you put fermented Cavendish on one side of the spectrum and DFK on the other side, then toasted (or fire-cured) Cavendish seems to be a kind of a compromise between the two. At least that's the way I see it and I'd welcome any other insights on this. Long story short. I love VaPers, and I enjoy all of the above mentioned coin cut VaPers. If I had to choose one of the above I'd go with Peter Stokkebye's. However, I do prefer the toasted Cavendish over the DFK. But my all time favorite is Escudo and that one doesn't have any special center.
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