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White Horses - I love the raw charm of the Bretonic coasts. The monotone ride of "White Horses" - that's how you call the white crests of waves - stimulate my thoughts just as much as the pleasure of smoking a pipe with a stout tobacco. White Horses is a medium strength tobacco consisting of a high percentage of sweet Virginias, Kentucky, some Havana leaf and perique. Kentucky isn't thought of as being complex, yet well blended, it lends White Horses exactly the touch of spicy and boldness that you'd wish for, without making the blend monochromatic. The White Horses is just as lovable as the raw, Bretonic coasts.

Notes: Released at Lohmar Pipe Show 2018.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsCigar Leaf, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2706)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The various Virginias offer a bit of tangy dark fruit, wood and earth as well as some tart and tangy citrus and grass, along with a touch of fermentation as the base of the blend. It’s mostly a team player. The woody, herbal, vegetative, sweet and lightly dry, sour and floral, earthy, very mildly spicy dark fired Kentucky is a supporting player. The sweet, lightly leathery, mildly floral, vegetative, herbal, earthy, woody, slightly spicy Havana leaf is a secondary player, and is a step more obvious than the spicy, raisiny, plumy perique, which is closer to being in the background. The strength barely makes the medium threshold, while the taste sits squarely on that mark. The nic-hit is nearly as potent as the strength and body of the blend. Won’t bite or get harsh, and is smoother than expected. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a rich, mildly bold, complex and consistent flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Can be an all day smoke.


11 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (115)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

David and Brian had an open can of this tobacco in their well visited ,legendary , room at the 2018 Chicago show . This was my first experience with an HU tobacco and I was hooked right away . At it's base , this is a Virginia ribbon using high quality empire Virginias . There ends any comparison to other blends of that family . A tin note that needs to be lingered over to begin discerning what is there .. the first puff like silk , a new taste entirely . I could taste the Kenrucky but not the perique. The reputed cigar leaf added I was unable to identify while smoking …… wherein lies the greatness of HU …. the idea is to enjoy the experience , not identify the components . People came back for seconds and thirds and soon not only was all the tobacco gone … so was the can . Though this is not a complex smoke it is so relaxing it incites toleration and philosophy at the least … something like the mythical Arcadea mixture . Forget the rambling on , get some of this tobacco .

4 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (303)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A mostly ready-rubbed blend, with some bits of ribbon in there. Mostly VA, with Perique and Burley, and some cigar leaf, which is stated to be Havana. Though that seems to be the least-abundant component, it makes for a big difference.

The tin note is somewhat undefined for me, the VA and Perique coming through a little. something else hiding in there (it is, of course, the Havana). Lighting is a one-match affair, no relights needed, and just a little dottle towards the end. The flavour is a toned-down VA/Per: the cigar leaf makes it far less cloying, actually somewhat dry-spicy, which is quite a nice change of pace.

I rate this as a great all-day blend. Not strong in any particular respect, the dry spice from the cigar leaf getting it out of the after-dinner corner, yet not so exceptional as to make it, well, exceptional.

Pipe Used: MM cobs, Torben Dansk Loki

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

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