Ken Byron Ventures Hand of Gotz

Hand of Götz is a full strength and flavor Latakia mixture with European style Latakia, dark Virginia, fire cured Virginia, the Virginia from Van Gogh, and Turkish Orientals.


Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 06, 2022 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
Hand of Götz is the second KBV Latakia blend I tried, and it had the unfortunate bad luck of following Plateau in my tasting tour which makes a comparison unavoidable. I have no doubt that Hand of Götz is blended from high quality leaf, but to my taste it lacked finesse and had quite a few rough edges. Where Plateau is notably smooth with strength, Hand of Götz is mostly just strong and a little harsh. I like strength but also want some sweetness in my Latakia blends, and I did not find any sweetness here - to my palate this tended more in the direction of hot and ashy - perhaps that is the influence of the fire-cured in this blend (which Plateau does not contain). I'm glad I tried Hand of Götz but after smoking through half of the 2 oz. pouch I really was not enjoying it and passed it on to another piper to try. I can only somewhat recommend.
Pipe Used: Peterson System Magnum, Peterson Dunmore
PurchasedFrom: KBV
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