Benjamin Hartwell Signature Blend

Benjamin Hartwell's Quail Breath Inn offered comfort and serenity to tired wayfarers during America's early days. Ben made his own liquor and blended his own tobaccos by hand. This is his signature blend, kept in a keg near the hearth near the churchwarden pipes on the wall.


Brand Benjamin Hartwell
Blended By Sutliff
Manufactured By McClelland
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50g Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.13 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 28, 2001 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
I'm a perique-weenie, finding it too strong and unpleasant in Escudo and Haddo's Delight. I like Signature Blend however, despite its presence.

While good enough when young, some age makes this absolutely delicious; citrusy sweet and sour, with that hint of pepper. It satisfies in a single bowl but I can smoke three in a row without getting tired of it, and the bite is manageable. This could be the everyday VA/P blend for perique-weenies!
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