Hearth & Home Ambassador's Blend

This blend was created as a result of a number of requests for something in the same vein as some of the richer Dunhill tobaccos: London Mixture, Standard Mixture Full and Medium. Seasoned English blend smokers are familiar with the warm and rich flavor of those mixtures, and although we didn't try to duplicate any of their tobaccos, we have worked to recreate the general spirit and flavor profile of these currently absent old friends. Members of our sampling group made comments like: "I think you've nailed it." and "I haven't tasted anything like this in years."


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Signature Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Pipes & Cigars
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5oz Tin, Bulk
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.55 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 24, 2012 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I have not smoked the Dunhill's London Mixture; I have a tin and am planning to open it when I finish the rest of this tobacco to compare the two.

But what a great English blend! Perfectly balanced. It is smoky, woodsy, earthy, and even has a slight buttery aftertaste. I can't decide whether this or Daybreak is the best English blend I've tried by Russ. Either way, you cannot go wrong with these blends. This is the type of robust tobacco flavor that you simply don't find in aromatics (and I like aromatics). I especially recommend them to novice pipe smokers who have not explored the world of English blends. Come and join us, boys!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 12, 2010 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable
This is a little heavier English blend and will please many a Latakia fan. A lean to a more full bodied smoke here, that doesn't remind me of anything in the old Dunhill line (and I have smoked more than my share of those blends). That said, Ambassador it is far better than anything the new blenders have to offer. This one settles down to a rich smoke that will please many a smoker, but there are others of this type that I like more. Still I recommend you try it.

Oh and mine arrived a little dry also, which I assume is the way Russ prefers it to be smoked.
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