Hearth & Home Fusilier's Ration

Russ Ouellette's interpretation of the classic Bengal Slices contains Cyprian latakia, Oriental leaf, bright Virginias and a hint of unflavored black cavendish. Lightly scented and hot pressed.


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Marquee Series
Blended By Russ Ouelette
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 1.76 ounce tin weight
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.21 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 14, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Hearth & Home
Fusilier’s Ration

It’s always interesting when vendors try to recreate discontinued blends. Of course all blenders keep their blend ingredients percentages a trade secret. And many use casings or toppings to balance Ph without admitting they do so.

This is a rough, medium English with little to help it stand out from a crowded field. It has a gritty, sandy texture. More the burnt side of campfire with the residual smell after water has been sprayed on top.

The reality is that there are a LOT of extraordinary English/Balkan blends today (2024). I’d argue thst the current Bengal Slices is excellent as is Gaslight, Quiet Nights, Nightcap, Tashkent, Balkan Supreme and Balkan Sasieni and others. The Hearth & Home Magnum Opus is extraordinary in comparison.

If this blend is your Zen then that’s great. Fusilier’s Ration is competent but not inspired. It’s a good product though so I’ll give it 2.5 stars rounded up.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2023 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
A top blend to me. Similar in ways to SPC Mississippi River, but with a tamer bright Virginia presence and a bit more latakia and orientals. Rich, sweet, and multidimensional.
Pipe Used: Chacom Montmartre Billiard
PurchasedFrom: 4Noggins
Age When Smoked: New
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