Pfeifen Huber Balkan

A strong, very rich English blend with a high percentage of smoky latakia, sweet Virginia, Kentucky and full bodied black cavendish. Spicy and opulent.
Notes: Huber's Balkan Sobranie 759 clone.


Brand Pfeifen Huber
Series English
Blended By Georg Huber
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Black Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.40 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2015 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
This is Huber's version of the classic Balkan Sobranie Smoking Mixture or rather Balkan Sobranie No. 759 Mixture, i.e. a Balkan blend with the Latakia in the forefront (90%!) and the Virginias, and in this case Kentucky and some Black Cavendish in the background.

The tin note is therefore rich and intensely smoky reminiscent of incense. The loose ribbon cut makes it easy to fill your bowl. I usually use the Frank method. Lighting the pipe is just as simple.

The English Balkan is a full bodied, spicy, opulent, and creamy smoke with a distinct smoky taste and an underlying sweetness. In order to be a true Balkan blend, I somewhat miss some Oriental leafs. When enjoyed gently, this taste stays with you till the bottom of the bowl, all this time being mild on your tongue. It burns down coolly and dryly, leaving some light grey ash.

The room note is quite strong, but still tolerable, also reminiscent of incense.
Pipe Used: Rattray's 110th Anniversary
PurchasedFrom: Pfeifen Huber
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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