Hearth & Home Prince Andrew

Notes: Hearth & Home Mid-Town Series Prince Andrew is a rich, but mellow burley blend with a mildly sweet flavor with notes of cocoa and nuts. It's a pleasant, all-day type of tobacco that's cool and bite-free. Perhaps, best of all, it's very affordable.


Brand Hearth & Home
Series Mid-Town Series
Blended By Russ Ouellette
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Nuts / Beans
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 oz pouch, 14 oz. tub
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.76 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 20, 2019 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable
I don't know what it is with these Hearth & Home "match" blends. I have tried 2 now. The subject of this review and Chatham Manor. Neither resembles the blend they are supposed to be a match to. This Prince Andrew doesn't look like, smell like or taste like Prince Albert. I have been smoking Prince Albert for decades, and it neither resembles the current Prince Albert or a pound tin I have of Prince Albert from the 1980's. I am giving this a "not recommended" rating because I believe the blend is not a Prince Albert clone. Taken on its own merits it is a pleasant blend, but won't scratch the Prince Albert itch.
Pipe Used: Cob
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 13, 2019 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable
Perhaps writing a review based on two-year-old impressions is unfair and subjective, but then again, it may help the blender improve the product. Whatever the case may be, onward with the review.

In brief, this is supposed to be a match for Prince Albert...but Russ got it wrong and then some.

This blend looks like Prince Albert, but otherwise is not a match at all. It isn't even close. It has some flavoring, but I couldn't precisely identity it. Strength was decent, and room note was bearable. Yet how it manages to be so sickeningly moist is beyond me. No amount of drying tamed it. All I ever got out of it was a hot, wet, and unpleasant smoke almoat totally devoid of flavor.

I did review Prince Albert a while back. (If you don't mind scrolling, my review of Prince Albert can be found on that blend's page, under "Emeritus Account," dated 18 September 2012.) In that review, I said Prince Albert was a classic. I'd now say it's an icon in the pipe tobacco world.

Prince Andrew, on the other hand, is a travesty. The concept of a Prince Albert match at a slightly lower price was a solid one. It's a little sad that, in trying to attain this goal, Prince Andrew fell flat on his face.

I finished the tub, but only because I was poor at the time. Had I been better off financially, at least 13 of 14 ounces would have been dumped.

Not recommend.
Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Patriot
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 02, 2021 Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Tolerable
Will Prince Albert ever abdicate in favor of his brother (here)? That is what we all want to know, right? I am operating under the assumption this is a match blend, so my review is with comparative notes in mind.

Right off the bat, Prince Albert comes in a vertical beast of a baggy with a narrow mouth (making entry a little annoying) vs the much smaller, half ounce lighter, foil finished little red carrying pouch made for tiny hands. The tobacco itself is much dryer without the waxy, rubbery casing of Albert, and has a mulch aroma behind the advertised cocoa (not a sugary affair, more like baking chocolate). My memory is not all intact, but I don't recall Albert being a chocolate leaning Aromatic. In any case, Prince Andrew was approachable and ready for fire.

The bouncy mix needed no drying, yet needed to be mashed in good, having a penchant to expand. Sparked quickly and delivered a mild, rather dry and bland smoke I found boring for being an Aromatic. It never had a chemical finish, but I was oddly yearning for the 'fake' taste of the King whom will remain on his throne.

One of the things I liked about Prince Albert was it's rubbery feel and "this ain't natural" taste, this match was just another boring Burley blend I'll easily forget, though if pressed, I could concede some similar notes here.
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