Hearth & Home: Blackhouse 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-493-0065

The 2011 Chicago show's "Balkan Sobranie Throwdown" was a competition to see who could produce a blend that most perfectly emulated the revered Balkan mixture - surviving tins of which had long been demanding sky-high prices on auction sites. Master blender Russ Oulette was the hands-down winner, and this is his championship mixture: Blackhouse.
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  • Components: Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (40 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.51 out of 5 stars
Awesome Balkan
February 20, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Great aroma upon opening. Charring light is mouth watering and the rest is the best. If your into Balkan this is the best I have tried so far. This will be a must have at all times.
Does everything right
May 12, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Not many blends will hold my attention to the very end of a bowl, Blackhouse does. On the Charing light to the last third it makes my mouth water. All the tobaccos mary together to give a complex and pleasurable smoke. Sweet, nutty, creamy, tangy, sm... Read More
Almost Balkan Sobranie
March 21, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
There is a good reason why this runs out of stock fast. Because it's one of the best Balkan Blends I had the pleasure of smoking. I wouldn't say this is a dead on recreation of the fable Balkan Sobranie, but it's darn close. I recommend this one for... Read More
Not Bad At All.
February 26, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
This is as good as it gets folks! I've tried countless of English blends and this is everything I have ever wanted in a smoke all wrapped up in a nice little tin. It's sweet (naturally), smooth, spicy and masterfully blended. The tobacco is ready to ... Read More
Five Star
January 04, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Russ is the supreme no doubt i just wish that this awesome tobacco will be available soon
One of my favourites.
December 26, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Big surprise on opening the tin: The first deep breath instantly beamed me back into my smoking memories of the good old “Sobranie 759”. Oh boy, I was not prepared for this. I never had this sensation with any other mixture. Now, this raises my expec... Read More
The portents of dark storm clouds.
November 24, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
The imagery alone had me hooked on this one. For some (possibly unwarranted) reason, this blend reminds me of Gothic horror. Some other worldly dark forces gathering to enact unspeakable evils from an otherwise unassuming mansion... yeah, it's probab... Read More
A Favourite English/Balkan
April 29, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
If you really want a treat, dry this blend properly. I found an open tin that I thought was ruined, but when smoked at the near moisture-free state- it was a whole new smoking experience. Everything I love about the blend multiplied. Sour, sweet, ... Read More
It's a WOW!!!
January 01, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Wow, this brought me back to the 70's when I often smoked Sobranie 759”. This H&H BlackHouse in my opinion is a sleeper blend which many pipe smokers are over looking! I could smoke this fine blend all day. No matter how I puff and push this fine... Read More
Excellent
August 03, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Perhaps it is not very sophisticated but for simplicity sake I generally categorize tobacco into those blends that I don't mind coming to an end and those that I do.This is definitely one of the few that fall in the latter category. Rich in taste and... Read More
Really surprised and impressed me!
July 08, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I came into BlackHouse with a little trepidation, hearing it was a big English/Balkan blend, and wondering if the Lat bombers would be coming to "liberate" my tastebuds back to the stone age... but was really surprised by the amazing balanc... Read More
A Must Have
June 21, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
This is a must have tobacco in the rotation of any lover of Balkan or English blends. I haven't had the older versions of Balkan Sobranie but I wouldn't compare it to the current version which has much more prominent Orientals than Blackhouse. Perf... Read More
Holy Smoke! Desert Island Blend.
June 10, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
A superb blend. Nice generous amount of latakia yet, not overwhelming. Very close to BS 759 without the tiny 'crystals' noticeable in visual inspection. Easily won a place in my rotation. Mr. Oulette has done it again. 759 throw-down or not.. this o... Read More
有点失望
June 08, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
没有得到希望出现的感觉
Outstanding...
June 03, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I've never smoked Balkan Sobranie, so I can't compare it to that. What I can say, is that this is a superb Balkan blend. It is blended in a high quality such as Plum Pudding Special Reserve albeit a different type of smoke, quality. This is a special... Read More
Great Balkan
February 01, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
While it is not unique, it stands out as a rock solid example of the style. Smooth and does not bite even when pushed. I will definitely be ordering more of this
Great smoke
January 30, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Best Balkin blend I've had
To much cavendish
April 20, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Somewhat disappointed with this blend. The component tobaccos are very good but there is to much cavendish in this blend for my personal taste. Can burn to hot if you are not careful and left that bad mouth coat that comes from heavy cavendish blends... Read More
First balkan
February 24, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
At first the tin note threw me. Its strong smelling. Then I tastes it. Taste like a summer time bbq. One of my favorites. Im glad I have some on hand. Room note is campfire.
Best of the Marquees
June 12, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I've tried a few Marquees and so far this has been the most interesting. Surprisingly well- balanced for how many components it has, I always make sure to enjoy a bowl or two when I'm in a park or somewhere away from urban spaces as this tobacco sure... Read More
Decent
January 07, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Decent smoke. Room note is not outstanding. First puffs give off a peppery taste and smooths down to more of a barbecue smoky flavor, which I did like. Trouble is as I got near the end of the bowl it got very heavy on pepper. I guess my search contin... Read More
Delightfully Balanced
December 25, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Rich Latakia with Oriental spice, smooth but full-flavored. Slightly brighter than 965, slightly richer than London mixture. The best Balkan I have ever tasted.
Balkan Bliss
October 06, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
One of the best Balkan blends I have ever tried. Well balanced and ready to smoke right out of the tin without aging or preparation and smokes right down to the bottom of the bowl without a relight. A must buy for English lovers.
My Top English Blend
June 27, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Is this a perfect recreation of 759? I have no idea and really have no interest. I can count myself among the many who have never tried the 'original'. This blend has taken its place before all other English/Balkan blends in my limited cellar. An... Read More
Really Good
June 20, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Is really really good. And and brings dark fire kentucky some notes that envelops the entire palate and then sweeten lightly with black cavendish. Recommended to smoke on a cold morning rain or fog...
Excellence Achieved
January 07, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
This's really the good stuff ! Right from the get go you're hit with BIG flavor ! All the superlatives..rich, balanced, textured, layered, smooth and etc.!! Flavors developed thru the bowl and left me scratching around the dottle for something to li... Read More
Best of the Best, Sir!
June 06, 2015
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
This is one awesome blend. I never actually got the chance to smoke a bowl of Balkan Sobranie, but if this is how it tasted, I understand all the hype!
No surprise this won a contest.
December 18, 2013
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 8oz
Waited a good while to finally get ahold of a tin of Heath & Home Blackhouse, as it was always out of stock. It was so worth the wait as it's rich and smoky just like I want in a pipe tobacco, one of my favorites now!
Like smoking incense in a good way
June 03, 2013
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 2oz
This may have knocked my #1 from it's slot in the cellar!
Nice English Blend.
September 29, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I like this tobacco. Nice taste, smoke cloud, and room note. This will stay in my rotation.
First Balkan
September 03, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I've had plenty of English blends and this one reminds me of a deeper spirited Presbyterian. It has a robust and smoky presence that whacks you as soon as you open the tin. It has a bit of spice, but no bite and absolutely something I'd recommend to ... Read More
有点失望
June 08, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
没有得到希望出现的感觉
Excellence Achieved
January 07, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
This's really the good stuff ! Right from the get go you're hit with BIG flavor ! All the superlatives..rich, balanced, textured, layered, smooth and etc.!! Flavors developed thru the bowl and left me scratching around the dottle for something to li... Read More
smooth
May 20, 2015
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
I have never had sobranie, always sold out. This was smooth to the mouth at first and subtle throughout the bowl. I use on special occasions and will order more. Highly recommended.
To die for
September 26, 2014
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
Well I have to say Blackhouse is an Awesome Smoke. I can't smoke it enough. However it seems that is the case with most of the Hearth & Home blends.
Wow
July 16, 2014
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 1.75oz
When I first started smoking a pipe nearly 15 years ago, I was not a big Latakia fan. In fact I tried a few English blends that made me want to go brush my teeth before the bowl was half done. After quitting for a few years and coming back to the b... Read More
Yum Yum
November 06, 2012
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 2oz
one of the best
strong stuff
June 02, 2012
Product: Hearth & Home Blackhouse 2oz
this blend was strong from the start. i like my tobacco to start off a with a little less kick to it.
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