Inspired by Larry Loerzel, this blend is a full, traditional Balkan using Orientals, that were more "buttery" and amped-up with Latakia. This Hearth & Home blend is a big hit among full-bodied English fans.
Being the analytical type, I like things that make sense to me. With so many tobacco choices; while I’d like to try some, I don’t want to have a bunch of different blends on hand. To my way of thinking, that just complicates matters.
So I’ve been ... Read Morein search of 2 standby blends (one English and one aro) and then others (as specialties) that fills a rotating third slot in my line up.
Larry’s blend was suggested to me by some folks from the forum, www.pipemagazine.com. I had posed a question as to what I might consider for this rotating 3rd slot.
Larry’s blend is most definitely a winner! From the very first bowl I found this enjoyable. I’ve now smoked about 6 bowls and find very pleasant.
The Latakia is evident but not over baring. It packs nicely and smokes very well. It has a great smell in the bag and billowing smoke that tickles my nose as I smoke it. My wife enjoys the smell as I smoke it.
I can see myself buying more of this blend to rotate in and out of the coveted 3rd slot position, while Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe and Hearth & Home’s Vermont Meat Candy remain my everyday English and Aromatic smokes. Read Less
Well as a fan of Balkan blends, I had to try Larry's blend...it is not a bad blend at all, for as much Latakia as it contains it is very well balanced and very smooth. However, there was no spark for me! Sadly, as much as I will enjoy smoking the res... Read Moret of the tin I bought, this blend will not be included in my rotation. Read Less
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