Hearth & Home: WhiteKnight 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-493-0066

BlackHouse and Fusilier's Ration; you've probably heard of them. Those were Russ Ouellette's tributes to Balkan Sobranie 759 and Bengal Slices, respectively, and both have proven tremendously popular. With WhiteKnight, Russ adds a third tribute to his portfolio, this one inspired by his memories of Balkan Sobranie Original Smoking Mixture as it was during the late 1970s. To that end, Russ has combined Cyprian Latakia, yellow Virginias, and Macedonian Orientals (including Yenidje), producing a smooth, fragrant, light-medium Latakia smoke.

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  • Components: Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Cut: Ribbon
  • Family: English
Customer Reviews (34 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.03 out of 5 stars
Even Better Than the 'Original'
February 05, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I smoked the Balkan Sobranie Original Mixture in the 80's, and find this to be as close to, if not better, than that benchmark tobacco. All the right notes are present, with a melding of strength and smoothness. I've set a few tins aside for now, and... Read More
Give this a try
October 04, 2016
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
This is a full flavored tobacco and a pleasant smoke. Not quite as strong as BlackHouse. If you can find this online I highly recommend this tobacco!! The Cyprian Latakia in this blend is outstanding.
Awesomeness tinned
January 04, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
When i opened the tin it was quite dry so rehumidify it a little than i packed my pipe,little soft flame and .....sweet Mother Goddess Russ !!!bless you man..it was a taste which i might experienced it in another life ,stramgely familiar yet of cours... Read More
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December 17, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
A medium to full balkan that really scratches the yenidje itch. Fantastic clean flavor. Very well blended. Sobranie who??
淡而无味,没有感受到尼古丁
July 27, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
不知为什么这么多人会喜欢白骑士,对我来说淡而无味,劲道也很弱,感觉就像在抽空气一样,失望
Very nice
November 18, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I like this blend very much, pity it's hard to get.
Medium Strength, Great Flavor
February 03, 2015
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Got a tin of this along with BlackHouse. Not quite as strong as the BH, but full of flavor that seems to get better as the pipe burns. I'm betting this would be a great one after a few months of storing.
Great Discovery!!!
March 12, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
My First encounter with Latakia... love at first sight.. the complexity of the flavor and distinctive note, just smoked in a Peterson, planning to re-order more.. highly recommended....
Reminiscently smokey!
November 24, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Master blender Russ Ouellette reportedly made WhiteKnight as a tribute meant to be reminiscent of a historical variant of Balkan Sobranie. As I've never had that make (1970s version), all I can report of WhiteKnight is what I am familiar with. I cons... Read More
Russ Pays Homage To Balkan Sobranie
November 17, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
WhiteKnight is Russ Ouellette’s tribute blend to Balkan Sobranie Original Smoking Mixture. It’s an artfully composed blend of the same tobaccos that went into one of his most memorable and sorely missed tobaccos: bright Virginias, magnificent Macedo... Read More
Pretty good
October 06, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I like this as an occasional break from my usual. It's not overpowering and has a decent taste. I was able to smoke it not too long after opening the tin. I'd buy it again.
Nice mellow smoke
April 13, 2017
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Not great, not bad. It has a nice mellow taste after the first quarter and gets a bit better as you get to the bottom. The only thing I disliked about it really was that it was a very fine almost dust like cut.
As close as it gets
February 17, 2015
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I grew up (high scool and college in the 70's) smoking the original Balkan Sobranie, and in my recherche de temps perdu this is the best replica I have found!
It's Worth a Try
November 23, 2021
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
The lead component in WhiteKnight is Cyprian Latakia which gives the blend its smoky, sweet, woodsy, earthy flavour. These flavours are balanced well with the other components of the blend. The Macedonia remains in the background bringing floral, her... Read More
Generic Knight
July 29, 2021
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
im too young to have tried the 70s sobranie so im judging on taste alone. The tin note smell and flavor is nice, but nothing super special. I may have got over-hyped by the blurb at the top, but compared to other brand's bulk balkans that do have a &... Read More
Tangy Balkan
July 16, 2021
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
It smelled good, tasted good and had a pleasant room note, but even with a year of age it nips my tongue like it’s full of young red VA’s. It didn’t burn me, but I had to sip a ton of water while I smoked it.
Solid, but has some room for improvement
June 25, 2021
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
This is a good solid blend for sure, but there it leaves much to be desired.
Tad stronger than Black House
May 13, 2021
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
It was good, but intense. I am not a fan of the sting, and found the BlackHouse blend to be far better. Interestingly I found topping off a pipe with 1 pinch of White Knight on top of 2 pinches of BlackHouse is an enjoyable combo...
Surprised at first, but disappointed
December 24, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I've ordered three different tins of this and so far each of them have yielded different results. The first tin surprised me with how rich and creamy the orientals were, which complemented the virginias and the latakia well. I was blown away by it a... Read More
Sweet incense
November 28, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
This blend is in my top 5 tobaccos. Sweet incense bliss. Pleasant aftertaste. This and Kramers Father Dempsey are my favorite Balkan blends. This blend is a little tough to keep lit, but it’s a very pleasant smoke.
My Gen's Sobranie
October 27, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Being born in 1978 I'm too young to know the original but I thank the folks that make blends like this available to us to experience the roots of tradition.
Good English Balkan
October 03, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
A very nice smoke, oriental forward but not overwhelming, a smooth sweetness from the Virginia’s and despite my preference for Latakia blends more upfront I really like the smoke - it’s great for early morning or late evenings and cold winter days es... Read More
I really like this one
February 20, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Very complex and intriguing. Definitely one I will always keep in my collection.
Stout and Smooth
January 26, 2020
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Like a good beer. Not light and wispy but not thick and heavy either. Perfect for any occasion.
No es tan original
December 26, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Buen tabaco, pero no entrega nada original, es lo que se espera
Favorite
January 21, 2019
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
This is now my favorite tobacco. Everything about this blend is perfect
Valiant reflection of BlackHouse
December 15, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
This is a fantastic blend. Flavor and notes have already been covered in depth by other reviewers. However, the drama extends beyond the flavor and aroma. You see, WhiteKnight is inexorably linked to Hearth & Home's other Marquee offering, BlackH... Read More
Solid
December 05, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Nothing bad to say about this one. It is fairly mild, and could definitely qualify as an all day English, I prefer this to Dunhil offerings.
Great smoke
November 05, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Since Dunhills Durbar is no longer available, I'm on a quest to find a replacement. I was told by the folks at smokingpipes to try Cornell & Deihls rajah court, wow its really good. But now I tasted white knight, now I have decisions to make lol... Read More
Dominantly Balkan/Oriental
October 25, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
The blend is claimed to be a reproduction of the now, out-of-reach, Balkan Sobranie. I don't know because I have never tasted that one. This blend tastes like a Balkan/Oriental and is a very good, robust English blend with its all components (Virgini... Read More
Dominantly Balkan/Oriental
October 25, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
The blend is claimed to reproduce the old, now out-of-reach, Balkan Sobranie. I have not had a chance to smoke Balkan Sobranie but it seems that WhiteKnight is a very close reproduction. It tastes like a Balkan with spices and a sour but pleasant aft... Read More
I know nothing Jon Snow.
September 04, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
I have only been piping a few weeks so take this with a grain of salt. My first non candy baccy was Dunhill Nightcap. This on kinda seems like a milder version. I do like nightcap so I guess I have found my replacement.
Yenidje
June 09, 2018
Product: Hearth & Home WhiteKnight 1.75oz
Another complex blend with many levels of flavor. The one thing that did stand out consistently for me was the Yenidje. The mild soda note from the Yenidje was there from the char light to the last puff. Very interesting note that I enjoyed, but coul... Read More
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