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Hearth & Home Marquee Magnum Opus


During the seventies, our master blender, Russ Ouellette created his first tobacco blend,using a well-known mixture and then tweaking it. Russ loved Balkan Sobranie Original Smoking Mixture, and he especially enjoyed the very special Oriental tobacco that made it so unique - Yenidje. So he added even more of the "Queen of Tobaccos" to B.S.O.S.M., and then added some Perique to give it more body, spice and a bit of sweetness. When Sobranie disappeared, Russ couldn't make his blend anymore.

Fast forward to 2010. Hearth & Home has been on the market for five years at that point, and Russ thought about his old favorite and decided to set out to recreate it. After a little experimentation, he was pleased with the results, and had intended just to make it for himself. When he lit up a bowl at a pipe club meeting, the members commented on the great aroma and asked if they could try it. They universally fell in love with the blend, and told Russ that he had to sell it. One of the members told Russ that this blend was his "Magnum Opus" and the name stuck. Additionally, because the Orientals were so costly, a new line had to be created, and the Hearth & Home Marquee Series was born.
If you enjoy vibrant Latakia blends that aren't too heavy and have an amazing aroma, you owe it to yourself to try Magnum Opus.

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 Based on 27 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hearth & Home Marquee Magnum Opus”

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5 out of 5
Hearth and home Magnum Opus
A very robust and tantilizing bouquet of latakia spices and night time after dinner english tobacco blends making it a very needed drink of calming relaxent to a monotinous day!
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Sweet, creamy, smoky, pepper and spice with a hint of baking soda. It’s amazing. Bought 6 more tins.
5 out of 5
Definite must try!
Unique, complex, delicious and more than worth a try!
5 out of 5
Great Mild Medium Blend
I'm a long time cigar smoker who just got into pipe smoking and this is one of the best pipe tobaccos I've tried so far. This one seems to smoke nice and cool with lots of creamy smoke. Mild to medium in strength. Not very complex, but the flavor is consistent and very enjoyable from start to finish.
5 out of 5
The Marquee Series
The Magnum Opus tobacco blend from Hearth and Home is one of the greats in smoking pleasures. Anytime of the day cool burning and uniquely flavored blend makes this brand a top tier recommendation.
5 out of 5
Worth a try!
Very nice smoke that has been added to my weekly rotation. Not too strong but has some strength to it. Worth a try!
4 out of 5
a very solid english blend.
an english blend more towards the heavy side. for an all day smoke would rather recommend frog morton and family. for a heavier smoke when needed is is ideal. smooth.
5 out of 5
So good! If you are into english blends u wont be disappointed
This stuff is so good. Just became my go to tobacco. It is creamy and delicious and smokes great. A true master artisan blend. Russ you are the man!
5 out of 5
Best tobacco I have ever
Best tobacco I have ever smoked!
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
I am surprised how this Marquee Magnum Opus is such an excellent smoke. I have tried many different types of pipe tobacco during my years and this is without a doubt an EXCELLENT SMOKE to me and will be ordering more of it.
1 out of 5
No good
Dont buy any, i want it all for myself.
4 out of 5
Back in the saddle again
It has been many years since I have indulged in pipe smoking. I ordered many different types of tobacco and found Magnum Opus quite enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Near perfection
My favorite English mixture. Smooth, great balance, delicious. Lights and burns easily. A masterpiece.
5 out of 5
Near perfection
My favorite English mixture. Smooth, great balance, delicious. Lights and burns easily. A masterpiece.
5 out of 5
Excellent English
One of my favorites. Full bodied an full flavor with a mild base.
3 out of 5
Opus let down
Disclaimer: relatively new pipe smoker about 2 years. Burns well and complete with zero tongue bite. Was really excited to try this based in the reviews but found the room note too bitter for the wife and too peppery for my taste.
5 out of 5
Good Stuff
This is really good stuff from my end but I did get some complaints about the room note. It reminds me some of Balkan Sasieni which is my daily smoke and is as good but BS is $2.00 a tin cheaper so I will probably stick with that and make this an occasional smoke.
5 out of 5
My All Time Favorite
I can't say enough good things about this blend; it's what turned me on to Latakia and what I hold all other tobaccos to in regards to taste (which is complex and marvelous). You will not be disappointed!
5 out of 5
Without a doubt...
Favorite blend ever.
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5 out of 5
Instant Favorite
5 Stars in just the first five minutes. Sometimes a blend is love at first light. And it will only get better from here as I smoke my way thru the rest of this tin. Great job, Russ!
5 out of 5
first english blend
I wanted to try something new and reviews led me to this. Good buy i plan on buying another tin in the future.
5 out of 5
Big thumbs up
I was curious about trying an original style English blend and after visiting the west coast I had been introduced to a tobacco that was a "Macidonian" bend of sorts. After that expierence I decided to ask around and Russ steered me to his Magnum Opus, glad he did because it was exactly what I liked and not to spicy very smooth. Unfortunately I am not a very good at describing tobacco however the other comments are right on target. Big thumbs up.
5 out of 5
Magnum Opus Indeed!
Don't know from "Classic" English or whatever, just know that I have been edging away from aros lately and while some "English" or Balkan, whatever is enough to make you want to go gargle with Listerine! THIS stuff? LOVELY! Smooth, very rich, mild and BEST of all, easy to light and keep lit.
5 out of 5
A Dozen Tins Based On Reputation
Based on no first hand experienced, I ordered 12 tins. After smoking some, I should've ordered 24. My favorites are JALF, Escudo, Bohemian Scandal, Stonehaven, and Penzance to name a few and give context. Magnum Opus is on my list of The Best of The best.
5 out of 5
A Mild to Medium English-Balkan Blend with no Vices!
If you want an English-Balkan blend with a fantastic complex flavor that is mild enough to smoke all day, look no further. Magnum Opus is as close to perfect for this type of tobacco as I have ever found in 40 years of pipe smoking. If you try it, you will become a disciple. I have been looking for decades for an English-type blend that I didn't have to give up on halfway through the bowl. Not to mention my wife's objections when I smoked them. There are so many different tastes in this blend and the miracle is that you can identify many of them. As a whole it has no real faults. My search is over. I have found my go-to blend for a medium bodied English, bursting with flavor, that never bites.
5 out of 5
not a contradiction
full flavor and light body
Customer Testimonials
This is by far my favorite tobacco. Flavorful from start to finish with just enough perique to make it interesting but not "bite". personally I find this a more flavorful (complex ?) smoke than Black House (BH is nice though). I tried this by recommendation of the gentleman that took my order. If you like English blends and perique this should be in your cellar. I only smoke this on good days !!
I've been sitting on this tin since Thanksgiving week of last year. I wish that I hadn't waited so long to try it. It is simply amazing! It is blended so well that none of the different components outshine or overpower each other. The smoke is truly smooth and the room note will please even the most discernible or hard to please non smokers. In my humble opinion it truly is worthy of the name.
The name says it all. Outstanding.
In addition to my last comment, I just ordered some Black House and if it is better than Magnum Opus then they will certainly be my top two favorite tobaccos!
Wow. This blend is truly a masterpiece! An amazing smoke that is an all-day pleasure and a night-time delight. Beautiful English/Balkan blend, my favorite along side Mcclelland Blue Mountain(Balkan Blue)
I was not impressed with this blend, probably because I am not fond of perique. I much rather smoke Black House, which I highly recommend.
A wonderful blend that I can enjoy all day! The Virginias add a nice subtle sweet and I can taste hot chocolate hiding in the background. If you can only have a few English blends, make sure this is one.
Highly recommended. This is a strong, excellent smoke. While Black House may truly be Russ' best blend so far, Magnum Opus is a strong second, and worthy of its name.
Outstanding! Even my wife likes when I smoke it.
A very classic smooth English blend. Smokes very well and dry when proper humidity is reached. None of the components overpowers the others but all contribute well to the mix. I liked the cut but found considerably more stems/veins than is customary for Russ' blends. I would recommend it highly.