|Tobacco:||Latakia, Oriental, Virginia|
|Room Note:||4 - Distinct|
I guess that I've become known, to some degree, for my "tribute" blends, like BlackHouse and Fusilier's Ration. But there was one blend that was so venerable that, even though I wanted to, I resisted from trying to make a clone of it. That blend is Balkan Sobranie Original Smoking Mixture. Of course, one concern is that there's a current incarnation of the blend, and like almost all tobaccos, it changes somewhat over time. The new version doesn't seem all that similar to what I smoked in the seventies, so when I finally felt that I missed the old version enough that I wanted to try to match it, the seventies version was my target
When I released Hearth & Home Marquee WhiteKnight, the customer feedback was very positive, so I feel that the effort was worth it. WhiteKnight utilizes the same types of tobaccos that went into B.S.O.S.M. - bright Virginias, magnificent Orientals, especially the "Queen of Tobaccos", Yenidje, and rich, smoky Latakia. There's an incense-like aroma to WhiteKnight that immediately recalls my old favorite, and there's a crispness to the flavor that's unlike most Latakia blends. It also has a short, clean finish that makes it a good choice to pair up with your favorite beverage.