|Tobacco||Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Latakia, Turkish, Virginia|
|Room Note||3 - Balanced|
Hearth & Home Mid-Town Series Chestnut is a traditional American-English blend made of mellow Burleys, sweet Virginias, smooth Maryland, hearty Kentucky, exotic Turkish and smoky Latakia. It's modest in flavor, yet surprisingly complex. Despite the use of costly tobaccos, Chestnut remains very affordable.
Compare to Walnut
Received very dry
Good stuff! Should be a great "introduction" to latakia for the uninitiated. Just enough smokiness without dominating the blend. Smooth and tasty with enough complexity to keep your interest.
The third of the series for me. I've enjoyed Andrew and Chatham as stalwarts in my OTC heavy tobacco rotation. Chestnut is the most 'tin like' in its complexity. A beautiful mixture of color and texture, you can taste a hint of latakia which seems to smooth this blend of premium burleys, VA, Maryland, KY and Turkish tobaccos. It loads and burns perfectly, and tastes great too!
Far back in 1952, when I entered the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, the campus bookstore had a counter display of Walnut, which was almost the mandatory tobacco for all the fraternity men and other university leaders of the time. In those happy days before political correctness, you could smoke all day, right through your classes, as did the professors also. I immediately took up pipe smoking and have continued it ever since. Walnut was my steady smoke all through college and for many years thereafter, so I can testify that Chestnut is a remarkably faithful re-creation of the tobacco which virtually defined a Philadelphian in the Fifties. Russ has as usual hit the nail right on the head. Chestnut is incredibly smooth and never bites, yet it is never boring, due to the complexity of its many constituent tobaccos. Thanks for bringing back so many pleasant memories, which after all is what pipe smoking is all about.
Just received my shipment today, and Chestnut was in the pack. Best way to describe this blend: slightly sweet, slightly smokey with a faint floral note. Nice interplay between Virginia's and Lakatia which doesn't overwhelm but rather enhances the experience. Nice room note. If you like Virgianas then Chestnut will satisfy. Personally I like Light English and Burley blends. A nice change of pace and highly recommended.
A great change of pace and departure from the run of the mill English blends. Slightly sweet and smoky with a faint floral note. Very pleasant room note. Any pipe smoker will enjoy this. I like the interplay between the Virginia's and Lakatia. Virginia smokers will like how it shines through, while the Kentucky, Maryland and Turkish keep everything in check. I usually smoke Burleys and Light English, but this a very rewarding find. Great job, Russ!!
Wonderful to have this classic back! As far as I can tell this is a dead ringer for the origional. Many Thanks!
Very nice. There is definitely a Latakia presence, but it is balanced out by the other tobaccos. Sufficiently complex, but not overwhelming.
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