Hearth & Home Signature Classic Burley Kake is a blend that pays homage to old-time Burley flakes and cakes. Using Tennessee and Kentucky Burleys, ranging from lighter white to darker mahogany, and a bit of matured red Virginia, this sliced cake tobacco is a traditional American-style blend. We start with four different types of Burley, the aforementioned Tennessee and Kentucky, plus two different premium white Burleys. Then we add a red Virginia for a maple-like sweetness. The addition of cocoa, rum and a hint of anise completes the comforting flavor and room note. The aroma is mellow and pleasant, and the taste is lightly sweet with a large volume of smoke. Hearken back to a simpler time when the sight of a pipe in someone’s mouth while walking down the street was common, and the scent of pipe tobacco was everywhere. Give Classic Burley Kake a try and go back in time.
I have found this to be a simply satisfying smoke smoke for all of my occasions. Out of the can this crumble cake has the pungency of cocoa and licorice. It seems to favor a light tamping and is not picky about the type of pipe I enjoy it in. It lights easily and then stays light. It smokes cooly and smoothly, tasting much the way it smells out of the can---sweetly. It has yet to bite, though I do let it dry a bit before before I light it up. It burns down to a clean white ash. I also find that it blends well. I find it quite smoker friendly and I recommend it frequently. It is a simple yet elegant pleasure that my grandfather, a big burley fan would have liked as well.
This is the most forgiving tobacco I have ever smoked. It comes as a cake that needs to be broken up and then dried out until it feels almost too dry, then it will smoke perfectly with no bite. This is my every day tobacco being the replacement for Edgeworth RR. This is not Edgeworth by the way, this is something much, much better. The flavors waltz harmoniously with the natural flavors of the burley and leave a room note of nuts, baked bread, vague cocoa. I prefer it in my kaywoodie pipes, which just seem to be designed for burleys.
An all around great tobacco and a great burley blend for beginners. Extremely easy to light, pack, and smoke without a hint of tongue bite.
I've been looking for a quality blend for the warmer months as I am a lover of English tobacco but not when it's hot. This is a good one! Nice lightly sweet nutty flavor, no bite, and a great room note. Another winner in Russ's stable of fine blends.
Being a lover of perique, this was an outstanding pick as a flavor to try, thanks guys, a wonderful smoke that gets better as you go down the bowl.
Being a huge fan of Virginia flake, I didn't think I would enjoy a burley based smoke this much! It is truly a great blend. Not too sweet but very well balanced. I find myself reaching for this more and more. I never had any of the old Classic Edgeworth flake but if it was anything like Classic burley kake it must have been terrific!
This might be my new favorite. Tastes exactly as it is described on the tin. I'm going to order a whole ton of this stuff!
A true Burley delight, best if you get to cut your own slices so get the 8oz can with its big chunks. Unlike the other reviews I found it will bite you good if it's not dried to room moisture. The fragrance is unique and very compelling, the kind of smell that reminds you why you smoke a pipe. The flavor does not quite match the fragrance, instead being one of slightly sweet Burley tobacco. If you enjoy a medium strength tobacco forward flavor, this will not leave you dissatisfied unless you did one of two things, first, smoking it too fast and sizzling your toungue and second not buying enough because it goes fast bowl after bowl chasing the great Burley delight it is. Buy a pound and brew up your favorite coffee and relax as the smoke takes you away in an escape from stress and worry.
I became a Burley smoker recently. Been smoking Sir Walter Raleigh regular, Velvet, Prince Albert, etc. Those are good, but this one is great! Great tin note! Crumbles and packs easily. Great flavor and it's smooth. If you are a Burley smoker, what are you waiting for? Try this one! Great job Russ!!!
Oh this is good ! If your a burley lover or you like the old codger blends of years ago, You are going to love this ! It is reminiscent of old Edgeworth Slices from back in the 50s and 60s but not dead on, it has its own quality going here. A nice mellow, soft burley smoke that's lightly cased and has a cocoa room note . In taste its more complex with the rum, anise, and flavor of nuts and wheat and barley. A good blend for those who don't like real sweet aromatics or latakia bomb Englishes. This is a good one Russ, don't ever get rid of this one ! Very cool and rich smoke !
H&H Burley Kake is a nice smooth smoke. Right out of the tin I fell in love with the light crumble kake texture. Full volume of smoke but not overpowering. Its almost a little on the lighter side of taste complexity. You can definitely taste the sweetness of the Virginia with a soft undertone of rum. If you are looking for something with a ton of flavor, this is not your smoke. If you are looking for a cool, simple, smooth no tongue bite everyday smoke, give this one a try.
When I first opened a tin of HH Classic Burley Kake, I loved the aroma. It is a true sliced cake burley, nice crumble cake when filling my pipe. Love the texture, easy to light and cool, and a no-bite smoke. This is, in a way, a simple blend, but the components work together to produce one simply wonderful product. There is some bold burley flavor that is balanced with the mellow sweet tang mature Virginias. There are hints of chocolate, rum, and licorice, but they do not strike my pallet as being heavily cased. It has a nice gentle room note. This is, to my taste, a smooth tobacco flavor that is also earthy, nutty, and sweet. At times, it reminds me of maple and nuts. It burns well to the bottom of the bowl, with no wet heel, and leaves essentially no tongue bite. Like many of the Hearth and Home blends, is quite affordable and available in bulk, but I think it is best, and less disintegrated in the Classic 8 oz. tin. I prefer to "crumble my own." Classic Burley Kake is just about perfect for me as an easy, all day smoke.
Best Burley Blend ive smoked, if you like OTC blends like SWRA you will LOVE this . On a side note if been looking for a VAPER blend with Burley but none rang my bell. Well i got some blending Perique and added to Burley Cake .....DING my bell has been rung! This will be my new VAPER just got to add my own Perique .
A wonderful blend, full of flavor. This is the only aromatic blend that I smoke. Highly recommended...
This Tobbacco is a true pleasure to smoke.easy on the toung and had a grest aroma. I will keep this as an everyday plrasure
One of my daily favorites. Very smooth. I like to carry some with me all the time!
Hearth & Home Signature Classic Burley Kake is just fantastic. True tobacco flavor but with a natural sweetness just in the background during the smoke. This is a very flavorful blend and I found it totally relaxing. Easy to pack... easy to light.... no bite and a great room note. What more could you ask for. This will be in my daily rotation. Yet another fantastic blend by Russ O., and Hearth & Home.