A legendary blend consisting of fragrant Macedonian Orientals including Yenidje, sweet Virginias and Latakia had been a favorite among American pipe connoisseurs. Using similar components, this match blend delivers a memorable and familiar experience.
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I grabbed a couple ounces of this on my last order and it is the the one that is almost gone, while the others sit largely untouched. The smell in the jar, the flavor of the smoke, and the room notes keep me coming back bowl after bowl! I've no experience with the original, so I can't compare, but I do know that this is a blend I will continue to buy as long as it is around.
Match b.s.o.s.m. Is everyway as good as the Balkan Sobranie in the tin but I don't have to wait a long time to get it and the price is more reasonable. Even so I still find White Knight the superior blend. Thanks for supplying both. Chris landry
I've never had the original, haven't been piping long enough for that. What I can say though is this blend is wonderful! I'm thrilled with everything about it, the taste, the smell of the full smoke it produces, just everything! And the pouch smell, I wanted to jump in the bag and swim in it, yes, it's that good. If a pipe tobacco can be considered beautiful, this one surely is!! Thanks so much P&C!!!
This Match of the B.S.O.S.M. is VERY mild, more so than I thought. It is very smooth and very good! However, it should be said that I have never had the original Balkan Sobranie or the current remake, but compared to Hearth & Home's White Knight by Russ I find it lacking a certain quality. For my money, I will stick with WK, but if you order in bulk then maybe this MATCH is the way to go.
If you like your Balkans, this is the one. The real deal. Every bit as good as the hard to find and expensive tin blend. Burns well, tastes great and very satisfying. Russ O is the best thing to happen to pipe smoking in the past 20 years.
Most wonderful all day smoke. So very happy to have it in my rotation for as long as it is available. Gotta get some more of this stuff soon. Keep it coming and don't change the product at all. The tin has nothing on this offering. Keep it going just as it is.
Wow!!! Russ really nailed this. A true Balkan blend. Delicate interplay of smoke, spice, and sweet. I've been looking for this for 5 years. Everything is harmonious all the way down to ashes. Exotic oriental, sweet virgina's, and just the right amount of latakia to be smoky but not overwhelming. This is my number 1 smoke. Not a lot of nic kick but very satisfying. I've have found my holy grail. Forget the tinned reissue version that's $35.00 for 50 grams, that dosen't come close. I waited forever to get that one and couldn't smoke 2 bowls of it. My other favs are White Knight, Great Hiatus, and Margate. Don't ever stop making this one!