|Room Note:||2 - Mellow|
Hickory was another of those "all-day" type of over-the-counter blends. It was made of mellow Burley, and had a subtle fruity note. It was enjoyed by many across the US for decades, but it fell victim to the axe a while back.
We received enough inquiries about Hickory that we asked Russ Ouellette to do his best to come up with his own version, which we now call MATCH Hickory. This subtly aromatic blend is so reminiscent of the original that a customer who was a long-time Hickory fan gave it the thumbs-up. One comment that we received during testing was that MATCH Hickory had the right flavor, but the quality of the tobacco in the match version is better, and is less "bitey" than the original.