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Russ' Fiddlesticks


With a whimsical name like Fiddlesticks, you might think that this would be a playful aromatic blend...but you'd be wrong. Russ' Monthly Blend - Fiddlesticks is a blend for the real Latakia fancier. Made with a significant amount of Cyprian Latakia, bright, and matured red Virginias with a fair helping of Perique to add sweetness, spice and body, this is a comtemplative blend for those times when you're looking to unwind, relax, and lose yourself in the moment. Give Fiddlesticks a try. You might not take the name seriously, but there's some serious flavor here.

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Overall Rating4.48 out of 5 Based on 27 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Russ' Fiddlesticks”

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5 out of 5
Funny name
A good, solid, English. Like the texture and good burn. I think it would make for a good fall tobacco, taking a walk, or watching some NFL action. Will probably get more by then. Good job, Russ!
4 out of 5
Pretty good.
A bit strong for me. Im going to try blending this with straight Virginia to "lighten it up" a bit.
5 out of 5
I like the aromatics
I am a new pipe smoker and want the aroma and taste to be sweet. This one wasn't sweet enough for me. But I love that I could sample it.
5 out of 5
It's good
I like it
5 out of 5
PawBoe
Nothing wrong Fiddlesticks, just not what i'm looking for.
5 out of 5
PawBoe likes his English
I bought 8 1oz. bags of English blends to compare to Dunhill Nightcap. Nightcap is still #1. Then C&d Super Balkan and Crowley's Best and Fiddlesticks. All three are very good. Super Balkan seems to be a little sweeter than the other two. Crowley's had more of a nicotine hit. But nothing like Nightcap. Don't be shy, jump right in and buy the English blends. Three down Five to go. Oh yeah, and with Dunhill discontinuing tobacco sales, i'm sure it will be going up in $$$. Enjoy everybody!!!
1 out of 5
An Assault On The Senses
I see many other reviews saying how much they like it. Perhaps i got a bad blend i know these are made on hand but this was by far the worst stuff I have ever had. If you order some order it alone. It changed the flavors of everthing else in the box. I dont have the proper adjectives to describe the scent but it didnt even make it to the pipe it went right in the trash.
3 out of 5
Too much patchouli
Not a favorite. I usually like Russ' blends, but this one was to much patchouli-like. My wife tends to enjoy my pipe tobacco aroma, but she absolutely hated this one. Flavor was not that enjoyable
3 out of 5
Not for me
I usually like Russ' blends (especially the Warm-Up), but this blend hit some wrong notes for me. Tasted too patchouli-like for me. I've smoked better
5 out of 5
Hands down, favorite smoke. Period...
Oh, how absolutely love this blend! This, THIS, is what I have been searching for. I was enjoying Russ's Fireworks, but then I discovered this Fiddlesticks (I almost didn't bother trying it because it sounded like it had the same typical "English" components, which I suppose it does). But this tastes like nothing else I have smoked, and I've been trying a LOT of different blends. I hope this can survive the FDA and be around for a long time, in the meantime I'm stocking up. Thanks Russ!!
5 out of 5
Awsome, as usual.
Love ordering from this place!
4 out of 5
Fiddlesticks
It smells great in the bag, but I was slightly let down when I smoked it. It was still a great smoke though, and I would recommend it to others.
5 out of 5
Just right
Very good. Rich, smoky, and just a little spice. Pleasantly surprised and a good price too.
5 out of 5
Fiddlesticks is complex
Needed to branch from vanilla aromatics and get into oriental mixtures. After 3 bowls just starting to appreciate it. A bit soapy, harsh if you hurry it, nothing gentle about it, but flavorful.
5 out of 5
Love it!
It is my first real English bend, and I love it! Ilk be Buying more.
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
Trying to broaden my horizons and try some English blends and this fit the bill. I,m not sure what the blend is made up of but burns great and nice room aroma. Will be on my reorder list.
5 out of 5
Aw, Fiddlesticks!
Russ had his tall chefs hat on, in his four star blending kitchen, for this one. sweet, smokey, creamy, spice. a great all or any time of day Balkan/English. I hope he whipped up a great big batch.
5 out of 5
Excellent!
This is a excellent medium-full bodied English. It has lots of smokey Latakia, floral/fruit notes, and plenty of spice to compliment. Excellent blend that has earned a place in my regular rotation.
5 out of 5
Fiddlesticks for the win!
This blend is superb! If you like a rich Latakia English, then I suggest you try Fiddlesticks, it's full bodied, burns well, smells good, and tastes great. It is now in my rotation.
1 out of 5
No flavor and bites the
No flavor and bites the tongue
5 out of 5
A must try blend
Russ's Monthly Blends are mainly aromatics and I'm not that into aro's, so when I saw this I thought I'd give it a whirl and man am I glad I did. The pouch aroma is sweet, smokey, almost incense like, very nice. The tobacco appearance is just beautiful to look at, a perfect combination of reddish brown, gold and jet black ribbons, impressive. Moisture level is spot on and was very easy to pack. Took to the match well and stayed lit with only a few relights. The flavors of the three tobacco's just seem to get along with each other so well, they trade places throughout the bowl and never dominate one another. Very well done indeed.
5 out of 5
Near Perfect Smoke
Russ's Monthly Blends are mainly aromatics and I'm not that into aro's, so when I saw this I thought I'd give it a whirl and man am I glad I did. The pouch aroma is sweet, smokey, almost incense like, very nice. The tobacco appearance is just beautiful to look at, a perfect combination of reddish brown, gold and jet black ribbons, impressive. Moisture level is spot on and was very easy to pack. Took to the match well and stayed lit with only a few relights. The flavors of the three tobacco's just seem to get along with each other so well, they trade places throughout the bowl and never dominate one another. Very well done indeed.
5 out of 5
The Balkan Sobranie all over again!!!!
OMG - what a nice surpsise! This was sent to me as a freebee, and my special thanks to Russ (blender) for creating such a masterpiece! Sublime, and reminds me so much of my favourite baccy of all time (The Balkan Sobranie #759 Mixture) - this stuff is so good that I think I'll use it to bribe the guards! :) Wheeeeee!!!!!! Thanks Russ!
5 out of 5
My Favorite
Your favorite song? Your favorite author? always difficult because so many good ones..What's your favorite Pipe Tobacco? same problem.. Well I found mine. Fiddlesticks,, has plenty of that English Latika richness and great blend of flavors..,,My Favorite,!!
5 out of 5
Rich English blend
What a great smoke! Full bodied English blend. Full Latakia smokiness with a nice richness and mouth feel. Just finished my first bowl listening to the pacific. I'll be buying more and keeping this at the top of my rotation. Thanks Russ!
5 out of 5
good stuff
not bad has some kick A lot stronger than I'm used to but all in all good stuff
5 out of 5
Fiddle
Wow, not what I expected! Very nice and very English only not too snobby, has a pleasant floral/incense room note to it. Good smoker no tongue bite, definitely a reorder item!
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