Instead of adding Virginia to this Balkan blend, Brebbia has added a large amount of Dark Fired Kentucky to give the blend a rich, earthy, and smoky flavor. Blended by Planta in Denmark, this pipe tobacco is one that is sure to smoke well now, one year from now, 5 years from now, and so on. In other words, this is a great aging tobacco. Order your new tin of Balkan tobacco today!
Tobacco Type: Dark Fired Kentucky, Latakia and Oriental
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
An Agreeable light Latakia.
This may be more stars for someone who likes a heavy hand with latakia but as for me it was a bit much and it overpowered the other orientals in the mix. I wanted to like it more than I did due to Kentucky in it but found that the addition of it was not enough to put this one in the reorder column. That said it is quality tobacco and if you like your English style blends latakia forward this may be for you.
Love this! I was looking for a match for Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club's Great Hiatus which is no longer around, and this fits the bill perfectly.
A very good substitute for Balkan Sobranie. If you are waiting to Balkan Sobranie to become available don't pass this up. I think it is the tobacco you should try to see if it is doesn't satisfy you as well as Balkan Sobranie.
This oriental forward English blend with Kentucky/Latakia/Oriental is smooth and well balanced and excellent ANY time of day including special occasions. This is my first experience with Syrian Latakia and now I understand what folks mean when they discuss Syrian Latakia it makes a noticeable difference. Try this blend and begin to understand One of the best Balkan’s in limited existence.
This has become a great go to when I want that complex oriental blend. It has the burn and flavor of a well aged tin right from the box.