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This is a rich Latakia blend smooth enough to enjoy all day. Cyprian Latakia is combined with Oriental and select Virginia leaf.

BrandHearth & Home
Blended ByRuss Ouellette
Manufactured ByScandanavian Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Hearth & Home - Fleet Commanded (Marquee Series).

Although an English, it's a very smooth English!

The tin contains an even amount of brown, light brown, and dark brown ribbons. Mine holds one or two twigs; just a few, nothing to get in a stew over. The smell is typically English, and my moisture looked good.

From first light FC is bereft of the asperity that an English can often have. Straight away, 'Smooth' came to mind. The Latakia's a formidable addition, albeit, it's a more nonchalant kind as opposed to the sharp, cutting, varieties; mild and smoky. The Oriental has a DEFINITE presence, bringing a sweet, buttery, flavour to the smoke. The Virginia's easily superseded by the Lat' and Oriental. Don't expect any grass, citrus, etc., because those flavours aren't there! The burn from it's very good. It needs little maintenance and creates a cool smoke. I've had no bite all day.

Nicotine: mild for an English. Room-note: nice.

Fleet Commander? Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Deluxe #03

Age When Smoked: 6 months

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6 people found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (345)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Very smooth English, quite tasty too. A very traditional cut, with plenty of Latakia. It burns well, and it performs in a satisfying manner in all kind of bowls.

However, I find it slightly thinner in body and taste, with less complexity and juice, compared to White Knight and Heart of Darkness. Still very good, though.

4 people found this review helpful.

Retreiverguy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Retreiverguy (4)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Bought this 3 years ago when P& C was having a sale. Taste is rather bland, room note is also bland. I won't be buying this again.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: 3 years

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigfluence ars

Similar Blends: not much of anything. Taste is rather bland 0f course, I've been smoking aromatics lately.

2 people found this review helpful.

JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (560)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note of smoky and mildly sour sweet. Tobacco is dark and light brown ribbon cut with a bit of black mixed in. Moisture content is good. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is mild to medium and somewhat consistent, with notes of floral, smoky, wood, dry, incense, mild sour stewed fruit, mildly sweet, toast, spicy, orange zest, tart tangy citrus, acidity, leather, slight bitter, herbal spices, peaty musty vegetation, a lemony background note, and a peppery retro. Latakia is leading with Oriental/Turkish and Virginia supporting. Room note is pleasant to tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Pipe Used: 1987 Castello Collection Great Line

Age When Smoked: 5 years

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