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Sissinghurst is an aromatic mixture based on ready rubbed Virginia flake, Brown Kentucky and bright Virginia leaf. A tangy-floral aroma delivers distinct character. The outstanding tobacco basis adds harmoniously to the classic English-floral style. Sissinghurst, a full aromatic temptation for an appealing smoking pleasure.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsKentucky, Virginia
FlavoringAlmond, Floral Essences, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The ready rubbed Virginia flake is tangy dark fruit sweet with a drop of sugar, and a fair dollop of earth, wood and bread as the lead component. The bright Virginia offers tart and tangy citrus with grass and hay notes in a support role. The brown Kentucky is smoky, woody, earthy, herbal and spicy sweet as a potent back up player. The floral, flowery topping is very mildly noticeable in every puff without distracting from the inherent properties of the tobaccos, and is a little less obvious by the time you get to the last third of the bowl. I think there’s a light fruit topping or casing, too. Well balanced, you’ll taste the complexity of creamy flavors in every puff all the way through. Burns clean, smooth, and cool at an reasonable rate with a fairly consistent sweet, spicy, floral flavor. Requires very few relights. Leaves just a trace of moisture in the bowl, and won’t bite. The strength and nic-hit are mild, while the taste is medium. An aromatic that works well without being boring for a pleasing all day experience as well as a dessert smoke. Has a delicious after taste and sweet room note.


11 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

This is one of my favorite blends in the HU line up. It's very similar in style to the old fashion scented tobaccos like St. Bruno and Condor. It doesn't taste like either of those and stands out on it's own merits but I'm starting to like HU's scented blends even better than GH&Co's blends and that's saying a lot because I adore several of their blends. This one has a great base of excellent, flavorful Virginia's with slightly woody/smokey Kentucky Dark Fired. It's topped with a very complex sauce of stewed fruit and bright florals with a touch of sweetness that I perceive as honey. It's sweet and sour, bright and dark, the highs balance out the lows and altogether it's an absolute masterpiece in my opinion. This is full in body and flavor, medium in nicotine and it makes for a perfect all day smoke. If you like the classic British scented tobacco blends you owe it to yourself to try this one out. HU tobaccos are well known for their non-aromatic natural blends but Hans is proving himself as a master blender on every level within every genre. This will ghost a pipe so try it out in a cob before you try it in a briar. If it turns out you like it, I think you'll find it worthy to dedicate a briar to this blend. The moisture level is perfect straight out of the tin, just pop the lid and load on up. This stuff is brilliant and made my list of essentials.

Pipe Used: Stanwell

Purchased From: Esterval’s Pipe House

Similar Blends: Carroll P. J. & Co. Ltd. - Maltan Ready Rubbed.

7 people found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (7)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Irish somehow...

The tobacco tastes like a bunch of flowers but in a nice way. It's like a sweet women's perfume. The sweet flower taste is never overwhelming. The natural tobaccos are allways there and the main actor.

Pipe Used: Vauen Premium full bent size 5

Purchased From: ebay stadlerweine

5 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (116)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a Virginia flake with some Kentucky influence . It resembles and smokes like other GU offerings such as Sunset and Haymaker but with one huge difference : this is clearly an aromatic .A rather noticeable floral scent has been added which makes it a whole different story . True enough , the excellent quality Virginias come through but the floral scent overpowers them . It must be noted that I am not an aromatic smoker . I reviewed this one because I wanted to see if HU made superior aromatics in line with all og it's other great tobaccos . It does . I gave samples to a few friends who smoke aromatics and they were impressed . I will not smoke this tobacco in the spring time for fear of being attacked by bees . If you are an aromatic smoker this is clearly excellent .

3 people found this review helpful.

FilipPruncu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FilipPruncu (65)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Tin note: Great floral smell, with some fruity notes and a bit of vanilla.

Room note: Amazing! Like beautifully said, “it's like a sweet women's perfume.”

Presentation: A combination of ribbons and ready rubbed (I found some which look like they were part of a crumble cake), yellow and brown with only a bit of dark leaves.

At first, there’s not much taste/flavor, and needs some relights (after the third match, I went for my Bic) but once it’s properly lit, it smokes quite well. Delivers a smooth smoke, there’s the sweetness of virginia and a bit of woodiness and spiciness from the kentucky (I can’t feel the smoky characteristics in this one) and just a biiiit of floral essences, almond and vanilla. This is great because many tobaccos are presented as tasting like almonds or like this or that but they don’t really taste the way they are presented. This one really does have notes of floral essences, almond and vanilla. They are subtle and they play well with the natural flavors of the tobaccos.

It’s mild yet complex. It’s a blend that needs some attention in order to catch its treasures. It can be an all day smoke, but it can also be for a lazy afternoon, when you’re sitting alone contemplating in silence. Goes well with some citrus based cocktail, like an Amaretto Sour.

I’m not an aromatic fan, but this is quite nice. 3.5 stars from me. :)

1 person found this review helpful.