Spectre is a unique pipe tobacco, in that it actually contains cigar leaf tobaccos. Specter Cigars are known for the reverse, using Latakia pipe tobacco. Created by Russ Oullette, Spectre is not a Hearth & Home Blend but a standalone product. Which, is connected to Spectre Cigars and AJ Fernandez.


Company: Spectre Cigars (AJ Fernandez)

How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin

Style: American

Tobacco Used: Cigar Leaf, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Ribbon

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/1/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic Pipe

Price Point: $14.99

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Smokey, woody and fig heavy. Very strong and excellent scent.

Visual: A well blended mix of light, medium and dark colored tobaccos. Cut into a fine, almost stringy ribbon.

Flavors: Slightly smokey, with lots of Latakia notes and a little bit of sweet Virginia notes. Also has a lot of cigar-like flavors.

Smoking Experience: Very easy to smoke and it burned perfectly.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Body: Medium

Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco: Never smoked another pipe tobacco with cigar leaf.

Conclusion: Very enjoyable.  A lot of nice flavors and notes, especially enjoyed the cigar-like feel I got from this tobacco. And I can’t not mention the Bond tie-in that is associated with this tobacco’s name. That aside though, I really enjoyed this tobacco’s body and the extremely easy way it burned.

Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation" – Purchase enough to keep it in the rotation

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Comment by Marty Tannen on January 27, 2016 at 8:09am

I always grind some leaf in a coffee grinder and add it as a condiment to pipe tobacco.  Always a pleasureable smoke

Comment by Generally Useful Jared on January 27, 2016 at 8:28am

This actually sounds pretty good. Then again, the Spectre cigar sounds pretty good, too. I should check it out.


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