Many years ago the was a blend called Balkan Sobranie 759. A rather smooth tasting Balkan made up of mixture of rich Virginia, Latakia and rare Yenidje tobaccos. Unfortunately it is not made anymore.
However a tin of the original, now aged tobacco, was distributed, prior to the 2011 CHicago Pipe SHow, to master blenders to try and reincarnate.. The 3 winners were then released under the Black House, Balkan Luxury Blend 957, and Blue Mountain.
Being a Balkan lover of the old school Balkan Supreme by Stokkebye I was quite impressed with the 957. Carl at Sutliff really outdid himself with this blend. It is a fulfilling all day smoke filling the palate with the sweetness of the orientals and the aroma of the Latakia and Cavendish with a smidge of Perique for spice. To this palette it is far better than the Black House and Blue Mountain as they are a heavier bland blend which make it difficult to smoke bowl after bowl during the day.
I can smoke this continually all day and not get bored. My palette enjoys this. As will yours.