Where's the Ring Grain stamp?
Seriously, this "XL" Collector boasts some wicked grain from the heel all the way up to the plateau-laden rim. It is always nice to see a more whimsical shape from the illustrious English marque and generally, the "HT" (hand-turned) briars deliver in spades. This Shell Briar is well-balanced and feels much lighter than it actually is. Of course, the chamber is broad and deep.
- Shane Ireland