G. L. Pease - Barbary Coast 2oz
not for me
This blend is just not my cup of tea. The brandy casing is just a bit much. I'm sure others love it.
G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
My favorite tobacco only gets 4.5 stars-gotta leave room for something better. This is a very good smoke if you like Virginia and perique, don't let the aroma from the tin fool you. It is very rich but cool smoking. Lovers of "Irish Oak" should definitely give this one a try.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular 3.5oz
This blend has a dark chocolate flavor that is a little out front of the tobaccos. It is not overly sweet and very enjoyable. Not an everyday for me but very good on a lazy morning or as a desert smoke.
Peterson - Old Dublin 50g
If this tobacco had a little less latakia I would like it more. It is a very nice blend with the "magic sweetness". It smokes very cool for a latakia blend.
Peterson - Sweet Killarney 50g
If it were a little less sweet and the tobaccos were more out front of the flavoring this could be very good.
Peterson - Sunset Breeze 50g
This is an exception to my rule. The almond flavoring is way out front of the tobacco and it is very sweet. Somehow I still love it. Strange things happen.
Peterson - Nutty Cut 50g
I ordered a few Cavendish tobaccos to smoke indoors during the cool weather. This was a Peterson I hadn't tried. Upon opening the tin, I thought this would be overly flavored and sweet and was surprised that the tobaccos are slightly out front of the top flavoring and it's not very sweet at all. I like it.
Peterson - Luxury Blend 50g
This blend would be great if it wasn't just a bit too sweet. You may enjoy it if you a re a true Cavendish smoker.
Peterson - Irish Whiskey 50g
Peterson - Irish Cask 50g
I like this tobacco. It has a wonderful full tobacco flavor enhanced by the mild vanilla-like oak flavor and a light raisin-like hint. I always keep a few tins stashed. It WILL bite if smoked to fast.
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
While I do prefer other tobaccos over this one, it is a very fine Virginia.
Peterson - Gold Blend 50g
HICKORY NUT !!!
If you like hickory nuts you should try this. If not don't bother.
Peterson - De Luxe Mixture 50g
goes with coffee
This is a very good Cavendish. The tobacco flavors are out front of the top flavoring. Fine by itself, it taste even better with a cup of creamed coffee. Coffee brings out the walnut.
Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 50g
This blend has a wonderful medley of flavors. It is slightly too sweet and fruity for me through the first third of the bowl. After that it is an enjoyable smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
A very fine navy Cavendish. Not my favorite but still good.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
It' got maple
I do not want to give the impression that this blend taste bad. The flavor is pleasant. If you love pancakes smothered in a quart of maple syrup-you may love this stuff. It has a hint of tobacco flavor but, boy, it's got maple.
Ashton - Smooth Sailing 50g
This is a blend that I enjoy on occasion, not an everyday smoke. On a lazy morning with a cup of strong coffee it is quite enjoyable. Dark chocolate is the main top flavoring of this mildly sweetened dark Cavendish.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Virginia Woods 100g
Perhaps my favorite tobacco. Made for Virginia lovers only. Mild with THE "magic sweetness" and a full rich flavor. Goes great with a wee dram of your favorite whiskey-Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Canadian, etc.
McClelland - Matured Virginia: No. 22 50g
This is a nice Virginia blend. I prefer "#27" or "Virginia Woods" in a McLelland or "Virginia #1" by MacBaren.
McClelland - Matured Virginia: No. 27 100g
I really, really like this blend. It smokes cool and has a sweetness that is not "sugary". Good burning characteristics. Smells a little strange in the tin-I don't keep my nose in a tin I smoke this blend and enjoy it. If you like Virginia try this-if you don't like Virginia you should probably pass this one up.
Solani - X - Sweet Mystery 100g
This tobacco is for sweet,fruit Cavendish smokers. While I do enjoy a good Cavendish with a coffee at times, this one is just a bit too fruity for me. I will smoke it on occasion until the tin is empty but will not purchase in the future. The flavor is far from unpleasant but the tobacco is almost totally hidden by the top flavoring.
Sutliff - Golden Age 1.5oz
This blend, to me, taste like a cigarette-a very good cigarette-with a light peppery kick. Good, not great.
McClelland - Ashton Revival: Oldchurch 50g
Takes me back
I really like this blend and would almost recommend it to those who enjoyed the old "London Dock" blend. While it is different in overall flavor, it has qualities that remind me of my once favorite - "London Dock".
McClelland - 221-B Series: Black Shag 50g
I really like it
I have never seen a list of the tobaccos in "Black Shag". To me, there is a dominant Virginia flavor mixed with perhaps perique and just the smallest hint of latakia. If packed tightly it smokes fairly cool. It can bite if not packed or if smoked too fast. It has a "magic" sweetness, not as sweet as most Virginias but still there. I don't know if it's an English or a Virginia, but it's good.
McClelland - Premium: Pal O' Mine 50g
I just received my latest tobacco order. Although I prefer a good mature Virginia most of the time, In cooler weather I like a good Cavendish. Upon opening the tin I was hit with the aroma of my Granny's peach turnovers. I thought this tobacco would be too fruity for my taste and admit the first five to six puffs were. After repacking and relighting the peach flavor became subdued. The buttery peach flavor did persist to the end of the bowl but was complemented by the flavors of Virginia and fine black Cavendish. If you don't like peaches or the typical twang of McClelland black Cavendish, don't buy this. If you enjoy a not quite subtle peach flavor mingled with fine tobacco-order two tins