John Cotton's - Double Pressed Kentucky 1.75oz
The Double-Pressed is my first experience with a crumble cake, and subsequently, my temptation is to try other John Cotton crumble cakes. A crumble cake is far easier to rub than a flake. If anything, the result fits so naturally in the bowl, it makes me wonder why there aren't more crumble cake tobaccos around (but maybe there are?). Apart from the ease of preparation, the cumble cake makes for a long and a relaxing smoke. Highly recommended!
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
A dependable smoke
Over the fifty or so years that I've been pipe smoking, tobaccos come and go or otherwise change. At present, Irish Flake has become an ultimate favorite, my first choice in smoking and certainly my first choice to begin the day. The flake is easy to rub, and on most days (when I rub successfully) the smoke is long and joyful. A happy tobacco!
St. Bruno - Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Maybe it's not the St. Bruno of ye olde days, but it's good enough and a favorite.