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Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
I wasn't sure about buying, I did see a few rather negative reviews. But I went for some. Such a wonderful surprise! The first 2 puffs were bland; I thought OH NO. Then a sweetness came through as I sipped, some mild spice along with it. Down the rest of the entire bowl it was sweet (BUT NOT OVERLY SO) with a mild spice taste. Never got hot and burned all the way down with no problems. I don't know how Cornell & Diehl does this, getting such good flavor, never getting hot, yet burns easily without biting your tongue. This has instantly become one of my most favorite smokes and, frankly, I am not easy to please! Just ask my wife. UPDATE ADD ON: Just had to say that this is a pipe tobacco that reminds me why I smoke pipes!

Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear 2oz
Foolish me only bought 3 tins of this tobacco. IF I liked it, I would come back and buy more. Well, I love it! Always a fan of oriental laced tobaccos, this sounded like a very interesting blend, especially with the local harvested honey. Some oriental taste, some aromatic taste, it was great. When I opened the tin, I thought it was perhaps a little too moist. Well, I decided to try it as it was and not wait even 5 minutes to let it dry some. If I had trouble, I could let it air out and dry. Lighting was easy, gentle tamping, I never had to relight. It did not get hot on me, I smoked it slowly. I don't know if it can be pushed to being too hot. It burned very well to the bottom of the bowl. It passed my 2 ultimate tests - - I wanted another bowl immediately and I wanted to buy more. Didn't think all 4500 tins would be gone in 3 or 4 days. This has instantly become one I could smoke all day and enjoy immensely. A great change of pace My Dunhill pipe liked it too. Will there EVER be more?

Captain Black - Premium Edition Red Sky 1.75oz
Top Shelf Aromatic!
I found it difficult to believe the reviews for this "cherry" blend. So, I bought some. Best ever! I shy away from aromatics because of severe tongue bite. Absolutely none here. Wonderful flavor from beginning to end, not hot at all. One light and I was good to go. I wish this had been around decades ago. To the people who superbly blend this, I say, DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING!

Dan Tobacco - Midnight Ride 50g
I like the flavor of this one. No heat, steady constant flavor, not up and down with good taste, then gone with an acrid, sour replacement for flavor. Gentle tamping and I never had to relight. This is now in my favorites list.

Dan Tobacco - Gordon Pym 50g
I bought a tin of this nearly 4 years ago. Tried it then, didn't care for it. Almost threw it away. A week ago added moisture to it. Lit up a bowl full. Smooth, no bite, no matter how I puffed, and good flavor. Smooth burn all the way to the bottom, no relights. Shockingly, this is in my top 5 now.

Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices 1.75oz
If I have ever smoked a better tobacco, I can't remember what or when. Granted, the old original was slightly better, but today this is my tops for any tobacco. Just remember, you must like Oriental blends.

Cornell & Diehl - John Marr 2oz
When I first opened the tin it seemed too moist, but I couldn't resist. I filled a bowl and lit up. One match is all it took. Man oh man, I liked it immediately. Judicious gentle tamping and I never had to relight. Burnt to a white ash to the bottom of bowl. Never got too hot. It passed my ultimate test which is that I wanted another bowl immediately. Remember, this does have oriental tobaccos as part of the blend, so... they are there somewhat on the mild side (not wild side) but do jump in to help with a nice sweetness to let me know they are helping out. I will reach for this tin again and again. Love this blend, it reminded me why I love my pipes. In my top 5 reliable blends. Great going C & D!

Cornell & Diehl
Sun Bear 2oz

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  • ► A good list, but I was really surprised that I did not see Captain Black's RED SKY, nor can I find it anymore on your excellent web pages. Wondering; can you tell us what has happened to RED SKY?