Carter Hall - Carter Hall 14oz
My Desert Island Tobacco
This is a fantastic daily smoke. I enjoy it more than any other codger blend. I like to dry it 10 or 15 minutes, but it's good straight from the jar. Can't beat the nuttiness and slight chocolate from this blend.
Seattle Pipe Club - Hood Canal 2oz
I'm a fan of Plum Pudding, so I gave this one a try. I was not disappointed. Nice slices of crumble cake in the tin that dried quickly before I packed the bowl. The burley was noticeable and appreciated. If you enjoy Balkan Supreme, I think you will love this.
Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Virginia Plug 50g
The best Virginia flake
I've got to agree with the reviewer below. This is my absolute favorite, at least for now. Smokes wonderfully folded and stuffed in my Jake Hackert billiard or poker. I let it dry a little while. I can't wait to see what it does with some age. Grab some when it's available. Highly recommended!
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Good and solid Virginia flake
This stuff is Orlik Golden Sliced without the orange casing/topping. Sometimes when smoking it I find myself craving the orange from Golden Sliced, other times I'm happy it's not present. In either case it's a solid Virginia flake with a little perique. Highly recommended for an inexpensive Vaper!
McClelland - Special: Christmas Cheer 2013 100g
I popped the tin and took out a few pieces to smoke over lunch the next day. I let them dry a couple hours, and then put them in a baggie. I decided to rub them out so it would smoke easier when driving. It did smell like ketchup, but none of that made it into the smoke. This stuff surprised the hell out of me. Very soon after the charring light it released great smooth Virginia smoke. I didn't have to wait till a third of the bowl for it to settle down. In my limited experience, this is a top notch tobacco. Easily in the league of FVF or Capstan. I agree with the above reviewer that said it's "Ready Now".
Mac Baren - Plumcake 3.5oz
I bought this after reading some reviews on it. Tin note was sweet, with the smoky Latakia in the background. Similar to the blueberry smell of MacB Navy Flake, but not as artificial. I dried some for about 30 minutes before I loaded into a cob. When I smoked it slowly and sipped it, the flavor was exactly like the tin note. It tasted great. I've never smoked an aromatic, and I don't know if this qualifies as one. But it's pretty inexpensive for 100grams, so it's worth trying IMO.