Rattray's - No. 7 Reserve 100g
Liking it more and more
So after a few days of trying this blend I really like it.
Solani - Virginia Flake - 633 100g
Another great one from Solani
I love this one. Only gets better with age.
Solani - Blue Label- 369 50g
Added it to my favorites
I give it a A+ for taste, no bite, easy light, stays lit, cut, tin note, room note, and has great aging attributes so put a couple of tins back.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 2oz
Not sure if the current Bayou Morning blend is the same as my 9.5-year-old tin of 067 Bayou Morning that I just opened is, but this tin is excellent. This really must have aged well. A sweet, full bodied, notes of fruit and a great aroma. A truly delicious smoke that I will be stocking up on.
Germain - Eighteen Twenty 50g
This is an excellent blend. Need to stock-up on this one.
G. L. Pease - Lombard 2oz
Intoxicating tin note and flavor.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Let me preface these observations by stating that the tin I opened had aged 11.5 years and I really need to try a new tin to compare. I really like the tin note, for me is was an earthy, old hay, coffee, and fresh baked cinnamon bread. The thin coins folded and packed very nicely. About a quarter of the way down bowl the sweetness just busts through along with exceptional taste. Keeps getting better as you smoke down the bowl. No bite and excellent taste.
Captain Earle's - Diamond Head 2oz
The first couple of bowls I was on the edge if I really liked this or not. Then I switched to a meerschaum pipe and the full flavor came through. This is great for a person that likes full English blends. I would recommend giving it a try and I personally will be adding several tins to my stock..
Dan Tobacco - Treasures of Ireland: Galway 50g
Needs another try
I would not mind having another tin of this to age, but I did not find it one of my favorites. May be worth another try later. Found it a little lacking in taste.
McClelland - 221-B Series: Arcadia 50g
9 out 10
I just opened a tin of Arcadia that I had aged for almost 9.5 years. Just opened another tin and is it fantastic.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Black Cherry Twist Unsliced
A new favorite
This was my first experience with a rope or twist blend and I have to say I love it. Great morning, noon and night smoke. No bite and great taste and aroma. This could possibly be one of those tobaccos that you’re either a lover of or it is just not going to be on your likes list at all, but I highly recommend you give it a try.