Robert R.

La Gloria Cubana - Serie R #5 Maduro
Not the first choice for a novice
I friend introduced me to these years ago. It remains one of my favorites. If you are new to cigars, you might want to work your way up to this. This powerhouse coats the palate with bold, yet refined flavors of black pepper, molasses, earth, cedar, honey, and an assortment of various sweet and zesty spices. I enjoy them with Bourbon or Dark Rum

G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
Lakeland lLite
This is a wonderful product, make no mistake. Is it Lakeland Flake? Maybe. I have smoked GW and SG products for decades, and many a bowl of St Bruno and Condor have escaped m bowl. This is a very fine Virginia based mixture, can I say "Lakeland" flake, it's doubtful. IF there is a Lakeland essence, it only barely perceptible, and i've got very seasoned and perceptible tongue. That said, this is a marvelous smoking mixture, but probably NOT a cadidate for me to purchase again, ther are just too many Virginia based products to choose from, and the Lakeland essensnce is if it even exists too weak to purchase again ...

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 8oz
New All Time Favorite
I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls. The burn is even and cool no matter whether you fold and stuff, rub it out, ball it up and insert. Lighting is a one match affair, yielding a wonderful, smooth, complex and stronger smoke that just satisfies me as nothing else. HIGHLI have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.YI have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.I have finally concluded I have a new all time favorite tobacco mixture. GLP Haddos Delight has occupied that special place for me for nearly two decades. I still LOVE it, but Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake has ecplised that spot! My rotation consisted of mostly Virginia or Vaper with a few exceptions, but typically if you find me with a pipe, it will most often be of these types of mixtures. I've been a pipe smoker since 1979, and 1000's of blends have been commited to the atmosphere by me. Through the gereousty of a friend in the Atlanta Pipe Smokers Club, I've even sampled Percy Martin Perique, several ounces of it. He had ordered a pound and didn't really know what to do other than offer it up for those interested. I've chewed it, I've smoked it in pure form and mixed it with Virginias in various ratios. I'm what you might call a Perique Freak, I just love the stuff! Cornell & Diehl: Bayou Morning Flake pairs very fine Old Belt Red Virginia in a staggering ratio of 25% Perique. The room note is incredible, complex, warm and smells of rum cake (the Jamaican Holiday cake) and cinnamon rolls.

Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
Aromatic? Pleasures
Gentleman Caller evokes another age in pipe tobacco perfectly. I’ve smoked many tins of Crooner, and loved every bowl. Crooner is more Burley forward, in Gentleman Caller Burley plays a more minor role. Te Virginia and Deertongue play center stage. While Deertongue smells similar to vanilla, for me at least it really doesn’t taste like vanilla. Most Vanilla topped/Cased blends to me at least taste like someone shaved a cheap vanilla candle into the blend … nothing like that even remotely happens with Gentleman Caller, just well behaved, wonderful Virginia and a light hand of Burley. The room note is wonderful, compliment evoking completely absent of anything artificial or cloying. This is a wonderful blend, cool/clean burning, leaving little to no dottle. This performs extremely well in a Corn cob or dedicated briar pipe. When you are looking for a nice semi-aromatic smoke that everyone around you will enjoy, reach for it!

Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
Aromatic? Pleasures
Gentleman Caller evokes another age in pipe tobacco perfectly. I’ve smoked many tins of Crooner, and loved every bowl. Crooner is more Burley forward, in Gentleman Caller Burley plays a more minor role. Te Virginia and Deertongue play center stage. While Deertongue smells similar to vanilla, for me at least it really doesn’t taste like vanilla. Most Vanilla topped/Cased blends to me at least taste like someone shaved a cheap vanilla candle into the blend … nothing like that even remotely happens with Gentleman Caller, just well behaved, wonderful Virginia and a light hand of Burley. The room note is wonderful, compliment evoking completely absent of anything artificial or cloying. This is a wonderful blend, cool/clean burning, leaving little to no dottle. This performs extremely well in a Corn cob or dedicated briar pipe. When you are looking for a nice semi-aromatic smoke that everyone around you will enjoy, reach for it!

G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
Perfection
What can I say about this blend which hasn't already been said? It's my deserted island bleand, and has been since about 2003! Haddo's is simply everything I could ever want or desire in a blend, fairly high in nicotine, UGE on flavor and complexity, a Vaper symphony, with twists and turns that while familiar having smoked it for nearly two decades, it always satisfying, every changing as the bow progresses. The very slight Rum topping/casing is very pleasing, the Cavendish Burley and Perique are in perfect balance and harmony. If I had to choose only 1 mixture for the rest of my days, Haddo's Delight is my absolute Top billing

G. L. Pease - Navigator 2oz
Excellence
Not since smoking Vintage tins of McClelland's offerings have I tasted such rich, bold, satisfying Virginia Flake. I'm smoking this presently in a Premium Peterson 1/2 bent Author, and loving every puff. The Virginias are absolutely astonishing, the mixture and pressing are perfection, the slight addition of Dark Fired Kentucky and Rum add deep, mystifying layers to a gorgeous broken flake. This flake is well behaved, cool smoking and enough to satisfy any sailor or land lubber.

Solani - Virginia Flake - 633 100g
Astonishing Flake
Aroma/Tin notes: Fresh unsullied Virginia with a touch of raisins from Perique, notes of fresh mowed hay, a slight citrus and ginger In The Pipe: This flake is the perfect humidity right from the tin, Absolutely gorgeous and rubs out or crumbles to perfection, easy loading and packing into the chamber. Lighting is easy, and gives hints of Caramel with a building sweetness of superior quality Virginia, the Perique stays mostly in the background until the whole chamber is up to temperature and maintaining a steady burn rate, I find myself wanting to rush, because it tastes so amazing ... must slow down. If you can hold to a very slow puffing cadence you will be rewarded with a sweet, complex, spicy and perfectly balanced smoke you will wish could go on forever, The best pace for this tobacco it puffing just enough to maintain a perfect burn, just on the verge of going out. Generally speaking I prefer higher Perique content, but this product is perfection. This flake is easily in my top 10 tobaccos of all time

Solani - Virginia Flake - 633 100g
Astonishing Flake
Aroma/Tin notes: Fresh unsullied Virginia with a touch of raisins from Perique, notes of fresh mowed hay, a slight citrus and ginger In The Pipe: This flake is the perfect humidity right from the tin, Absolutely gorgeous and rubs out or crumbles to perfection, easy loading and packing into the chamber. Lighting is easy, and gives hints of Caramel with a building sweetness of superior quality Virginia, the Perique stays mostly in the background until the whole chamber is up to temperature and maintaining a steady burn rate, I find myself wanting to rush, because it tastes so amazing ... must slow down. If you can hold to a very slow puffing cadence you will be rewarded with a sweet, complex, spicy and perfectly balanced smoke you will wish could go on forever, The best pace for this tobacco it puffing just enough to maintain a perfect burn, just on the verge of going out. Generally speaking I prefer higher Perique content, but this product is perfection. This flake is easily in my top 10 tobaccos of all time

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