Aaron L.
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Lighters - Rattray's Bel Lighter Black Matte
Essential Equipment
This lighter is perfectly sized. Flame is easily dialed in to your desired intensity and reach. Holds a good amount of fuel. Easy to light. Feels wonderful in the hand and looks good!

BriarWorks - Country Lawyer 2oz
Cognitive Catalyst
I've let this blend dwell in my cellar for a 5 months now. I come back to this blend after a round of English blends that sing the same tune every bowl. When I come back to this blend I can rely on new flavors that unfold and develop as I enjoy this in my Savinelli 122 or my Peterson 606. I find these to be great companions for this blend due to their inability to distort or dilute the flavor in a negative way. For all the components that are housed in this blend, it offers no bite to be had (and I smoke this like there's a pot of gold at the bottom of my bowl). As predisposed as I am to tongue bite, my tongue is only swaddled by the medley of flavors. Despite this sounding like a daily burner, I do reserve this for when I get quiet and just want to do some flavor spotting.

Peter Stokkebye - PS17 English Luxury
Bliss
There is nothing more that tickles my fancy than a full bodied English that has a plethora of nuances that all play together. To me, this does beautifully in my Savinelli 122 or Peterson 606. The wider bowls really help this blend open up and show all of its potential like a well conducted orchestra. It also does just fine in narrower bowl, but that performs more like an unfold plot which is quite enjoyable too. The burley and black cavendish, to me, dance around in this blend and bring it a unique flavor experience.

BriarWorks - Country Lawyer 2oz
Saturday Night Special
First of all, thank you briar works for taking the extra cost to jar this. Secondly, this is a complex blend that has a lot to offer. Enjoy the aroma and nuances of the medley of tobaccos burning together. Burns well and will remain in the rotation.

Kramer's - Father Dempsey
Morning Companion
I just thought I had a beautiful English blend picked out for my morning cups of coffee. Then I had this, and completely changed my coffee companion. This blend smokes, to me, best in a .80" or wider bowl. **update** This blend is comes to life using the Delayed Gratification method.

Sutliff - 504C Aromatic English
Bliss
I was looking for an English blend that had a pleasant aroma so I could enjoy this around my family. The room note on this is intoxicatingly good. The taste is exceptional, burn is marvelous. I am VERY prone to tongue bite, fortunately this had none to be found, and I was quite viciously sipping at this! I will be buying more to cellar. For the cost, availability, and overall experience, this was a win for me. This does require some additional dry due to the topping/casing.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening
Front Porch Delight
I have a bowl of this in a dedicated corn cob pipe for this blend only, and I truly enjoy this blend in the morning. This blend is a good medium bodied flavor. Negligible amount of Vitamin N, so I often enjoy on an empty stomach with a cup of coffee and some solitude.

Sutliff - Cringle Flake 2022 1.5oz
Great blend
This was my 2nd ever pipe tobacco to smoke. Even with my poor piping skills, this made for a very good learning curve experience. Lit well, tasted great. Will be buying more to cellar!

Cobblestone - Outdoors Hiking 1.75oz
She's a Keeper
This wonderful medley of burley was my 1st pipe tobacco ever. And even with the severe magnitude of my piping incompetence, it was still absolutely delightful. Thank you, veteran pipe smokers for rating this so highly, you solidified my new found hobby.