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Davidoff - Winston Churchill Belicoso (4 Pack)
Fantastic Short smoke
Davidoff hit the nail on the head with this little cigar. Wonderful taste with a subtle sweetness and pleasant spice. These will be a regular for me to have on hand

Tampers & Tools - Joseph Rodgers Gentleman's Smokers Knife with Redwood Inlay
Pure Elegance and functional
It nice to have a poket tamper, pick and blade for taking care of your pipe at home or on the road. VERY hgh quality and beautiful wood. Got this as a Christmas present from my daughter. It is a joy to use.

Cornell & Diehl - Strathspey 2oz
A Fine Scottish Blend
A fine pipe tobaccor with a luxurious mouth feel and flavor,. Tin note is stone fruit, smoky, and a little spice. The smoke is cool and rich, A well balanced approach to an English aromatic. Great evening smoke. Love the rich flavors.

Peterson - Standard Mixture 50g
Traditional English Blend
Peterson set the standard for this traditional blend. It is wonderfully balanced and very flavorful,. The Orientals and balanced iwth Latakia's smokieness hits the spot. I use this blend as the standard to evaluate other English.

Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 50g
Nice Mild Virgina Burley blend
A fine morning blend to me, or early day, with a bright flavor with a hint of citrus. It is a great blend, well packaged, and holds well. The sweet Virginia ribbons are delightful. An excellent introduction to Virginia's and a more traditional blend.

Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Great Traditional Navy Flake
A beautful flake, with a nice blend of Virginia and Perique. the slight grassy notes balance with malty flavors. One light and the bowl was set.

Cornell & Diehl Tins - Hearthside 2oz
Fine Belnd for Winter
What a warm and inviting flavors. A very well balanced blend and goes perfect with my morning coffee. The cut is excellent and shows off this small batch tobacco. Perfect out of the tin. I have been lucky to get 2 tins so far. I hope this becomes a regular release in the Fall/Winter and I can buy several tins.

Missouri Meerschaum - Crimson Gentleman (6mm)
A nice Cobb
A great cobb with a 6mm filter. The Savinelli fit, a little tight, but do fit. A good fit in my hand and a nice pipe for the experience or beginner piper.

Missouri Meerschaum - Fall Apple 2023
Elegant Cobb
I have owned a few cobbs, and this one is so nicely refined. It is elegant and comfortable to clench, good balance and the finish is excellent.

Warped - Until the End 2oz
Best in Class
From the opening of the tin, the aroma is inviting. The balance and flavors are there, great lighting. A sublte sweetness, and earthy flavors are noted. This is going to be the Flagship of Warped.

Sutliff - Pipe Force Episode V 1.75oz
Unique and Wonderful a Bit wet.
A marvolous blend with excellent characteristics. Smooth, woody, with a touch of herbal notes. One of Sutliff's best creations. My only issue, and true of many Sutliff's blends is the high moisture content. You have to take more time to dry than other tobaccos.

Missouri Meerschaum - European Cob Collection No. 1 (9mm)
Not Bad - Quality checks needed
The look of this pipe is just beautiful. It does smoke well. So why 4 stars. It has some quality issues. The Bit (Stem) does not align properly and is slgith off-center. Glue on the shank, filter goes into the shank not the bit, and there was glue on the middle of the shank, and lots of glue ooze on the shank to cobb connection. Inside the Shank is very deep but leaves a small pocket under which makes cleaning a bit challenging. For $50 the quality should be much better.

Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 2oz
Excellent English Blend
A wonderful Latakia blend with the wonderful flavors of Orientals and Perique. The Perique adds to the complexity of the blend and flavors. Nightwatch is great to sit and enjoy and contimplate the day. Having now tried all eight blends I have to say Captain Earle's is my top choice for cake tobaccos. C&D Thank you for keeping this blend ALIVE!

Drucquer & Sons - First Amendment 100g
A Fine Flake
A well balanced flake, a little nutty flavors, Latakia and Perique are there with the subtle flavors.

Captain Earle's - Stimulus Package 2oz
Outstanding English!
Wow; What a wonderful blend. The Latakia is a sweet smokey goodness with hints of the Orientals. Well worth trying for the Ltakia forward blend. that is so pleaasant. The cake is perfect format for this type of blend. Another big hit for Captain Earle's.

Captain Earle's - Diamond Head 2oz
A Full Bodied English
A good example of a full English Crumble Cake (not plug) is full of Latakia and balanced wiith Orientals. I enjoy this blend in the afternoon or evening. The full body is just a great way to end the day.

Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 2oz
Balkan in Style
A definite Balkan tobacco blend that is a rich and full blend, The cake is perfect and lets the flavors blend together. The Latakia level is wonderufl and this is in my regular rotation,.

Captain Earle's - Honor Blend 2oz
Great Engish blend. Wonderful notes.
A very nice Virginia blend with just the right balance of Orientals and Perique. The perique gives just a hint it's unique flavor. The unique profile of sweetnessm, spice, pepper, and a touch of wood. A tasty Virginia Blend. On my can it notes there is black cavandish which is part of the blend.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Twilight Mixture
Good Basic Blend
A very basic blend and to me very mild in flavor. I don't get much of the Perique, the orientals are present. It is mostly Virginia.

Captain Earle's - Reflections 2oz
Wonderful Morning Bowl
A wonderful balanced blend in a nice bake form. the flavors and delightful with a touch of Latakia and Orientals which give the smoke. The orientals come first followed by the Viginia and a hint of Latakia rounding out an excellent blend. I really enjoy the Captain Earle's blends and the fact that they are cakes. There is somehting abuot a cake that just hits the mark in flavor melding. I hope to try all the blends. Quality is very high. (Great work C&D) on preserving this brand.

Captain Earle's - Private Stock 2oz
Excellent Medium Bodied English
A very nice representation of a medium English blend. Well blened with a nice touch of Latakia and Perique and not over powering. Burns well and the crumble cake is easy to use.

Captain Earle's - Mystic Blend 2oz
Nailed it!
What an amazing blend. A nice English style as a crumble cake (mislabled on the sight as broken flake) is truly delicious. Flavorful and pleasant. A good afternoon and evening smoke.

Drucquer & Sons - The Merry Monk 100g
Right on - beautiful blend
The Merry Monk is a fine english broken flake, packs well This in my top 5 english blends. The well balanced blend has a nice nutty and creamy taste, and the blend is very pleasant all day smoke.

Drucquer & Sons - Red Lion 100g
Delicious English
Another hit out of the park on this blend. Smooth with a hint of Smokey sweetness. The Balance of tobacco’s is spot on and makes for a delectable smoke. Drucquer and Son’s come back under GL Pease and C&D is fantastic.

Mac Baren - 7 Seas Red 3.5oz
Pleasant Aromatic
A very pleasant sweet cherry aromatic that is just nice for a day when I fancy an aromatic instead of a English Style. Well balanced with good consistancy and moisture. Quality is spot on.

Mac Baren - 7 Seas Black 3.5oz
Good Black Cavendish
A very pleasant and flavorful Black Cavendish, let it dry a little before smoking for a smooth creamy flavor of vanilla flavors. Well done and very traditional.

Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
Perfect Broken Flake Blend
An excellent Scottisyh style with plenty of complex flavors. A truely surpris bowl after bowl . A wonderfully balanced of tobaccos. the flavor and packing of the broken flake in a pipe lends to a wonderful and flavor smoke.

Sutliff - Molto Dolce 1.5oz
Pleasant however Goopy
A very pleasant aromatic, a little on the moist side, however, let it dry a little before packing. The flavors are wonderful and not overpowering. My biggest gripe is it is too wet and goopy.takes away from the overall experience.

Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 200g
An Excellent English
A finely balance English tobacco. The tin note represents that of a fine English blend, the flavor is outstanding. Just the right balance of Latkakia and Perique. Trafalgar is a good introduction to the English styles. A great blend for my Barling Trafalgar pipes with the same name.

Tampers & Tools - 8deco Club Tamper Redwood
A First Class Tamper
Light, sleek, and just the perfect foot with holes which allow air to flow as you tamp and draw. Slips nicely in the pocket, and the pick is rounded for better performance. This is my second 8deco, I have a larger one and they are excellent.

Ashton - Winding Road 50g
Geat Aromatic Blend
A refreshing aromatic blend with just the right sweetness and stone fruit flavors that compliment the natural flavors of Virginias. A pleasant suprise after reading some reviews. Tin note is a touch of apricot with a wonderful Virginia note. Moisture level is perfect, no need to dry before packing. I would not call it a blend between Aromatic to English, however, it is not so heavily topped like some aromtics it is lightly topped allowing tobacco flavors through. No bite notice. The ribbon cut is spot on and perfect. Highly recommend to beginners as it is a friendly tobacco to use and pack. Smokes well in a Rattray's Outlaw Devil Anse as well as larger pipes.

Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 50g
Fine VaPer Plug
A very good plug, (other makers take note), it has a great virginia sweetness, with a hint of perique. This makes a very pleasant smoke and a good introduction to plug cut tobaccos. No bite, excellent sweet citrus smoke, and that hint of spicy from the Perique is wonderful A top blend in my book.

Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 50g
Mild Virginia
Veermaster is a mild Virginia with hints of natural sweetness and citrus. No bite, delicious sweet citrus retrohale, and great flake for beginners and experience alike.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 50g
Lakeland Yes
A Lakeland style aromatic has plenty of flavor. There are mostly floral notes and the tin is very full of these notes as is the taste. I can see why this is not for everyone. For me it is too much floral and other unique flavor. As a Lakeland it is good. So why 3.5 stars, because it is not for those who love English or Aromatic blends. You need to appreciate the Lakeland blends. Also it was very wet from the tin that took off 1 star right away.

Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
Fine English Blend
A finely blended English with just the righ amounts of Latakia and Orientals to provide the wonderful flavors for English tobacco. A hint of sweet from the Virginia with a slight nutty flavor, and tastes of orientals. The ribbon cut on this is excellent and the tin is pack tight. A great intorduction to English. I call this a Gentleman's tobacco with the refinements in flavors from strength to room note ot flavor. Great for all day smoking.

G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning 2oz
Pleasant Mild English
A pleasant blend for first thing in the morning, hot cup of coffee or Englsih tea. The combination of Latakia and Perique jsut give a wisp of nice spice and flavor. A sublte fruitiness is noted, and the smoke is smooth and creamy. A second to Meridian, this is a great blend in my rotation.

Davidoff - English Mixture 50g
Good English Blend
Having smoked the other Davidoff Blends and this si the last of the 8 available on Smoking Pipes, It is a solid English with nice spice and smokey flavor. It is pleasant with the Latakia being well blended with the touch of Perique. Not harsh or with any bite. Packs well, good moisture out of the tin. There is a sweetnes (very sbutle) to this blend.

Ashton - Artisan's Blend 50g
Excellent English Blend
A balanced English blend with a natural sweetness and hints of spice. It has plenty of flavor and a pleasant to tolerable room note. The presenation was excellent in the tin, the moisture level was spot on. You can tell this was blended with great care and attention to detail to get such a great flavor. Highly recommend this Ashton English Blend.

Davidoff - Royalty 50g
Fine English Blend
The blend is unique amongst the Davidoff series. it is a medium English blend focusing on the Virginia and Orientals with truely a pinch of Latakia. The Orientals add a nice simple spice that is well accented by the sublte sweetness of the Virginias. The Latakia plays nicely giving it a nice overall flavor with a hint of smokey flavor. Smooth and cool smoking, balanced blend that is good for everyone interested in experiencng a refine English style tobacco As a balanced blend I do not get a blast of anyone tobacco but a complimentary flavor.

Davidoff - Green Mixture 50g
High Quality Aromatic
This is a wonderful aromatic to add to your rotation. Mild yet flavorful. Well tinned, right moisture level, and just a high quality tobacco. It nicely rounds out the Red an Blue versions as well. Davidoff maintains the high quality standard they have set for themseleves.

G. L. Pease - Meridian 2oz
Nice Balkan Style
My impressions as I smoke it. Very good flavor, touch of citrus, touch of smokeyness, touch of sweetness, and the flavors seem to enhance the overall flavor. I look for good balance between tobaccos and this doesn't favor one over the other. I really enjoy this as the Latakia and orientals are very well blended with the Virginia. One reviewer noted this as a Gentleman's Balkan/English and I could not agree more. My new daily blend.

Sutliff - Buttered Rum
Flavorful - Balance
A mild tobacco with a nice balance. No bite, a buttery smoothness with a hint of rum. Burns well, not hot, and just hit the right balance for a rum arromatic.

Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 2oz
Burley Forward
The title sums it up. Burley forward. Not much after that and the bitter aftertaste. I am finding that the hipe does not meet the flavor. Disappointing to say the least.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged 2oz
Ok for a US English
Tin note was setting high expecations of this English style blend. Reality for me was a dissapointment. There are much better balanced and well rounded blends and the marketing gimic of wood stave is not usefull. Will not be purchasing again.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Burley and Bright
Plain and bland
Burley and Bright is a fairly bland tobacco. Vanilla maybe, chocolate not at all. I really struggled with this blend. Saying average at best is kind. Very disappointed from Gawith Hoggarth as I usually find the blends good to great. This is just lacking in flavor. I agree with other reviews in that it is too cigarette like and that is definitely the Burley type used.

Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman 1.5oz
Boring
It has very little favor, dry, and unimprsessive. Go with Orlik, Sutliff or Mac Barens.

Missouri Meerschaum - American Patriot 1.5oz
OK for a pouch
A fair English style, but lacking in flavor. A bit of bite, and very dry. It was sealed well. There are better English Aromatics.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake Barrel Aged Series No.4 Limited Edition 50g
Excellent Limited Edition
Tin note is delightful and enticing. The cut is very good and loads easily in my pipe. The flavor and well rounded balance is one of the best. Smokes easily. Got 2 extra tins to let age, see how it develops. Hope to see it in revision No. 5 in 2023

Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
Tastey Flake
A very nice flake with good Virginia natural flavors. His a nice touch of citrus and sweetness representative of the Virginia. A definite try for your pipe smoking pleasure.

Mac Baren - 7 Seas Regular
No 1 Aromatic
An excellent Burly Cavendish blend with just the right amount of flavors of chocolate and vanilla. It is a smooth cream smoke, no bite, and an excellent ribbon cut. Packs well, not sticky, right amount of moisture. I will be buying this in bulk. A true daily smoke. UPDATE: On my 2nd order and the consistancy is what you come to expect from a premium tobacconist - Mac Baren. This is a daily smoke and I highly recommend this blend for new and old pipers. UPDATE: 7 Seas Regular has become a staple in my aromtatic tastes. Always consistant, and so much flavor.

St. Bruno - Flake 1.75oz
Wonderful Virginia Flake
Nice Virginia flake with a sweet note, citrus, and a little floral. Some grassy field notes as well. Smooth smoking, very good an enjoyable. After opening the tin, let it breath for a bit, close and let sit so the vinigar oder disappears. It is very nice after that to smoke. Something I recommend to new pipers looking to expand their experience.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Delite 50g
Well Done Blend
Right from the start, the tin notes are very pleasant and well rounded. Vanilla, Nuts, and fruit. Not too dry - Not too moist, Slightly sweet, vanilla, and nutty flavor, with a hint of fruit. Definitely no bite, and a afternoon delight. Or any time. The balance of cavendish and burley is just right. Reminds me of days gone by. Enjoy

Sutliff - Dark and Silky 1.5oz
Pleasant Aromatic
A very nice chocolatey Cavendish with a finish of cocoa. It is well blended tobacco, and silky it is. I enjoy with coffee in the morning. cool smoking if you let it dry out a bit before smoking. Fairly moist out of the tin, but not sticky.

Sutliff - Buttered Rum
Nice Aromotic
Mild tobacco, with a rum and nut note. Smooth and creamy flavors and a smoke pleasant retohale. Burns on the hot side. I recommend this for first time pipe smokers looking for a mild aromatic.

Davidoff - Danish Mixture 50g
Davidoff's Best - Smooth and creamy
What a fantastic blend. Favorite of all aromatics. Wonderful flavor, fruit, nut, and a nice balanced flavor. Excellent retrohale as well. Highly recommended for the experienced and beginning piper. Moisture level was excellent out of the tin. Update - moved it to a mason jar I noticed the tobacco opened up more. It is compressed in the tin and the moisture level is very good and the flavor is excellent.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Flake 50g
WOW - Flavor Fine Tobacco
What a great blend, and the broken flake is excellent. Not wet or sticky, nice to rub out or fold. Flavor of rum and vanilla, nutty, and slighlty sweet. Sip it like a fine wine or fine bourbon. Very high quality and consistant.

Mac Baren - Vanilla Flake 1.75oz
Great Flake Aromatic
This is a wonderful full flavor and balanced blend in flake form. Cool smoke, and slow burning, with a rich taste. Highly Recommend.

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust - StillWell Star Holiday Y2022
If You like Sweetend Tips
If you like ‘em with sweet tips this is for you. Average taste and for the money get a Padron or Ashton VSG or ESG.

Tampers & Tools - 8deco Legend Tamper Midnight Blue
Best Tamper available
This tamper is outstanding. A large concave tamper with holes, fits perfectly and gives the best tamp I have seen. A long pick (which helps with my deeper bowls, and a rounded tip makes for a better pick. The spoon at the top helps remove ash easily. This is now my daily tamper. Far superior to a Czech tool.

Padron - Maduro 2000
Good flavor - Reasonable Price
A very well constructed cigar, even burn, smooth and easy draw, balanced flavor of coffee, oak, and mild sweetness from the Maduro wrapper. Balnced from beginning to end. Not as good as the 1926 or 1964, however, the price is right for a great cigar.

Padron - 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro Torpedo
Excellent Smoke
This was an excellent cigar. Starting off with construction, even burn, and best of all, balanced flavor from start to finish. Chocolate, oak, leather and coffee. Giving a nice mocha flavor, very refine. Worth the price.

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust - StillWell Star Aromatic No. 1
Fair to poor
Sweet - I am not a fan of sweetened tips, nor of this cigar. The tip ruined it and any flavor was at best boring. Draw was tight and got worse through the 2nd 1/3. The idea would seem to be good, but execution is lacking. $15 there are better cigars.

Davidoff - Scottish Mixture 50g
Great Scottish Blend
Not a true English Style due to the dash of Scotch, it is a wonderful blend nice balance of Virginia, Burley, Dark Fired, and Oritentals make for a delightful smoke, cool and with a hint of spice. UPDATE: I appreciate the cool smoke and how well it smokes. The Savinelli Dry System is ideal as is the Peterson System pipes (P-Lip) for a wonderful smoke. Overall this is a top 10 blend and my hats off to Davidoff for such a great blend. The Dark Fired offers a different flavor from the Latakia in most English blends.

Davidoff - Blue Mixture 50g
Nice Blend
Aroma is excellent, Flavor is a medium with vanilla and chocolate for me. Medium sweetness as expected. Will order again. A cool smoke with nice room aroma. Smokes well in my Savinelli Dry System and Rattray’s Goblin, Butcher Boy pipes.

Tampers & Tools - Tsuge Briar Tamper
Elegant Tamper
A very nice tamper that is beautiful and light. The briar is excellent and easy to use. The pick is longer and works on many of my deeper bowls very well. I nice tamper for your pipe.

McConnell - Red Virginia 50g
Fine Virginia Red
A great represeentation of a Virginia Red with a touch of Perique flavor is excellent. Casing is pleasant. Smooth flavor, no bite, and works well in my large bowls. Smoking in a Rattray's Butcher Boy. UPDATE: In several bowls over the past week, Letting breath after opening is a good trick to even it out. Not too long. Now it is even better. The balance is very good in this light VaPer.

Sutliff - Cringle Flake 2022 1.5oz
Wonderful 2022
What a great release for 2022.. Great flavor, excellent smoke, and good packaging. A very nice blend and excellent flake.

Davidoff - Red Mixture 50g
Wonderful Flavor
A very nice flavorful tobacco great room smell, and a real pleasure to smoke in my Savinelli Dry System Bent Dublin. A good Virginia and cavendish blend.UPDATE: - No bite. You read right. No bite from this blend..

Lighters - Peterson Pipe Lighter Brown
Excllent Lighter
This is not my first lighter. I have a rather poorly made IM Corona. This one however is far superior in many ways. Overall better construction, flint is well done, as is the cover. Easy to adjust flame, and refill is simple. Easy to use works every time.

Aladino - Connecticut Queens Perfecto
Nice Stick
A very mild and nice cigar. Mild, good flavor, and good constrcution leading to a nice draw, even burn, and good finish.

Debonaire - Daybreak Robusto
OK cigar, fair construction
For the price, I expect better quality control. The cap was improperly applied. The wrapper was fairly coarse, and overall appearance was average, On the other hand the flavor is excellent. Creamy with a sweet nutty flavor. For the price however, I would choose a different cigar.

Davidoff - Flake Medallions 50g
A elegant tobacco
This is such a pleasant smoking tobaco, Plenty of flavor and very well balanced. I like to keep a tin our two and it is my special day go to tobacco for my Peterson, and Chacom pipes with a deep and wide bowl. slow burning and cool. Update Dec 21 - Still fantastic blend. Put it in a nose warmer style billiard by Rattray's and what a long, cool, and flavorful smoke. a 5+

Debonaire - Daybreak First Degree
ok - Inconsistant Little Stick
Wonderful cigar, Medium strength, smooth, creamy, nut and cedar notes. A nice 45 minute+ smoke, just right for break. It's flavor is excellent, burn is very even, draw is easy, and what a great shape. If you are looking for a unique cigar shape and smoke, give this one a try. I really like. It will be a humidor favorite. UPDATE - After a few more, they are inconsistant. Very Sad. NO LONGER RECOMMENDING

AJ Fernandez - Last Call Habano Genial
Great Cigar.
A nice flavorful cigar, medium strength, easy draw, mild spiceyness, and a fairly even burn. Wonderful from start to finish.

AJ Fernandez - Last Call Habano Flaquita
Nice Cigar and Flavor
I good cigar for the price. Well constructed, fairly even burn, flavors even throughout. Constant cigar.

AJ Fernandez - New World Connecticut Robusto
Nice Cigar
Well constructed, good draw, even burn,and pleasant flavor. Very pleasant cigar, long lasting.

Oliva - Connecticut Reserve Robusto
Excellent Value Cigar
A medium strength cigar , great from beginning to end. A slight sweetness throughout, and a fine overall flavor. Creamy with a slight coffee and nut flavor for me. A definite keeper.

Oliva - Serie O Habano Robusto
2nd one is better
It is a smooth cigar, good flavor. As with most Oiva - well constructed - mild to medium cigar. Some uneven burn 1st 1/3 but quickly evened out. A nice cigar for the morning.

Aladino - Classic Corona
Fine Cigar - A Gentleman’s Cigar
An excellent smoke, medium body, sweetness, coffee, and a little chocolate on my palette. I nice afternoon delight. Slight issues with tunneling on a few cigars, and uneven burn. Consistency is a key point to me in cigars. Good value overall

Acid - Blondie Maduro
Overly Sweet
Well, it was not so good. too Sweet, no real flavor. I think they over due the sweetness for me.

Lighters - Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation IM Corona Old Boy Platinum
UPDATE - Disappointed after 3 monts
Managed to pick this one up on sale here and it is fantasitc at first. Feels great in the hand, excellent soft flame, perfect for lighting a pipe. -- NOW - 3 months later - poor spark, trouble lighting, been properly cleaned new flints, very poor performance for $100 lighter. It lights with external flame (i.e. another lighter) and flame is clean and strong. STAY AWAY FROM THIS LIGHTER. IM Corona should be ashamed of such poor performance.

Davidoff - Flake Medallions 50g
Excellent flavor - cool smoke
What a delightful coin blend,. Packs well. The hint of Perique is just right. definitely in my top 5 blends. A rich flavor and finely made coin. Highly recommend this blend.

Oliva - Serie V Melanio No. 4
Excellent Cigar
The Serie V Melanio is a smooth, even smoking cigar with great flavor. A slight sweetness at the start with chocolate and malt flavor. A slight peppery taste towards the end is what I detected. Wonderful flavor and smell from beginning to end. A excellent example of a medium to full cigar.

Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1957 1.4oz
Antyime Favorite Smoke
A vanilla tin note with a hint of berry. I like the subtle sweetness and vanilla. Well done and well blended. It is a very mild cool smoking blend.UPDATE: It also improves with age. It is a good daily blend.

Padron - Maduro Corticos
Outstanding Cigar
A wonderful light sweetness right from the start, followed by a nice spice, a little pepper towards the end for me. A mild pleasant smoke lasting 45 minutes or more. Construction varied to a degree from cigar to cigar.

Captain Black - Original 1.5oz
Ye' Ole Cogder Blend
It is ok. I would smoke it in a pinch. It is consistant, fairly cool burn, and decent flavor. There are better aromatics out there.

Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Dry cake with odd flavor
Had a few bowls of this over the past week. Very dry for a cake and a very odd flavor and room oder. Almost chemical in taste. It may need to be rehydrated some. Can was well sealed but tobacco almost turns to saw dust when you break a piece of the cake off. Not a fan of this one.

Amphora - Full Aroma 1.75oz
Dad’s Codger Blend
My dad loved his pipes, and was a huge fan of Amphora in the 60-80’s. Full Aroma was his favorite blend. He also like plan cavendish. I had to get a pouch in honor of my dad. I am sure it is not 100% the same but very close. A good beginner tobacco to try.

Borkum Riff - Bourbon Whiskey 7oz
Fair Codger Blend
A fairly decent blend, a little on the dry side, smokes faster, so sip gently. Flavor is good, however, you can get a bit of tongue bit if you smoke too fast. Personally, I like and occasional blend like this to remind me of how things used to be. Reminds me of my father, Grandfather, and uncle.

Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 50g
A fine Virginai Flake
Easy smoke, fine Virginia flavor. Nice easy smoke. Let it dry a little before you pack. no bite. light vanilla. very easy smoke. A good introduction to Virginias. Nice Room note.

Acid - Blondie Gold
Mild and Different, too sweet
It is a very nice change up and mild yet flavorful but way too sweet. Constuction is good to very good, however burn is a little uneven for such a small cigar.

Drew Estate - Kentucky Fire Cured Ponies (10 Pack)
Different, Average
A nice change for a cigar. Good little smoke, well made, and truly a good cigarillo. I'll definitely choose something else.

CAO - Eileen's Dream Cigarillos (10 Pack)
Nice Mild flavorful Smoke
High marks for CAO flavor infused cigar. Construction excellent, even burn, nice ash hold, good from first 1/3 to last. For me a definite sipper to enjoy the flavors. I get vanilla cream, nuttiness, coaco, and well rounded flavor. Value for cigar is excellent.

Arturo Fuente - Cubanitos
Less than Average Cubanitos
This is an acceptable Cubanitos. They are good, but not 5 star. There are bertter cigarillo types out there from Davidoff, CAO, and more. The burn has been uneven in the middle, and draw tight. Off flavors at the end. Construction is good.

Acid - Krush Classic Morado Maduro (10 Pack)
OK Cigarillo
This is an ok cigarillo. A too sweet, with a spiced peppery note, and burns evenly and very will. Pass

Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 2oz
Burley Wonder
A fine Burley blend, that is nutty, simple, and very smooth. Room is nice, strength is medium. Stays consistant through the whole bowl. If you like Burley this is good.

Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 1.75oz
Love pure Virginia
Do you like pure Virginias in near pure as it gets? I find this flake to be the perfect Virginia. Naturally sweet, mild and a very pleasant smoke for the morning or late day. A great addition to any rotation and I really like Virginias and this is my favorite.

Peter Stokkebye - PS24 Nougat
Nougat - Update
What a unique aromatic blend. Chocolate, vanilla and Carmel flavors, are part of a wonderful flavor. A definite favorite amongst the aromatic tobaccos. Worth the try. It is very light and somewhat dry. I keep my tobaccos well jared and at the right humidity. I thought is was dry day 1, but now have confimed.

Peter Stokkebye - PS303 Peaches & Creme
Sweet Peach
Another mild blend with a hint of peach and sweetness. Not overpowering, mild and pleasant. Room is good, however, this one seems a little on the very mild side. Sadly it has not improved in flavor. Off my list.

Peter Stokkebye - PS6 Sweet Vanilla
Fair to good Sweet Stokkebye
PS-6 is a fair aromatic, with a hint of vanilla and smooth flavor. It is an old fashioned blend. Fairly dry.

Peterson
Sherlock Holmes 50g

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Peter Stokkebye
PS400 Luxury Navy Flake

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Mac Baren
7 Seas Regular 3.5oz

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Warped
Until the End 2oz

$17.25 $13.80
003-851-0005

Davidoff
Royalty 50g

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003-019-0008

Ashton
Winding Road 50g

$15.50 $12.40
003-004-0011

Ashton
Artisan's Blend 50g

$15.50 $12.40
003-004-0012

Davidoff
Flake Medallions 50g

Currently Out of Stock
003-019-0009
    Cigars for Pipe Smokers
  • ► For pipe smokers I also recommend - Oliva Serie V and G (start with G), Aladino Classic is also a nice cigar for pipe smokers. Oliva is one of my favories and compliments many tobaccos.
    Doting On Dottle: Advice On Smoking To The Bottom Of The Bowl
  • ► My dad and grandfather were avid pipe smokers and enjoyed the hobby very much. They always advised me and others to leave the bottom of the bowl with a little unburnt tobacco (usually wet) and ash, as the sign of an accomplished pipe smoker. The reason being is the off-flavor and damage to the pipe by trying to get every last bit. They said that you treat your pipe well it will give you a life time of smoking pleasure. Slow smoke with a few re-lights as necessary. Keep it cool, clean it well after cooling, and enjoy all parts. My dad used to say he loved cleaning a well maintained pipe, as it takes less effort to keep it that way.
    How to Break In a Briar Tobacco Pipe
  • ► Great article Chuck. My dad always taught us to be patient and enjoy the smoke. Take your time to break in and enjoy the first smoke to the last. Good method and there are several. We always fill the bowl and take a slow leisurely smoke.
    How to Pack Flake Tobacco
  • ► Great video for beginners and similar to MuttonChop Piper's series. On another note, when might you review and discuss Captain Earle's blends which are crumble cakes. I have really taken to the crumble cake cuts.
    How to Select Your First Pipe
  • ► What a great article. Some of what is here, my dad and grandfather told me. While they are gone now, it is nice to see such a fine article and good advise.
    The Retrohale: A Technique for Advanced Flavor Appreciation
  • ► The retrohale discuss is always fun and educational. The article is for me spot on and while one has to develop the palate in order to understand all the flavors or notes, we are all different and somethings are hard to find. Don’t be discouraged. If you have a chance watch Muttonchop pipers on retrohale and breathing while pipe smoking. It is worth watching. Cigars are the same and why for some the peppery feeling or other nose itching sensations abound. Try it and if it is for you excellent. I always say enjoy what you smoke and smoke what you enjoy.
    Top 15 Budget-Friendly Pipes
  • ► Rattray's has many good budget pipes and are excellent first pipes and smoking pipes. Dark Ale is also a good starter pipe series. They are easy to smoke, breakin, and air flow is outstanding. Butcher Boy also gives you two stems which allows you to try two different lenghts and switch back and forth. Great Article and should be on everyone's list to read.