Tristan P.

Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 8oz
smooth and silk
One of my absolute favorites. Very distinct, the Cavendish really ties this blend together. It's smooth, cool, smokey, minerally. A pleasure every time with very little room for failure.

Low Country - Atalaya 2oz
top 5 for sure
I love this stuff. I have a thing for tangy savory spicy complexity and this one hits all the marks. It gets even better with a few months of age. I wish I could buy it in bulk.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 2oz
Decent vaper
Kinda like Old Joe Krantz but sweeter with the VA in there. Was a little milder in flavor than I expected, but it is possible my palate is a little shot right now. I think I like Joe Krantz better but I'll try again in a few weeks.

Peterson - 3 P's Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
deliciously mild
I didn't like this blend all that much at first. I was looking for more of a dark fired or tangy Virginia. This is much mellower but in really great ways. It must be the burley in the blend. It's highly smokable, consistent, tobacco flavors. Doesn't coat your mouth the way some virginia blends do. Not cloying in any way. The topping, if there is one, I'm doubtful, is incredibly subtle. Interesting all the way down but not super demanding.

Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 8oz
Maximum latakia
I like it, but for me its right on the edge of being too much Latakia. It almost smokes bitter. Not necessarily in a bad way, sort of like a dark porter or stout with that bitterness in the background but is still smooth overall. That said, I prefer Ten Russians to Pirate Kake. It's just a bit smoother on my pallet but the same delicious campfire smokiness.