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Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
Not the same
A really excellent and original english blend but a lot different from the old and the not so old versions.The oriental side reminds because its sweetness more to Katerini than the original fine & apoteosical touch from the old macedonian leaf.IMHO,of course.Splendid but quite far from the old Presby of yore.

Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp
balanced
The real stuff arrived with a refund thanks to the awsome customer service.A splendid balanced Va-Per-Cav,perfect burning,perfect cut,nothing to envy of the famous Escudo.Perique and the dash of Cavendish just in the optimal proporcion on the outstanding and little kown Yorktown.Surely I´ll repeat.Certainly a fine blend.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning Flake 8oz
heavy
First aboard,little or nothing to do with traditional Bayou morning ribbon.Perhaps due to pressing the Perique presence is some overpowering.i like it,of course,but not for every our or every day.Perfect for Perique lovers,in large dosis.A stout and powerful VaPer.Don´t look for subtlety,it´s all stoutness.

Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp
Labeling?
Five stars are for the wonderful customer service.Waiting for the real Poplar Camp.Thanks.

Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp
too much sweet
Sweet,very,sweet,too much sweet.IMHO is a sad way of spoiling the excellent.Low in Perique,high in topping.By reading other reviews I wonder if we are smoking the same stuff.A fail in labeling the bag?Who knows?In that case I would be wrong.Waiting for a second bag,I´ll inform you.

Cornell & Diehl - Oriental Silk
Fine!
A perfect touch of Smyrna on the best virginia from C&D,and just a little bit of perique.Wonderful,and splendid,I repeat,the pure Va. base.Nothing of the typical burleysque touch of tha brand.

Sutliff - Match Victorian
Luciferian match
This is the most awful arorubbish That I did suffer in many years.What on earth are smoking reviewers who call "this2 a vaper.A shame and a smear over the glorious name of Dunhill Elisabethan Mixture or the most humble but honest virginia-perique outthere.Of course,the poor bowl of my pipe ghosted.I don´t like cake,caramel and flowers in my pipe.Very disappointed.Thanks God English is not my native language,otherwise this review could be not so soft.

Seattle Pipe Club - Deception Pass 8oz
cavendish more than VaPer
A quite complex blend,sweet,in the good sense,spicy and enjoyable.But,IMHO,nothing to do with a real Va-Per.In fact Perique is very subdued.In short,a veri nice and peculiar blend,perhaps with a presence of cavendish,fine unsweetened class,over the desiderable.

McClelland - Blakeney Toasted: Bayou Slices 50g
Not my VaPer
I like McC,I like VaPer but I don´t like at all this one.Mayhaps the Blakeney´s process is not for mine.IMHO.

McClelland - 40th Anniversary 100g
The best
This is like Christmas Cheers after a very long dream in the cellar.Mayhaps not so tangy as others McCl.IMHO this the perfect pure virginia flake.

Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night 2oz
good and fake
Really a good tobacco,full of flavour and strength but...not a straight Va.,the presence of Burley is more than evident.If you aren´t a burley hater this is one of the beste flakes available.On the other hand,if you have troubles with burley leaf,better don´t smoke it.

McClelland - Blended Turkish Ribbon
Black Sea
I detect mostly Black Sea leaf,Samsum or Soukhoumi.With that touch os fine Havana cigar.Smokeable stright but a lot better for blending.Be careful with proportions.Heavenly with Perique.

Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 50g
Right true
This is trully the best brown virginia flake that you can find outthere.Rhodesian leaf is,of course,quite different from northamerican stuff,both splendid.Humidity optimal for cellaring,just a little Sun and air to become the perfect smoke.This is not only an all day blend,it´s a all life blessing in my pipes.

McClelland - 5100 - Red Cake
Gate to virginias
Quite mild for a McC virginia.Optimal burning and,relatively,soft.Perfect blender if you like to tune down other more spicy but agressive McC virginias.It´s an excellent first step in Va world.

McClelland - Special: Anniversary 100g
a lot more than a pinch
Fine McC virginia but no ketchup,I miss it.And a lot more than a pinch of latakia.High quality monochromatic blend.For me it´s a sibling of Samovar without the oriental touch.Good and simple like Commonwealth of S.Gawith but with McC personality.

Dunhill - Navy Rolls 50g
Not the same
IMHO nothing to do with Escudo and,by the way,more expensive.I am very disappointed.

Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster 50g
not straight
Fine virginias,certainly,but with a little but noticeable casing.If you can´t tolerate aromatics simply don´t buy it.At the other hand if you like soft aromatics is splendid.That is your choice and my honest advice.

McClelland - 2025 - English Cavendish
best Va-Or
A very nice blend,softer and sweeter than 24.

McClelland - Blending Perique
Authentic
Really difficult to find other items to compare,excepting that of C&D.I feel this one a little darker and stronger that the C&D´s.Being the second more fruity and spicicy.I love both,always in the just measure,a hairy question.With McC´s I tend to be not so generous in adding,let´s say a max.18% McC vs. 20% C%D.I believe,or want to believe,that this is true Perique and it isn´t any kind of fake or mixing.All this IMHO.

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 2oz
flake better
Flake version very little to do with the ribbon one and,of course a lot better.

Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 2oz
nothing uncommon
A lot of Latakia,that´s good,silent orientals,not so good,and finally low grade Va.At same price you can find many better blends.

Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
classical
Mellow but intense.The use of some rare macedonian leaf put this tobacco well over any other english.After long years I found it again,not exactly as the old painted tins but wonderful.I read that now is made in Germany by Planta but mayhaps they hired an old good brithish blender from the original brand.If available I´ll smoke,God willing,many tins.

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