Cornell & Diehl - Hearthside 2oz
Great all day smoke!
I’m surprised at those who say it is stale. I have finished 5 tins since first getting it 2019 and have cellared many more. I think it’s a great transition blend when not in the mood for full English, aros-cased or uncased, vapers, plain ole virginias and burleys. It just fits a certain mood. Smoked very easy and I pick up the dark chocolate, light lat, and a little campfire smokiness. I reach for it often and the longer it cellars the better it gets. I always fold and stuff. Tried it rubbed and cubed but I think it’s best the way it is straight out of the can.
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
Very dry, zero perique, NOT nutty
Opened a 5 mo. tin and smoked in an unsmoked Claudio Cavicchi Brown Sandblasted Bent Dublin. Tasted like a roll my own cigarette. Very dry, found zero perique and no nuttiness that is found in burley. One color of light tan ribbon and very one dimensional. I sipped this ever so lightly hoping to get any and every of taste but to no avail but big nicotine hit and I can smoke Bayou Morning Flake and get less of a nicotine buzz. I could have smoked a rolled up dollar bill and get more flavor. Total flop! BOO!
Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
Opened 3 month old tin and found the dryness/wetness to be perfect. Surprised that some found Latakia to be overwhelming as I found it just a little over medium in strength. The smokiness and creaminess was very addictive. For me similar to Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding Special Reserve without the tanginess. Got a little soapy in the middle then leveled back out to tasting more Latakia than smokiness and creaminess. Smoked in Dunhill Shell Briar (5109) 2004. Definitely now in my rotation.
Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 50g
A favorite many yrs
Just finished the last of my stash. Hated to open it last week. Was cellared for 11 yrs but just haven’t been able to get any 4 a long time.
Rattray's - Marlin Flake 100g
Outstanding, just outstanding
Enjoyable fresh but popped a top of 14 yr. old I cellared and it was the smell was was so wonderful but the taste and smoothness was so incredibly fantastic. I walked back in to the house from my study with a huge smile on my face I didn’t even realize I was wearing until my wife asks why I looked so content and pleased. Wow!