Quorum - Shade Double Gordo
Double Gordo's in the Quorum range are made so poorly and fall to shreds. A complete waste of money and not enjoyable AT ALL.
Quorum - Maduro Torpedo
Cuts decently, wrappers are better in the torpedo for Quorum range. I prefer the shade's over these as Maduro's are a bit dank and moist.
Quorum - Natural Churchill
Seems to be okay
I tried all the Quorum range. dozens of bundles each. And i found these to be pretty decent given it's a cheap cigar. Sometimes it's all wrapper. But more so, it's half and half. Burns fast, but hey its cheap.
Quorum - Maduro Corona
Hard to draw
For the size of these, you'd expect them to draw better, but they don't. Poorly made and nasty flavour.
Quorum - Maduro Churchill
A little wet
I find that these churchills in this particular brand a little too damp. Sometimes they are all wrapper and no tobacco (more often than not) and they fall to bits if you use a straight or V cut. It often burns unevenly and you can't appreciate the full experience of what a churchill is meant to be because it constantly goes out despite repeated quick draws. That or it burns super fast and tastes horrible. Not a good experience. You're better off getting a more expensive churchill and enjoying the richness.
Quorum - Natural Double Gordo
Doesn't fit in most cigar cutters. Probably best to use a punch to cut as V's and straight's make this big guy fall to shreds. Sometimes it's all wrapper and little tobacco. I made the mistake and brought like 20 packs of 20 and found with nearly all of them, I could barely get a draw that it was made so poorly. A complete waste of money.
Quorum - Shade Torpedo
Most Quorum's cut poorly (I have tried them all) and fall apart quite easily, leaving bits in your mouth.. but if you get a torpedo. Cuts nice and seems to be packed a lot better. Also minimal debris. I find the shades stronger with a more rich taste.
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
For the clock.
The taste is heightened, it was a moist feeling, really good after some dry blends. Perfect for mid-day. Late afternoon to early night is a great time to use. I joke not. I had one pack of this last me 50 minutes with about 30 of that drawing. It also remained kindled for close to 10 minutes of idleness. If done right, this is out of the ballpark.
Newminster - No.52 Ultimate English
Can't call it great
The flu-curing could use some better treatment. Certainly don't use your main pipe for this, will ruin the next batch. Good if smoked in a few consecutive packs, but only a few.
Newminster - No.6 Vanilla Delight
Hard to distinguish
It was a smooth enough smoke, pleasant the first half a dozen times. Afterwards, it becomes very hard to notice the vanilla at all. In rotation, it remains worse off.
Newminster - No.48 Danish Gold
Best used for times when you want to take it easy.
Newminster - No.24 Imperial Nougat
Moderately smooth and lasting. Not bad, not great. Conservative.
Newminster - No.17 English Luxus
Not cured too well.
I didn't enjoy this smoke at all. It has a taste if what seemed like "recycled" and coated tobacco. It was not flu-cured sufficiently.. I actually became violently ill as a direct result. Maybe a batch of the same in future would be more promising.
Cornell & Diehl - Big 'n' Burley
Nice strong hit
No other way to say it.. nice strong hit. Very clean tobacco with a lot in the bag. Burns super easy, a enjoyable smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium
Very smooth, sweet..
This has a good dry hit, burns for a decent amount of time. Adequately fills the lungs and nostrils with smoke. Has a very smooth sensation on the tongue, plus a creates a nice "pastey" feeling that gets one licking their lips to enjoy more of the taste. It is sweet at the point of salivation. In a sense, it tingles all the good levels in the blood and creates a great atmosphere for reflecting.
Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 3.5oz
I can not deney it's quality, sealed fresh. It burns without a hitch (even when the pipe is unclean). I find the taste to be a bit more hyped then what it really is. It was decent, as you could get a draw in well suscitation but not great. Because of the tins size, it dries out rather quickly. It is probably better if you remove the cake out and put it back in without the paper. Still the gain for lifespan is only minimal. I've found better in bulk for a fraction! The novelty of this product is worth merit.
Grand Croupier - Boneyard
Getting some flake and some of this (or any GC range) is perfect. Pack this guy down into the bowl and roll up a small ball of flake on top. Alternatively you can put 2 layers (middle-top). Either way carries the flavor. Good stuff SP team! Quantity for price that blends well into quality
Newminster - No.306 English Orient
This was my first sucessful delivery. Perfectly sealed. During opening the bag I smelt a beautiful scent. The taste was pleasurable but after a couple weeks, it was best thought to be in rotation. Following several constant puffs throughout the day, it gravels your tongue. Sometimes becoming painful in conjunction with a beverage. I noticed similarity to black gunpowder.. Waivering a second batch. The taste is relative to at least 3 flavors. Perfect for a mid morning. I found consuming a fizzy drink helped with the aroma.