Savinelli - Juno 2oz
Lovely citrus and floral notes at the top of the bowl. These give way to a wood smoke somewhat akin to hickory. The end of the bowl has a wonderful toasted cane sugar flavor. A really nice offering from Savinelli.
G. L. Pease - Windjammer 2oz
Dried Fruit and Spices in the Cargo Hold
Nice round spice flavors, reminiscent of nutmeg and allspice. Great sugary, bready, raisins and dates. Like the description says, walnuts, cocoa and the rum tastes almost like brandy in this context. Just the right amount of nose tickling perique laced throughout. I enjoy this way more than Barbary Coast. Maybe even more than Haddos on a cold night. Basically a Christmas pudding in a pipe. Wonderful stuff!
G. L. Pease - Regents Flake 2oz
Pressed Virginian along with raisin and a bit of plum on the tin note. Tinned in June and is moist and perfect smoking right upon opening. Raisin gives way to creamy vanilla and nutty melodies while the orientals interject their spice and arid woodland themes. The sweetness of the pressed reds and brights weave in a soothing refrain. If the orientals mellow just a bit more with a little aging, I can't imagine a more perfect Va / Ori blend.
G. L. Pease - Caravan 2oz
One of the Best
Just finished the last of my 2012 stock. Campfire and leather. Then smoked meat and cheese. Then mulled wine and spice cakes. Then an elderberry brandy. Every bowl is a vacation in the Carpathians.
Two Friends - English Chocolate 2oz
Great blend of Va & Lat with a mild natural cavendish. True to C&D / GLPease form there is no synthetic sugar taste. Excellent balance and flavor. Just popped a tin from 2015. You couldn't ask for a better bowl on a cold November night! And if you happen to have some blending latakia around, I recommend dropping a pinch in for some added awesome.