Balkan Sasieni - Balkan Sasieni 50g
It's a good Balkan/English in a pinch. No where in a class with Dunhill. It seems to be lacking something, maybe Perique.
Lighters - Blue Flints (Unique)
I've asked several times for this item to be stocked over several years. I appreciate the fact that you listen. Note: this should be five stars, not four and three-quarters.
McClelland - 2015 Virginia-Perique Flake
Simply the best!
I like Virginias and I like Perique. This is a near perfect pairing of the two. Sweet, with a spicy undertone that isn't forgotten. Age only makes it better, Roll, fold, or rub out, it just works.
Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 50g
I've never smoked a tobacco from Samuel Gawith that I haven't liked, and this is no different. The perique is foremost in the tin note and is as evident upon smoking. The Virginias add a sweetness that enhances the perique and eases the peppery flavor. A natural, stunning, five-star mixture.
Sutliff - Sutliff 1849 1.5oz
This is simply a wonderful VaPer. Easy to light and sips without effort. I got hints of honey and orange in the beginning that dissipated as the smoke went on. This should age well and I plan to cellar this one!
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
One of my favorites. Subtle, grassy, with a slight fig tin note, and the spice of St James Parish Perique. I've had some aged for a dozen years that keeps getting better. It's a staple of my cellar. There's always twenty or more tins on hand.
Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth 50g
While it's very wet out of the tin, once allowed to dry a bit, it's as good an English as there is. My prefered drying method is to open a tin, allow it to dry completely and mix with a fresh tin and jar it.