Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
As a former fan of the Parodi Amezetti cigars I thoroughly enjoy this Sansepolcro. A truly great afternoon or after dinner smoke. My great grandpa (1861-1948) used to send me to the corner store with a quarter for these, and I would return with a 5 pack, two pieces of penny candy and change. Thank you C&D for reviving happy memories. Nice to recall when what this country needed was a good 5 cent cigar,
Three Nuns - Three Nuns 1.75oz
Better than before
I tried this years ago when it still had perique. For my taste, this is much better. I guess I just don't have a love of the perique boost. I'll put Three Nuns in my regular rotation now.
Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 8oz
I enjoyed Crooner and New Market for their nostalgic flavor and aroma. Gentleman Caller? The gentleman must have stored his tobacco in his winter hunting boots. Brrrraaghhhhh.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake
My first adventure into Lakeland tobacco. Unless you count Sammy Gawith's Grousemoor among them. I love the Grousemoor. At first nose in the pouch, I was definitely reminded of the floral hand soaps at Motel Six et. al. But I didn't make this purchase because I wanted a kitchen/bathroom odor control sheriff. Moisture content was optimal. Packing was easy, given the strand makeup is for pipe chambers of almost any diameter. Very little bite on lighting and from there a relaxing, enjoyable smoke. I usually reach for it around martini time in the late afternoon. Room note is quite pleasant, according to my family members. That includes Bassett Hounds and Clumber Spaniels; both known for their incredible noses. Unless you are deeply into deck tar from old whaling ships,I recommend you give this one a try.
Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 8oz
Eight bells, and you're thirty minutes away from a pipeful of Capt. Earle's and a steaming hot cup of Riobos tea, to which you have added a wee dram of Capt. Morgan's. Aye, matey, the two Captains make for a wonderful evening below. Enjoy and dream.
Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 2oz
A nose pleaser
Upon opening the tin, I was treated to a plethora of scents; coffee, chocolate, cherry, vanilla, orange. Quickily filled a pipe, grabbed a lighter and then told myself to slow down, and enjoy this moment. What a great tobacco for relaxing with a martini or manhattan after the sun is over the yardarm. How they get all that flavor in there without the sweet and heat is a mystery.