Sutliff - Cringle Flake 2022 1.5oz
A superb blend
Wallops of delicious, tangy virginias and good helping of wonderful perique. Get it while there is still time. Merry Christmas all
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Broken Scotch Cake 50g
Great morning smoke
I have noticed, both here and on tobacco reviews.com, that there is a small group of people who have been unimpressed by this offering by GH. I honestly am shocked that this would be so overlooked as this is one of my personal favorites from GH. I am something of a Virginia fanatic, and any strait Virginia is likely to satisfy me. If you like strait Virginias too I highly recommend.
Seattle Pipe Club - Hogshead 4oz
This is a wonderful, full bodied Virginia blend. If you are a Virginia lover you will not be disappointed.
Low Country - Edisto 2oz
This is a wonderful blend. I have been searching for a suitable replacement for Ye Olde Signe as Peterson, much to my chagrin, doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of reviving the blend anytime soon. Edisto checks very similar boxes for me: slightly sweet, bready, smooth, simple-yet-nuanced and a great candidate for aging. Edisto operates very nicely too, it took a modest number of relights and the moisture level was prefect right after rubbing out. Flakes are loose and broken and not quite as solid as you might expect from a traditional flake. I am likely to change my review to five stars in the future (I like to give a blend a year before I call it a five star blend). I should also be specific, four stars can mean various things to different people so I like to define my terms. For me I attribute three stars to blends that are enjoyable and won’t be a waste of money however they are not blends I would add to my rotation. Four stars are excellent blends according to my judgement and worthy of smoking regularly, of adding to my rotation and perhaps of cellaring. Five stars are reserved for the greatest blends—my all time favorites. I can see Edisto becoming a five star blend for me especially after it has a few years to age.