Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 16oz with Black Ceramic Limited Edition Tobacco Jar
I really love the flavors of this blend. Smokey slightly sweet and not overly perfumed like some latakias. I do have a bear of a time keeping it going, so many relights for me anyway. The free jar is pretty, but useless for tobacco as ceramic on ceramic does not seal at all. I suspect there is supposed to be a rubber ring that mine is missing. I'm just going to fashion one myself and use that.
Cornell & Diehl - Awakened Elder 2oz
I really enjoy this blend.
Lane Limited - Andullo 1.75oz
I like it
I like this more than I thought I would. After finding out it was topped with anise I slightly disappointed, not a flavor I enjoy. Opening the tin there is absolutely no anise in the nose just an aged fermented tobacco nose. Very curious after that. I lit my pipe and was met with a very pleasant flavors and aromas. After several puffs the anise showed itself and to my utter surprise I liked it. Quite a lot in fact. will get more of this at some point I'm sure of that.
Rattray's - Black Mallory 500g
Very nice English blend. I bought this blend because I have read several comparison to Dunhills Apertif. Apertif it is not, but it similar. It is lighter in flavour and aroma. I am definitely enjoying this blend. there does seem to be quite a few hard stems that need to be removed.
Dunhill - Aperitif 50g
I very much enjoy Dunhill Aperitif. Most of the English blends I enjoy do not have the extra sweetness this one does. Latakia is definitely not the star of this blend which is also nice, even though I do really enjoy my Latakia
Pipe Accessories - Claudio Albieri Leather Cleaners Holder Burgundy
Does what its supposed to do and looks really nice doing it. Definitely not a needed item, but it does do a great job of keeping pipe cleaners straight and without bend in the pocket
Dan Tobacco - Devil's Holiday 500g
Everything about this tobacco is great. The tin aroma, the flavor, the room note, and the the "beard note." The flavor is so good that I actually started to really heat up the bowl because I needed more. Even that didn't kill the flavor or bite my tongue. I bought 1lb of Blue Note wish I would have got this instead.
BriarWorks - Bacon Old Fashioned 2oz
I'm kind of sad I bought this. "tin" had okay aroma, lit it had okay aroma, and it never got better from there. You can smell a faint hint of whiskey, faint hint of orange, and smokey leaf not bacon. Flavor was bland and not what I was hoping for.