Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 2oz
I have for the most part moved away from aromatics for most of my smoking. I do still keep a few on my rotation for the enjoyment of those around me. This blend is very simply a wonderful blend to even me. It's not overly sweet or sickenly scented, but it does invoke every pipesmokers favorite statement. "Oh wow that smells incredible" at the same time still tasting quite lovely to the smoker. No bite just lovely flavors and aromas. Ive already smoked through a tin and and have a couple on backup, I should probably get a few more and so should you. Merry Christmas Everybody!!
Smokingpipes Gear - Smokingpipes Coffee Mug (Black)
I love this cup! If your pipes are handmade why shouldn't your coffee cup be as well. This is a very well made nicely crafted mug. think I'm going to buy a few more.
Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Kasai Limited Edition Red
I already have four, but I couldn't resist getting another Kiribi. This is a stunning looking lighter. Quality is exactly what you would expect. Very happy with this.
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.