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If you're fortunate enough make it to "codger" stage, enjoy it.

Presbyterian - Ordained 50g
Presbyterian Ordained has restored me
Smoked a couple of tins of this, so far, and this one can't be beat. Having been raised Presbyterian, I think it only fitting and proper that we have our own mixtures. The regular Presbyterian has been a favorite and I think this could exceed it. Hope they keep making it.

Granger - Granger 7oz
Long a fan, recently moved back to it.
Granger and I go back over 50 years, but for a long time I kind of forgot about it. A few weeks ago, I rediscovered it and and, lately, it's pretty much all I've been smoking. In fact, I'm now stockpiling it. I just ordered 4 more tubs. I'm an all day smoker. I'm not retired but, fortunately, I'm in a job where I can light up whenever I feel like it. I light up with my morning coffee and I pretty much stay lit all day. Yeah, I still got pounds of latakia and Navy flake blends socked away and I smoke those. But now they're more like reserved for the end of the day. The final smoke, so to speak. I've gotten on these single blend kicks before and sometimes they go on for weeks and sometimes they've gone on for years. So, we'll see how this goes.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown Flake #2
Solid snoot of smoke
I'd buy pounds of this stuff if you had it.

Half and Half - Half and Half 12oz
Old Time Favorite
I think this might be one of the first tobaccos I smoked 50+ years ago and I still like it. It's also a favorite for breaking in new pipes.

Sutliff - Ready Rubbed Match
Old Friend
Ah, I see you're back, old friend. Funny thing is, I'd tried this a while back and it just didn't quite take. This time around, it just clicked. It's probably just me. I'll be back for more.

Sutliff - Ready Rubbed Match
Old Friend
Ah, I see you're back, old friend. Funny thing is, I'd tried this a while back and it just didn't quite take. This time around, it just clicked. It's probably just me. I'll be back for more.

Prince Albert - Prince Albert 14oz
A Steady Old Friend
My friendship with the Prince goes back about 50 years. Yeah, I smoke all kinds of blends on a day-in-day-out basis. Latakia and Virginia and what not… (I don't dabble in aromatics). But sometimes you just want a good, plain, simple smoke and this is the one. I like it, too, for breaking in a new pipe. Be it briar, cob, or meerschaum. The first week, or two, of a new pipe and "it's PA all the way." I don't know if, "It's PA all the way!" was ever a Prince Albert slogan, but maybe it should have been?

Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
It keeps getting better
Been smoking this all day and all evening. It just keeps getting better. This really is a latakia blend reminiscent of what we used to get 40 or 50 years ago. Greatness!

Sutliff - Match 20
Better than the Dunhill 965
Today's Dunhill 965 is not the same as it used to be, back in the day. Hate to say that, but it's true. I've been a fan of Dunhill's blends for going on 50 years and they've just… well… changed. Part of it, I think, is the Latakia. Used to be Syrian. Now, I believe, it's Cyprian. Good smoke, yes, but different. For my part, I think this is better. And the price sure is.

G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
I'm hooked…
Normally, I stick to straight burley codger and Latakia/Oriental blends. There's a couple of Virginia/Perique flakes I like. Chiefly Comoy's Cask No. 4 and Stokkebye's Luxury Navy. I'm not sure exactly what made me curious about this, but now that I've got it and have been smoking it some, I'm tempted to say it might have been divine intervention, or inspiration. Ever now and then, you find a smoke that opens up a whole new dimension and this is one of those smokes. It's almost like Stonehenge is a portal to another world. ;-)

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East
And all day and all night smoke…
I used to subscribe to an old canard that the latakia should be no more than about 10% of the blend. Not sure where that came from, but this certainly puts the kibosh on that. I can smoke this stuff all day and all night, and I have. And, then, come back for more. Latakia, yes, but the Orientals and Virginia come through with an accompanying lushness, as well. No, this is probably not for everyone. Those who lean to more aromatic smokes probably won't like it. But for I've smoked a pipe for nearly 50 years, and I've always leaned to the latakia blends. This is definitely, now, one of my favorites.

Comoy's - Cask No.1
The more I smoke it, the more I like it.
This is becoming my regular all day, go-to. Yeah, I smoke a variety of other things, but the daily routine, anymore, usually starts and ends with this one. Nice balance of Virginia and latakia and the oriental piquancy and seems closer to some of those blends of yesteryear I miss. Cool. Smoky. No bite. Goes will with bourbon and bacon. Coffee, too.

Comoy's - Cask No.4
I'll be back for more
I hadn't smoked much this category or type for a lot of years, now. Mainly, I tend to stick to latakia blends and burleys. But, lately I've kind of been gravitating back to these kind of flakes. Capstan, Orlik, and things like that. This, now, I thought was darn good and, price wise, it's a tough one to beat. Yeah, I'll be back for more.

Ready Rubbed Match

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Classic Dark Sandblasted (C141S)

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Peter Stokkebye
PS17 English Luxury

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Granger 12oz

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Cask No.4

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Cask No.1

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