Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Black Nickel
This is a great lighter for the first couple of years. Sadly, much light the review by BartD, it has failed. Buy the IM Corona. It is well worth the extra money!!
G. L. Pease - Robusto 8oz
Very rounded blend
The tin note is a wonderful bouquet of earthy fruits and gentle smoky campfires. The Virginias add a bit of spice as well as a small sweetness, especially when smoked at a slow pace. The orientals round this blend well as they come into play about mid-bowl. The cigar leaf is ever present but not overpowering. Smoke this at a slow to moderate pace and it is a great afternoon or evening smoke. If you smoke it at a moderate to slightly fast rate, the cigar leaf tends to take the forefront. This blend is one that I will always have in my cellar. I do enjoy a mild cigar, from time to time but I find that this blend fills that niche nicely. I always get comments from folks stating "Wow, that pipe smells great!" The aftertaste will linger for a while but is pleasant. It burns reliably with few relights and as one would expect, a nice gray ash is left in the bowl with minimal moisture. It does cellar well and gets better with age.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
The aroma is better than the taste
I tried this based upon all the positive reviews. It does have an alluring aroma but for me, this blend bites but then again, most all aromatics tend to bite! I tried new from the package 3-years ago and then again last night. I will stick with the luxury flake and bullseye.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Quiet nights is a very mellow yet flavorful blend. It is one of the best I have tried to date. The smoke is plentiful, creamy and very smooth with tons of flavor. It has become my new evening blend.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Not Orlik GS
Good tin note but lacks the character of Orlik Golden Sliced. Im a patient smoker and this particular purchase did bite. I will cellar the remaining amount and try again in a few years.......Not my favorite, by any measure.