Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Glengarry Flake
Not great, not bad
Very nice looking flake. Rubs out well and smokes like a flake should. Starts out with an odd soapy aroma that quickly disappears turning into a fairly nice light to medium bodied smoke. Enjoyable but not something I would order again. Missed the honey thang. Wasn’t there. Rating says 4.5 but my finger slipped and can’t change it. 2.5 for me.
Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
Was excited to try this blend based on the reviews. IMHO, it was fairly bland and non descript. Not spicy in an Antico Toscanni way. Maybe give it a few months of down time and see what it's like then. Disappointing.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Cherry Cream Flake
If you're looking for cherry you're in the wrong place. G&H tobacco has never been an 'in your face' type of blend. I smoked a bowl of this tonight and I must say that it had more tobacco taste than cherry. From working in the industry, I knew what to expect and G&H did not let me down. Is this a sweet blend? Hell no. Is it aromatic? Yes, in a very subtle sense. I liked this. Would I smoke it everyday? Nope. If you're an aromatic smoker looking to branch out a bit and try some 'real' tobacco (I mean that in the nicest way) then give this one a go. You may like it as well as your spouse (if you have one) If you don't have one, then go ahead. (I'm channeling Yogi Berra tonight) M
G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
Just try it
I've been a fan of Pease blends for as long as I can remember. Working in the cigar/tobacco industry has introduced me to many people that shun GLP tobacco. I think it's more jealousy than anything. That said, I cracked open a tin of VC last night. I am not a fan of 'in your face' aromatics and this does not fall into that category. Bourbon/Vanilla? Yup. Does it dominate the blend? Absolutely not. Totally enjoyable and my wife liked the aroma as well, not that that's a dealbreaker. This is a real nice tobacco for anyone that likes a nice quality tobacco. And it lit up like a champ. I've already ordered more. It won't be here forever so just get some and thank me later. MMM