Bob C.
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Sillem's - European Blend: London 50g
Where have you been?
Great blend. Totally satisfying any time of day.

Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 2oz
Solid Smoke
I am completely sold on this fine blend. I can envision many enjoyable times smoking this special Latakia offering.There is a sweetness to it that is intriguing and a lingering after taste that is most pleasant. The tobacco performs very well with no re-lights. I love it.

Cornell & Diehl - Tuggle Hall 2oz
Best English
Delightful blend. Lights well,stays lit. Rich and smoky without tiring. No surprises and burns to ash. All day blend to be sure. English at its best.

Esoterica - Brighton 8oz
Esoterica works magic with Virginias.

Kramer's - Father Dempsey 50g
Well, this is the question I asked after smoking this wonderful blend. Why did I wait so long to try this ? Why did I try so many different blends and not try this time tested favorite sooner. Simply superb !

Warped - The Red Hunt 2oz
Just opened a tin of this extraordinary blend. It is nothing short of fantastic. It is complex, intriguing and good all tjhe way to the last puff which disappears into white ash. Perfection !

G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 2oz
Another Winner
I agree with. Adam. This blend takes a bit of patience and know how. I think this is a rather interesting blend and worth the effort preparing it.

Drucquer & Sons - Levant Mixture 100g
Love at first light. Excellent,rich and smooth. Consistent to the end. Burned with no re-lights and to pure ash. The only saving grace of the bowl coming to an end is the anticipation of another bowl to follow. Perfection in a tin, pure excellence to be looked forward to again and again.

G. L. Pease - Abingdon 2oz
After one bowl I am hooked.This is a masterful tobacco with a pleasing subtle sweetness. This and Westminster have become fast favorites with the edge going to Abingdon. Great job Mr.Pease.....again !

Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 3.5oz
This has quickly become my favorite Latakia blend. It has usurped everything else I have on my shelf.

Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 3.5oz
I love this stuff ! This is what I have been looking for and is now king of the cellar. Just an excellent tobacco.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
Very enjoyable blend,subtle and smooth. Burns beautifully slow. To be savored to the end.

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 2oz
Screw Penzance
I am in agreement with several other reviews that this is probably better than Penzance in my opinion. It certainly doesn't suffer from the aristocratic absence of availability as does Penzance. This is a smooth full bodied English that is pure satisfaction all the way down. The flavor is rich and Smokey and burns to a white ash. Recommended to be sure. There is no substitute for Penzance but there is a replacement in lieu of Penzance aloof posture on the market.

Robert Lewis - Tree Mixture 50g
A superior blend.Nothing I have smoked has been as satisfying to date.

Esoterica - And So To Bed 2oz
New Favorite II
I have to agree with Phantom Wolfe's assessment of this blend. It pretty much mirrors my first experience as well. Pure delight to the very bottom of the bowl. This will be an all day smoke I am sure.

Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 1.5oz
Very pleasant all day blend. Mild,Smokey and subtle,fruity and slow burning. No surprises through out the smoke.

Esoterica - Dunbar 2oz
I am most fortunate that I have access to this blend because It's a beauty. Rich,mellow,slow burning and with a touch of earthy sweetness. No surprises,no change up, consistent to the end.

Hearth & Home - Black House 1.75oz
Perhaps it is not very sophisticated but for simplicity sake I generally categorize tobacco into those blends that I don't mind coming to an end and those that I do.This is definitely one of the few that fall in the latter category. Rich in taste and consistent to the last puff. This blend is to be savored.

Sutliff - Crumble Kake English #1 1.5oz
Poor Man
If this is a poor man's Penzance, I am content.

G. L. Pease - Blackpoint 8oz
Pure goodness. A solid smoke that keeps getting better to the last exquisite puff.Top of my rotation for sure.

Arango - Balkan Supreme
Nirvana ?
Well,perhaps not Nirvana but damn close Superb tobacco.

G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
Just Fine
I make no pretensions to be an expert in the world of VaPer's since I am a predominately English lover. However, I have found this to be an excellent offering. It is to be savored for it delicate and tasty notes. Take it for what it's worth. I think this is an excellent smoke. I h ave the good fortune to belong to a local pipe club and we often bring various tobacco's to our meetings. I would not hesitate to put this one on the table. As for the nursing home bit, well, the only thing I can say is " NO WAY !! I seriously think that the gentlemen responsible for this blend have the ethical standards to put only their best efforts forward.I tthink they have done this admirably.

McClelland - Personal Reserve: British Woods 50g
Perfect smoke. All the reviews below are spot on. I have found this one irresistible. Since receiving it, it has quickly become my preferred blend any time of the day. Something about this one that keeps you coming back.

Sutliff - 150 Mark Twain
Five Plus
Most enjoyable blend.Smooth and consistent all the way to the end with no surprises as in where's the taste I started out with. Great taste and aroma.Almost let back into the house with this one.Highly recommended.Will buy lots more.

Dan Tobacco - Da Vinci 50g
As primarily an English Blend smoker I found this tobacco an unexpected surprise. I was hoping to find this a nice change of pace blend but now it looks like it will be a regular in the rotation.Very smooth,tasty blend that remains consistent to the end and burns to a fine ash.The Chianti note is subtle making it all the more intriguing.

Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
Ottimo !!!
At the outset let me say that I am and love all things Italian (with the exception of Mussolini and Berlusconi) including Grappa.I defer to Shane Ireland's excellent review of this blend on smoking pipes for a less ethnically biased view of this blend.That having been said, this is a very fine and complex blend especially noteworthy for its rich, smokey and slow burning properties.It got better as the smoke progrgressed.I find that a cigar presence definitely was in the foreground but not obstrusive. It is mild and burns to a fine ash.Ony took one light to get it going.Pure pleasure but not for the faint of heart.

G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
I too have entered the "dark paneled room" and found to my utter delight this fine blend by Mr.Pease. I can honestly say this is a master blend.Delicious! Mr.Pease you are a magician. Grazie mio amico.Bravo !

G. L. Pease - Cairo 2oz
Excellent !
Love at first light. Superior blend,full flavor and richly satisfying. Thank you Mr.Pease

Saint Espresso 2oz

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Cornell & Diehl
From Beyond 2oz

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Cornell & Diehl
After Hours Flake 2oz

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Father Dempsey

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500 African Queen

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Peter Stokkebye
PS52 Proper English

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