Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Small Batch Peaty Kentucky 1.75oz
What a smoke! Well behaved, uniform coins that rub out/fold and stuff easily. Regardless of the actual blend, I would not describe this as a Kentucky blend: the Virginia's shine through very well, with the Kentucky in the background and on the finish. I just wish Erik would upgrade the packaging of this series to hold humidity better. Highly recommended.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Gold
Creamy Virginia Shag
Well-behaved, straight virginia blend. Very creamy, lightly sweet, bready, light citrus. A nice any-time-of-day virginia. Light to moderate nicotine
Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia 1.75oz
Surprisingly well-rounded and relatively strong. About a medium-full for nicotine and flavor strengths. Sweet aroma, baked-goods, sweet, and spicy on the palate. Great presentation. Highly recommend.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Black Twist
While I do not have much experience with English twists, I found this blend to be "OK." Beefy, charred, slightly sweet notes. The flavor intensity, for me, was mild-medium, but the nicotine intensity was medium-full. As with anything from Lakeland, give it some drying time. While my comments are not illustrious, definitely give it a shot.
Mac Baren - HH Burley Flake 1.75oz
Great, all-day burley flake: Medium nicotine, mild-medium flavor. Lovely saltiness, light chocolate, and earth notes - all natural awesome burley flavors. Really well-behaved flake.
G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing 2oz
Smoky, Sweet, Spicy
Great creamy, sweet, spicy, smoke. As well behaved as can be.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
Consistent, Tasty Virginia
The presentation and aroma are excellent. The tobacco is easily rubbed-out or fold-and-stuffed. It delivers a mild sweetness, baked-goods, and vanilla notes, while being very well behaved. It is a great straight Virginia, which I would consider non-aromatic.
Tobacco Jars - Smokingpipes Tobacco Jar
Proper tobacco jar
It's great to finally find a tobacco jar with a good capacity and at a reasonable price. I have several of these, all issue-free and attractive pieces.
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1855 1.4oz
A new Virginia favorite
This straight matured virginia ready-rubbed packs and burns beautifully, and exhibits no tongue bite. Enticing natural sweetness, light grass, baked-good notes, building creaminess, medium-bodied, exquisite room note... A new favorite!
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1982 Centennial Blend 1.4oz
Light Berry and Vanilla
The description says it all. Centennial Blend is a pleasant, mild aromatic cased with berry and vanilla. I have not had any tongue bite issues, and it does burn rather cool. I do appreciate the bits of flake in this blend, making for an attractive looking tobacco.
Peterson - Irish Cask 50g
A VaPer with some Sherry
Virginia/Perique forward. Good strength, lovely flavors--some bread notes, raisins, light spice. There is indeed a slight boozy-sweetness to it does a great job complimenting the natural tobacco flavors, but I would not go as far to say that it's an aromatic blend. Would absolutely recommend
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
An enjoyable, full flake
Spicy, earthy, nutty, and very slightly sweet notes with a full mouthfeel and some measurable strength. A lovely blend with no noticeable casing
Wessex - Brigade Original Virginia 50g
Very nice, slightly aromatic Virginia
I really enjoy this blend--nice, bready Virginia with some tang and a nice, faint cider/apple note. Not too aromatic.
Cornell & Diehl - Derringer 2oz
Mild, buttery, slightly sweet with bread notes. Very enjoyable.
Cornell & Diehl - We Three Kings 2oz
Interesting, light-medium Aromatic
Light to medium aromatic, probably needs more time in the tin. Creaminess, vanilla and very light baking spice notes. Medium strength towards bottom of bowl. Worth a try, but somewhat disappointing to my palate.
Books - Briar for Beginners
Provides basic knowledge of briar and its curing methods. Nice little book.