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Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Unscented
Lid Went Boom!
I opened a 7 year old jar and the lid blew off upon opening. This turned from very good to off the charts good in 7 years. Sweet bread virginias rounded by the burley. Top shelf smoke!

Peterson - Irish Whiskey 50g
St Patrick's Day
Today I've cracked a 7 year old jar! Very good but the whiskey has all but vanished. A later bowl will be paired to Killkenny Irish cream ale and maybe a glass of Jameson's.Still a grand smoke

Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor Plug 8oz
The good ghost!
Challenging to prepare but worth it. It will ghost a pipe so expect that to happen. I find the flavor helps other blends that are light so a good ghost for me. Richer tobacco flavors than the mixture. Some put away to age.

F & K - Lancer Ready Rubbed
Found treasure!
Looked through the cellar today and found A big jar of Lancers from 2015. My word this is a treat. The lat is laid back and the virginia is sweeter. a happy accident. Forgetfulness created this tasty smoke.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Jamaican Flake
7 Years On
Purchased some today and popped a 7 year old jar. The toppings are milder but still strong sweeter, deeper still my favorite smoke. I should be set for life on this blend although the rate it gets burned in my pipes?

Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique
Read reviews first!
Opened the bag and it made my eyes water. Smoked a small bowl and it is strong. I will use for blending. I should have read Old Timer's review first but the flavour is very good just to darn strong alone!

Sutliff - 507-S Stoved Virginia
Experiment #1
I'm trying this with granulated perique 2/3 stoved virginia 1/3 perique.Adds power and really a flavour overload of perique will experiment further with less. Now I understand Bayou night's smell. Wow tastes great but maybe too much. Stoved virginia is a winner for blending.

G. L. Pease - Triple Play 8oz
Ready rubbed wishes.
I struggle to prepare but it is worth the trouble. This blender has the master touch with all fire cured tobacco it seems. The dfk is just right. It is there but the virginias and perique lead with a more pronounced dfk but it never over powers, Good but would give more instant satifaction if it was ready rubbed.

G. L. Pease - Sixpence 8oz
Very good!
I found that Mr Pease uses dfk very sparing compared to other blenders. I get vaper with a backbone of dfk. It tastes stronger than the nic hit. It goes well anytime of day. C and D press their flakes perfectly. Stuff , fold the flakes burn proper every time. Whish I could smoke this every day. To many blends means you have to stop and breath sometimes. Good stuff.

Amphora - Kentucky Blend 1.75oz
Good morning!
This is the morning smoke i have been looking for. DFK with the edges shaved off . ODF for lunch. Bold Kentucky after dinner. I find this lighter in the nic and hints of virginia. All dayer.

Cornell & Diehl - Yorktown
mixer alone
great blend alonebut mixed with suttlif stoved virginia creats a sweeter blend.Ageing much potential

Cornell & Diehl - Strathspey 2oz
The Name Grabbed me
Rather light on the latakia Bready virginia An allday english sorry but I detect zero topping but all in all a pleasant smoke

Low Country - Natural Virginia & Burley
5 years old
It's been 5 years and it is sweeter, bready, A very good investment .Great mixer as well with Sutliff stoved virginia.

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