Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - American Delite 50g
This is very good, better than 7 Seas
If you are not an aro smoker, don't smoke this. Moving on, 7 Seas was my go-to 'American' aromatic. American Delight is better. The tin note isn't quite as sweet, but the flavor profile is similar. This has a more consistent taste through the smoke, burns better, and has just slightly more nic hit by the bottom of the bowl, which I prefer.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Plug
This is amazing. I think I am officially converted to lakeland type blends (on flavored tobacco days at least). The clove essence is just eight, and the sweet virginias still take center stage. Pretty nice nic hit too!
Peterson - Irish Cask 50g
An aromatic I can appreciate
I'm not generally a fan of aromatics, but I appreciate this one. The oak sherry flavor is subtle, with an almost citrus fruit flavor enhanced by the spice of the perique. Sweet but not like most 'fruity' aros. Not your typical overwhelming chocolate and caramel flavor you get in so many of these. Actually has a pretty strong nic hit (probably the perique and burley) smoking out of the fairly large meer churchwarden I am using for my aromatics. I will smoke this again, something I can't say about the majority of aros I have purchased.
G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon 8oz
I find myself smoking this twice a day. It is a smooth and complex blend of flavors I can't quite put my finger on. I think you will really enjoy it. I find myself reaching for this instead of Father Dempsey's the last week or so. It gets better every day.
Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow
If you ever smoked Turkish and domestic blend cigarettes, this is king in that category, and yet nothing like a cigarette (except the smell to those around you). Good nic hit, excellent flavor. A little dry, but smokes well like that. A rich sweetness comes through about halfway through the bowl. This has become my first bowl of the morning smoke. Very satisfying 5 star.
Sutliff - Revelation Match
Wow, this is fantastic
I don't usually go in on burley blends, but this English has its components arranged just right. Very cool and smooth shmoke. Buying more to cellar.
Arango - Balkan Supreme
Will be buying more
Excellent, best Balkan readily available.
Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow
Good, quite strong
Good blend, Turkish is not overwhelming or sour but it is there, has a pretty good nic kick on empty stomach, smoothe flavor
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
I smoke this often
Sweet bready virginia, peppery perique, what is not to like? The perique isn't very forward, just enough is there. Slightly more nic hit than Stokkebye virginia alone.
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
My go to sweet Virginia
Sweet, bready, Virginia. I like to fold and stuff, burns slow and cool. Part of my regular rotation. Medium low nic hit
Cornell & Diehl - Habana Daydream
Excellent. Give it a few tries before you knock it
I wasn't sure about this upon first smoke. A few days later it is my secondary in regular rotation. Very good smoke, good nic hit, burns well and leaves no mess. The cigar leaf is tasty if you smoke slow and cool. Enjoy.
F & K - Lancer Slices
Easily a top 5 for me
Smooth, cool, sweet, smoky. Not your average campfire. More like 4th of July BBQ. Could not be happier to have bought the last 8oz this round.
Cornell & Diehl - Bijou 2oz
Burns slow and sweet
This is a winner for me. Not enough honey to consider an aromatic, just sweet enough to know it is there. Get some.
Cornell & Diehl - Morley's Best 2oz
This is very good, a smoke any time of day sort of blend. I found myself enjoying a couple bowls of this a few evenings a week. If the latakia were a little les forward this could be my every day smoke, though it is not overwhelming by any means.
Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 2oz
Complex flavor, pretty good
If you are looking for sweet and spicy but not too spicy, this is a great pick. You will almost certainly enjoy the variety of tastes you get from a single smoke. Not an all day smoke for me, but a fun one to be sure.
G. L. Pease - JackKnife Plug 2oz
Pretty good, ribbon and rub it
It took me a couple weeks to fully appreciate this plug. My suggestion: cut it thick, rub it out, and jar it... or buy the ready cut. The flavors really came out after just a few days. Just sweet enough and fairly strong but not too much so. There is a reserved sour note that stays with you and prevents me from smoking this more than once per day, but it is pleasant enough.
Kramer's - Father Dempsey
My all day smoke
Taste is consistent through the entire smoke. Like taking a bite of soft wood, mildly sweet, hint of spice that does not wear out your pallet. Acceptable nicotine hit for a daily smoker. Burns to a soft white ash. My favorite English.