Keith D.

BriarWorks - Country Lawyer 2oz
Not bad
Not bad. I wouldn’t kick it out of bed. Unfortunately I have several tins already opened that are richer and several others I haven’t opened yet. I’m afraid I won’t be reaching for this one that often. Hope the air tight jar works. I’ll give it a slight nod toward the full-bodied description above and a yes on the earthy description. The overall taste is rustic and the cigar leaf does show up but not as wrapper leaf in my opinion.

G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
What a sipper
I popped open a two year old tin of this stuff and knew right away that this was going to be special. A dollop of pleasant fermented funkiness and sweet tobacco aroma came out to meet me. Maybe it’s a little unfair to review a two year old tin but, oh well. When it gets good and lit and smoking smoothly it develops into over ripened smoked plum that gets layered with a natural tobacco sweetness that adds a very subtle amount of earthiness.What a sipper!

Drucquer & Sons - Loch Ness 100g
Afternoon sip
I don’t ever sip Jack Daniel’s Black neat from a Glencairn, but I have to say this pairs very well with a dram of the Tennessee whiskey. Save the Lagavulin for the Levant Mixture. The banana note on the JD gets amped a little but works well on the nose and taste from the Loch Ness. I think the perfect dram would be the 12 year old cask strength Sprinkbank. Good luck getting your hands on a bottle of that. Loch Ness is nice. I like it.

Sutliff - Whimsical
It's ok
It's ok

Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Special Reserve Flake 2oz
Wonderful tin smell
Virginia forward. The light touch with the Latakia and Perique are expertly used to give it what I call a pleasant funk. Smokes hot. Get ready for some tongue bite.