Mac Baren - Vanilla Roll Cake 3.5oz
I like Mac Baren tobacco and thought I'd try this, mainly due to trying a roll cake. My surprise was how much I liked it. Mild to medium nicotine but a nice blending of tobacco and aromatic taste. Will keep it high on the rotation list.
Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 2oz
Half & Half Replacement
I remember my Dad and his friends smoking Half & Half, I even tried a few bowls myself as a youngster. Now as an adult, I tried it again but it lacked the same flavor and room note. I read on these pages about the change and slightly different blend and that Gentleman Caller was similar. I'm glad I did. Cornell & Diehl always make a good blend and this one really captures the "old" Half & Half blend but, in my opinion, is made with better quality tobacco. I think the deer tongue was lost in the new OTC blend. I'm ordering more today.
Missouri Meerschaum - Mark Twain Bent
Very Nice Smoke
Never had a real Missouri Mersham before, and they cost little, so I got a couple of these. A surprisingly good smoke with the filter model. I find myself smoking these more than my expensive pipes.
Larsen - Signature Vintage Mixture 100g
Finally Found it!
All this time I thought I only liked the Taste of English blends but those around me (especially my wife) only tolerated aromatics. I was wrong! What I liked was realy the complexity of blends and Larson Signature is near perfect. Very complex and a joy to the taste buds but a very nice, not overwhelming, room note. While I will always likely try others, THIS will be a staple and always on hand. A great smoke!
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1982 Centennial Blend 1.4oz
Very Nice Smoke
I wasn't sure about this when I ordered but it is a mild to mellow smoke with a nice but not overpowering room note. I was surprised by the complexity of the taste. It will be in my rotation form now on.