Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
.....thank me later.
Make yourself some dark black coffee, pack a bowl of Plum Pudding, and thank me later. Not much else to add to describe how awesome this blend is. It's complex enough that, which pipe, how you pack it and your smoking technique will all likely give you your own version of bliss. This is a full flavored, beautifully smelling blend with awesome texture and mouthfeel. Nice creamy smoke. Pair it with really good coffee, and you're in for a treat.

Grand Croupier - Boneyard
Damn skippy!!!
Its all true. This stuff is awesome. If you're thinking this just floor sweepings you are wrong. I feel like I shouldn't give it too much play because I want to be the only guy that likes it. Yea, in my dreams. Get it while you can. It's a delicious adventure. Pretty Englishy. Different depending on where you grab from in the bag. I clearly see some top tier ingredients in this blend. Crumble cake, flakes, broken flakes, hunks of lati and dark fired. All floating in a sea of ribbons. I can't keep my nose out of the bag. So cool. I'm sure it might piss off some of the finese smokers out there. Not me. Its fun, cheap and damn good.

Cornell & Diehl - Black Cavendish
It really tied the room together...
Want to level up your home blending? Here's the key. While not required, black cav can really pull a blend together. This tobacco has a sweet, mild chocolate and coffee tin note. Moist but not too. When lit, you get nice creamy smoke and thats part of what makes all of the other constituent baccys play together nicely. This won't overpower your blend, but it will give it the power it needs. Get some to play with. Also not bad to smoke by itself once in a while. As has been said many times, it's a good idea to smoke blending tobaccos on their own.

Cornell & Diehl - Izmir Turkish
Great for blending
If you're into blending you should smoke the components standalone. No brainer right? Izmir by itself isn't overly complex. I taste mild grassy sweetness, but to me it has more of a light pine or cedar flavor to it. Again the aroma has a cedar quality, very mild. I mix this with lati, golden Virginia and a pinch of black cav, and smile as I smoke my homespun baccy.

Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
Too bad its gone...
Sad to see you guys are discontinuing this one. Its pretty good. Its grown on me too. I like this for a change of pace from my usual English and Balkans. To be honest I wasn't blown away by it when I first tried it. So most of the tobacco lived in a mason jar for about 6 months. I know that's not long in the cellaring world, but it was enough to make it better to me. Some good earthy flavors, a little dark spicy fruit, with the bright Virginia poking through.

Hearth & Home - BlackHouse 1.75oz
Darn close to perfect
Honestly I wasn't too impressed when I cracked the tin. It smelled good but there was something a bit off on the smell. That odd sweet tin note is gone now, and this tobacco smells great in the tin. Now smoking it?..... Absolutely awesome. The room note is slightly sweet, smoky and incense. Taste is all of those too, a little spice in the background. I think the true secret to its awesomeness is the dark fired. Mmmm. Outstanding mouthfeel. I get huge chewy mouthfuls of white smoke. Burns nice and easy throughout the bowl. The cut is more random than just a ribbon. I'll be ordering again. And again.

Mac Baren - Navy Flake Plug 3.5oz
Dad's favorite
I was lucky enough to get some before it sold out. Mostly for my dad. He loves navy flakes. This is no exception. Just like MacB's regular navy but with a little more work on your end. Tastes like sweet virginias should. The room note is exceptional. Smells like someone is baking sweet toasty bread.

Stands & Pouches - Leather Pipe Stand
Pop a squat
This rest is great. Quality seems fine. Its simple, just plop your pipe down and it's not going anywhere. I have various sized pipes and they all fit. My large Moonshine Cannonball owns this seat though. Its a perfect fit. I am very careful how I set my pipes down. Some stands are easily knocked over or the pipe slips around in them. Not this bean bag looking rest. It's great. I'll be getting more of them.

CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
Give it time.
I wasn't planning on reviewing this one. Thought everything had been said already. I said give it time. Do that a couple of ways. I haven't smoked this blend in several months so I dipped into it this morning for a change of pace from my usual English latapocalypse blends. I feel like it has matured a little and the flavors become more balanced. I don't detect the gooey sweet topping as much now. Not that it was over the top when I opened the tin. One reason I don't always care for aros is that the toppings tend to mask the tobacco flavor. Honestly, if you don't like the taste of tobacco, you might need a different hobby. I really start to enjoy this blend after the 1st 1/3 of the bowl. The topping eases back and there is a roasted sweetness that comes through. A nuttiness with a hint of light chocolate. Go easy on it though or you'll get that wet grass flavor. I'm glad I got another tin back when I did, I look forward to seeing what a year or more does to the flavor. Room note has been awesome throughout.

Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening
Perty good
I'm not really an aro guy. But they are nice once in a while. This one is pleasant without being over the top candy-like. Its got a nice subtle maple tin note. Room note is classic pipe tobaccy that everyone loves. Not overly strong by any stretch, but a nice easy smoke when I want a break from my lat bombs. I'll keep some on hand.

G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
How do I add to the other reviews? Quiet Nights is delicious. I have plenty of choices on my rack, plenty of favs, this is high on my list. I always try to have a tin in the locker so I'm never out. Smells great in the jar and even better when its burning. Smokey and sweet and a touch of inscence with the bready Virginia in there to round it out. It has a creamy mouthfeel. Burns great when I rub it out a bit. I took this blend on my last camping trip with a bunch of buddies. They all couldn't wait til it was time to wind down around the fire because they knew I would be breaking out my pipe.

Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
Odin smokes this stuff!!!!
I arrive at the front door of Valhalla, ring the bell and Odin greets me at the door. Me: "So what is that you're smoking? It smells amazing." Odin: "Pirate Kake dude." Well of course I had to try it. Very delicious. Fear not the 75% lati for it is your friend. Upon opening I was greeted with the smell of a thousand campfires. I was almost tempted to take a big bite off the brownie. This stuff is delicious. Smooth and creamy smoke. Just rip off a hunk, rub it out and smoke yourself to contentment.

Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
So effin good.... Update
Love that Virginia sweetness. This is a heavy hitter in my rotation. Perfect anytime. My go-to yardwork smoke. I always have it on hand. There seems to be some debate on whether or not its got perique. I think further into the bowl the perique pokes through a bit maybe. Perique or not, its a fine delicious baccy!! Get some. Update.... Falling deeper in love with OGS. I'm really into English/ Balkan blends, but this stuff always satisfies. The sweet Virginia room note is half of why I smoke it. I have changed my mind and dont think there is any perique in it. And thats fine. Sometimes I sprinkle a little granulated perique in to spice things up.

Peterson - Nightcap 50g
I love this stuff. It's one of a few blends that is on my "don't run out of EVER" list. Delicious and well behaved. Smoke it all day. Get some, you won't be sorry.

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  • ► I have a leather sandblasted Cannonball that is an absolute beast. It's a fistfull of briar. The grain and texture are awesome. What a jaw hanger. I also just got a smooth Devil Dog. As a former Marine I couldn't resist. It's a stout pipe. Very easy to clench the saddle bit. I see it being one of my primary "doin' stuff" pipes due to its comfort and low profile. Both pipes are excellent quality fit and finish wise. They smoke nicely. I will get more from Moonshine for sure.
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  • ► I have a leather sandblasted Cannonball that is an absolute beast. It's a fistfull of briar. The grain and texture are awesome. What a jaw hanger. I also just got a smooth Devil Dog. As a former Marine I couldn't resist. It's a stout pipe. Very easy to clench the saddle bit. I see it being one of my primary "doin' stuff" pipes due to its comfort and low profile. Both pipes are excellent quality fit and finish wise. They smoke nicely. I will get more from Moonshine for sure.
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  • ► You the man Shane!! I like your style. Very knowledgeable and humble. All you guys are great. Keep these reviews coming. To Andy's point about not having access to these blends: I agree. Use these videos to learn and build your knowledge. Thanks guys.