Samuel Gawith - Fire Dance Flake 8oz
I love this stuff. It tastes like the description, a subtle fruity/vanilla. The VA’s are nice and grassy slightly sweet flavors. This is definitely not like most American aromatics. It’s almost like the flavors are naturally a part of the tobacco. I can’t get enough. I’m buying all that I can since it’s really really hard to come by.
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop Cake 2oz
This has become my go to morning smoke. I definitely prefer this over OJK. This has become my go to morning smoke. It’s great with coffee or tea.
Cornell & Diehl - Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
Can’t get enough
I absolutely love this blend. I was so surprised how much I loved it. When I got my first tin I couldn’t get enough of it. I smoked it solely until it was gone and then ordered more. To me the orientals are the frontman and the Latakia is the rythme section and the perique adds a sweet melody here and there. If you like Balkan blends, I highly recommend giving this a try.
Capstan - Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
This and Capstan Gold are pretty much the only straight VA’s that I actually like. It’s a nice simple but satisfying smoke. Great flavor!
Cornell & Diehl - Izmir Turkish
This is sort of a simple blend but there’s so much flavor going on. It has a herbal/floral vibe going on and it’s sweet and savory. It took a few lights to get going but after that it was smooth sailing. No bite or tingle just a nice easy going smoke.
Peter Stokkebye - PS301 Natural Dutch Cavendish
Lovely all day smoke
I’ve been looking for an all day smoke smoke and this just may be it. It’s a nice smooth and flavorful smoke.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Mixed
A nice flavorful smoke, with a pleasant room note.
G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing 2oz
Absolutely love it!!!
I didn’t care for this at first but after smoking more of it and other shags, it has grown on me quite a bit. It definitely doesn’t taste like cigarettes. It just takes time to figure out how to smoke it. I smoke this almost everyday.
Toscano - Modigliani (5 Pack)
I’ve tried a few different Toscanos and these are my favorites.
Peterson - Standard Mixture 50g
All I can say is that I really enjoy this blend.
Romeo y Julieta - 1875 Mini White Original (20 Pack)
One of my favorite cigarillos. Nice smooth smoke.
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 14oz
The perfect all-day, everyday smoke. Smooth, mild, great flavor and a lovely room note.
Captain Black - Dark 1.5oz
Good flavor and great room note.
CAO - Eileen's Dream Cigarillos (10 Pack)
Not a fan
I can't stand the flavor.
Kramer's - Blend for Danny Kaye
Not a blend that I smoke much but it has a nice flavor and good room note. This one is definitely better than the Cary Grant blend.
G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
Better with time
I've tried smoking this several times but I just can't get there. Edit 08/22: I recently dipped back into the jar and I must say that this is a really nice smoke. Probably not going to be in my regular rotation but it’s a nice change of pace.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
The title pretty much says it all. I can't even explain why I like this so much. It's not an everyday or a regular for me but it's perfect when I'm looking to smoke something different.
Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
My first English
This is the first non-aromatic tobacco that I tried and immediately fell in love with it. This is pretty much the only pipe tobacco my wife will smoke with me.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal 3.5oz
I thought Captain Black Royal was good but this blows it out of the water(pun intended). This is one of my everyday blends. Great room note and doesn't lose flavor.
Sutliff - VIP Match
This was recommended to me by the Artful Codger and boy am I glad he did. I loved this from the first light. It tastes really good. It’s a nice smooth smoke and has a pleasing aroma. It reminds me of being a kid.