Missouri Meerschaum - Boone Bent (6mm)
Elegant, but hot
I love the look and feel of this pipe, particularly its weight in hand. Like all cobs, I guess, it burns hot.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Red and gold spongey tobacco unfolds and packs effortlessly. The tin note is sugary sweet berries. The smoke is sweet, at times heavy, Virginia. The lingering aroma is rich and pleasing. C&D makes these rum soaked blends well.
Missouri Meerschaum - Diplomat 5th Avenue Bent
Handsome, but burns hot
This is a really handsome cob and the price is right; burns a bit too hot unfortunately.
Peterson - 3 P's Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
Bland Burley plug
The plug itself is perfect in form. Dark and tightly packed, it smells of figs and raspberries. I wish the flavour could match this, but I found the smoke one dimensional and a bit harsh (improves a bit halfway through). No sweetness, just heavy Burley. The post smoke palate is more pleasant and there is some nicotine here.
Peterson - Flake 50g
Mild, flavourful Virginia
My gold standard for Virginia flake. Mild (not too mild), steady Virginia leaf.
Peterson - University Flake 50g
Mild and woodsy
This flake smokes cool and mild. A consistent, easy, woodsy profile.
Peterson - Royal Yacht 50g
This hearty blend tasted and smelled to me of sturdy Virginia leaf and prunes. I found it strong and unique - something I would enjoy on the lake during summers. The lingering aroma is so pleasing. (Jar immediately, lest the casing evaporate!)
Peterson - My Mixture 965 50g
Leathery and smooth
If you like the scent and taste of an old leather boot, like a nice Islay Scotch, go no further. This is a legendary blend.
Cornell & Diehl - Redburn 2oz
Nutty Burley, lightly sweet
An incredibly mild and singular burley with pleasing nutty aroma. Compressed spongey ribbon cake. Some hints of dried fruit. The simplicity is growing on me. In fact, I keep going back for more. Smoke slowly.
Davidoff - Red Mixture 50g
Flavourless hot air.
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
This flake is beautiful. The tin note is deep dried fruit. The smoke has weight and is velvety smooth. It tastes to me of liquorice; the nose is bread and raisins. (Note: much of the flavour seems to depend on the freshness of the tobacco; make sure to keep jarred after opening or it will evaporate!)
Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 50g
This one gets hyped a lot. It’s a very honest, understated, peppery tobacco.
Tobacco Jars - Savinelli Medium Antique Ceramic "Tobacco & Segars" Tobacco Jar
She's a beauty
Absolutely lovely addition to my tobacco cellar.
Lighters - IM Corona Old Boy White and Gold Plate
What appears to be a beautiful lighter in the photo looks much cheaper in person. There is no lighter fluid, so you will need to order a refill. Upon refill, the lighter is not working. The 2 year guarantee card that is supposed to be filled out by the vendor has not been filled out, so sending to the manufacturer for repairs will be a problem.
Missouri Meerschaum - Legend Rob Roy Straight
Good smoker, but hot
First corncob pipe, so it holds a special place for me. It's only problem is it burns hot.
Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 50g
Sweet bread and spice
The Virginia comes through sweet on this one; the Perique is subtle. Pleasant aroma and aftertaste.
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