Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
#1 in my rotation
This quickly went to the top of my rotation. The larger can comes in a long ribbon, so I broke it down and jarred it. Super easy to fold and stuff. Takes to the flame well and smokes great all the way through. VA's don't get much better than this.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
The tin note smells like opening a new bottle of merlot. You can taste the booze in the smoke, and it's FANTASTIC. The cake breaks apart fairly easily. Just pinch a piece off, let it dry, then sail away..
Sutliff - 707 Sweet Virginia
I look forward to letting this age a bit, because it feels like it bites pretty hard, even for a VA. The tin note is sweet and grassy, though not overly sweet. So far it's nothing spectacular, but I've put the cellar for a bit. We'll see if that helps.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
Delicious all day VA
The tin note is so delicious it's tempting to take a bite. Not quite an aromatic, but there is a definite grassy/chocolatey smell. I typically rub this out and let it sit for a bit before loading, and I do not have any issues. This stays lit to the bottom of the bowl. I order this by the pound.
Peter Stokkebye - PS41 Cube Cut
I ordered a small quantity to give this a try, and my next order will likely be a full pound. The tin note has faint hints of chocolate or molasses, and the room note is similar. The flavor is fantastic. This burned cool the whole way through, but it does need a bit of dry time as it does burn a little wet. This is now a fixture in my rotation.
Peter Stokkebye - PS17 English Luxury
This was my introduction to Latakia and English blends. I usually grab a bowl of this to start the day, it's great with a cup of coffee. This is a pleasant all day smoke. Knocked off a half star since I had to pull so many stems from my last batch.
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - 1931 Flake 1.4oz
A new fave
Picked this up not expecting much, but it's now at the top of my list. Great, balanced VA/Burley mix. Great straight out of the tin, but it benefits from a little dry time. I will be adding more to the cellar as I can imagine this will get a lot better with age.