Prince Albert - Prince Albert 1.5oz
Cocoa and Hazelnuts
A simpler version of something like Aged Burley Flake. Great in the morning with coffee or any time of day. I’m pretty sensitive to casings and toppings, but I don’t notice any real “chemical” taste as some have noted. Just good honest burley cocoa taste with a bit of nuttiness. A faithful companion when you don’t need something complex or challenging, but still want an easy going pipe.
Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 1.75oz
Sweet and Savory
Freshly tinned it is good. A few harsh notes but that’s what a kentucky is all about. The flavor has sweetness and I think the “bold” has more to do with the kick of nicotine than flavor. Great on a dark stormy day. Recently opened a 5 year old tin and aging makes this tobacco brilliant. All harsh notes have faded, leaving behind a really sublime smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #4 2oz
Meat and Potatoes
The tin aroma is nothing short of delicious. As a burley fan, I had high hopes but my first bowl was very disappointing. Any tobacco with such a tin delicious tin note must be great, in the right pipe. So the second time I opted for a larger, wider bowl. And boy did it sing! I found Morley’s Best to be a little more forgiving, but once #4 is matched to the right pipe, you are in for a real treat.
Cornell & Diehl - Morley's Best
A wonderful meat and potato’s kind of blend. That wisp of Latakia adds just the right amount of complexity. The burley are truly delicious. In a wide pipe, it loses subtlety and smokes more like a savory, simple burley. In a narrow bowl, the complexity from the Latakia comes out, but only just. This is one magnificent blend.
Seattle Pipe Club - Wild Man 2oz
Really great everyday blend. A bit more rough than some other SPC blends, but I think with some age it will be truly sublime. The orientals are present, and perfectly balanced with the Virginia’s and Latakia. The Latakia is there, but all of the components are perfectly balanced and no individual component runs away with the show. If you're a fan of SPC blends, this is a GREAT one to try.
Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs 2oz
This is a great blend, even if you’re not a fan of aromatics. There’s enough complexity in the component tobaccos to keep it interesting throughout the entire bowl, unlike many aromatics that fall flat once the flavoring burns off. The overall flavor profile fits perfectly with the Old Ones series and if you like the other offerings, this is absolutely worth a try. Not a sugary sweet aromatic. Smokes dry, no tongue bite. A great aromatic for the non-aromatic smoker...I liked it so much that upon finishing the first bowl, I immediately reloaded and smoked a second bowl.