Glenn C.
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Savinelli's are most of my pipes, Larsen, Ben Wade, Charatan, and others. Photo represents my Savinelli Giubileo d'Oro Classic Bordeaux 824 KS
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Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Superior to most other straight virginias
I need to point out that your body chemistry reflects likes and dislikes. Other offerings I've tried had good quality, but were rather inconsistant in taste. This flake is by far the most consistant of many others; yes, you want quality, but consistancy is important as well. The next batch is the same as the one before, without exception. Today will be the fifth time I'm ordering 16oz. I was one of the many McCllend 5100 smokers, and it had been my main choice for over twenty years. There will never be another 5100, so don't look for one.

Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Cosistent quality
One of a very few straight Virginia offerings, which softens the demise of McClelland tobaccos. Their 5100 Red Cake Virginia was my mainstay from 1984 till they closed their doors.

Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Cosistent quality
One of a very few straight Virginia offerings, which softens the demise of McClelland tobaccos. Their 5100 Red CakeVirginia was my mainstay from 1984 till they closed their doors.

Cornell & Diehl - Bright Virginia Ribbon
Perhaps picked too young
Been 47 years since I was a novice pipesmoker. This is -in comparison to many other straight virginia offerings- mediocre at best. It burns well, yet there is little in the way of any distinctive flavor and character. Perhaps it is a young Virginia that simply needs more maturing prior to harvesting. i found it very disappointing.

Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Critical observation
P.S.- I assessed the price per pound; two ounces is barely enough to reacclimate one pipe, so as to know how this blend truly tastes.

Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Critical observation
Having been a pipe person for 47 years, with eleven years at a Tinder Box, I haveknown many combinations of tobaccos; thirty years ago I had time and experience with seasoning tobaccos. We "corner the market" as Periqiue was ONLY made at St James parish. Without having sampled this particular mixture, I can consider it to be a (now) rare find, but at well over $100.00 after including P/Handling, it is for the "haves", not us little guys who must budget their expenses.

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