Jamie S.

Low Country - Natural Virginia & Burley
I've been broke for about a year, and my monthly tobacco budget is limited. I started watching reviews on quality low cost tobacco's and this one kept coming up. If I have to summarize it, I would say.. meh. Didn't surprise me when I learned it was C&D.. which I can't name a single blend I have liked. It very much taste like C grade cigarette tobacco.. like the stuff they sweep off the floor. Perhaps they had some magnificent blend in mind and an entire batch got ruined, then re-branded and sold as this. I certainly would not order it again.. budget or not. Strange unripe sharpness to it that disappoints.

Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
Pleasantly surprised
I recently ordered six new tobacco's, and this is the one I figured I would like the least. It is most certainly the one I smoke the most. It is also the only one I'm re-ordering. I'm fairly exclusive to pure Burley.. no flavoring etc.. but I thought I might add this to a few of my own blends. I don't add it to anything, I smoke it as is. Nothing overly complicated, just fresh quality leaf. Many different flavors throughout the bowl, all blend nicely and come across as fresh and ripe. I've noticed that about 3/4 of the way through it can turn ashy, but it always passes and moves back to Pleasant. I smoked PS rolling tobacco for over 15 years, but moved away from the brand because I noticed quality issues. I have tried a few pipe tobacco's since, but have been unimpressed. Occasionally, they come with something pretty rocksolid, this I would consider to be quality

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye Vintage Cut
This was my first GH purchase. I have heard people talk about this "lakeland essence" but I guess I never paid close enough attention. If I had to summarize it: imagine bottling up the smell in a windowless room three days after an old man wearing too much cologne walked through.. like one of those old men at the gym who still uses powder on his parts. I really don't understand how this is even a thing, why are we always spraying complete garbage on tobacco rather than letting the leaf do the talking. Good strong smoke, not good enough to get over the old man. I gave what I had to someone who doesn't know better

Missouri Meerschaum - Diplomat Apple Straight (6mm)
Yeah ok
So, I realize this is a $16 pipe.. but if you are on the fence, I would say take a pass. Total garbage. Purchased to have a secondary all day pipe, stem fell out immediately upon opening, images suggest a Cob shank, definitely hardwood. Completely unsmokable. I also don't understand why they can't take a few more seconds to make sure the sticker on the bottom is on straight and not hanging off the side.

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