Peterson - My Mixture 965 50g
Goes Well With Coffee
I was encouraged to try this and had a half bowl for breakfast with a cup of coffee. They paired quite well. As I drove to work, I finished nearly all of the second half of the bowl and found it a little bitey on the back of my palate. I jarred three tins of this, so jarring for some time may be the answer. It will be revisited.
Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 50g
Love at First Sniff
While jarring the contents of my latest SmokingPipes mail call I opened the tin of Connoisseur's Choice and fell in love. The aroma of the tobacco on my plate was like a tropical dream filled with fruit, rum, and vanilla. This is NOT a sweet & gooey aromatic, but a cleaner, well balanced, tobacco where one component doesn't overpower the other. It was an even burning experience and tasted as good as it smelled. The coconut subtly came through on the back end, but not overpoweringly so. You won't be disappointed by trying this folks!
Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 50g
After seeing so many endorsements on our pipe smoking forum, I decided to give this a try. I was not disappointed. For a perique, it’s not too peppery for me. This has a very pleasant taste and room note. I intend to buy more.
Lane Limited - Hazelnut
I bought this last year and didn't like it, so I jarred it a year as this has helped with other tobaccos, but not this time. It tasted like perfume. The only reason I kept smoking it was to try to identify which perfume LOL Yuck
Sutliff - Barbados Plantation 1.5oz
I bought this because my ancestors were forced into indentured servitude by the English to work on a sugar plantation in Barbados. I didn’t expect it to be so delicious. For those who love Molto Dolce, I think this is much better. It has a very subtle taste of rum and Vanilla. It reminds me of Foursquare rum. It’s very smooth flavored and has a lovely aroma. I love it.
Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
This was hard to find, but worth the wait. Forum members have recommended this blend for quite some time and it’s no wonder. This is truly amazing tobacco. It’s very flavorful, yet not overpowering. The Latakia flavor does not drown out the nuttiness. This is the first Virginia blend I’ve liked. It was actually love at first puff.
Bengal Slices - Bengal Slices 1.75oz
I bought this a year ago and hated it. I didn’t comment here then because I had no experience with Latakia and Virginia tobaccos and wanted to try others first and discuss this on the pipe forum of which I am a member. It was suggested that I jar this and age it a year, which I did. During that time I tried other blends and ended up liking MacBaren’s H.H. Latakia the best. Today was the year anniversary of Bengal Slice jarring and I tried it again. Though it mellowed out since the last time, I’m still unimpressed. To Wache his own I guess. I’ll try it again next year.
Edward G. Robinson - Edward G. Robinson 1.5oz
I don’t know what possessed me to buy this. Maybe because of E. G., whose acting I liked so much. Definitely tasting the nuttiness, black Cavendish and hint of Latakia. A very different tobacco than I’ve ever had. It starts off very strong, but finishes very smoothly. I’d buy this again.
Granger - Granger 12oz
I just received my can of Granger in the mail today and it was one of those “Where have you been all my life?” moments. I’ve been searching for the tobacco my grandfather smoked and this has been around forever, so I thought I’d take a chance. I was reluctant to invest in a 12 oz can just to find out it wasn’t his blend and end up with a large amount of something I hated. While this doesn’t smell like his, I have found that I am enjoying Granger more than any of the dozens of tobaccos on which I have wasted my money over the years. This will be my brand from now on. It is well balanced, tasty, and thoroughly enjoyable. I can smoke this all day long. It has a very pleasant room note as well.
Mac Baren - 7 Seas Gold
MacBaren’s 7 Seas Gold is a fantastic tobacco. It seems like I’ve tried about a hundred different brands, but this is the gold at the end of the rainbow. It smokes so evenly; not too mild, but not too strong. I find it very relaxing to smoke this on my porch and just enjoy the taste and aroma as I experience the wonderful view. I can’t endorse this blend more.
Lane Limited - BCA
Heaven in a bowl
I have tried a great deal of different tobaccos and this is my absolute favorite. It has a great room note and tastes delicious.
Lane Limited - BCA
Virtually no bite to the tongue. I have tried many other highly touted brands that were more expensive and highly recommended by "experienced pipe smokers", but this is awesome and even burning as well.