Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
2021 CRF w Perique
My tins of this stuff have been sitting for a year now. Finally opened a tin. Wow, tin note was fantastic. The Perique component had a different smell to it than usual. Smoked a couple of bowls and wasn't too impressed. Then the third bowl and everyone after has had a deep sweetness that builds down the bowl. The sweetness really balances the tanginess and the different smell/taste of the Perique. Glad I bought a few times.
Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
Summer Golden Smoke
Purchase two tins of this a while ago. Smoked one and it was OK. Threw the other in the tobacco drawer and forgot about it. Fast forward a couple of years... This stuff is delicious! I wouldn't call it complex, but it's a satisfying and is especially good in hot weather months. Hay and sweet and citrus is what I taste.
Rattray's - Hal O' The Wynd 50g
Another Rattrays Winner
Wow. What an awesome tin note! Near perfect blend of burley, virginia and perique. A little stronger than OG, which I like very slightly better. It is out of stock quite often, so grab some then it's available. Long live Rattrays!
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Berries in the background?
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Great price, great smoke! Does anyone else detect a berry type flavor in the background? Will purchase more.
Rattray's - Brown Clunee 100g
Good Every Day Smoke
Not as excited about this as Old Gowrie, but it's still a solid smoke. I've been buying a tin or two Everytime it's available. Satisfies Everytime I smoke it.
Balkan Sasieni - Balkan Sasieni 50g
Really good English/Balkan. Balanced and under-rated. Got a real creamy cool smoke from this one. Will be buying more.
Rattray's - Old Gowrie 100g
Love This Tobacco
Great smoke! Every time I open a tin after not smoking this for a while, it just floors me how good it is. Good backbone, but mild enough to enjoy often. Rattray's Brown Clunee and HOTW also get top honors in my cellar.
Peter Stokkebye - PS41 Cube Cut
Most smoked pipe tobacco
I like the cube cut. It took some time to gett use to how to pack it. Great mild burley tobacco taste with some coco in the back ground. While I claim to like many other tobaccos more, I smoke more of this than anything else... So maybe it is my favorite! At least my favorite any time daily smoke.
Sutliff - 507C Virginia Slices
Nice VA with mild vanilla
Wasn't expecting much from this flake, but I really like it. Good flavor, cool smoking, and tasty. Has a mild added vanilla flavor to it that combines with the natural sweetness of the VA. Might be adding a pound to my next order.
Solani - Silver Label - 660 100g
The amount of Kentucky on this one is just right. Works really well with the selected VAs. Subtle sweetness in the background. Really nice tobacco. Top notch baccy! Seems to be out of stock lately and, of course, I'm getting low. Its like they train us to hoard our favorites.
Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
Very Interesting English
Full flavored english, but not real heavy on the lat. Love the rubbed out flake cut. Love the flavor. Most english's taste similar to me, but this one stands out
Rattray's - Marlin Flake 50g
One Sweet Flake!
Just finished my first tin of this flake. Really good, deep dark flavor with a real sweetness lurking in the background. Liked it enough to order several more tins. Folded and stuffed brings out more sweetness; rubbed out brings more of the dark Virginia taste forward. Trying several other Rattray's tobaccos and they all seem like winners. Why have I not tried this line sooner?
Reiner - Blend No. 71 100g
Simply a great, mild bready flake. Similar to Orlik Golden Sliced, but vastly superior in taste and presentation. I award this flake best in class. I constantly compare newly acquired flakes to Long Golden Flake. And they all fail to stand up to the "Glolden One".
Arango - Balkan Supreme
Top Notch Balkan
Very fragrant, flavorful blend. Smooth and cool smoking.