G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 2oz
Complex and worth your time
Excellent tobacco. The smoothest tobacco I’ve smoked by far. Spark Plug is a blend you need to spend time appreciating fully. I was a little concerned with my first tin, with it arriving as a jumbled mess. I think quality control missed some end pieces tossed together. The second tin was a sliceable plug. This blend is in my constant rotation, sometimes a few or more bowls in a row. After cutting a slice cross-grain, sometimes I dice it up like running it through a blender; other times, I cut the slice into matchstick-like pieces. Either way, it smokes well. I’ve ordered five more tins and will follow that up with more. It’s in my rotation for the long term.
Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 2oz
People comment on its aroma when I smoke it
It's a good tobacco blend. I get approval from the people around me on its room note—a cool draw with no tongue bite. I haven't gotten much of a nicotine hit from it. I have moved this to my favorites for future orders but in the bulk tobacco.
Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Black Locust 2oz
Sweet & Light
I received my shipment today; I left work early to check it out (it was a large order, more than the Sun Bear). The overall aroma is light and pleasant from the tin, very sweet-smelling. I packed a full bowl right from the tin, with a single light for the bowl. I had a slight problem with moisture halfway through; a quick swab with a pipe cleaner fixed it. The smoke was light and cool on my tongue. For me, it was a pleasant smoke; other than the bit of moisture, I didn’t fight with the pipe the entire bowl. I haven’t learned to pick out the subtle flavors when smoking yet, but overall an exceptionally light smoke, though I got a light nicotine hit, smoking on a starving stomach. If not for being a limited release, I would order more.
Drucquer & Sons - Levant Mixture 200g
Smooth, flavorful, pleasant to smoke. It will be in my rotation as long as I can get it.
Cornell & Diehl - Yorktown 2oz
An excellent Virginia Blend
I purchased this on a whim, experimenting with tobacco likes and dislikes. Four or five bowls through this 2 oz tin and I know I’ll be ordering a pound or more bulk, some to age and some to smoke right away. A good smoke with no tongue bite, the bowl stays lit and it smells good. There is a pleasant taste of sourdough bread in the mouth afterward. I’ve experienced no nicotine hit with it. There is a fair amount of smoke with this.
Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 7oz
This grew on my after some time past.
When I first opened this tobacco, I was overwhelmed with the aroma. My first couple of bowls were difficult. I put it away for a couple of years and came back to it. Maybe it mellowed, or I matured as a smoker, but when I came back to it and smoked a few bowls, I ordered more. This tobacco is one I always keep around. It’s a good blend that is mellow with a pleasing aroma. It’s evident to me why this seems to be the flagship blend from Iwan Ries.
Lane Limited - Burley and Black
I'm so glad I ordered too much!
I see it's no longer available. From day one, when I ordered it three years ago, this has been a great smoke. It smells great, and my wife always compliments the aroma (always a good thing). It's smooth, I've experienced no tongue bite, and it lights well and stays lit with a bit of drying.
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