Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
Can’t get enough of Orlik
Do yourself a favor and give this wonderful tobacco a try. I recommend the 50g tins though as it contains actual cut flakes rather than a large roll
Cornell & Diehl - Yorktown
This is my first all Virginia blend and I actually really enjoy it. Came a little on the dry side but that’s expected with bulk tobaccos. Still burns nice and has a decent sweet grass note to it. Might end up ordering more to use as a base for mixing.
Cornell & Diehl - Mad Fiddler Flake 2oz
Smokey, sweet and spicy, mysterious in every way. This blend is delicious from the charring light to the bottom of the bowl. Upon opening the tin you are greeted with a sweet wine aroma and something spicy in the background. The kasturi cigar leaf is in the forefront of the entire smoke with the Virginia’s sweetness poking in from time to time. The perique adds a subtle spiciness on the exhale and definitely shows up in the retrohale. The room note is very pleasant and my wife approved of it right away. If you’re ever looking for something new to try from C&D give this blend a go. You won’t regret it!
Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 1.75oz
Dare I say this is better than Nightcap? This blend is smoky and sweet, with just the right amount of spice. Very smooth from start to finish and rarely ever have to light more than twice. If you enjoy Latakia blends then this is the one for you!
Dunhill - Nightcap 50g
My all time favorite
Sutliff - 500 African Queen
Not good but not bad either
I mostly enjoy English blends but I’ve been on the search for a decent aromatic. I had high hopes for African Queen since it’s described to be the best of both worlds(Aromatic and English) although in reality it taste and smells like a headache. Definitely an aromatic all the way. Wasn’t the worst but I wouldn’t suggest it for the predominately English smoker.