Kramer's - Father Dempsey
Who's your daddy?
Father Dempsey! That's who! Fantastic English. Great latakia forward pouch note and smooth flavour. Mine was perfect to smoke right from the bag. No bite and clouds of luxurious smoke. Get ready to confess, Father Dempsey is best!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye
Really very good.
I could see this becoming a regular for me. The shag cut allows for very easy packing, lighting and burn, perhaps a little too easy if you're the type to keep your mouth to the bit. It'll disappear fast if that's the case, yet I've found the burn to be cool. Yields very much smoke, which is to my preference. Despite the strength, it's quite smooth. Doesn't feel like you're blowing a cloud of dust through your nostrils on the retrohale. Colour me impressed. Gawith Hoggarth do it again.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish Twist
3 parts Brown Irish twist, 1 part Latakia, 1 part Perique. Bliss! Oh, it goes pretty well neat, too! 👍
Tsuge - "Ryujin" God of Dragon 50g
Puff the magic dragon
Really nice spicy yet smooth blend. Burns well down to the bottom of the bowl with no bite. Nic level is good for an after evening meal smoke and agree with below, it is a creeper! Really, really good. Need to order a few more tins for sure.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Frog Morton's Cellar 100g
A pleasurable smoke
A delicious blend both in the tin and the bowl. The whiskey flavour is great, especially when accompanied by a smoky Islay malt. I find a little drying time to be beneficial and results in a cooler smoke. Great stuff!