Mixture No. 79 - Mixture No. 79 1.5oz
Whisky, Vanilla and Anisette, but the Lakeland is gone
This is another blend that has been greatly improved. I've tried it a few times over my 55 years of pipe smoking. Always with disastrous results. Recently, I bought a pouch and noticed major improvements in quality and taste. The major difference is the lack of the lakeland flavor, which most people, including me, detested. The tobacco still needs a lot of drying before smoking, but well worth the effort. The Whisky, Vanilla and Anisette are delicious, but you can still taste the burley. I will always have some of this on hand.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 1.5oz
STG has done an excellent job improving this blend
I've tried SWR a few times during my 55 years of pipe smoking. All with disastrous results. I recently bought a pouch for blending purposes and decided to try a bowl solo. I was amazed at the improvement. It was a cool and delicious experience. The quality of Burley used is far above what I remember from the past and the molasses and anise casing is wonderful. Now I'm a fan and will always have some on hand.
Sutliff - Alexander Bridge 1.5oz
A Virginia-Burley Blend with quality tobaccos and a light casing
This is an excellent blend for those who detest mixtures that are soaked in casings. The light flavors allow the tobaccos to shine through. Mostly Virginia, with a little Burley, the Virginias are the star, with the Burley adding coolness. It needs a lot of drying out of the tin, but well worth it.
Chonowitsch - T 15 50g
An Excellent English that's mild and tasty
This is my favorite English blend. It is a well blended mixture that satisfies without a heavy latakia presence. All the ingredients play well together to provide a cohesive, delicious experience. If your pleasure is on the lighter side, you will love this blend.
Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 100g
Trafalgar is perfectly blended and delicious to smoke
This is a mixture that deserves the highest accolades. It exhibits layers of flavor and is very satisfying. At first, I found it too full for my tastes. But I've learned to really appreciate this blend in the evening, after dinner and especially with a nightcap. Greg Pease deserves kudos for having created it.
Drucquer & Sons - Prince's Blend 100g
A Wonderful Mild English
My first bowl out of a newly opened tin was not enjoyable. The tobaccos were too moist and it needed some air. I put the tin away for three weeks and let it air before my second bowl. The second bowl was delicious. Burley and virginia compose the majority of the blend, with a delicate dose of latakia and perique added. I can taste just a light touch of perique in every puff, but the latakia is further in the background. The black cavendish adds smoothness, but is not evident in the taste. Prince's Blend burns cool and dry from beginning to end and leaves a delicate taste on the tongue. This is a light English with flavor. It is composed of quality tobaccos and is a masterful composition for those who enjoy milder blends. I'm one of them.
Drucquer & Sons - Trafalgar 100g
Perfectly Blended and Delicious to Smoke
This is a mixture that deserves the highest accolades. It exhibits layers of flavor and is very satisfying. It is a little full for my taste, but it's still an exceptional blend. Greg Pease deserves kudos for having created it.
Drucquer & Sons - Red Lion 100g
This is a well executed English blend!
I love the fact that the Latakia is lightly used and the taste is very cohesive. The tobaccos used are of excellent quality. This blend is Virginia forward with the Perique in second position. The Black Cavendish is used to smooth out the blend and the Burley is not noticeable. So basically, I would call this a light Vaper that is smoothed out by the other components. It is cool smoking and very delicious. It burns to ash and produces an average amount of smoke. This is my second favorite of the line, next to Blairgowie. I find both Red Lion and Blairgowie to be exceptional and have been smoking them exclusively for the past couple of weeks.
Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
This blend has been the surprise of my pipe smoking life!
This is a wonderful cohesive blend of quality tobaccos that meld together perfectly. I love the cut of the rubbed out flake. Blairgowie burns cool and dry to a powder. The taste is not heavy on my tongue. To me, this is an amazing composition that is deserving of the highest accolades. After the initial light, I refrain from using my tamper. Instead, I run a match stick around the bowl for the ash to fall. The taste is mostly of Virginia and Orientals. The Latakia is used sparingly, which I like. The Perique is ever present in the background on every puff, which I enjoy. The Burley is present, but remains unaccounted for. I really like the way this blend just smoulders, producing a minimum amount of smoke. Blairgowie is delicious from start to finish. Thanks Greg.