Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X
Gawith & Hoggarth
I love, Virginia leaf. Twisted and spun into rope, pressed, but not stoved as much as the black twists.
Peterson - 3 P's - Peterson's Perfect Plug 50g
Family : Burley
That's what caught my eye right away was that it has burley in it. Another reason is that its in plug form, as I enjoy the prep. You can alter the way your tobacco smokes, and in my opinion, it's all about one's own preference because everyone has different taste. For me Petersens plug is a treat. I like to have a sweet smoke once in a while. The burley tastes great and it smokes cool and slow.
Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East
Star of the East is a smooth blend that kind of surprised me being that it has 50% Latakia. It's not in the Lat bomb category. It's a nice smooth smoke when you don't want something strong. I like how the Latakia tastes in this blend. It's a very relaxing smoke for me and has that smokey, quality that I like. The nicotine is in the low scale but the flavor more than makes up for that.
Peter Stokkebye - PS701 Virginia
It's a good sweet virginia tobacco especially good in the heat of the summer. Also, I like to add a little burley to it once in a while to change it up. At the first charring light, I get that sweet hay & honey flavor. It's a nice dry smoke and the price is decent.
Amphora - Burley 1.75oz
I've always loved burley tobaccos. After reading about it gave me some thoughts and I knew it was going to be a good broken flake. Many know they're long history in the tobacco business. Amphora burley tobacco has a nice,pouch/tin note of a cocoa sweetness. It has a beautiful dark brown color with reds, and specs of the off white pale colors that accent the looks of this tobacco nicely.You can taste the burley leaf in this and you get a smooth creamy, smoke that's very tasty on the first light. They definitely used the right amount of the Virginias and they taste great with the burley.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Whisky Twist
Twist type tobacco, you have to prepare it. There's nothing to it . I enjoy the whole tobacco prep thing, it's part of smoking a pipe. I like the full taste profile from this. It's definitely unique and I like that .It kind of tastes like there's cigar leaf in it, but that could easily be a result of the casing. It's a good, end of the day/night quality smoke ! I usually cut a few pieces off about the thickness of a nickel,rub it out, let it dry for an hour or more. Sometimes I'll cut a few pieces and let it sit over night. I think it's better when it's a lot drier.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye
Smooth Dark fired
I like a stronger tobacco every now and then, and love the nicotine with this one. It has a dark, smokey, ever so slightly cocoa taste, that's really pleasant. Sip this tobacco slowly and enjoy something good. It packs and burns good because it's a finer shag cut. It definitely pairs well with a good dark roast coffee. I'm happy with this one and hope I'll be able to buy more when it becomes available.
Comoy's - Cask No.4
I love this navy flake and with a little age on it , it's just great ! I would like to see Comoy's come out with a pure virginia plug.
G. L. Pease - Gaslight 8oz
One of my favorites
There's 100 reviews here about it so what can I really add ? I can say this however , Gaslight is one of my top favorites paired with a strong cup of coffee , hmmmm maybe it's the latakia... life is good !
War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
War horse bar
Normally I don't smoke aromatics but I wanted to try it. I did read some reviews on it a while back and many were positive . Russ Ouellette did a great job with this tobacco and I had no doubt about it being good. I love that its in plug form and I can taste a little tonquin which is nice. I get more of the tobacco taste after I get more into the bowl which I like.
G. L. Pease - Triple Play 8oz
I like the way the perique tastes with the virginias,the strength is up there for what I like . This is a good plug that anyone can enjoy and relax with at the end of the day with some kick.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug
That famous "lakeland floral " is very noticeable upon the charring light. I do like the Lakelands, and Coniston Cut Plug has that . The Lakeland essence does dissipate a little once your into the bowl, and then you get more of that very nice , rich , dark "Quality" tobacco taste , that only the finer quality tobaccos have , you guys know what I'm talking about . The nicotine is in the upper part of the scale, and it gets my heart thumping(and so it should which I like in good pipe tobacco. I normally don't like aromatics but there's a select few that I do find appealing. I love smoking this one sitting outside enjoying the moonlight with the Mrs. especially in the colder months. Just sip it slow and you'll enjoy this great cut plug from One of the "Finest" tobacco companies in the world.
Comoy's - Cask No.7
I bought some about one and a half years ago and have been aging most of it. Cask #7 has wonderful citrusy flavor with raisin, plum, and dark fruit. It has a nice smooth sweetness to it, and nice subtle spiciness. I have one pipe dedicated for Va/per tobaccos. I smoked some of this about a month after I bought it and loved it right away but it's much better with a little age on it. Smoking it before aging, has a more pronounced citrus. Comoy's sure knows what great tobacco is all about and I'll always keep some around.