Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 8oz
The taste of lemongrass attracts and repels at the same time.
This tobacco is often scolded in reviews. To be frank, when I opened the packets, sniffed, then stuffed my pipe and lit - mentally I joined those who scolded him. But later I started to look at this bag more and more often and want to smoke again and understand better. Second, third, etc. pipes, something attracted me to this tobacco. The taste of lemongrass attracts and repels at the same time. The base of this tobacco is very high quality Virginia. This is a very original fragrance. I will probably join the camp of pipe smokers who both praise and scold this tobacco blend. I recommend a large tobacco chamber, a lot of time for smoking this pipe, fresh air and taking your time to enjoy it.
Cornell & Diehl - Red Carpet 2oz
for lovers of red Virginia and not a small part of Perique
Very interesting, not a simple tobacco blend. I can't say it's a great blend, but I'm sure there's a lot of potential here. The original recipe had izmir, the new one doesn't list it, but it feels like a backdrop in rich red virginia flavors and not a small part of Perique. The mixture was savory with an interesting aftertaste. Although the tin that I smoked is very "young" (manufactured on October 13, 2022). With sufficient exposure, you get a very, very pleasant mixture. As I wrote above, this tobacco has potential. And so for lovers of red Virginia and not a small part of Perique. Out of 10 points, you can safely put 7-8. I recommend!
McConnell - Folded Flake 50g
it's a good tasting smoke
My favorite ingredients in tobacco blend. They do not always play well together and tasty, but in this mixture I can confidently say that they succeeded. I wonder only one why I did not pay attention to this tobacco earlier. This tobacco does not allow fast playing, only slow decay and then the whole bouquet of tobaccos is revealed. My favorite ingredients in tobacco blend. They do not always play well together and tasty, but in this mixture I can confidently say that they succeeded. First of all it's that sweetness from the crispy caramelized bits of Virginia. And throughout the bowl from start to finish accompanies the spicy taste of Kentucky
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation - Evening Flake
The unlit aroma isn't one to imply much Perique, I get more fresh hay from the Virginia than Perique.
A Virginia/Perique blend, Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation's Evening Flake is a flake-cut pipe tobacco. The appearance is a beautifully mottled brown flake adorned with lemony yellow bright leaf. Perfect cut, and even thickness of the flake. As it's from bulk any excess moisture's abated in the pouch making for a smoke right away. I like to fully rub my flakes and to do so is a doddle with this. The unlit aroma isn't one to imply much Perique, I get more fresh hay from the Virginia than Perique. Upon lighting my initial impression is of a 'smooth' VaPer. As I expected, it isn't a smash around the head with caustic Perique spice, instead it's more about the Virginias. Fabulous! Tongue bite remains absent even when forced; a comfortable smoke. I would definitely rate 4.5 out of 5.
Half and Half - Half and Half 7oz
I suspect folks either like or don't like it, but its a worthy contender in the OTC line-up
The current Half & Half by Lane(STG) is different than the one by Pinkerton... I won't get into a definitive comparison but I find the Lane version a bit "softer" I suspect folks either like or don't like it, but its a worthy contender in the OTC line-up The alcohol/liquor, anise, and other toppings (one of which has a cherry-like essence) and spices fairly overpowers the Virginia (which is lightly grassy), and halfway does the same to the burly, though I do get a nutty, earthy, molasses taste from it. There is a slight cigarette note, too. The nic-hit is mild. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium, while the taste is a step past that. It burns cool at a reasonable pace, and gives you a decent amount of smoke, and a very consistent flavor. Didn't bite or get harsh, but left some moisture in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke.
Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
Well blended and complex
From the roar of jazz music to the fun of old and new friends, New Orleans speakeasies are not fancy places, to say the least... which means, based on associations with New Orleans, that this tobacco will be second only to Bourbon Bleu for me... ))) (These retro bars, with colorful cocktails on the bar and wisps of smoke dancing in the dim light, epitomize the brash spirit of one of the city's most iconic eras—something that Cornell & Diehl aimed to capture with their bold Cellar Series.) The rum topping is mildly applied, and works well with the tobaccos, only lightly sublimating them. The star component is the woody, earthy, mostly dry (with a touch of molasses), slightly smoky and nutty Kentucky. The tangy dark fruit and earthy Virginia is essentially a supporting player, and also sports a hint of spice. The small amount of lighter Virginia is hardly obvious in the taste, but is responsible for the slight citrus and grass notes. Won't bite, but has a light rough edge from the Kentucky here and there. Well blended and complex, you'll notice every aforementioned aspect in every puff.
Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 1.5oz
It's just a smooth, clean burley with a hint of nutty.
Another Burley. Actually, I did not expect an outstanding taste and special pleasure from each puff from this tobacco. It's just a smooth, clean burley with a hint of nutty. I would recommend this blend for a new pipesmoker looking for an easy-to-smoke, non-aromatic blend, and for an experienced pipesmoker looking for an easy, daytime, yard-work type of blend. In conclusion, SWRs are basically comfy old pipe tobacco slippers.
G. L. Pease - Fillmore 2oz
Fillmore is one of my favorite Vapers.
Brand: G. L. Pease, Blend Type: Virginia/Perique, Contents: Latakia, Perique, Virginia Aged just over a year (manufactured August 2021) Pipe: Ashton Pebble Grain XX 2012, CUMBERLAND Is true with the fine blends offered by many, such as Pease and the like. I have found through careful experimentation, that fine tobacco likes to breathe just as fine wine likes to do. It becomes "dumb" in the tin. It needs oxygen to "open" correctly so that all of the nuance can be enjoyed and percieved. A fine tobacco should have a chance to rest once opened. Fillmore is one of my favorite Vapers. It is probably one of the most balanced between the savory/sweet deep red va, and the rich perique dried fruit/spice. The flake is broken rather finely and I prefer it that way. I am only rarely an intact flake smoker. I like the rubbed out version better. Yes, it will smoke alittle hotter, but that will give you a bit of practice for your technique. Never a bad thing. The flavor starts of with the standard hay and grass. Developes quickly into a far deeper and rich smoke with the hints of coffee, chocolate and yeasty baking bread. A fantastic combo to be sure. Smoke it slowly and you will be rewarded with one of the greatest tobacco flavors ever available.
Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake 50g
this tobacco is good for everyday smoking.
Aged 10 months (manufactured November 15, 2021) The flakes are very soft and break easily for easy bowl filling. The smoke has a touch of the usual hay, but the leading flavour's a unique nutty-Virginia one, accompanied by a honey-sweetness. It's quite unique compared to other Virginias. I want to note that the tobacco in the bowl burns evenly and constantly. In this bowl, I did not need to re-ignite the pipes. In conclusion, I want to say that this tobacco is good for everyday smoking. Pleasant but not outstanding. Out of 5 I rate it 4.5.
Cornell & Diehl - Anthology 1992-2022 2oz
Indeed, the tobacco mixture is not idle, interesting.
In many ways, I agree with the manufacturer that this tobacco blend "represents the culmination of decades of passion, fearless experimentation, and endless pursuit of perfection." Indeed, the tobacco mixture is not idle, interesting. She is naturally sweet and savory. But it seems to me that this mixture should still age. I bought three cans (production June 2022). I opened one tin now, I will open the second in a year and the third later. I recommend for lovers of Virginia and Perique.
Mac Baren - Royal Twist 3.5oz
Just wonderful! Mac Baren has outdone himself. I haven't enjoyed smoking this much in a long time. The recipe is magnificent, the execution is magnificent, and I would like this tobacco to be put into production.
War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
This tobacco blend pleasantly surprised me
This tobacco blend pleasantly surprised me. Immediately upon opening, a strong and pleasant tonkin/coumarin smell, very similar to 1972. Although Plug is listed in the description, the tobacco separates and crumbles very easily. Strong enough (I'm not a fan of strong tobaccos), but with slow smoking and of course not on an empty stomach - very pleasant. Of course, it will not become an everyday tobacco, but from time to time I will return to it with pleasure. It lights with little fuss and burns quite well. The scenting is fairly pronounced at first - even now its still hard to put my finger on the flavor. I'm reminded of Lakeland florality. However, as the bowl progresses, the scenting recedes some and the tobacco comes forward until at mid-bowl the two meld and it reminds me of gingerbread. It is so smooth and pleasant that I am puffing along at a slow pace.
Low Country - Edisto 2oz
Another unsuccessful new mix from C&D
This is once again a blend I was pulled into by the chatter. Once again the tin note was good, some dark fruit, little hay, smelled intriguing. Once again the smoke itself started out ok, but then by the midway, the casing had burned off and the low quality leaf showed through. It’s these green young Virginias that are a common theme in all these new C&D blends. Windjammer was a similar experience for me. It’s the same thing EVERY TIME, “tobacco pressed and sliced into delicate flakes”. Same presentation, same young leaf with a different casing. I keep getting rooked in to trying these new releases and I’m let down every time. This will be the last time I buy a tin of these new blends.
Former - Cross Grain Flake 50g
Excellent. A real surprise. We must now try other tobaccos of the former. This is a high quality virginia with a touch of perique. Perique is strictly background, but, nevertheless, it is. This is the best you can find these days. Virginias have more character for one thing. This is a softer version of Straight Grain flakes from the same range as Former. But it is a very smooth and highly recommended blend.
Former - Straight Grain Flake 50g
but it's a good smoke with a natural tobacco taste
Well... I got to the Former tobaccos. In addition to his exquisite pipes, he's released his own line of pipe tobaccos - several of the blends fittingly named after briar's grain patterns. I'll start with a more beautiful pattern on the "Straight Grain Flake" pipe. The aroma of pewter is a mixture of dark, tangy, sweet Virginia and the main spice of perica. There is also a hint of leather here. This is one of my favorite flavor mixes in a tin. It really doesn't smell like any other mixture. I opened several other vapers and stuck my nose in them and none of them smelled as good as this one. I found this to be the most enjoyable of the recently introduced former cereals. The beautifully cooked strips have the ideal moisture content and pack easily without chafing even in medium sized bowls. The blend consists of darker and reddish VAs with just the right balance of Perique for my taste. However, you have to like Perique to enjoy this blend. Lighting and burn rates were excellent and resulted in light smoke without re-ignition. The flavor and strength don't change much as you smoke, but it's a good smoke with a natural tobacco taste.
Granger - Granger 7oz
I stopped even looking at American Burley tobaccos
And so the next new tobacco for me. I confess immediately after the trials of Prince Albert, Velvet, Carter Hall, I stopped even looking at American Burley tobaccos. Not mine! But somehow I came across an article about Jung and he was a very big fan of Granger Regular. And it turned out that this tobacco differs very favorably in taste from those listed above. The nutty flavor is excellent. The tobacco is full and not very strong (between light and close to medium), good for large pipe bowls. Not much sweet with real tobacco taste and it's rich. Will bite the tongue if the tobacco is damp and at a fast pace of smoking. In conclusion, out of 10 points, I would give him 7-8 points no less and I will definitely return to him.
Amphora - Virginia Blend 1.75oz
this tobacco is not for me
And so, for about 15 years I did not buy this tobacco and now I decided to refresh my memory. Definitely not worth it. There are flavorings and the taste is not natural Virginia - this is a big minus. Dark brown crushed Virginia flakes with a subtle citrus flavor. Tobacco is wet - I suppose because of the chemistry. Dries for a very long time. Smoking is not enjoyable. Compared to the line of virgin tobaccos, this is not the best option. Conclusion - this tobacco is not for me. Unfortunately, I can't say enough good things about this tobacco.
Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique 2oz
Great "seasoning" addition
Great "seasoning" addition to my own tobacco blends.
Cornell & Diehl - Dark Fired Kentucky 2oz
Great "seasoning" addition
Great "seasoning" addition to my own tobacco blends.
Cornell & Diehl - Red Virginia Ribbon
a long maturation
This tobacco for my taste requires a long maturation. I buy it to create my own mixes. In that form, I add it to light Virginia no more than 10-15%. It is much "harder" to smoke than the light Virginia one, although it is higher in strength.
Cornell & Diehl - Bright Virginia Ribbon
In general, excellent tobacco
In general, excellent tobacco, even if not mixed, but smoked separately. Of course it takes time for storage to ripen better. Even at a slow rate of smoking, it bites slightly on the tongue. I buy it to make my own mixes.
Capstan - Flake Blue 1.75oz
Only good things can be said about this tobacco blend
Only good things can be said about this tobacco blend. Pure Virginia with natural sweetness and amazing scent. I enjoy a number of Virginia flakes and ribbons and can honestly say this one stands out as unique in the field. An outstanding blend. All of the classic VA flake presentation, visually and in tin note. Otherwise takes a match well and requires little prep or maintanance (unlike another popular VA flake). That mellow spiciness might just make this the VaPer lovers favorite straight VA flake.
Peter Heinrichs - Curly Special 200g
pleased with a pleasant smoking
And so, Peter Heinrich, Special Curly pleased with a pleasant smoking. There are similarities with the Three Nuns, but Peter Heinrich is more gentle and pleasant. The coins are so small that they do not trumpet rubbing. Easy to load into bowl pipes and great to smoke. It is a slightly spicy-sweet blend that uses perique sparingly but convincingly. I got more hay, herbal, and woody aromas from them, and very little spice. The main thing is not to hurry when smoking this tobacco and it will reward you with a pleasant sensation. Good as morning, afternoon and evening. Tobacco for the whole day.
Mac Baren - Dark Twist 3.5oz
one of the best tobaccos of this manufacturer!
Although Mac Baren is so not good, Dark Twist has retained its taste and recipe over the past 60 years. And as it seems to me, one of the best tobaccos of this manufacturer! This is an aromatic, but a deep, dark and tasty one that employs plenty of fire cured Kentucky. No candy taste, but certainly a sweetened up Virginia that will be delightful if you smoke it slowly. I loved the presentation. The spun discs were fun to rub out and pack. It burned clean and dry to the bottom and left a friendly aftertaste on the palate.
Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake 200g
Unfortunately, there will probably no longer be a worthy replacement for the departed Orlik Dark Strong of Kentucky
Unfortunately, there will probably no longer be a worthy replacement for the departed Orlik Dark Strong of Kentucky. But Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake can be called a replacement, I would like more, but this is what is on the market. And so: Orlik Dark Kentucky was a slightly sweeter and easier on the tongue when I compared the two blends some years back. PH DSF seems just slightly harsher, and has a little more molasses than the licorice in the Orlik version. The red Virginia was a little more prominent in ODSK with more dark fruit flavor. Burns cool, clean and a little slow with a very consistent sweet taste. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste.
Mac Baren - Danish Mixture Modern 3.5oz
The good news is not strong aromatization
I have not returned to this tobacco mixture in more than 15 years. And why, when there is a huge amount of better quality tobacco blends for pipes. But after indulging in the sale of Mac Baren tobaccos, I bought several cans from the era when I was just starting to smoke a pipe and explore this world. The composition of the tobacco blend is: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia. Although I already know that Burleigh I don't really like in the mix. The smell from the can is pleasant and immediately reminded me of those times when I started to get acquainted with tobacco and pipes. In smoking, it seems to me not bright and of course rather weak for me (2 out of 5). My preferences for the last ten years are Perique and Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia and the strength is not less than 3 out of 5. The good news is not strong aromatization, there is a light background during smoking. Quite smoking tobacco for a change.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 3.5oz
Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired opens better when smoked in a shallow and wide bowl
I will say initially that I am a big fan of Orlik: Dark Strong Kentucky, but since this tobacco is no longer possible to buy, I started looking for a replacement. Unfortunately for me Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired couldn't replace. For my taste, two fine Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia tobaccos did not need to be sauce over the top. If you do not compare and just let it dry, this tobacco mixture is not bad and when smoking slowly, Dark Fired Kentucky reveals its unsurpassed taste and strength. Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired opens better when smoked in a shallow and wide bowl.
Sutliff - 1M
This is not smoking, but inhaling warm steam.
The smell of tobacco is very "chemical". I transferred it from the bag to the tin, the tobacco is so wet that the tin was left open for a day. In the open tin, the moisture content of the tobacco has not changed ..... (with a total air humidity of 37%). This is not smoking, but inhaling warm steam. It's even scary to think about what it was saturated with. Therefore, I think it is not correct to say something about the taste of tobacco, smell and high-quality smoking.
Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 2oz
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco. Great smell of Virginia and Rum. The tobacco blend is blended from Virginia Gold and Red. A weekly impregnation with rum followed by drying and squeezing did the trick. The cake is great. Every pipe smoked with this tobacco is a delight. Definitely on the list of the best tobaccos for me!
Three Nuns - Three Nuns 1.75oz
the mixture is not bad
Today I discovered the Three Nuns tin from J. & F. Bell which has been in production since the 19th century. This tin is remarkable in that I withstood it for three years (from November 2018). The tobacco blend is softer and not as strong as the fresh one. In principle, the mixture is not bad, it smokes well, but not mine due to the presence of Burley. I'm not a Burley fan. The declared strength of 4 out of five is too high for my taste, 3 out of 5 will be.
John Cotton's - Double Pressed Virginia 1.75oz
I found one minus
Upon opening the tin, the rich smell of rye bread (salivating even before smoking). Slicing the cake does not complicate the filling of the pipe, it crumbles very easily and with the opening of the tin the humidity for smoking (neither wet nor dry). The taste is not bright, ripe Virginia. Burns evenly, does not "bite". Conclusion: Sutliff managed to make a quality Virginia tobacco blend. I found one minus, despite the tasty and good pipe tobacco and beautiful packaging - the price. Expensive for 50gr / 1.75 oz $ 16.50.
Astley's - No. 2 Mixture 50g
The mixture is not outstanding
Tin 50 gr, Astley's: No. 2 Mixture. When you open the tin, you can smell the pungent smell of Perica and the herbaceous Virginia. The mixture is slightly damp, requires light drying for smoking. Ribbon cut, very convenient for filling the bowl. Burns evenly. The mixture is balanced, when opened due to the pungent smell of Perique it seemed that it would prevail. The mixture is not outstanding, there is a much tastier and more pleasant mixture of Virginia / Perique.
Peter Stokkebye - PS403 Luxury Bullseye Flake
not quite expressive for Virginia / Pericue
I smoked this mixture for a very long time and have not yet described it. The smell from the package is very pleasant and rich. The coins are quite large, with a diameter of about 3.5 cm (1.3 inches). Three coins are enough to fill a size 4 (Dunhill) bowl. Slightly moist and does require much drying before smoking. I used two methods of filling the bowl (whole coins rolled into a roll and fluffed coins). The combustion quality of the tobacco in the bowl was not affected. Due to the addition of the Black Cavendish, the share of Virginia and Perique decreased. Therefore, for my taste, the mixture is not quite expressive for Virginia / Pericue. I think smoking this mixture will be good when you do not expect a pleasant taste from pipe tobacco, and smoking a pipe is just a background for doing something else. This tobacco is good but won't take a place on my list of favorites.
Mac Baren - Stockton 100g
I'm glad I bought and tried this tobacco
So, I'm glad I bought and tried this tobacco. Perfectly made as was the custom in the 50s of the last century. Virginia and Dark Fired Kentucky are a great pairing that gives a delicious taste and strength. The coins are cut thinly, which allows you to crumble a pipe into the bowl, but you can also fill the bowl with whole coins (whoever likes it). Certainly this tobacco gives a pleasant smoking experience. Town Hall pipe from second Comoy's
Cornell & Diehl - After Hours Flake 2oz
Another pleasant tobacco blend from Cornell & Diehl
Another pleasant tobacco blend from Cornell & Diehl that allows you to relax and enjoy a smoked pipe and a pleasant aftertaste. The flakes in the pipe burn evenly, but it is better to smoke not whole, but crumble. The taste of dark rum does not prevail perfectly complements the sweetness of Virginia in the aftertaste. Unambiguously, you not need to say goodbye to this tobacco and add favorites.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning
for me personally Perique stands out too much
I'm a fan of Virginia and Perique blends. I can say that this is an excellent mixture, but for me personally Perique stands out too much, I do not know what percentage of Perique is here, but I think much more than 15%. Strong and tasty, too hard for me. I personally will probably refrain from buying and smoking this mixture in future times.
Sutliff - Match Victorian
Great composition of Virginia and Perique
Murray's has produced very successful and tasty blends. But since they have been closed since 2004 and Sutliff reproduces legendary tobacco blends, I'm glad I decided to try this tobacco blend. Great composition of Virginia and Perique. Quite a spicy mixture, but does result in a very pleasant smoking. Burns very evenly. I enjoy from the beginning of smoking to the very end bowls.
Savinelli - Brunello Flake 100g
This mixture is not easy, but very interesting and surprisingly tasty
I continue to try the line of tobaccos from Savinelli. Today it is Brunello Flake in tin 100 gr. Poul Hansen's Pot was in line. This tobacco blend consists of Burley, Oriental, Virginia. This mixture is not easy, but very interesting and surprisingly tasty. In short, I would describe it as: tangy, creamy, and semi sweetly sour. For lovers of stronger tobaccos from three or more out of five, the mixture will seem weak (it has 2 out of 5). I recommend this mixture anyway.
Savinelli - Doblone d'Oro 100g
be on my list of my favorite tobaccos for everyday smoking.
What is needed for a pleasant pipe smoking? Of course an excellent pipe - there is, Dunhill 1961, billiards, CLASSIC! And of course tobacco. I have not smoked this tobacco before. 100 gram tin, like the smell from the can, rye bread, hay, earth. The coins are fairly dry, but not overdried, ready to smoke. The blend is very balanced and the proportions of Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Perique, Virginia are great. It has been a long time since I smoked such a properly balanced tobacco blend. Throughout smoking, it smokes evenly and the taste is preserved. Savinelli: Doblone d'Oro will definitely be on my list of my favorite tobaccos for everyday smoking.
Cornell & Diehl - Comfort 2oz
my list of favorites, another decent tobacco
It's time to try the Comfort blend. Unfortunately, I haven't tried the old Comfort Flake mix. New with ribbons. The tobacco is not dry or waterlogged in tin, ready to smoke. Black Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia in excellent ratio, smooth, pleasant tobacco blend. Smokes cool and evenly in the pipe bowls. Pipe Pot from Chacom. Great on my list of favorites, another decent tobacco!
Cornell & Diehl - Interlude 2oz
Great tobacco, great pure Virginia
Another very successful find! Great tobacco, great pure Virginia, flake. There is nothing outsider, nothing prevents you from enjoying the sweetness of Virginia. Will definitely be included in my rotation. One drawback - it is not sold in large cans or in bulk.
Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
the best pipe tobaccos
For me one of the best pipe tobaccos. Only one minus in it - it ends quickly.
Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers 2oz
Not my tobacco
It's time to try this tobacco. Not my tobacco right away. Strongly flavored, but the tobacco blend is generally not bad, quality with good and convenient cutting. So, if you smoke slowly, "coldly" and love aromatic tobacco blends, this is your tobacco!
G. L. Pease - Sixpence 8oz
The blend is definitely great
So I met sixpences! When opened, tin has a mixed smell of DFK, Virginia and Perique. Recognizable and new at the same time. The flakes in a jar are just the right moisture to smoke, perfect. The amazing balance of the sweetness of Virginia, the "dark" taste of Kentucky and the pungency of Perique is striking, when none of them stands out or dominates. The blend is definitely great and will make my "favorite" list of pipe tobaccos.
Mac Baren - Vanilla Roll Cake 3.5oz
And it is probably possible that I will sometimes smoke it.
It will be correct to admit that 16 years ago I started with vanilla from Mac Baren. Then he gradually switched to Virginia / Perique, Kentucky and Aromatics and stopped smoking. But when I saw this new tobacco, I really wanted to try it. Of course, for me personally, there is too much sweetness, but in principle this new tobacco blend is not bad. And it is probably possible that I will sometimes smoke it.
Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu 8oz
so I returned to 8 oz
I bought a tin for 2 oz, I liked it, so I returned to 8 oz and I do not regret it. An amazing, pleasant smell when you open the can. The cake crumbles very easily and it is not difficult to fill the pipe. At the beginning of smoking, the sweetness of light Virginia and perique is very well felt, but not enough to "bite". The aromatization of Bourbon is secondary, not intrusive and enjoyable. There is little of dark-fired Kentucky in the mixture and it is barely felt. All in all an interesting and tasty mix, but not for smoking on the go.
G. L. Pease - Cumberland 2oz
the experienced Kentucky lover only
And so Cumberland hasn't smoked it in over five years. Enough time to forget. The moisture content of the tobacco mixture is just right for smoking, not wet or dry. The smell from the can is of course Kentucky with its smoked meats. Blend of Virginia Red, DFK and Perique. Of course, Kentucky predominates in this mixture and it gives that fortress (4 out of 5). Perique here, as it seemed to me in a small amount, is like the right spice in a salad. Perique is felt but not dominant. The mixture is only good for very, very slow smoking, cold on pipe fading. If you smoke otherwise you will get the bitterness of Kentucky and the bite of Perique. This tobacco is for the experienced Kentucky lover only.
G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
The blend is definitely great
So I met sixpences! When opened, tin has a mixed smell of DFK, Virginia and Perique. Recognizable and new at the same time. The flakes in a jar are just the right moisture to smoke, perfect. The amazing balance of the sweetness of Virginia, the "dark" taste of Kentucky and the pungency of Perique is striking, when none of them stands out or dominates. The blend is definitely great and will make my "favorite" list of pipe tobaccos. Smoked in a hand-made Dublin pipe from Aivazovsky.
Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
The tobacco blend is definitely not bad and balanced
Today I decided to open a jar of Sansepolcro for a trial. I must say right away that I made a mistake and began to smoke a new pipe from Savinelli, Caramella, with this tobacco, so I had to wait for the next one in the already tested and smoked pipe from Asikyan, in Acorn. The tobacco blend is definitely not bad and balanced. A well Virginia Red is felt in this blend and DFK adds strength and richness. But I miss the sharpness of Perik, which is unfortunately not here. This mixture is interesting but I don't think it will become a favorite.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
The mix tastes like "damn good"
Well, it so happens that in many years of smoking a pipe, I have not smoked an Escudo from the Kingdom of Denmark. His time has come. Definitely, the smell from the can is great. Many people advise that the mixture of tobacco is old, but I think it should be no more than a year! Recommends to fluff up the tobacco rings and let them lie down a little "breathe air" before stuffing into the tube. Already at this moment in the air there is a slight smell of Virginia with notes of fresh hay and a pleasant aroma of Perique. In a fluffed form, the tobacco is perfectly packed (do not clot too much). The mix tastes like "damn good", ripe Virginia in the right portion and flavored with Perique. This mixture does not forgive hot smoking. With proper, thoughtful smoking, the taste is great, as soon as the rate of smoking increases, Perique immediately makes itself felt with its bite and Virginia with its bitterness. This tobacco blend is definitely great made for the seasoned pipe smoker. For the sample, I specially chose a tube with a small bowl. It seems to me a good combination with Vinche shell grain, Straight Panel Pot.
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 1.5oz Pouch
I don’t think I’ll go back to this tobacco blend again.
First tried by Carter Hall. When you open the package, the smell of the tobacco mixture is great, the ribbon cut is convenient for filling the bowl of the pipe (smoked in a straight billiard). Unfortunately, this is where the pleasant ends. Burley is known to smoke hot. You have to keep a very slow rate of smoking, but the strength of the tobacco is 1 in 5 and this forces you to increase the rate, which leads to hot smoking. If you are used to a strength of 3 or more, this tobacco will not work. There remains a bitter taste after. I don’t think I’ll go back to this tobacco blend again.
St. Bruno - Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either
I smoke this mixture for the first time. I am a fan of Virginia / Perique blends. I always liked DFK. I had read a lot about Saint Bruno before and probably expected more. Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either. There are no emitting flavors while smoking, but there is a slight citrus aftertaste. Slight tingling of the tongue, hardly noticeable. I don’t think it will be my frequent tobacco, but from time to time I will say goodbye to it.
Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
be great for fans of a mixture of Virginia and Perique
Flake from Peter Stokkebye turned out to be great for fans of a mixture of Virginia and Perique, when smoking slowly (cold), all the advantages of Luxury Navy Flake are manifested and one more positive point is its price!
Peter Stokkebye - PS41 Cube Cut
Interesting tobacco blend
Interesting tobacco blend. I prefer Virginia Perique mixes, but I want to point out that I liked this mix. Moderately sweet, it opens up perfectly with slow "cold" smoking. I can recommend it as a dessert for a change. By mixing this mixture with the Flying Dutchman mixture, the taste becomes richer and more interesting.
Cornell & Diehl - Oriental Silk 2oz
not bad, but not good either
This tobacco blend seemed to me not expressive. About this tobacco, I can say that it is not any (not bad, but not good either). I don't think I will return to him.
Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu 2oz
not for smoking on the go
An amazing, pleasant smell when you open the can. The cake crumbles very easily and it is not difficult to fill the pipe. At the beginning of smoking, the sweetness of light Virginia and perique is very well felt, but not enough to "bite". The aromatization of Bourbon is secondary, not intrusive and enjoyable. There is little of dark-fired Kentucky in the mixture and it is barely felt. All in all an interesting and tasty mix, but not for smoking on the go.
Sutliff - Flying Dutchman Match
A good quality tobaccos mixture for every day
Unfortunately, I was not able to try the old Flying Dutchman, but I always wanted to. And if Sutliff managed to revive this tobacco by at least 70%, that's great. A good quality tobaccos mixture for every day.
Mac Baren - Symphony 3.5oz
the slight natural sweetness
I am a fan of Virginia family tobacco blends, but have long wanted to try this blend. (known in Europe as Harmony) This is a very harmonious "Ready Grated" tobacco, which is dominated by selected Burleigh tobaccos, with a small share of Virginia and the original Mac Baren Cavendish. In this blend, the tobaccos are tuned to emphasize a slight natural sweetness and lack of tenderness. Not a bad tobacco blend for every day. Conveniently, it is also sold in bulk.
Mac Baren - HH Acadian Perique 1.75oz
although it can be smoked from time to time
Mac Baren's products are not my preference, but because I am a fan of tobacco blends from the Virginia family, I decided to try this tobacco. Indeed, as declared by the manufacturer, the tobacco has no foreign tastes, burns evenly in the tube and is smoked to the bottom dry and completely. As it seemed, it is strong, although it is declared 3 out of 5. In principle, tobacco is not bad, but it will not become permanent for me, although it can be smoked from time to time.
Savinelli - Armonia 50g
tobacco blend is not for me
For the first time he smoked this tobacco mixture. For many smokers, tobacco is their favorite. In my preferences, I consider myself a tobacco lover from the Virginia family. Armonia has a pleasant smell when tin is opened. The tobacco blend consists of very interesting ingredients (Burley, Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals, Virginia). Strength is below average 2 out of 5. There is a citrus flavor but a chemistry. This tobacco blend will not become permanent for me. Another disadvantage is the unjustifiably high price.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Pipe Cleaners (40 pack)
a must have for cleaning pipes
Great brush for cleaning the air channel in shank
Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow
Are there any other VaPer lovers who didn't like this mixture?
I love mixtures of Virginia and Perique, smoked with Oriental and I cannot express my delight with this mixture. Blenders claim it is 25% Light Virginia, 25% Red Virginia, 25% Perique and 25% Oriental. I did not feel the sweetness of Virginia, Oriental prevailed too much, and it seemed to me that with a high percentage of Perique, I practically did not feel its "spice".
Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
The tobacco pleasantly surprised me
Excellent blend of Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals, Perique, Virginia. Perhaps (for my taste) Perique is not much more prevalent, but in general, as I said, I was pleasantly surprised and would rate it 4.5 out of 5.
Rattray's - Dark Fragrant 100g
That's not mine
Apparently the mixtures with Cavendish are not my mixture. It seemed to me not a bright, overly smoothed mixture, although notes of perique are palpable, which made this mixture smoking for me, but I do not think that I will return to this tobacco.
Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
Well balanced tobacco blend
I bought tin 2 oz for a sample. Dublin smoked in a shape pipe on purpose (for me the most not favorite shape). A very successful and balanced blend, Oriental has a mild aftertaste. The mixture is slightly damp in the package, it is better to dry it before smoking ... Now I will order tin for 8 oz.
Comoy's - Cask No.4 3.5oz
Immediately, I note that I am a fan of Virginia family tobacco blends. Cask number 4 pleasantly surprised. A pleasant pinwheel of Perique feels, but does not interfere with enjoying this mixture. By the way, smoking this mixture in a meerschaum pipe, Perique sharpness was not felt since in a briar pipe. Another plus is sold both in cans of 100 grams or 3.5 oz, as well as in bulk
Daughters & Ryan - TAPS VIP 50g
The mixture not successful
Well, everything happens through trial and error. I bought this VIP for trial, as the description meets my preferences, the Virginia family, the Perique and Virginia composition. I tried to understand the first few pipes, by the middle of tin it became clear that the tobacco mixture was not the most successful and there was an unpleasant aftertaste after smoking. For myself, I concluded that I will not buy this tobacco anymore.
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
Difficult tobacco blend
A strong and interesting blend of tobaccos. Tobacco in the plates is wet. It does not take much time after grinding with your fingers to dry the tobacco. The tube burns superbly. In my opinion, it opens beautifully in pipes such as a prince or a pot.
Lighters - Zippo Genuine Flints
They work great
Using them in a Сool pipe lighter. They work great.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
not a good form
I use brushes of this company only to clean my pipes, they work perfectly. It is these cavalry who are not very satisfied.
Stands & Pouches - Tobacco Pouch Humidifier
Required when using tobacco
It is a compact good moisturizer for tobacco no more than 8 ounces. It works great.
Newminster - No.403 Superior Round Slices
Very interesting and tasty tobacco mixture. I began to have almost daily rotation. Personally, my strength interferes with it.
Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
One of the best tobacco blends for many years.
This tobacco blend has been my favorite for many years. Probably the only flaw Orlik produces it only in tin.
G. L. Pease - Montgomery 2oz
I am an amateur and smoke mixtures from the Virginia family with Dark Fired Kentucky, but Montgomery seemed weak to me and almost doesn't feel Kentucky. It is likely that I will not return to this tobacco mixture in the future.
G. L. Pease - The Virginia Cream 2oz
The Virginia Cream
I usually don’t smoke aromatics, but this mixture contains my favorite tobaccos: Virginia, Dark Kentucky, Perik. The first impression is good. With slow smoking, a delicious bouquet is felt and the aroma is pleasant. In the future, I will surely buy more.