Cornell & Diehl - Derringer
Tastes like cigarettes
I can see some people enjoying this. To me, however, it tastes like high quality cigarettes; like Nat Sherman's Classic without the filter. There is some grassy hay notes once in a while and an underlying sweetness; but, otherwise, it's like smoking a cigarette. Since I've been transitioning away from a pack a day for thirty years, felt like a relapse.
G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon 8oz
Exceptionally smooth and well-balanced, mild enough to smoke all day, my favorite English blend
Mac Baren - Vanilla Flake 16oz
Still my favorite aromatic, the topping seems continuous with casing, and has a rich complex flavor right to the bottom, and takes on a rooty, herbal tea taste as the bowl progresses. J always look forward to it.
Sutliff - Balkan Sobranie Original Mix Match
I don’t know if I got a bad batch, but after the initial pleasant bouquet of orientals, the rest degenerates into unbearably harsh bitterness. Usually with bad tobacco, I cut it with Orlik GS, but not even that helped. First time dumping a whole batch.