C&D pays tribute to our African-American sailors with a flavorful blend dedicated to the crew of the U.S.S. Mason, the first US Navy ship in WWII manned by an all black enlisted crew. A combination of Virginias and Burley with a touch of Latakia and Perique topped.
Very similar if not identical topping to HD by Pease. I like this blend much more than HD due to less Perique... otherwise tons of flavor, a great room note and some strength but not enough to bowl you over.
I was on the fence about just leaving this tin for a few years with the rest of my tins I have aging. I decided against that and cracked the tin. I am so glad I did, very nice smoke and rich. Slight sweetness, but not too much to turn you off. I will... Read More continue to buy this gem. Read Less
This was my go-to blend last spring and summer and I continue to reach for it when I am in the mood for something a little tart, tangy, and bright. It has a very modest amount of Latakia which coaxes a little extra sweetness out of the Virginia. The ... Read Morebrandy is noticeable but not heavy or cloying and the proportions of Perique are just right. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Virginia Perique blends or light English blends although I don't really associate it with either category. Its just great stuff. Read Less
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