My Brown Clunee has been sitting in it's unsealed tin since I purchased/opened it at least ten years ago.Dry,but not too dry to smoke.Good solid virginia flavor,a little tart on the end of the tounge at first light,but nothing I would call "bite... Read More".I like it.Can't really detect any perique since my pallet has been squashed from smoking 30%+ perique blends.I will bounce back and forth between this and the stronger va/perique blends.Produces a whitish/gray ash.I am smoking this in a large,thick (5/8")walled dublin.Worth a try,my smokers.You judge for yourselves. Read Less
This is a smooth, somewhat less than sharp Va. with a dark sweetness. There is little if any citrus flavor although it does have a low-level tartness that keeps the salivary glands perked-up throughout the smoke. It plays well against the hops-like g... Read Morerassiness of the sweet Va. As the bowl progresses a brut prune flavor grows in prominence. Eventually the flavor takes on a woody character – sort of an interesting development since the initial flavors seem to hold their own while the slow-to-develop prune and woody flavors add their voices to the chorus. Read Less
Just like Old Gowrie, I did not like this one to start with so I put it in my cellar for 5+ years transforming it into a solid gold first class smoke. My taste has also matured in that time. I like all 3 blends Old Gowrie. Hal o' The Wynd. Brown Clun... Read Moreee. And at this point I like them all the same they are all great and we as pipe smokers are lucky to have them, I smoke all 3 of them in large thick walled .85 dia. bowls. Long Live RATTRAY'S!!!!! Read Less
Something about this one tells me that I need to go back to it and age it for a while. Just not near as enjoyable as Orlik or Best Brown or Modern Virgina; perhaps a little too much like a cigarette for my liking. I will say that it is a smooth smo... Read Moreke but it really ends there. I am in no hurry to attempt the aging thing. Read Less
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