My intention for this post is to log my journey with Dunhill Royal Yacht. It is a blend that I've been most curious of since its recent "rebirth". It should be right in my wheelhouse as it's Virginia dominated but with a huge nicotine kick. If the descriptions of the blend and the advice given to me by the esteemed members of this forum in a previous post hold true, this should end up being my holy grail. So my journey begins now at 4:45 p.m. CDT on April 9, 2011. I have just opened the tin and set out a bowl's worth of tobacco for my upcoming constitutional with the dogs. The tin note is outstanding. The typical notes of raisins and figs that accompany Virginia are present in spades. I'm also detecting a bit of cocoa. The cut is a perfect ribbon. It's a little wet, but nothing 45 minutes on a piece of paper won't rectify. My first reaction upon opening the tin and taking a full whiff was, "Damn it!" "Now what?" replied my wife who was in the other room. "I don't think I bought enough of this tobacco." "What?" "I just opened a tin of tobacco from my recent order and I don't think I ordered enough." "Why?" "Here, smell." She took a whiff and said, "Smells like raisins." I said, "Do you smell any chocolate?" "Yeah. Wow! That does smell like chocolate." "I know. I think I'm really going to love this stuff and I should have ordered more." "Just wait until you smoke it. You won't know for sure until then." Damn wife always being smarter than me. So I will report back my impressions after smoking my first bowl. Hmmm... what pipe to use?