I can't recall what PSF member(s) were curious as to my take on this, so once you've determined you're one of 'em, here ya go! This won the People's Choice award at the John Cotton Throwdown last year. In other words, the judges didn't choose it as the closest to John Cotton's #1 and #2 blend, but the average Joe did. Now, it's been too long since I've smoked the Cotton's but this blend did bring back some memories. It's very much a virginia-forward oriental blend with latakia, the orientals and latakia definitely taking up residence in the backseat, but doing a bit of backseat driving from time to time. It's a really nice blend - and cheap! I paid $7 a tin. That price will go up, I'm sure. Get some before it does. If you like latakia "in its place" and enjoy virginia, this is one to try. I haven't reviewed it fully on tr.com yet but I will eventually. 4 stars... maybe 3.5 rounded up.