I've found that the Captain Black range tends to get a little of a bad reputation round here (funny seeing as how other American OTCs are very heavily supported...) but I'd fully throw my weight behind Cap. Black Royal. It was the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked and I find it both pleasing to smoke and for others to be around. Also, in terms of other black cav based aromatics I've tried, I find it keeps lit well, which is a pretty big factor for me. It's pretty hard to find over here in Sweden, but I buy it any time I see it.