Over the holidays, I gathered up some tobaccos I figured I needed to try after reading through many comments on various threads here. One on that list was this Walnut stuff. I bought a couple of those $25 voucher codes that got you $50 worth of stuff at an online vendor. That went smooth enough and tonight my taste has returned sufficient enough to pop open this plastic tub of "a blend of the world's 7 finest tobaccos" and fill a big pick-axe briar leaving a little air space at the bottom. As I re-read the Carter Hall recommendations while smoking this, and why CH is preferred so many times when a gent just wants a good pipe without a lot of thought in the process, I find this Walnut fits this description fairly close...as for me. This may be blasphemy in some circles, but the Walnut tub is sitting squarely beside my Carter Hall stash on the same shelf tonight. Can't take anything away from the CH but I am enjoying some Walnut tonight and glad I included it in the TAD order pre-Christmas. I am thinkin' this is another good prospect for a cob. Still looking for that particular brand of tobacco to dislike.