Went to my local tobacco shop and did the old "eenie meenie miny" over Peterson Irish Flake and 3P's. Ended up spending my $10 on the 3P's. I did notice they refilled their stock of Dunhill tins as well - the tobacco gods smile upon me... Anyway, my recent pipe tobacco journey has taken me through the following progression of tobaccos in order of first to now: Sutliff Molto Dolce - Really liked at the time, still do, but left me wanting more flavor/body. Sutliff St. George's - Only one bowl, it was ok but will try again in my favorite aro Falcon bowl. Not a priority right now. Sutliff Taste of Summer - Probably my favorite of the aros. I was surprised to discover this, but it is tasty and an excellent change of pace. Lane 1Q - Decent, nice dry smoke, good "break-in" tobacco. Burns really well. I smoke this when I don't want to fuss throughout the smoke. It's very predictable in a good way. Dunhill Flake - Had one amazing bowl right out of tin, have been driving myself nuts trying to find the right amount of drying time, and packing method to get that first taste back again. Jury's still out. Samuel Gawith Chocolate Flake - Didn't know there was latakia in it as it balances the sweetness nicely. I enjoyed it but don't think I'd buy it again at this time. Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake - Dried out, as good as Dunhill Flake, but if this is all straight virginias have to offer, I'm still searching for my A+ tobacco. It's very good, enjoyable, but I think I'm looking for fuller flavor. Enter, Dunhill Night Cap - Flavors much more bold and full. I really like this but miss the sweetness in the straight virginia's. They are there, but I'm not completely satisfied yet. I could tell that I'm getting closer to "my-tobacco" after smoking a handful of bowls with this. The nic hit was minimal IMO, pleasant. Which brings me now to: Peterson 3P's Perfect Plug - I popped open the tin, cut a few small flakes from the plug, folded and stuffed it into my standard size Falcon briar bowl. Right away I could tell this had nice full flavor right up front but I had many relights as perhaps I should have expected since it was right out of the tin. I popped the bowl off my stem twice to wipe out the humidome. After that the bowl started burning really nicely and I didn't have moisture issues after that. I'm pretty bad at describing tobacco flavors outside of "good/bad, enjoyed or not". I enjoyed the taste of the tobacco and I think the best way to describe the flavor is straight up tobacco flavor. It was good but to me, I want the sweet virginia flavor to be more pronounced. The experience was enjoyable and this is the first smoke I've had where I really noticed the Nic-hit. I didn't reach nauseousness, but got really relaxed, really quick halfway through the bowl. I was puttering around my garage thinking about how my tabletop drill press could be the perfect buffer since I can change the rpm's with the belts. When I sat down, I felt like I was melting into the chair. Um, wow. This tobacco to me is more Night-Cappish to me than actual NC. So PSF community, where would you suggest I head next? I know, I know - you just have to keep searching until you find the "one". I will continue to search, but I'd like not to have to spend a bunch of cash on tobacco that I will not be consuming. Many of you have found your "one" tobacco or you have defined tastes. If you can relate to my journey, can you offer me some informed suggestions? I know I like the full bodied/flavored tobaccos compared to aros. I know I like the Virginia sweetness. I didn't mind the Latakia in NC (and Chocolate Flake). I think I should head into Burley's and also Perique's. Any thoughts?