Howdy all, Back from my recent continuing education trip with side visit to Iwan Ries. I had a good time checking out all they had to offer, and got some helpful advice from their employees. I wanted to buy about a dozen different choices, but settled on three: Peterson's Irish Flake Peterson's Perfect Plug Peter Heinrich Dark Strong Flake I have since gotten the chance to try all three, and like 2&1/2 of them. I absolutely love the Peterson's Irish Flake. It has a nice strong flavor and makes for a mostly great smoke. The only thing I do not like about it is that it is an absolute BUGGER to initially get lit. I've tried it whole and folded and rubbed out. Once I finally get it lit, it burns quite nicely. Peterson's Perfect Plug is a very interesting tobacco. It comes in this super dense block that was smaller than expected. It is a very nice and flavorful smoke that I will reserve for special occasions. The totally cool thing about it is that I need another of one of my favorite vices... a sharp knife to prepare it for smoking. The whole prep thing adds to the enjoyment of this tobacco. Peter Heinrich's Dark Strong Flake is one that I am still deciding on. The either good or bad news is that I have a ton of it. It comes in small flakes that are a mixture of tan and dark brown tobacco stripes. Maybe because it is different from anything else I have is why I cannot decide how well I like it yet. The Iwan Ries visit was quite the experience for me. Unfortunately, I went on a day that I wasn't planning on going, so I didn't have my pipe bag with me. I did get to visit their smoking lounge, and it was very impressive. I also got a list of about a half dozen or so tobaccos to try based upon the IR employee trying to figure out what I do like, and what I may like. The only negative was the HORRENDOUS State of Illinois and City of Chicago TAXES on the tobacco. They ended up being almost 50% the original cost of the tobacco!