Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by woody, Aug 1, 2012.
Good Friday Afternoon,
Charing Cross in a Coral Dot Radice.
well then maybe I should send it your way. pm me if you want, I've got more than I can smoke
Honey & Chocolate in the Signature billiard
Coniston Cut Plug in Country Gent.
Cherry Vanilla Parodi king.
Afternoon All. Peterson's Summertime 2012 in a Vauen pot
Starting the day very late with University Flake, in the Pete, and the required strong coffee in large amounts.
Boswell's Northwoods and The Balkan Sobranie in a no name sandblasted London made Acorn...
Coffee, McClelland #5100, DrG Royal Duke Billiard.
Dunhill Nightcap in the Savinelli Trevi billiard
All this talk earlier about SG Sam's Flake was my plan, but it must be buried in the cellar. I couldn't find it. So I settled for some SG Navy Flake in my Hardcastle.
(McCormick approves) lol
Just finishing a bowl of Dunhill Standard mellow... let's see now... what's on deck?
Stonehaven in a massive London made billiard
I think this is my third bowl of the current incarnation of Dunhill's Nightcap since I opened the tin a few weeks ago. So far, it's the most impressive smoke I've had from it. I'm nearing the end of the bowl now, and I think the problem was me, not the tobacco. I expected it to be a super full, super rich latakia bomb, or I expected a sweet VA base to it like most English style blends.
This is perfectly balanced with virtually no sweetness. There is a hint of sweetness from the VA and orienals, but very little. The perique is mostly in the background, and it's not a latakia dump. I think the thing with this blend is it's complexity. It's not an everyday kind of blend for me, it's a bit of a pensive smoke. In my opinion it is pretty nice, but a little more complex than I generally prefer for a tobacco that's this dry (as opposed to sweet, not a lack of moisture). The really attractive part of this smoke, in my opinion, is it's high nicotine content. It's nice to find a well rounded, full bodied latakia mixture with some backbone. It won't slap you around like a rope tobacco or Irish Flake or anything, but it's definitely not lacking in nicotine by my standards.
Glad I smoked it, excited to see how my opinion of it changes as I work through the tin
MB NF in a cob
Mick McQuaid Square cut in an old MM cob (nomenclature unknown)
Xxl IMP meerschaum filled to the top with Prairie Wind. This is easily an hour and a half+ smoke and I enjoy it all the way to the end. 21C(70F)h34%
Long Day deserves some quiet time
my blackstone pipe
a bit of burley
hope youall have good evening
Middelton Inc. Apple Pipe Tobacco in a Washington cob.