After reading a few recent posts regarding Crumble Cakes and Briar Fox in particular, I decided to include a tin in my recent order from P&C. Being relatively new to pipe smoking, I have been trying to sample as many different blends as possible to see where my tastes lie. Yesterday I opened my new tin of Briar Fox and pulled off a chunk from the corner of the cube. It crumbled very easily and packed nicely in my MM Diplomat. I charred the tobacco while my truck was warming up in the driveway, then set the pipe down until I would be heading out to the orchards. I grow almonds here in California's Central Valley. The orchards are located about 3o minutes from my home and the drive through the countryside with a pipe is one of life's true pleasures for me. Currently, the trees are in bloom and the views of acres upon acres of trees bursting with white and pink blossoms couldn't be lovelier. However, its also a time that is a bit fraught with worry for us because rain or cold weather will prevent the bees from pollinating, and frost will kill the newly forming almonds. The Briar Fox burned slow and needed few relights nor my full attention. I just couldn't get over how creamy and buttery this tobacco is, and how well it seemed to coat my mouth. There was absolutely no tongue bite whatsoever. Briar Fox was a perfect companion for a leisurely drive through the orchards, a blend I could see becoming my go to smoke.