I have now sampled both. Old Gowrie's tin smells of a hay field, which I love. When I smoke it, it reminds me of sitting out in the sun in a huge grass field. I think I like it I prefer this when the sun is out during the day. Hal O' The Wynd is creamy with a touch of spice/pepper. Old Gowrie is more spicy to me. Is that the Perique? Hal O' The Wynd definitely has more nicotine. I'd prolly say I like Hal O' The Wynd a tiny bit better overall, but by not too much. It just depends on the environment. Which do you like better?