So, smoked some more of my Squadron Leader today and I really really like this tobacco. If you haven't tried it and like latakia, even if it's just a wee bit, then go ahead. Rainy day, have been stressing a lot lately and today one of my big stressfulnesses worked itself out for the best. (met our studio landlord in court and he had to back down from his 50% rent increase as well as fix all ailments of the property) So I went out on the balcony with my Falcon to smoke this weed yet again. Squeezed it into a little ball which I pushed into the pipe and it worked fairly well for the first time. Packed a little hard, but it loosened after the first couple of puffs. So what to say on taste then... Well, there's some latakia in there. Some, but not overpowering at all (but I love lat so don't take my word for it). The first minutes with the lit pipe I experienced a little tangy leatherness, but that might have been me trying to tie my shoelaces at the same time puffing harder than I should. Aroma settled down nicely after that. Squadron Leader is a little hard to place for me, so I'll tell you what I experienced instead. For me it tastes like what I imagine an old smoking room / library could smell like. Makes me remember when I was a kid and we moved into a house that had been sitting empty for a long time and the land owner (one of the biggest in the area) had a smoking-room that smelled faintly of cigars and perhaps the endless pipes that had been consumed there over the ages. SL has some of that feel... Some latakia, some old musky (but NOT offensive) "fine" people's smoking room, leather book bindings and all that. Then on top there's a slight flutter of a good cigar that like comes and goes as the bowl progresses. When I smoked today I actually saw with my mind's eye a black and white photograph of one of them smoking sessions in the private library where men in olden clothing were playing cards, reading and drinking stiff drinks... So... For me Squadron Leader is a small bit of the old world. A trip back to when men were men (/pigs) and women best stay out and far away from the boy's room. (grammar sucks, me be sweedish!) Totally recommended!