Ditto - same experience here .It’s interesting. The first tin of Cabbie’s Mixture I opened was phenomenal. It was pretty sweet and fruity. The second had a very different Virginia tobacco flavor and very little sweetness or fruitiness. I have yet to open a third, but am hoping it’s more like the first.
HotDog picks up the spoon and starts stirring the pot.......
Each and all of the GH/SG tobaccos is excellent in quality of tobacco and manufacture, in my experience. Each time I try a 'new' one, I try to get into the mindset of someone in London in 1895 who had this as his only choice for tobacco, and was grateful to have it. In that vein, each of their offerings has interesting characteristics and unique tastes. Fast-forward to the 21 Century: there are some of their blends I would buy again, and some I wouldn't. But, not because any one of them is other than high quality, rather because I have the luxury of choice. Any time I've smoked any of their products, I've been teleported to another time and place. Not all tobaccos can do that.
Sets spoon down and disappears out the back of the kitchen....
No shame here, after thirty years of smoking, aros now taste the way the tin note smells. I'll gladly smoke Captain Black just as soon as I will my McClellands.I guess the next time I go to the drugstore for a newspaper, I'm going to have to pick up a pouch. I'll wear dark sunglasses.
Love and covet perfection and golden glow.like the smell of firedance but not enough body for me .could be stronger
Fond of golden glow because it's not like other Virginia's easy to load and no soapy taste.I've been curious about Firedance for a while, then when looking through my sample box....I find FIredance
I'm with you on Golden Glow. It's not my favorite SG VA, but each of the three is very different (4 if you count FV plug). I smoke it as-is, in home-pressed plug form, and infused with nocino. It's all great.