First impressions. I cracked the tin, took the above photo and broke off a piece guessing the amount needed. I lightly rubbed it out with my fingers and filled my Savinelli Dry System 621 (A Dublin shape with a conical bowl) that is dedicated to VaPers. My tin contained 4 thick sliced flakes laying on top of each other. The flakes are reminiscent of a home made blend. The tin aroma is sweet and raisiny. After the false and a couple char lights the smoke is medium bodied and sweet (due to the casing, Cavendish or Virginia I can't tell) with the Perique making its presence known through the taste and retrohale. 1/4 of the way in the Perique disappears and it becomes a harmonious sweet smoke. Near the end the Perique intermittently shows up. I smoked this slow and cool and fast and hot and it remained consistent. It doesn't bite and the casing gives a pleasant aftertaste. I didn't detect any flavorings. This has the same casing as their 1849 blend and, probably dissipate over a few weeks and at that point, more of the blends individual components will surface in the smoke.