Half a pot of coffee and a couple aromatics. I picked up several samples recently for a change of pace, so far Lane LL-7 is pretty nice....1Q ish but even better. An old favorite, Sutliff Vanilla Custard. For a gooper the stuff is very well behaved and has a nice pastry/spice character. On the flip side, MB 7 Seas Gold, Newminster Danish Gold have done nothing for me. PS Nougat and Sutliff R-18 arent bad but not a while lot going on either. Creme Brulee and Sunset Rum are up later.
Close to finishing this bowl of Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 2014 Basil Meadows smooth slight bend squashed tomato with an aluminum band and a black pearl acrylic stem in the military mount style. Got a big surprise box of hate mail just now. The fella even threw in some candy with the amazing amount of great tobaccos! Wow!
C&D Carolina Red Flake in a Bertram billiard. I confess I wasn’t too crazy about this blend when I first tried it, but took someone’s advice and let it sit in the open tin for a month. Now I find this tobacco has opened up a little bit, and I am able to perceive a little tangy note, along with some fruitiness. The bready note still dominates, and like most C&D Virginia’s, I feel that this is a Virginia that wants to be a Burley when it grows up lol. Overall though, much more enjoyable now that it has had time to breathe! Hope everyone is having a good one!
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Nice! Our rivers and streams open for trout season on last weekend of April. I’m out of hooks and line so hope stores are back to business by then. If not, I already have plans to borrow from Les “Survivorman” Stroud’s playbook and fashion a hook from a soda can tab.
HU Sissinghurst (gotta try it, Lakeland fans) in a cob.
A quarter of the way through one of the blends I was gifted today, which I haven't smoked in several years: Newminster No. 400 Superior Navy Flake in a smooth full bend dark brown 1977 Crown Coachman (Comoy’s second) 215 egg with a black vulcanite saddle stem. Haven't smoked this pipe in a long time, either. This is the first expensive pipe I ever bought. Cost me $25 at a Tinderbox. For many years, it was one of my most smoked pipes, but in recent times, has been a bit neglected. Well, it's going to be back in action for a little while.
Just took a Lunt in the woods with the little human and wife. Enjoyed some Autumn Evening in a Jobey Pot with replacement stem. I let the tobacco dry to crispy. I forgot that this one has some vitamin N in it. It burned very nicely in the pipe. It makes for a great Aro pipe with the larger bowl.