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juanmedusa

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:04 pm

Sounds like great stuff. Btw, the packaging is beautiful in its simplicity.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Today I opened a pouch of Peretti's " Boston's Best Cavendish ".

First blend here that resulted in a ho hum, meh experience for me...smoked in a trustworthy Peterson uber fine Rosslare Classic blasted black and amber apple.

Mechanics (packing, lighting, tamping, burn down the bowl) were fine.

Manners (heat & bite):were fine.

Started nutty and very mild...then went merely mild...in all respects...for the duration. No significant goodness, no badness, no real anything. Maybe this defines the 'Cavendish experience'... don't really know. First Peretti I've ever had that was boring.

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In order to verify that I had indeed smoked SOMETHING, I stuffed my Sherlock-n-Watson CAO Meer with Peretti's Thanksgiving Day. Bada Boom! Now THAT'S a smoke!

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Next time I think about doing the Cavendish thing...I'll take a nap instead.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:20 pm

Well boys and girls, it's Fall. The frost is on the pumpkin, Trick-or-Treating is done and Turkey Day is soon to be upon us. What better blend to stuff into a cob than Russ Oulette's Candy Corn? One place says it's VA and Cavendish, another says Burley is the prime. Whatever. It has a vanilla flavoring that lasts about half a bowl. I'd smoke this after the stuffing but not after the pie. Anyone that has trouble keeping this one going needs new matches as it combusts eagerly producing a nice thick smoke. Not hot, no bite. Burns fairly slowly. No problems, but since half of every other Aro blend out there is vanilla this one is is trying to make a name for itself in a tough crowd. In it's favor it has no issues...against it it's nothing much special. But when you're spending your hard earned on something...having it be dependable and cause no problem can be very worthwhile.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:31 pm

Boston's Best Cav, IMHO opinion belongs in a cob. I find that it loses some of its subtleties in a briar pipe. For a mild blend, I dig it.

I recently discovered Peretti Blend DD. It's as good as it sounds.. Razz Good burley flavor and a nice floral flavor. Reminiscent of Thanksgiving Day but more florals..

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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Today...the classic McClelland Fragrant Matured Cake.

Manufacturer's notes: This is a really distinctive tobacco that will enable you to satisfy and upgrade many aromatic smokers who have been sacraficing cleaness of burning to obtain a sweet aroma.

Drums and Beer, whose tastes I've found nearly identical to mine, says...

"Fragrant Matured Cake is one that I have been enjoying quite a bit. The flavor has a delicate vanilla, coconut and clove taste and the smoke is somewhat sweet. At a slow sip it's gentle and creamy, when puffed more aggressively there's a touch of spice and a tasty bittersweet edginess tingles the senses. It's just as sweet as most quality aromatics only with more tobacco flavor and without any bite or chemical like off-flavors. Like most McClelland broken flakes it comes overly moist, firmly pressed and requires a thorough rubbing out and a good amount of dry time. All of this of course is well worth the effort. From top to bottom, this is a very enjoyable tobacco with a delicate flavoring that perfectly enhances with the naturally-sweet Virginia. Fragrant Matured Cake produces a pleasant room note that my wife continually compliments. An outstanding bulk blend that seems to only get better with age and it's also a great value."

My experience in the Cobbit Elf...(rapidly becoming one of my favorite pipes)...

Ahhh. A standard form McClelland broken VA Flake...Dark and rich...easy to work...good manners...edging up on the Brit fragrant flakes likely without intending to. Proof that an American maker can produce a lively stinky Flake of the highest quality and most delightful scenting. As I do with my beloved No. 7 Broken Flake or Glengarry, I took a nice pinch of the stuff and inserted it lightly into the bowl of my MM Cobbit Elf tamper it to fit, then topped it with some well rubbed to ease the lighting. Mine was not delivered damp and easily took a flame from my favorite...a silver Pearl Eddie...the world's only truly flawless lighter. This blend is nirvana in a bowl. Truly fine. It's what an aromatic tobacco blend should be...has it all. Great price for the quality purchased as bulk. Do yourself a favor, etc., etc, etc. Five stars. This was my first bowl of this blend and I'll never be without it again. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:57 pm

Making me drool... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:46 pm

How out this then...

McClelland Master Penman (provided by NISMO)

TIN note: "With this mellow aromatic blend we honor Master Penman Michael Sull whose incredibly beautiful Spencerian penmanship is internationally recognized and can be seen on many pipe club presentations. His preference for soft, fragrant blends is the inspiration for this elegant pecan-flavored pipe tobacco. We hope it will enable you, in Mike's words, "to achieve the highest degree of pleasure and blow the perfect smoke ring.". Released at the 2014 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV

JIMLNKS SEZ:

The pecan topping is sweetly nutty as you would expect, and though it's the main flavor, it does not overwhelm the other toppings. The cinnamon adds a nice, mild spice note that contrasts well with the light vanilla hit. The black cavendish has the vanilla notes you expect, but in a small amount. The burley is barely noticeable, and I suspect the light honey comes from gold cavendish, though I wonder if there's some Virginia present because I get a hint of grass in the smoke. Burns a little slow and requires a few relights, and will leave some moisture in the bottom of the bowl, but not really any dottle. The flavor is consistent all the way to the end, but at times, I get a syrupiness that hints of a chemical. It really isn't distracting, but I have noticed it. Three and a half stars, but not quite four."

Me? Interesting in the pouch re the mix of cuts here...large black chunks + medium brown medium size torn leaf + almost shag-like lighter brown leaf. Supposed to be black cavendish, Cavendish and Burley. Looks right. Good mechanics, good manners. Good flavor...yes, consistent down the bowl...nice & smokey...mild approach to its Aro flavors of pecan & light cinnamon...lets the Burley peek through on occasion. Pleasant. Easy. For me, if I'm going to have an Aro with a very light presentation of the flavors...I'd then like to have the Burley showing through a bit more. But this is intended by McClelland, as described...so they achieved what was intended, and nicely. Bitters a tad at the end. If you're looking for Vit N, look elsewhere.

Smoked in my MM Cobbit Shire..
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Best of the Best of the Best Aromatic Project   Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:18 am

Blackhorse wrote:
Today...the classic McClelland Fragrant Matured Cake.

Manufacturer's notes: This is a really distinctive tobacco that will enable you to satisfy and upgrade many aromatic smokers who have been sacraficing cleaness of burning to obtain a sweet aroma.

Drums and Beer, whose tastes I've found nearly identical to mine, says...

"Fragrant Matured Cake is one that I have been enjoying quite a bit. The flavor has a delicate vanilla, coconut and clove taste and the smoke is somewhat sweet. At a slow sip it's gentle and creamy, when puffed more aggressively there's a touch of spice and a tasty bittersweet edginess tingles the senses. It's just as sweet as most quality aromatics only with more tobacco flavor and without any bite or chemical like off-flavors. Like most McClelland broken flakes it comes overly moist, firmly pressed and requires a thorough rubbing out and a good amount of dry time. All of this of course is well worth the effort. From top to bottom, this is a very enjoyable tobacco with a delicate flavoring that perfectly enhances with the naturally-sweet Virginia. Fragrant Matured Cake produces a pleasant room note that my wife continually compliments. An outstanding bulk blend that seems to only get better with age and it's also a great value."

My experience in the Cobbit Elf...(rapidly becoming one of my favorite pipes)...

Ahhh. A standard form McClelland broken VA Flake...Dark and rich...easy to work...good manners...edging up on the Brit fragrant flakes likely without intending to. Proof that an American maker can produce a lively stinky Flake of the highest quality and most delightful scenting. As I do with my beloved No. 7 Broken Flake or Glengarry, I took a nice pinch of the stuff and inserted it lightly into the bowl of my MM Cobbit Elf tamper it to fit, then topped it with some well rubbed to ease the lighting. Mine was not delivered damp and easily took a flame from my favorite...a silver Pearl Eddie...the world's only truly flawless lighter. This blend is nirvana in a bowl. Truly fine. It's what an aromatic tobacco blend should be...has it all. Great price for the quality purchased as bulk. Do yourself a favor, etc., etc, etc. Five stars. This was my first bowl of this blend and I'll never be without it again. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

cheers cheers cheers

Oh my, yes, better every time I smoke it....

Indeed a yummy weed
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