A Mixed Bag, Like “Every Flavour Beans” (Fusion of Flavor Sampler from Pipes & Cigars)

And another one done!  It’s time to take stock and review my overall impressions of the Fusion of Flavor Sampler from Pipes & Cigars.  I unbagged the sampler on October 22, 2014, a few days after it arrived (since I was still out on my book tour then.)  Like most of the Pipes & Cigars samplers the…

Conversation in Smoke (Review of Ole Shenandoah Barrel No. 76)

This beautifully crafted burley and black cavendish mixture brings the scent of meadows when opened, as the honey and vanilla aromas intertwine impeccably.  It has the appearance of shaved toffee and coffee combined. Packing easily, I was very impressed that it did not over-compress in the bowl, which I find happens with such moist  tobaccos…

Deja Vu (Acid Opulence 3 Robusto)

Well, I have had mixed results from the Drew Estate cigars I have tried.  Some have been awesome and some have been awful.  So I unwrapped my Acid Opulence 3 robusto with some trepidation (just like the Game of Thrones episode I was sitting down to watch.) A milk chocolate maduro, slightly shiny and smooth, un-veiny…