Never had erinmore so I cant comment on that, It is similar to navy flake, but with a bit more spice and it doesnt have that flavor that navyflake has, that fruityness I guess. It has similar tastes and burning qualities but with more spice and earth. It is very good. Not an everyday for me, but maybe an after dinner. Similar to luxury bullseye flake but just a tad tastier.
I have to say I would buy it again, the only thing I dont like is that its 10 bucks and you get about 2 dozen coins, I am smoking my smallest pipe next to a cob and it took a coin and a half, not very economic.
Escudo is one of those benchmark blends that everyone should try if they're interested in VaPers. The recipe has been passed from Cope (1870 - 1936) to Gallaher to A C Petersen to now, Stokkebye (STG/Orlik). There is even a burning question among devotees of this tobacco,
I saw a buyer walking around the pipe show in NJ yesterday with a whole sleeve of vintage Escudo that he just bought from someone. Didn't dare ask what he paid for it, but sure would've like to have seen it first!!!
I usually order a tin or two in every tobacco order "just to make sure."
The flavor, the presentation, the smoking characteristics right out of the tin... An instant classic if it wasn't already so!
This is a benchmark tobacco. Even if you don't like it, at least you'll have definitively quantified your tastes. Cellar for a year and revisit... You may find your tastes have re-quantified you! :fpipe: