Well I finally had my best smoke ever. I can't believe that this brand served me so well. Captain Black White was absolutely awesome.
After taking up pipe smoking again just this past thanksgiving after 8 years of cigar smoking this was the smoke that was my first " Ah-ha" moment and it was completely unexpected since this was the blend I first tried long ago and it killed my mouth and tongue.
I don't know what has changed but I tried it again with a new pouch from the local Rite Aid and was expecting a terrible smoke. Boy was I wrong.
This tobacco smoked almost on auto pilot for 45 mins straight. I only had to re- light it twice after that to try to get all the tobacco smoked down to the heel to help build my cake.
I have had about 10-15 bowls since my re introduction to pipe smoking and I have to say this was the one that was the best. Could my great grandfather been right?? This was the only blend he smoked.
I had this blend packed via the air gap method in my Peterson 301 pipe, which is my dedicated aromatic pipe and I was SO happy!!! The charring light and the starting light were both perfect. No bite whatsoever. The room note was very pleasant and the taste was light and easy.
The many bowls before this one were english blends, some peretti cavendish and the highly recommended Dubhill Early Morning Pipe. Of course I smoked all those in my other pipes not dedicated to aromatics. I thought I was going to the English side as I liked the smoky flavor of the latikia so that was the route I was going.
But per everyone recommendation to not count Captain Black White out I figured why not. It didn't disappoint. I liked the whole experience. No bite what so ever and the smoke and flavor to me were so pleasant. It was a really really nice gentle flavorful smoke without any fuss.
I will be smoking this again and perhaps getting more of this to be part of my regular rotation. I know I still am a new pipe smoker and I have a long way to go but this one was tops in my book so far.
Gosh,,, the fact that a readily available tobacco can be so good was so surprising. I can only wonder what else lies down the road for me! Recommendations please!!
I just last night put in an order for McCelland-Frog Mortons,
G L Pease- Chelsea Morning, and of course the highly recommended 1Q. So I have those to look forward to.
But that damn Captian Black White was awesome. So my advice for the new pipe smoker do not count this one out by any means. Of course I may not know what I am taking about but for me this was the first perfect smoke I have had so far.
Great grandpa must have liked it for some reason, and now I know. Thanks Pepe!