@cigrmaster Thank you very much, I am pleased indeed.
@kris Glad to be here, feels like the home I never knew I had. I will keep up on the pics and ensure that the quality goes up on them too!
@ejames Good ser, thanks for the welcome...I am floored with how kind and warm this group is. You have a lifer in me! Talk about a great first impression! As far as the collection goes, I am quite happy yet fighting the itch. A few Brigham's, Nording's and J.M. Boswell's have caught my eye.
@shawn Much appreciated good ser!
To let you all know, just about half way through a bowl of Sherlock in the Peterson and I have to say the verdict is that it's an excellent smoker! The pipe itself seems as though it was made for my mouth and I think it has to do with the p-lip. It hangs pefect for a no handed smoke with the smallest bite letting it mostly just hang off it's lip on my teeth. Stands up of the goatee pillow when I give it a firm chomp on the bit. Burns wonderfully with some minor tamping.
Now on to this fine tobacco, Sherlock tastes wonderfully complex with a bunch of different notes, never betraying it's Virginian & Burley heritage. I find myself thinking of the days when my grandfather was alive and how I always gravitated to that wonderful aroma. Now I have no idea if I am packing it right but it seems to be doing well. Not a hint of bite, soft and smooth on the tongue with a lasting (and pleasing) flavour in the mouth. I have a feeling this one is going to be a long time favourite.