Hey fellas. I started smoking when I was 16 (cigarettes). I enjoyed them alot smoking mostly Pall Malls, Lucky Strikes or Camels. They were only 40 cents a pack then. As you can tell I like to taste strong tobacco and not have it filtered. I quit because they weren't treating my lungs well at 22. I dabled with dime store pipes and cigars in my 20's then went to skoal and quit that too. I then started with premium cigars and went through that for awhile before taking the plunge in the fine pipes and tobacco arena. I started with light aromatics but grew tired of smoking "air" and moved on and found English blends. The more diverse and full flavored the blend the better I like it. I like bold coffees and bold tobacco. I have alot of Petersons some are excellent and some just so-so. I have some Savanelli's and other lessers brands. I think I have over a dozen. I'm 50 and drawn to anything that is not PC and is conected with maximum freedom. I hate tobacco nazis or any nazi that doesn't want me to enjoy my life as I see fit. I say we vote them off the island!!! Anyway I've done alot of research to find the best tobacco for my tastes. I have gotten some McClelland stuff which I have had to put in jars and age it because it really needs it bad. I just tried some Dan BBBB and am getting ready to try some Pease tobaccos. I hope to increase my knowledge base and look forward to the journey.