I have that same opinion (affinity) with C&D, Gawith & Hoggarth, and Sam Gawith. There's just something about these houses that make them very special to me for different reasons. Gawith and Hoggarth for their rustic, rough and ready style. I imagine it like how tobacco of yore must have been like, Honest and top notch ingredients. Sam Gawith makes incredible stuff and uses only high end leaf. C&D for their incredible, nay, phenomenal work with Burleys. They make 3 of my Desert Island Blends. I smoke one of theirs most every day.