Some old Royal Yacht in a newer Ashton. My experience with this blend varies considerably: it can be average or amazing depending on the pipe I use and possibly any number of other variables. It's pretty outstanding at the moment.
Greeneyes, your Royal Yacht makes my mouth water. I like to start the day with it and yes, I agree, certain pipes make a difference (I now have a dedicated old wood TIlshead that's wonderful). That's for tomorrow. This afternoon it's Reiner Professional in an Upshall P smooth Dublin with tapered stem size 5 (nice Ashton, there).
Having a bowl of SWR in a Rossi Canadian pipe before I go watch my grandson play in Florida Instructional League football game. He’s nervous because they have him returning punts as an extra duty. He’s pretty cool, hoping he does well.
Just finishing this bowl of circa year 2000 Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend in a 2014 Basil Meadows smooth slight bend squashed tomato with an aluminum band and a black pearl acrylic stem in the military mount style.
GH Jamaican (rum) Flake in a Donegal Rocky Bulldog with some Hobgoblin Ruby Ale. Still no hard liquor since I decided to give it up on the 22nd for a couple of months. Seeing as barely a night has gone by for the last year that I’ve not a few drams (1/4 bottle) it’s easier than I thought it was gonna be.
A quarter of the way through this bowl of Wilke Beta Test #1PC in a 2016 quarter bend Royal Meerschaum lattice apple meer with a black, gold and cream swirl amber colored acrylic tapered stem. Ice water and bergs is my drink.