Dobie’s Four Square Circles, just arrived. Not like Escudo, or PS LBS. Very different from Davidoff Flake Medallions, which is a favorite. This is smooth and deep, burns evenly, and has a richness I would associate with well aged tobacco. Nicotine is a bit high for me, but this is so good.
Peterson Signature Flake and Germain's Special Latakia Flake and that was two weeks ago. I have no idea when I will open the Signature but the SLF came in a pouch already opened and has been sampled. I buy something I have not tried every order along with a few of what I know I like and I tend I order at least once a month. Often twice.
Not so long, as in, a month or two. Cosmic and jiminks put me onto Daughters and Ryan's Two Timer, which is two twice-toasted burleys. I bought a pound and shared a baggie with a pipe friend with extensive years of experience, who complained it was over-toasted, but I find it a pleasing burley, toasty but tasty to me. My one big success sharing with my friend was thick cut Tabac-Manil Semois, which he immediately liked. Long ago I sent him a few premium tins, among them 1792 ... on which he never commented at all ... I didn't realize at the time what a specialty item it was, nor how polarizing.