I agree with your last sentence.I like Chestnut in the Home and Hearth Midtown series from P&C, which is a match to the long discontinued Walnut, an old over the counter blend. Chestnut has about seven tobaccos remarkably well merged and is now available in a baggie for about seven bucks as well as the usual tub. There has been some consensus that the various blends in this series do not taste of preservatives and the tobaccos seem to be of better quality that the brands they match.
It's been my experience at least! Mixture 79 I don't taste preservatives either.. but the Sutliff "aros" I've tried... yeesh!There has been some consensus that the various blends in this series do not taste of preservatives and the tobaccos seem to be of better quality that the brands they match.
It's a close match, but better. Here's my review of the Match:I tried Model and thought it was good. Having never had the original, I could only judge it on its own merits.
I was kinda worried that might happen... Presbyterian was my first favorite, but I haven't bought any in over a year because I've been trying every other "oriental forward light English" I could get my hands on.I'm looking for a match to Planta's Presbyterian Mixture. The new Mac Baren's version is dramatically different to my taste buds; orientals are completely absent and I get a strong graham cracker sweetness. P&C's match is a good smoke, but the orientals are much more understated. Any recommendations from this forum?