Enjoyed a very tasty grilled ham and cheese sandwich along with a bowl of m'lady's freshly made tomato soup. Now smoking the last of this sample of year 1975 Faber, Coe and Gregg Brindley’s Mixture in a 1980s SMS eagle claw egg medium bend meerschaum signed by J. Boglon with a brown and cream swirl acrylic stem. A bottle of Cheerwine made with pure cane sugar is my drink. Watching Mad Dog Russo.
Lol... Thank you! Condor is fantastic if you like that type of tobacco. You should stop hoardin' and start smokin'! Why deny yourself? This whole cellaring business is highly overrated. Your welcome. Lol
You're right and I know it. I certainly follow that advice when it comes to the McClelland blends. I like them, I smoke them. When they're gone, they're gone and I'll be left with fond memories. Condor is something a little extra special though. It really has no match or even close contender and I'm not touching the Polish stuff unless Jim gives me the go-ahead. So, my last Condor moment will feel like the end of a long relationship. I'm trying to put that off for as long as I can.
About a quarter of the way through this bowl of year 2016 Stonehaven in a straight sandblasted pre-transition Barling Exel 249 Fossil T.V.F. black billiard with a silver band and military bit with a black ebonite tapered stem.
Almost finished smoking Jim's Va/Bur in a 2003 smooth medium bend Peterson Sherlock Holmes Series Baskerville with a sterling silver band and black vulcanite p-lip stem. Taking a work break. Ice water with floaty widdle ice bergs is my evening drink. The bergs were rather obstinate about being in a glass, but I promised them it wouldn't be for long.
A third of the way through this bowl of year 2011 Villiger Virginia No. 444 in a 2002 smooth natural straight silver banded Ardor Venere Extra Fatta A Mano Maigret billiard, signed by Dorelio Rovera and a black acrylic tapered stem.
Peretti's Cuban Mixture in an Arley Curtz pot. First bowl of this. Smells amazing. Just about to light it up.
If you have not read JimInks review of this one, it is worth a perusal. I think he pretty much nailed it. I purchased some after reading several favorable reviews, including his. It is a very mellow blend, but with quite a few things going on. I found the nicotine level to be more of a mid-range level. I particularly enjoyed the flavor element that the cigar leaf added. I did not detect the peppermint that is supposed to be in it, but could just barely get the licorice nuance. Really pleasant.
Now smoking year 2015 Savinelli Doblone d’Oro in the first pipe Trever Talbot made when he went to France many years ago. It's a smooth straight Algerian briar Billiard bowl with a long Canadian shank and vulcanite saddle stem, unbranded.