Here's the Red Lion, immediately after popping the tin and loading a small bowl full ...sweetandsour wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:51 pmI opened the tin of Red Lion, and there's no readily discernible tin note at all. A little off the top in a small bowl churchwarden exhibits no flavor whatsoever; just smoke. A little towards the end of the bowl some definite spiciness is noted, presumably from the perique that's advertised as an ingredient. No discernible latakia at all, in neither the tin note nor the bowl. I'll dump the tobacco from the tin, mix well, and then have another go at it.sweetandsour wrote: ↑Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:13 pmI ordered Inn of Court and Red Lion. If you order Tafalgar and another, then perhaps we can swap samples?
I stirred it up a little this morning and it did release a sweet tin note. My nose still doesn't detect any lat however. I'll try another bowl later this morning.
Meanwhile I opened the tin of Inns of Court and tried a bowl.
(The stem is a little loose on the Wally Frank. Must be the cooler weather.) But anyway, it exhibits a very nice, sweet, tin note as well. Its a good mild smoke. For me, mostly the virginias and perique come through. Like my experience with Red Lion, I still don't detect the latakia. But it's still an enjoyable tobacco, lights easily, stays lit, burns well, and could be a good all day smoke.