They don't seem to get the love that Samuel Gawith or Esoterica do, but they do seem to be similar with very similar production philosophies and methods. SG and GH have some history in common from my understanding. Some key Esoterica (think SH) and SG tobaccos are especially hard to find, yet most GH tobaccos seem to be fairly readily available. Any reason?
I'm thinking especially of trying Best Brown #2. It is a nice large, but thin, burley/VA flake just like SH. They still use the old equipment and methods just like SG and Esoterica. Is this in any way similar to SH? Even if it isn't, now that I'm getting into the different VA variations, and I love flakes, I think I need to give this a try.
Also thinking about the following:
-Bright CR Flake (VA)
-Glengarry (same as above, but with some flavorings)
-Louisiana Perique Flake (any semblance to St. James Flake?)
-Ennerdale (of course)
-Dark Flake Unscented (even though I like aros and other scented/flavored tobaccos, I have no interest in the scented since it has licorice)
I've had their Black Irish X and Brown Boogie (the ropes are OK, but extremely strong in Vit N, only for certain moods and occasions). I have a tin of Bob's Chocolate Flake aging which I have to try.