So my wife ran out of her Tabak Especial Dulce cigarillos, which she likes to sit on the back porch with me and smoke on nice evenings. (We've been having a lot of those lately in Indiana.) I ended up winning a bid for a ten-pack on CBid over the weekend, at a pretty nice discount compared to normal prices, even with shipping.
Of course, once I'd paid the shipping for her cigarillos, I thought to myself, "Hey, why not see what else I can pick up for $1 shipping before Wednesday?" (I know, famous last words.) Since I'm getting into the pipe stuff, I decided to see what deals I could grab on pipe tobacco on the cheap. I set myself a limit of $7 per tin, and no more than five tins.
In the end, I won four auctions (and went fifty cents over on one of them). Because I know very little about pipe tobacco at this point, these purchases were made fairly blind. I did a quick search on Tobacco Reviews to make sure they weren't tinned dog turds, but otherwise, I just got them based on wanting to try a variety. Here's what I got:
Ashton Guilty Pleasure
Mac Baren 7 Seas Regular
Cult Blood Red Moon
So, I'm curious if anyone has any opinions on any of these blends, or any suggestions on what to expect, smoking preferences/tendencies, etc. They all sound
pretty good based on their online descriptions, but those descriptions can make Gurkhas sound pretty good, too.