Re: May ToM: Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake
I've only had a few bowls of BBF from a sampler trade, but here goes. It looks and feels just like SG FVF. Wet thick slabs of flake. With some drying it rubs out fine, just like FVF. However, when you light that puppy it doesn't taste the same as FVF. I found it too light and subtle, frankly I didn't like the "flue" curing taste (or maybe its the leaf itself, since its different from traditional VAs). Burnt perfectly, as all SG blends go, down to a fine white ash. But it didn't satisfy, and I do not think I will be adding this one to my meager rotation.
Ron aka RJ aka RJPuffs
Old age isn't too bad, when you consider the alternative.