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Over the years i have smoked, sampled, tasted and reviewed 100′s of Pipe Tobaccos, Cigars, Snuffs, Cigarrettes and other tobacco products. These reviews have been used by many in the International tobacco trade for research and product development.

While i do not really get much time to do reviews anymore, here is the list i have written and filmed over the years.

Pipe Tobaccos

Amphora Full Flavour
Astroman2112 – Astro Blend
Bells Three Nuns (Square Tin)
Blue Ridge
Boswells – Christmas Cookie
Boswells – North Woods
Capstan – Ready Rubbed
Caterhall (First ImpressionsRevisited)
Celtic Twilight
Century – Liquorice & Sambuca
Craven – Ready Rubbed
Cornell & Dehil – Billy Bud
Cornell & Dehil - Mississippi Mud
Cornell & Dehil – Purple Cow
Cornell & Dehil – Star of the East
Churchills – Chirstmas Blend (2011)
Dunhill – De Luxe Navy Rolls (Pre 2010 Tin)
Dunhill – Elizabethan Mixture (First Taste)
Dunhill – London Mixture
Dunhill – Standard Mixture
Fribourg & Treyer – Negrohead/Blackjack
Formers – Private Flake
Gauntleys Bayou Blend (BioMy ReviewPipe Club Response)
Gauntleys – Christmas Spice
Gauntleys – Nottingham Blend

Gauntleys – Trent Mixture
Gauntleys – Yataghan (Plug Version)
Gawith & Hoggarth – Black Cavendish (English Style)
Gawith & Hoggarth – Brown Flake (U/S)
Gawith & Hoggarth – Burley
Gawith & Hoggarth – Cinnamon Twist
Gawith Hoggarth – Curly Cut Deluxe
Gawith & Hoggarth – D.V.C. (Dark Virginia Cavendish)
Gawith & Hogagrth – Grasmere Flake
Gawith & Hoggarth – New Prince
Gawith & Hoggarth – No7 Broken Flake (1st Review2nd Review)
Gawith & Hoggarth – Plum (Mixed, Shag)

Gawith & Hoggarth – Scottish Mixture
G L Pease – Jack Knife Plug
GQ Blends – Vanilla Menthol (beta)
Golden Blends – Amaretto
Holger Dansk – Mango & Vanilla
J F Jermains – Penzance
J F Germains – Royal Jersey (Perique Blend)
Just for Him – Mystic Nerds
Just for Him – Ruins of Isenguard
Just for Him – Short Cut to Mushrooms
Lane Ltd – Black Cavendish (American Style)
Mac Baren – 7 Seas Cherry (First ImpressionsSecond Review)
Mac Baren – Black Ambrosia
Mac Baren – Cube
Maya – Shag Cut
McClelland – Blue Mountain
McClelland – Caramel Rush
McClelland – Virginia & Perique Flake
McLintocks – Syrian Latakia
Nat Sherman – Slices (2009)
No Name No2 (In Pipe)
Ogdens – Walnut Flake
Orlik – Dark Kentucky
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake
Peterson – Christmas Blend 2011
Peterson – Irish Whiskey
Peterson – Nutty Cut
Peterson – Old Dublin
Peterson – Special Reserve 2011
Pipe & Cigars – Anniversary Kake
Rattrays – Bagpippers Dream
Rattrays – Halo’ The Wynd
Rattrays – Old Gowrie
Robert Lewis – Tree Mixture
Sail – Natural
Solani – Silver Flake Blend 633
Solani – Silver Flake Blend 660

Samuel Gawith – Scotch Cut Mixture
Thranshers – Apple
Troost – Slices
Unknown Blend (Rum & Honey or Christmas Cake & Marzipan)
Uptowns – Early Morning Pancake
Uptowns – Honey Meade
Uptowns – Very Berry

Hand Rolled Cigar reviews

A Turrent “6 Generations” – Gran Petit Robusto
Alec Bradley – Black Market Robusto
Alonso Menendez – No 40
Antonio Gimenez – Corona
Arturo Fuente – Don Carlos No 4

Arturo Fuente – Petit Corona

Arturo Fuente “Opus X” – Robusto (1st Review2nd Review)
Ashton Puro Sol – Double Corona
Bolivar – Britanicas (2011 UK Regional Release)
Bolivar – Gold Medal (2008 Re-Release)
Brick House – Short Torpedo
Casa Torano – Robusto
CAO Brazilia Piranha
CAO Italia Novella
Cain Maduro 550

Cohiba Behike 52
Cohiba Maduro 5 – Secretos
Cuaba – Generosos 
Dominican Estates – Corona
Don Antonio “Red” – Churchill
Drew Estate – Liga Privada Unico Serie “Dirty Rat”
El Rey del Mundo – Choix de L’Epoque (2009 UK Rel)
El Rey del Mundo – Choix Supreme
Fonseca – Cosacos
Griffin 500 (Maduro)
God of Fire (Don Carlos 2006) – Robusto
H Upmann – Corona Junior
Hoyo De Monterrey – Regal (2007 Ltd Ed)
Independencia 1898 – Robusto
Isthmus – Robusto (Maduro) 
La Aurora – Sublimes
La Flor de Cano – Short Robusto
La Invicta – Maduro
Macanudo – Hampton Court (Maduro)
Macanudo – Petit Corona
Montecristo “Open” – Junior
Montecristo “Open” – Master
My Father – Cedro Deluxe Cervantes 
Nub – Habano 358
Nub Maduro 464T
Oliva Serie G Maduro – Robusto
Oliva Serie V – Belicosos
Oliva Serice V Belicosos (Revisitied)
Padron Family 85 Reserve Robusto (Maduro)
Partagas – Lucitainia (2008)
Partagas – Serie C No3 (2012 Ltd Ed)
Partagas – Serie Du Connaisseur No 1
Partagas – Serie D no 5 (2008 Ltd Ed)
Partagas – Serie D Espeicales (2010 Ltd Ed)
Por Larranga – Regalias de Londres 
Private Stock – Corona
Punch – Coronation
Punch – Corona (98)
Punch Royal Selection No 12
Punch Serie D’Oro No1 (2008 UK Rel)
Quintero – Tubulares
Regius – Corona
Regius – Lord Madsen
Regius – Robusto
Rocky Patel ’92 – Junior
Romeo y Julieta – No 2
Romeo y Julieta – Wide Churchill
Saint Luis Rey – Regios
San Cristobal de la Habana- La Punta
Sancho Panza – Molino (98) 

Santa Clara – No4 (2004 Special Edition)
Santa Damiana – Panatella
Santa Damiana – Tubulares Extra
Tatuaje – Cafe Noella
Te Amo WSS Nicaraguan Blend – Robusto
Vegas Robaina – Famosos
Vegas Robaina – Familiar (99)

Villiger 1888  Shor
t Robusto
Vegafina – Robusto
Winston Churchill – Lancaster

Machine Rolled Cigar Reviews

Cafe Creme – French Vanilla
Cafe Creme Italian Maccinato
Captain Black – Small Cigars
De Heeren van Ruysdael – Corona Invinisible Grandes XO
De Olifant – Corona
De Olifant – Matelief
De Olifant – Matelief (Brazil)
De Vrjburgh – Cigarillos
E Nobel – Petit Dominican
Oud Kampen – Cigarillo Elite
Vasco Da Gama No2 (Corona)
Vasco Da Gama – No3 (Robusto)

Snuffs

Fribourg & Treyer – Bordeaux
Fribourg & Treyer – Dr J R Justice
Fribourg & Treyer – Patchouli
Fribourg & Treyer – Princes
Fribourg & Treyer – Princes Special
Fribourg & Treyer – Santo Domingo
Gawiths – Apricot (by Poschl’s)
Gawith & Hoggarth – Cherry
Gawith Hoggarth – Sea Breazes
Headges – L260
JH Wilsons – Medicated 99
Jip Menthol
McCrystals – Menthol Snuff
Ozona – PresidentRadfords Snuff
Silver Dollar – Apricot
Silver Dollar – Cherry
Silver Dollar – Natural
Silver Dollar – Original
Silver Dollar – Raspberry
Silver Dollar – Spearmint
Toque – Bacon & Cheese
Toque – Chocolate Snuff
Toque – Xmas Pudding
Wilsons – Apple
Wilsons – Apple & Black Current
Wilsons – French Carotte
Wilsons – Irish High Toast 22
Wilsons – Jasmine
Wilsons – Lavender
Wilsons – Prime Minister
Wilsons – Royal George
Wilsons – Strasbourg
Wilsons – Super Menthol

Rolling Tobaccos

Domingo – Cherry
Rolon – Mango
Glynns Mixture (16/07/10)
Glynns Mixture (08/07/10)
Glynns Mixture (26/06/10)
Karelia – Hand Rolling Tobacco
Maya – Fine Cut
No Name No2 (In Paper)
Pall Mall (Re-Relase)
Rolling with Capstan Ready Rubbed
Winfield – Red

Cigarettes

American Spirit – Green
American Spirit – Orange
Astor – Filter
Chesterfiled – Blue
Dunhill Fine Cut – Black (Full Flavour)

John Players – Gold Leaf
Gauloise – Brunes
Gladstones – Classic

Golden Gate – Red (Full Flavour)
Kent – Blue (Triple Filter)
Pueblo (Yellow &  Blue)
Silkcut – Choice
Surfside – Pina Colada

Other Smokless

Oliva Twist – Arctic & Licorice
Similar – Virginia (Smokeless Cigarette)

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