Perhaps it's time to take stock of the past year and the second time I publish the rating of pipe tobacco based on the results of tobacco tastings conducted per year. This rating is not a tradition yet, but a start. While the first TOP 13 tobacco of 2014 was interesting, the rating of 2015 has surprised even me. Even despite the fact that the three leaders constitute the tobacco blends made by prominent companies and brands, is in this chart very unexpected instances. Thus, let's begin!
Pipe Tobacco of the Year: McClelland Frog Morton’s Cellar
For the second year in a row, despite the multitude of expectations, the top line in chart takes Latakia blend. McClelland Tobacco Company is renowned for its blends based on perfect Latakia, but competing with tey're on this stage a very worthy contenders. Nevertheless, in this year pipe blend McClelland Frog Morton's Cellar was able to secure a leading position, although not strongly up from the "persecutors".
2nd place: Cornell & Diehl Mixture Monster
If Латакия blend in top position of the chart may contradicts the expectations of many smokers, but it is clear and understandable. The appearance of full aromatics at the second position was very unexpected event. Nevertheless, it is. Cornell & Diehl Tobacco Company is again managed to produce a decent blend in this category of pipe tobacco, which became a pipe tobacco series Cornell & Diehl Mixture Monster. And it was able to leave behind a considerable number of contenders for the crown from the number of "pure" blends.
3thd G. L. Pease The Virginia Cream
The third place has firmly taken a recent tobacco-innovation by Gregory Pease – pipe tobacco G. L. Pease The Virginia Cream. And the fact that all three leaders – aromatic blends, definitely deserves your attention. At least for myself, I think this is an occasion to reflect.
TOP 13 Best Pipe Tobacco of 2015 according to the Smokers' Magazine:
|TOP||Pipe Tobacco Blend||Rating|
|1 place:||McClelland Frog Morton’s Cellar||4,4|
|2 place:||Cornell & Diehl Mixture Monster||4,3|
|3 place:||G. L. Pease The Virginia Cream||4,2|
|4 place:||Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky||4,2|
|5 place:||Capstan Original Navy Cut||4,2|
|6 place:||Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky||4,1|
|7 place:||Escudo Navy De Luxe (2011 год)||4,1|
|8 place:||W. O. Larsen Old Belt (2008 год)||4,1|
|9 place:||McClelland 2010 Classic Virginia||4,0|
|10 place:||Dunhill My Mixture 965||4,0|
|11 place:||Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake||4,0|
|12 place:||Tom Eltang Mixture||3,9|
|13 place:||Fribourg & Treyer Vintage Flake (2009 год)||3,8|