Tobacco Raffle: January 2019
I hope everybody had a great holiday season. It's been brought to my attention that not everybody digs English-style tobacco. Once my shock subsided, I decided that we'd start off the year with two rarely-seen tins from Dan Tobacco. Neither has even a wisp of latakia (but even so, we'll still have aromatic alternatives). - Tom
Hamborger Veermaster is a Virginia flake, just as the "sailors" on the "windjammers" (tall ships) loved to smoke it: The taste of genuine tobacco, not too mild, yet still "seut un' sacht" (sweet and mellow). Apparently, the name is a bit of an inside joke, as "De Hamborger Veermaster" is a sea shanty about a dilapidated and run-down four-master during the time of the California gold rush of 1849 -- not the sort of ship one would want to sail on!
Tordenskjold Virginia Slices
Tordenskjold Virginia Slices is a full bodied, golden flake from the best Virginia grades and Louisiana perique. I'd seen a tin of this years ago, and always wondered whose picture was on the tin. I'll probably never know.