The last time I ordered tobacco from Cornell & Diehl, I got a pound of Mountain Camp. This was one of my favorites back in the olden days, and is a cousin of my absolute favorite Bayou Night, because it contains all the same varieties but with the ratios of Latakia and Perique reversed.
I have been smoking the Mountain Camp almost exclusively lately in order to use it up, and have finally come to the end of it. I don't think I'll order it again. It seems I have just lost my liking for strong Latakia blends.
A couple of days ago I received a new order which I will detail in a future post soon, but for now I will just say that I am thoroughly enjoying a custom blend that I had C&D whip up for me which is heavy on the Perique. I'll be posting a couple of macro shots of the fresh leaves that have just arrived soon and detailing once again the custom blend that I'm enjoying tonight.
I also have to look forward to some thorough reaming and cleaning to get the Latakia out of several pipes. I don't hate it or anything like that, I just prefer it now in smaller ratios so that it doesn't dominate. Happy puffing!