|Executive is a re-branded and tweaked Lane's 1Q. If you've smoked 1Q, you've more or less smoked Executive.
Quality tobacco but like many bulk blends, its too moist to smoke. Let it air for an hour or so before loading. The pouch aroma is undoubtedly chocolate. The room note is subtle hot chocolate aroma. I found no taste, but also no bite. Some gurgle in the bowl. My pipe was somewhat goopy after the smoke. Burns evenly and completely. If you're a lover of super mild aromatics, this is right up your alley.
I, on the other hand, was disappointed. I was looking for something to a clone of Captain Black white pouch. One of the Blatter bros. steered me to Executive, but Executive has absolutely none of the creamy, voluptious vanilla flavor and aroma of Captain Black.
I suspect Blatter's Arome de la Nuit would be more aligned with Captain Black....I will have to put some of this on my next order and post a review.
So,,,,If you're looking for Captain Black clone, Executive is absolutely not it.
But if you're looking for a very mild all-day smoke with a mild hint of chocolate, then this will fill the bill.
I'll smoke Executive if it's all I have left to smoke, but it won't be my first choice if I have one. It's not a bad smoke, just boring on its own.
My wife and I tried a mix of 200g Executive, 50g Blatter's Coffee and 50g of Captain Black white pouch. Now this custom blend has a lot more going for it!