|I received a generous weight of this as a sample from Gauntley's, having bought plenty of GL Pease Jacknife Plug and assorted flake tobaccos over recent months. The first point here is to heartily recommend Gauntley's for their quality service - staff are always personable and deliveries always prompt.
Now down to the tobacco. Glynn, the blender, discusses the constituent parts on his blog (see footnote , below), but on opening the pouch, the plugs smelt familiar. An Irish plug and an English one, each with more casing or 'floral notes' than I usually enjoy. On first light the floral taste came through quite distinctly and I almost tipped the bowl. As I continued, however, the two mixture of the two types seemed to mix very well.
This is a robust smoke, something to take your time with. The casing seems to retreat into the background and what I am left with is a reliable smoke I can set down and come back to and enjoy, no stalenes or sourness. I'm going to return to this a few times before I consider ordering more, but a couple of really notable smokes makes me recommend a trial pouch for anybody who's curious to try a plug.