|First things first. Although I rated this blend as Recommended, that would only be for fans of Aromatics who are looking for a nice taste, and a nice room note. It isn't too strong, and it has the usual drawbacks of aromatics (borders on wanted to get a bit hot, and also leaves the LeBrea tarpits in the bottom of the bowl after a decent sized smoking).
Okay, mea culpas out of the way, let me say this about Spinnaker. It is a very nice Cavendish/Burley blend. The room note is extremely pleasant, with a little bit of a buttery-nut smell, and an overall nice feel to it. The smoke tastes great and is quite rich (which is why it is tempting to get a bit hot in puffing it).
The downside? When you first open the tin, it smells like cherry flavored cough syrup. Really, really strong - like an old fashioned Luden's Cough Drop box that has sat in the sun all afternoon, and the cough drops got gooey.
For a lot of successful, and mild, full aromatics it seems to me that it is often 2-out-of-3. Pick Room Note, Tin Note, or Taste - you only get two of them. Still looking for the perfect blend, but in the meantime I will enjoy adding Spinnaker to my rotation.