Guys let me tell you something. I'm beginning to think this tallow based soap maker from Ohio can make give the big names a run for the money. Oh yes, I love the newly reformulated Noble Otter, & Oleo, and then of course everyone knows Wholly Kaw, Declaration Grooming, Sudsy Soapery, Grooming Department, Tallow & Steel, and B&M Reserve are all legendary performers in their own right. But guys for $12 you can get a 4oz soap that is just as good & maybe even better than some of those mentioned. No I'm not talking about Stirling's superb value. Everyone knows that. But I'm talking about a soap that hardly gets any discussion in today's growing artisan soap race. It's Shannon's Soaps!! This soap is incredibly slick, silky, creamy, dense. It is very yogurty like. And guys this is the very same characteristics that I love about all those top tier soaps! This is right there with them! I used Shannon's Bay Patchouli Grapefruit (BPG) for my shave today. The lather was just incredible. The pictures & the lighting doesn't do it justice to seeing in person, but it is a super wet, heavy, silky, creamy lather. And for comparisons sake, here is yesterday's lather with B&M Reserve Cool. Also phenomenal lather characteristics: And then lastly, this is a very good picture with very good lighting, but these other two are equally good in person. Here is Declaration Grooming: Guys, I'm telling you right now, Shannon's Soaps are right up there with the well know, we'll talked about soaps here. The lather quality is just as good (though as I said the pics don't do it justice). Let the silence be broken!! This soap needs more attention. Please check out their website & also Maggards & get some tallow goodness!