English Blends with an Aromatic

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  1. tbiley

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    Yesterday I went to a local tobacconist and picked up their popular house blend (delicious stuff but that's another story). I read some history about the store and I found out that Cary Grant actually went there to pick up his blends. The tobacconist told me he smoked their medium English blend with a little Irish aromatic (smelled wonderful).

    So I was wondering, how many of you ever tried an English blend that has an aromatic tobacco in it? I did not pick up this blend, but I'm planning to after my winter break. Is there such a blend that tastes like an English but its aroma is different?
     
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    Sillems black. I've not tried it myself yet, but it sounds really good.
     
  4. Sasquatch

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    There's lots of "crossover" blends, with latakia and Virginia and a topping of some kind.

    Gawith's Perfection is one of these... Maltese Falcon from Pease..... Something like Chesdin from Benjamin Hartwell...McClelland's new "Legends" may have a subtle essence... might just be the toby but I don't think so. It's magnificent anyhow.
     
  5. Deckard

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    C&D's Black Frigate is a nice lat blend with a bit of rum flavor from the Navy Cavendish. It has a bit of sweetness which I really look for in an English blend. Speaking of I need to add a few more tins to my next TAD list.
     
  6. beaupipe

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    St. Ives from Esoterica fits the bill, as does Pembroke. There are also several "American-English" tobaccos that fit the bill such as Dr. Bradley from Iwan Ries and Epiphany from C&D and even the popular Voodoo Queen from Altadis.

    Some of these I like a lot. Some I don't mind. One (it happens to be St. Ives) I'm really not fond of.
     
  7. jeffbee

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    I mix Sutliff Sunrise Smoke (a mild English) with Villiger 1888 Mid-Day (butterscotch aromatic) and smoke it every morning. Very tasty mix. That reminds me: I need to order some more of both.
     
  8. jpberg

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    Look at the Pipe Works & Wilke stuff.
     
  9. ruffinogold

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    IRC Dr. Bradley is a really nice crossover . Mostly I dont care for them but the Dr. is really done well
     
  10. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    4noggins has Britt's Balkan. Never had it, but it seems to be rated ok over at TR.
     
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    I was sitting on this stuff for a few months before I dried it. I agree, great blend. Just enough vinalla to let you know its there, but not enough to over power the english.
     
  12. user0003

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    Personally when I choose Aros I prefer the WOL line. I think WOL is at least as good and a lot cheaper than the Sillem's line. YMMV....
     
  13. ruffinogold

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    + 1 bigtime . The 1864 is really tops as well as the signature and Old fashioned . they are all super " clean " aro's of high quality
     
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