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Inventing "English" tobacco.

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Ol Brokedik, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Yes, we Colonials are a curious lot. Our stearing wheels are on the wrong side of our cars. We drive on the wrong side of the road. We didn't like the metric system, so we came up with something else. We decided we should have a name for a very popular tobacco, so we invented one. We're a very contrary bunch. Still, it's hard not to like us.

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  3. jpberg

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    I really have no idea of the history, but I do wonder if "English" tobacco came about from Dunhill sending all those wonderful Lat/VA/cav/per blends over here. I mean, there's a reason we call it an English blend, it makes sense that an English company would have been the one to introduce us to it.
     
  4. Old Ted

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    For a few years prior to WW2 my mother worked in a 'high class' city center tobacconist shop, and used to make-up personal blends for many of the 'professional' customers - lawyers, consultants etc.. Mixtures with Latakia, oriental and other 'exotic' leaf were popular with many of that clientelle, but the average pipesmoker smoked (and still does) our traditional Virginia flakes of the Condor, St.Bruno type.
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  5. Ol Brokedik

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    If it wasn't for England, there wouldn't be a United States. God Save The Queen!

    Be well.
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