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izmir turkish suggestions

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Tenthgate, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. Tenthgate

    Tenthgate Member

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    I'm smoking sunday picnic from Cornell and diehl at the moment and really love it. It contains virginia, perique, and izmir turkish. I'd like to find some alternate (non-latakia) blends to compare.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    McClelland's Tudor Castle....Va, Perique and Yenidje('Turkish'). Another would be C&D's Oriental Silk...a bulk blend, no less.
     
  3. Puff The Magic

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    Cornell & Diehl's "Turkish Blending" tobacco is Izmir & Va leaf. It's mighty good by itself and blends very well with other C&D blends.

    Ed
    Puff

    P.S. Have you tried C&D #414 "Oriental Silk", you ought to. If you like Va-Per-Turks, then Oriental Silk is right up your alley. It's smooth, smokes very well, fairly cool, very tasty, just the right amount of spice, excels in a meer! I really like it.
     
  4. Tenthgate

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    Thanks, I did some reading up and looks like the silk will be on my next purchase :) Bulk is a nice option, so i won't resist :)
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Another vote for Oriental Silk - one of my Top 5 tobaccos. I was surprised at this one - how much I enjoy it. Puff describes it very well.
     
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  6. woodbutcher

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    GLP Embarcadero is Va. and Izmir. It was the first Izmir blend I ever tasted and I still like it best.
    Dan
     
  7. cigarsarge

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    Low Country Waccamaw is Virginia and Izmir...Pretty good stuff.
     
  8. Tenthgate

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    So I tried the whole spectrum, ordered
    C&D oriental silk
    Tudor Castle
    Cairo

    Thanks for the suggestions all. I'm pretty happy with Sunday Picnic but at times it will have a sort of chemically taste which may be a number of things, but the bottom of the bowl sure tastes fine and the overall taste is nice and full which I do like :D It'll be fun to see where it lands in the spectrum of similar tabaccys
     
  9. Tenthgate

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    ORIENTAL SILK!!! YES!!!!
    Thanks for the recommend guys, I sampled Tudor castle and oriental silk so far. Tudor seems rich and tasty but the real winner so far is the oriental silk. It's like Sunday picnic but +1, giving me more of what I'm looking for somehow. Nice suggestion guys.
     
  10. esteban

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    just got 8 oz. turkish izmir fro 4 noggins (22$) and have blended it with praire wind ( I think 3 virginias and perique) WOW I like it. Clove and nutmeg flavor with the virginias. A keeper for a blend. Seems to be a little trippy also. Strong taste on back of throat. :nwor:
     
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    +11111
     
  12. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    +1 Embarcadero is quite tasty!
     
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