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MATCH - Holiday Mixture Bulk Pipe Tobacco

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by WVDAVE, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Active Member

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    Has anyone tried the MATCH - Holiday Mixture Bulk Pipe Tobacco {not to be confused with Holiday Excursion Pipe Tobacco}? This caught my eye while looking for a decent and reasonably priced bulk tobacco for everyday use.
     
  2. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Active Member

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    Is this stuff really that bad or has no one tried it? Any recommendations on an all day smoke.
     
  3. LostDog13

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    have not tried it
     
  4. ShawnP

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    Never heard of it, What vendor is selling this?

    Shawn
     
  5. ShawnP

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    I found it. Nope still never heard of it or tried it.

    Shawn
     
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  7. WVDAVE

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    When I first started smoking a pipe 44 or 45 years ago, I was working in an office with a fellow who smoked Holiday Mixture. At that time I was smoking Amphora or Black Cherry. Anyway, the smell of his Holiday Mixture was terrific. I am tempted to get some now and try it out.
     
  9. DaveyBoy

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    sounds interesting...I think I might include some the next time I order
    One question...I have only tried one other cube cut tobacco and had a heck of a time keeping it lit...any suggestions for packing cube cut tobacco?
     
  10. colorduke

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    I smoke the Holiday Excursion and enjoy it.
     
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    Yes, there really is a secret to smoking cube cut tobacco. Basically it's a 2-step process:

    1. Gravity feed the tobacco into your pipe ... do NOT tamp it down.

    2. Take twice the number of lights to get it going. Don't huff and puff. Draw slowly, only 2 or 3 times per light. Let the tobacco smolder. If you have to light 6 to 8 times at the beginning, so be it. TAKE YOUR TIME.

    It took me a couple of tries to master this. Patience is key. Don't go chasing after the flavor by over-puffing. Let the flavor build over time.

    Cube cut is a compressed tobacco. That's why it's essential not to tamp it down at the beginning. It needs as much air as possible to ignite and burn properly.
     
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  12. Wildcat

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    What the Duke said. Good stuff!!!!!
     
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  13. Wildcat

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    Would love to do a side by side with Holiday Match and Holiday Excursion. I'd also like to know where the Holiday Match is available online. Anyone know?
     
  14. User4408

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    At Pipes & Cigars. I tried embedding the link, but they use some sort of bypass.

    Anyway, just click through the following sequence:

    Home > Pipe Tobacco > Bulk Pipe Tobacco > Bulk Tobacco Substitutes For Old-Favorites & Discontinued Blends > MATCH - Holiday Mixture Bulk Pipe Tobacco (by the ounce)
     
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  15. WVDAVE

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    So if I'm following correctly, Altadis/Sutliff produces both the Match and the Excursion. That said, are they the same blend w/ different names, one for tin and one for bulk?
     
  17. colorduke

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    :msty:
     
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