1. If you cannot verify your email address or recover your password, you need to call your ISP and tell them to stop blocking your email from this site.
    Dismiss Notice

Recommendations for some 'mild' smoke...

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by DiscSlinger, May 22, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DiscSlinger

    DiscSlinger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    I'm gonna make an order tomorrow for a few tins... Can you guys give me some recommendations for some really mild hitting blends ? I only smoke once or twice a month, so I don't need a nicotine rush from hell... stops me from enjoying the smoke.
    I have'nt tried a non-aromatic yet, so I'd like to try like an English style. I'd still like some sweet flavor though... if that exists in a non-aromatic.
    Thanks !
     
  2. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,784
    McClelland #5100 Red Cake, a mild, naturally sweet red virginia tobacco, ready rubbed, easy to smoke and very smoker friendly.
     
    Vaquero and DiscSlinger like this.
  3. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,371
    Tinder Box "Sherlock's Choice"
     
    DiscSlinger likes this.
  4. LawMonkey

    LawMonkey Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    323
    Rather ironic, that, given Sherlock's own smoking preferences!
     
  5. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,371
    Right, quite the convenient name !
     
  6. Vaquero

    Vaquero Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    659
    G.L. Pease Haddo's Delight...
    Or an aro that I have been enjoying lately is McClelland's Ashton Revival series Oldchurch.
     
    DiscSlinger likes this.
  7. DiscSlinger

    DiscSlinger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Hmmm.... the Haddo's delight seems to be a very strong blend by it's reviews, full of perique and burly. Think I'll pass on that, but the Old Church sounds good.
     
  8. LawMonkey

    LawMonkey Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    323
    Query: Are you looking for something that is mild in terms of nicotine hit or something that is mild in flavor? (or both, or something else?)
     
    Stonewall likes this.
  9. DiscSlinger

    DiscSlinger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    In terms of nicotine... flavor can vary. Since I do not smoke that often, I want to avoid anything with strong nicotine.
     
  10. Artistik

    Artistik Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    3,103
    Boswell's Bear Blend, an aro with a touch of latakia.
     
  11. Brian

    Brian Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    311
    I'm pretty sensitive to nicotine too. I have to be careful with new blends until I get a feel for them, and keep it limited to small bowls with stronger ones I know.

    +1 McClelland 5100, very pleasing, thrifty and tasty.
    Lane 1Q and RLP-6 are both inexpensive but tasty aromatics, mild enough for me, and not goopy.
    Orlik Golden Sliced is a nice mild flake.
    Dunhill Flake (aka GAF) is mild enough for me.
    McBaren Navy Flake, also very nice. I have to be a little careful with this one. Smokes like a dream though.

    English-ish blends:
    All the Frog Mortons are pretty mild, and very tasty (my favorite English blends, love On The Town).
    Presbyterian Mixture and Balkan Sasieni were both very good, solid flavor, but mild enough.
    Squadron Leader was fine for me.
    Black Mallory by Rattray was fine and mild enough too.
     
    Vaquero likes this.
  12. Albert

    Albert Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,396
    I definitely second the suggestion of any of the Frog Morton series smokes. Also, Mac Baren Mixture Scottish blend and Macbaren Golden Extra are really great smokes.
     
  13. Vaquero

    Vaquero Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    659
    Yeah, the Haddo's Delight might be a little stronger than what you are after. The Old Church is definitely a mild smoke, IMO, however it is an aro. Another McClelland that you might be interested is called English Woods, which as you can imagine is a English blend yet still pretty sweet. Not sure if there are any reviews on it out there though. McClelland Ashton Revival "Old Dog" might also fit the bill.

    I guess I need to broaden my horizon and stop buying so much of their tobacco!
     
  14. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    5,757
    Anything by CAO. Many blends by Altadis too.
    Oh...and most by Sutliffe!
     
  15. jeff394

    jeff394 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    598
    +1 for Frog Morton (light English) and 5100 Red Cake (light Virginia).
     
  16. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    813
    Holger Danske Daily.
    +1 on Frogmorton and Dunhill Flake
     
  17. Gandalf

    Gandalf Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    64
    Where can you get this??? "D"
     
  18. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,371
    And Tinder Box "Special" (simply great tobacco, thanks NickWilliams for the suggestion)
     
  19. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,784
    Most tobacconist carry this blend and just about every online retailer, look under McClelland bulk tobaccos.
     
  20. Gandalf

    Gandalf Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    64
    Thanks Cobb... "D"
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.