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Strong Latakia?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Longbottom Leaf, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Longbottom Leaf

    Longbottom Leaf Member

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    Is there a latakia blend out there with a strong nic hit:beck:? Most the ones on TR are rated medium to strong. I want strong to very strong, anybody have any ideas?
     
  2. jeff394

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    Captain Earle's Ten Russians. I haven't tried it, but I hear it packs a punch.
     
  3. Waino

    Waino Active Member

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    I have smoked 100% latakia but latakia itself is not very strong (except the muddy smoke -taste). Use perique to give kick. Best mixture to me is 60% latakia, 20% virginia, 10% perique and rest... Black Cavendish and/or Oriental. Increasing the amount of perique you can make its stronger.

    Actually there is one favour to me already: Paul Olsen My Own Blend Haddock.

    Ten Russians sounds good. Have to try it.
     
  4. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I've heard this about Ten Russians...I'd also add that the grapevine says C&D's Billy Budd has a definite hit to it too.
     
  5. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    Penzance. Especially when smoked on an empty stomach.
     
  6. Schmitz Bitz

    Schmitz Bitz Member

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    Ten Russians and Stimulus Package (both under the Capt. Earles line) bring both the latakia and the nicotine in a big way (and make it into my regular rotation). Dunhill Nightcap isn't bad either, a nice latakia hit with the healthy dose of perique to sooth the soul.
     
  7. Longbottom Leaf

    Longbottom Leaf Member

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    Thanks for the recommendations! I will keep this in mind for my next order:th1:.
     
  8. jeffbee

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    Captain Earl's Ten Russians and Old Ironsides
     
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