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Tobacco question #2: What is latakia?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by dmkerr, Dec 25, 2011.

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  1. blendtobac

    blendtobac Member

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    Cyprian Latakia is made by hanging hands of Smyrna in barns and drying and curing it over fires of aromatic woods and herbs. Syrian Latakia is made using a strain called Shek-al-Bint and woods and herbs, with the primary wood being Syrian Oak, which is now scarce due to overharvesting.​
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  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    :appl:

    Hey, if Id'a known we had a tobacco blender on board, I would have PM'd ya and skipped the rest of the process! :D

    For some reason, I have a hankering for Lakeland Brickle right now... not sure why... but ain't gonna fight it....
     
  3. Dunlibi

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    A bowl full of Latakia and a glass full of a peaty whisky together, an occasional luxury.
    I wouldn't do it all the time 'cos that would spoil it but once every couple of months.................................. Bliss
     
  4. Dunlibi

    Dunlibi Member

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    Brings me to a question.
    I can buy latakia in it's unblended form can others do this?
    I haven't checked on-line because my B+M sells it.
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Yes. McClellands sells straight latakia. I know other blenders do as well but I've been happy with McC's so I haven't looked elsewhere. Chances are your B&M is buying the same stuff.
     
  6. kleidophoros

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