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Tobaccos that you think I will like!

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by bluepipe, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. bluepipe

    bluepipe Member

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    Hey guys, how is everyone?

    It would be nice to have some suggestions on tobaccos that I might like based on the ones I laready know I like.

    From G&H:
    no.2 flake !!
    Glengarry !!
    Ennerdale
    Circular navy cut - I think it's what you might call Lakeland

    Other that I liked:
    A blend called three escudos - it's virginia with perique and I have my tobacconist add more perique to it. I want to find more of these blends but it's the only va+per blend my tobacconist has.
    Peterson University flake - a bit too heavy on the nic

    The ones that I have tried and did not like or wasn't excited about:

    Latakia blend from tobacconist
    Erinmore balkan mix
    Lightweight aromatics - I tried them when I first switched from cigs and I needed a nic hit. Anything really lightweight in nic and aroma I don't find pleasing.
    Bosun cut and westmorland - they are really heavy on the nicotine without much extra aroma. They are too strong for me.

    So to summarise, I guess I don't like latakia (not sure though!), very light or very strong tobaccos. I like virginias!

    I am trying to create a list to order online from the US. So all you USA pipe smokers out there - please I could use your opinion.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    bluepipe
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Man, it's a wide open playing field then.

    If you like Va/Pers, how about something exotic...Sunday Picnic by C&D, or Tudor Castle by McClelland. These are vapers with an oriental leaf component. Relatively unique, without being too much a stretch for you taste wise.

    There is so many other options, though, I'll let others 'pipe' up.
     
  3. bluepipe

    bluepipe Member

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    I have only tried one va/per and I seem to like it. It's good when I want something that is not "sweet". That's the reason I like the no.2 flake as well. It's not sweet. Completely plain. btw, I didn't know there was so much difference between Latakia and Perique.
     
  4. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    Couple of no-brainers: Scottish Cake from Robert McConnel, Navy Cavendish from McClelland
     
  5. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    You are prime for Reiner Long Golden Flake.
     
  6. bluepipe

    bluepipe Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys! Preferably in bulk? Oh mighty ones please help. I made a list of things that seem good only by reading the tobacco content from 4noggins bulk tobaccos - basically everything with virginia and without latakia!

    Sas, are all "scotich" and "navy" supposed to represent the same thing?

    Oh god that Reiner is expensive even in the US !
     
  7. Sasquatch

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    Nah the Navy Cavendish is a rum-soaked virginia affair, some cigar-ish notes and some really sweet tastes tucked deep in.

    Scottish Cake is basically a Va/Per broken flake. I don't know if it's topped - it smells heavenly. Manly stuff - full flavor and no bull****. If you want a tasty Va/per, this one is really good.
     
  8. Sasquatch

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    For bulks - the McClelland bulk va/per is good - 5110? I can't remember the number.

    Also the 4noggins blends are yummy - Rich knows what he's doing.
     
  9. bluepipe

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    Good info right there! Thanks a lot. I typed my question wrong though. What I meant to say is: Are there any similarities between "navy" blends OR "scotish" blends? - like for example when a blend has "english" or "balkan" in the name it means there is latakia.
     
  10. GlassSculptor

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    Alamosa from 4noggins is pretty delicious! It's a Virginia/Perique blend with a very light (floral?) topping. Solid Medium in strength. A very tasty broken flake!

    Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bulls Eye Flake is very good. Light/Medium in strength. Looks groovy!

    If you want a more Perique, try John Patton's Cool Hand Fluke. I haven't tried it but have read mostly good things about it.
     
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