My OTC Class System

Discussion in 'OTC Over the counter tobacco' started by Ephraim, Nov 22, 2013.

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  1. Ephraim

    Ephraim Member

    Mar 24, 2013
    Posted this in another topic but thought it might need a thread of its own.

    Classic American Burley Blends
    (aka: OTC codger smokes, BurVa/VaBur, Burley forward, plain Burley, etc. These blends consist of primarily/mostly Burley tobacco with some Virginia added. Usually cased and topped with a mild, secret sweetener. If you really like one of these blends, there's a good chance you'll like at least some of the others)
    -Prince Albert
    -Carter Hall
    -Sir Walter Raleigh
    (The above three are the unofficial "trinity" of Classic American Burley, in my opinion)
    -Kentucky Club Mild
    -Sugar Barrel
    -Five Brothers
    -Middleton's Cherry Blend (arguably an aromatic, but not in my humble opinion. In fact, there may not be any cherry in this blend)
    -Half and Half

    Classic American Aromatic Blends
    (Burley forward aromatics, light aromatics, non-Scandinavian style aromatics, etc)
    -Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic
    -Prince Albert Cherry Vanilla
    -Prince Albert Soft Vanilla
    -Paladin Black Cherry (Much maligned)
    -Middleton's Apple (Arguably belongs in the Classic Burley category?)
    -Middleton's Wine Berry

    Regular Cavendish Aromatic Blends
    (Basic aromatics, similar to Borkum Riff. Usually heavily cased and topped Cavendish/Black Cavendish-based blends.)
    -Captain Black Regular/White
    -CB Cherry
    -CB Gold
    -CB Round Taste
    -CB Royal
    -CB Dark
    -Lane Bulk Aromatics (Blends such as 1Q, Verry Cherry, etc. Too many to list right now)

    Other American Classic Blends
    (Old American blends that don't fit into the above categories.)
    -Middleton's Walnut (English-style blend)
    -Mixture No.79 (Much maligned)
    -Kentucky Club Mixture
    -Kentucky Club Continental

    I'm sure I've left some blends out. Feel free to correct, praise, and/or criticize my classifications of "OTCs" :)
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
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