Orientals

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  1. TheModernGent

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    So, my favorite styles of tobacco are English and Balkan blends, and over the past 6 years I have enjoyed my fair share of different blends. As my taste for tobacco has refined over the years, I am finding that I think I may have such a fondness for these blends because of the unique spice imparted from the Orientals present. That being said, I would like to try some very Oriental forward blends, or blends where the Oriental's really shine. I know that tastes is subjective, but any recommendations would be greatly appreciated :)


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  2. Capt

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    McClelland's Mixture No. 1 and N0. 6 (Green Labels).
     
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    Peretti's # 40 is about the best I have had. The two new ones I'm smoking this week is McC Grand Orientals Yenidje Highlander and Robert McConnell's Oriental. They are good, but be warned, very mild. RRR is a good choice for more flavor. Most orientals need to be sipped slow to get all the flavor from them. Another very good one, I think is 3 Oaks Syrian. All kinds of different tastes in that one.These are about the only Orriental forward I have tried. They are interesting, but don't go hogwiled buying a bunch or you will be stuck in mildville. #40 does have a great flavor, tho. Very Highly reccomended.
     
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    As a side, Peretti is in Boston, I'm sure you know. There Royal Blend is top shelf as well. An English that has a fair amount of Yenidje in it. Very, very good. Brings back memories of some of the blends smoked back in late 60's and 70's.
     
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    Thank you both very much for the suggestions :)
     
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    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Aside from what's already been mentioned:

    C&D Oriental Silk
    McClellands Virginia #24 and Samsum (classic oriental collection. The Drama is good, too).
    SG Sam's Flake
     
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    Thanks Kerr. I have some Classic Samsun now and enjoy. It's the only one I've tried though (besides RRR). I like it
     
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    Samsun is the most "oriental" of the Grand Oriental series. Or maybe it's just the most different. You might try the Soukhoum as well.
     
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    McConnel's Oreiental
     
  10. TheModernGent

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    Thanks Arkie
     
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    You might consider getting just Oriental tobaccos alone, not in a mix, and trying them. I have some Izmir and Smyrna that I've used for blending and occasionally smoke by themselves. (I started doing that to see if I could learn better how to identify the components of blends.)
     
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    +1 on the Peretti blends, especially Royal which is one of my favorites.
     
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    I recently tried McClellands Oriental Cavendish. I think the reason I bought it was because it didn't have any latakia and I was wanting something that highlighted orientals. Found it at SmokingPipes in the bulk section. Overall it was an enjoyable smoke. It was a nice (in my opinion) balance of sweet and spice, although I read reviews where some thought the sweet was too much.

    I'm glad you posted this. I've also been wanting to try some more unique, oriental-forward blends.
     
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    +2 for Perretti's Royal.
    Dunhill's London Mixture is nicely oriental-forward to my tastes and a lot of shops stock it.
    C&D's #166 Turkish is good too and fun to have on hand for DIY blends.
     
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    I had one of the McClellands Orientals but I can't remember which one it was. Green label and it was good. I might have to revisit these.
     
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    Fr Dempsey Blend - Kramer's Tobacco
     
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    C&D Billy Bud a geat blend

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    I love Early Morning Pipe from Dunhill. I'm taking notes on some of these others, as I'm very keen to try a couple other oriental blends. I recommend EMP, good luck finding a great tobacco!
     
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    McClelland Oriental #14, and Pease Lagonda. The orientals in the Lagonda are just lovely.
     
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    I tried to stay away from blends containing latakia, but I'd add GLP Charing Cross to your list, both of which are excellent examples. CC really brings the oriental!
     
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