Tinder Box- Connoisseur

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  1. mrpipster

    mrpipster Active Member

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    This is the first English blend I have tried.
    I like it but I am wondering how it compares to other English blends.
    Has anyone else here tried this blend?
    I would like to hear your thoughts.
     


  2. whitebriar

    whitebriar Member

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    no idea--i didn't know tinderbox was still around--haven't seen one in years--
    i'd just say, if you like it, smoke it--enjoyment knows no critique--
     
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    I saw this thread early Tuesday morning and have been trying to make it out to the Tinderbox in my area to snag a bit but life conspires against me! I've only got Vintage Syrian, Frog Morton, and Northwoods as Englishes (or close approximations) to compare it to, but I'm darn sure going to try! ;) I'd love to hear your take on it mrpipster, given that it's your first English, what are your thoughts?
     
  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Going off long-term memory, I preferred Philosopher and Sherlock's Choice from TB over Connoiseur, but I always heard that Connoiseur was the "better" blend. In other words, the tobacco cognoscenti of my early years thought that Connoiseur was closest to a tinned blend... tinned blends somehow being the measure of quality.

    Whitebriar nailed it - if you like it, smoke it. Your enjoyment makes it a "good" blend.
     
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  5. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    What he said, double!

    Paul
     
  6. mrpipster

    mrpipster Active Member

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    Well it seems the more I smoke it the sweeter it gets.
    I have lost all taste of the Latakia in it and that really bums me out.
     
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