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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by TREEMAN, Oct 10, 2017.
I also bought a dozen Ball jars today.
The Cellar groweth!
You piqued my curiosity about the County Squire's Middle Earth blends. Unfortunately, their site is down. Can you tell me more?
Wizard Weed. I think Bushman had some of those so you might get him to weigh in.
I've been to the Little Big Horn Battlefield a couple of times & bought a mix from a Lakota tribal member called Grandfather's Spirit. It was quite good but I know of no way to contact him anymore.
Hey Dave, I can't comment on them yet as they won't arrive until Saturday. I will post reviews as I sample them.
Just checked their site and it was back up;
Yesterday I tried the Maltese Falcon blend by G.L. Pease.
WOW! I really like this blend. A fantastic English with a slightly sweet flavor and a bit of a molasses undertone.
If you like very forward Cyprian latakia blends this one needs to be on your 'to do' list.
Yes, I was able to get in this morning. Keep us posted
Today's smoke was Ole Shenandoah Drunken Cherry (used to be called Bootlegger).
I have never been completely happy with most cherry blends, many seem to have a bitter undertone and/or tend to be tongue-biters.
This blend is really good and doesn't seem to suffer from those issues, So I am very pleased and really enjoyed this one. It will adequately fill my aromatic cherry smoke needs for the time being.
I am open to suggestions of other cherry blends. what do ya'll like?
White Knight in a Peterson Dublin Churchwarden.
I'm not a fan of Cherry anything so have no recommendations for you. But in the case of all aeros I think a cherry cased blend (flavoring added when it is put into the press) vs a cherry topped blend (flavoring added as a topping just before tobacco is cut) would be milder & not produce tongue bite. Aero cased seems to always be preferable.
A mixture of a couple of C&D Virginia blends... Carolina red flake and Opening Night
Stokkebye's Luxury Bullseye Flake.
Good evening Gentlemen,
For those unfamiliar with the above website, it allows you to do a little research on just about any pipe tobacco.
If you are interested on a certain blend, you can search for that also.
Allow yourself some time, though!
I have a nice stash of the real Field and Stream from the 1960's. I pulled a bowl full from its slumber this afternoon and smoked it in an old 1930's Kaywoodie prince. Always a treat.
Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East
Good Afternoon Gents,
There have been a few good suggestions in this thread. I'm curious as to your favourites - what's your "on a desert island combo"? Mine would undoubtedly be C&D Bayou Morning Flake in a Savinelli 311KS poker - best VaPer I can think of.
McClelland 3 Oaks Syrian in my Savinelli Carlo Duca. Not my most expensive ($45?) pipe but a great smoker with a perfect capacity bowl. Island or backyard.
Most of the time I've smoked C&D bulk blends. Have been smoking Bayou Morning and Oriental Silk. Just ordered Orion's Arrow and Sutliff's Victorian match blend which I've smoked in the past..
Currently I have some Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish, which is pretty good; an excellent local blend called Green Mountain (it's heavy on the Latakia, though, so it's not an every-time smoke); and some Haunted Bookshop, which tastes like cigarettes. I haven't really spent much time with my pipe in months, though, which suggests I should probably try to find something new.
I really enjoyed Benjamin Hartwell's Evening Stroll but it was discontinued. Does anyone know where I might find something comparable?
Hearth & Home - White Knight
I really like this blend. I need to get a couple more tins and put them in the cellar to age.
Scotty's - University Professor
This blend is a mild, pleasant smoke but not very remarkable. I will age it awhile and see what happens.
C&D Crooner at the moment.