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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Bloodhound » Mon May 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Del wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:45 pm
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Tue May 01, 2018 12:17 pm
In general, UB, I have not found most C&D blends to my liking. I gravitate to McCl & G.L Pease. That doesn't mean they have no blends that I might like, only that those I've tried haven't rung my bell.
1) As you know, McClelland is done and gone.

2) As you probably know, C&D does all of the blending and such for the GL Pease labels. Craig Tarler and Greg Pease used to collaborate on blends, under the Two Friends label.

I also love and miss the McClelland virginias. As soon as I heard that McClelland was closing up, my first thought was, "I wonder what C&D will come up with?"

I am going to check out these Appalachian Trail blends really hard at Chicago. That's my mission this year.

Would you like me to get some samples for you?
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Del » Mon May 07, 2018 2:15 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Del wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:45 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:17 pm
In general, UB, I have not found most C&D blends to my liking. I gravitate to McCl & G.L Pease. That doesn't mean they have no blends that I might like, only that those I've tried haven't rung my bell.
1) As you know, McClelland is done and gone.

2) As you probably know, C&D does all of the blending and such for the GL Pease labels. Craig Tarler and Greg Pease used to collaborate on blends, under the Two Friends label.

I also love and miss the McClelland virginias. As soon as I heard that McClelland was closing up, my first thought was, "I wonder what C&D will come up with?"

I am going to check out these Appalachian Trail blends really hard at Chicago. That's my mission this year.

Would you like me to get some samples for you?
Del...You sir, are a good guy!
In the Good Ol' Days, C&D would pop open any tin and pinch a generous sample of anything for anyone.

But under the Obama-era rules, FDA does not allow "free samples" of tobacco.

So we had to "buy" sample packs (for 25 cents each). But it was a lot of work to pre-label the samples, so they had a limited variety.

I got some White Lightening and Bluegrass samples for ya. Send me a PM with your address.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon May 07, 2018 6:42 pm

Just ordered the full series.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by j1n » Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Another couple observations on this. I'm not a huge C&D fan, outside the GL Pease blends. But this White Lightning is good stuff. Grassy Virginias not unlike Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd (minus the strength). I don't get strong applejack, raspberries, or vanilla. I think these are in there just enough to bolster the naturally sweet VA. Lights easily with no drying time. This is a great tobacco. I'll likely buy more and also try out the others in the series.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 pm

j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Another couple observations on this. I'm not a huge C&D fan, outside the GL Pease blends. But this White Lightning is good stuff. Grassy Virginias not unlike Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd (minus the strength). I don't get strong applejack, raspberries, or vanilla. I think these are in there just enough to bolster the naturally sweet VA. Lights easily with no drying time. This is a great tobacco. I'll likely buy more and also try out the others in the series.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by j1n » Mon May 07, 2018 7:34 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 pm
j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Another couple observations on this. I'm not a huge C&D fan, outside the GL Pease blends. But this White Lightning is good stuff. Grassy Virginias not unlike Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd (minus the strength). I don't get strong applejack, raspberries, or vanilla. I think these are in there just enough to bolster the naturally sweet VA. Lights easily with no drying time. This is a great tobacco. I'll likely buy more and also try out the others in the series.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon May 07, 2018 7:52 pm

j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Irish-Dane wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 pm
j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Another couple observations on this. I'm not a huge C&D fan, outside the GL Pease blends. But this White Lightning is good stuff. Grassy Virginias not unlike Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd (minus the strength). I don't get strong applejack, raspberries, or vanilla. I think these are in there just enough to bolster the naturally sweet VA. Lights easily with no drying time. This is a great tobacco. I'll likely buy more and also try out the others in the series.
Remember when you were going to give me a tattoo midway on my AT thru-hike in 2012?
yeah. did you ever make it through here?
Nope. Broke my foot south of you. That's why those yahoos are making fun of me on the previous page.

I'm still down to get some j1n ink if you're still offering.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by j1n » Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:52 pm
j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Irish-Dane wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 pm
j1n wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Another couple observations on this. I'm not a huge C&D fan, outside the GL Pease blends. But this White Lightning is good stuff. Grassy Virginias not unlike Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd (minus the strength). I don't get strong applejack, raspberries, or vanilla. I think these are in there just enough to bolster the naturally sweet VA. Lights easily with no drying time. This is a great tobacco. I'll likely buy more and also try out the others in the series.
Remember when you were going to give me a tattoo midway on my AT thru-hike in 2012?
yeah. did you ever make it through here?
Nope. Broke my foot south of you. That's why those yahoos are making fun of me on the previous page.

I'm still down to get some j1n ink if you're still offering.
yeah man, let's talk.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu May 17, 2018 6:22 pm

plainview wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:
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Think I'll try the "I broke my damn foot" blend.
I can see the tin art in my head...

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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri May 18, 2018 10:38 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:22 pm
plainview wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 am
Think I'll try the "I broke my damn foot" blend.
I can see the tin art in my head...

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Oh great, now I have to add Johnny to the list.
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C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sat May 19, 2018 5:56 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:22 pm
plainview wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 am
Think I'll try the "I broke my damn foot" blend.
I can see the tin art in my head...

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Oh great, now I have to add Johnny to the list.
I often imagine doing the APT, and then I think of you and I’m like, “that would be me” so thanks for being my reminder that it’s probably for the best that I have kids and probably won’t have that opportunity lol!

In all seriousness though, I do want to try these blends at some point, although there is simply no reason for me to buy more tobacco at this point haha!

Maybe the next box pass...

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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 am

j1n wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 6:09 pm
I smoked a bowl of the White Lightning this evening. It's very good. Very natural flavoring, and probably quite a bit going on in it. Sandwiched between bowls of Dark Bird's Eye flake and GH&Co rope, it's tough to tell anything on the strength, but I know it's a lightweight compared to the others. But very, very tasty.
Here's my take on White Lightning that I posted in IDs thread, thanking him for the samples:

Received the samples today, and puffing on some White Lightning right now. The Virginia's and vanilla come through at first light and continue for a few minutes. The perique makes its presence well known from there on out. I'm near the bottom of the bowl now, with no bite and no re-lights. It's a good stout smoke. Just based on this first bowl I'd say this is not an all day smoke for me, but a very good after dinner smoke with coffee, which is where I am at the moment. In fact I wouldn't smoke this on an empty stomach, nor on a hot summer day.

I never got a hint of raspberries. Meanwhile, I tried a bowl of Stovepipe, which was slighter milder than WL, but actually tried to bite, before I slowed it down a bit.
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:53 am

I had my hand on the trigger and tins in the cart the other day... I backed down though.


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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:12 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:53 am
I had my hand on the trigger and tins in the cart the other day... I backed down though.


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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JimVH » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:20 pm

I started with Stovepipe. It doesn't suck.

Thanks for putting this together, ID.

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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm

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I think this is the tattoo you should get when you meet up with j1n
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:35 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:53 am
I had my hand on the trigger and tins in the cart the other day... I backed down though.


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Well did you spend $10 and take ID up on his generous offer to mail you samples of each one?
What I didn’t even see that... sending a pm...


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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by Del » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 pm

I am really digging the Bluegrass in my Teipen POY 2013.
A steady rhythm of bright and red Virginias is joined by an accompaniment of robust Perique and dark fired Kentucky, making for a spicy little diddy sure to keep you on your toes.
http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/111 ... -bluegrass
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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JimVH » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 pm

Del wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 pm
I am really digging the Bluegrass in my Teipen POY 2013.
A steady rhythm of bright and red Virginias is joined by an accompaniment of robust Perique and dark fired Kentucky, making for a spicy little diddy sure to keep you on your toes.
http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/111 ... -bluegrass
Bluegrass and Stovepipe are far and ahead the leaders by my taste.

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Re: C&D Appalachian Trail Series

Post by JMG » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:47 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Del wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:21 pm
I am really digging the Bluegrass in my Teipen POY 2013.
A steady rhythm of bright and red Virginias is joined by an accompaniment of robust Perique and dark fired Kentucky, making for a spicy little diddy sure to keep you on your toes.
http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/111 ... -bluegrass
Bluegrass and Stovepipe are far and ahead the leaders by my taste.
Stovepipe for the win in this series.
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