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Recommendations?

Post by artsygeek » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Two tobaccos that I love are Rattray's Hal O The Wind and Rattray's Marlin Flake. Any other recommendations?
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Re: Recommendations?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:19 pm

I've had neither of those blends so I can't be of any help. Sorry.
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Re: Recommendations?

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:39 pm

Kohlhase and Kopp manufactured that tobacco. I’d suggest Old Gowrie from the same line, then exploring Astley’s from the same blender, with a particular point in the direction of No. 44 flake.
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Post by Jocose » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:00 pm

Based on those choices, Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake would be a good one.
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Post by ryland » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Are those two blends out of production?

Vauen #14 is a great VA flake.
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Post by Jocose » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:28 pm

I'm not sure if the stuff is still around but F&T had some excellent Virginia's. Blackjack was a favorite of mine 10 years ago, I have a tin of Blackjack with the old name on it around here somewheres.
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Post by artsygeek » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks so far. I'll see what's available and meets my insanely limited budget. I'm continuously open to suggestions.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Blackjack is a wonderful suggestion.
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Post by rgcurrey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:33 pm

As a fan of Marlin Flake (but not enjoying the difficulty in obtaining it at times) might I suggest Davidoff Medallions.
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:55 am

Yes Blackjack is awesome, on the note of a budget, two suggestions.


1. Post about what blends you are curious about and see if someone will send you a sample. Someone did that for me years ago, was very helpful.

2. Wait for sales, get the newsletters for Smokingpipes and pipesandcigars and wait for a sale you like!

I’ve been enjoying Green Dragon from the Country Squire as well, this may be a less expensive option since it’s a bulk tobacco not a tinned one, bulks can be just as good and are usually about half or less of the cost.

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