Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

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Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:07 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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TwoXseveN wrote:mine seem to change like everyone elses.

currently, in no order:

1. Boswell Northwoods
2. Paul's Arrowhead.
3. Original Frog Morton
4. Paul's Mountain Breeze
5. Dunhill Early Morning Pipe.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Joshoowah » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:09 pm

I'll leave off old favorites I haven't had in a while due to proximity and simply list my current favorites.

1. Orlik's Dark Strong Kentucky
2. Germain's Plum Cake (I love, love, love this stuff. It's a shame I can't ever find any. Finishing up what last bit I have.)
3. McClelland's 3 Oaks Syrian
4. McConnell's Scottish Flake
5. Esoterica's Penzance (actually have 2 tins with me here in Kenya)
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Goose55 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:05 pm

Is it the newer thread, "Top Five Desert Island Tobaccos" that I listed my top five, to date? I think so.

Dunhill Flake
McConnell Scottish Flake
50:50 McClelland 5115 & McClelland 5100
McClelland Tudor Castle
Peter S. Luxury Twist Flake

not in any particular order and also subject to change
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:06 am

My favs have probably changed significantly over the years, some are still from memory as I haven't had them in a while:

1. GLP Chelsea Morning
2. GLP Sextant
3. GLP Blackpoint
4. Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture
5. GLP Key Largo

I think C&D Bayou Morning Flake is also coming on the scene. Of course Renaissance Reserve has been awesome, but I can hardly list a one time treat as an all time favorite...


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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Fainn » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:13 am

So far, I only have 4.
1. Carolina Home Blend
2. Prince Albert
3. John Bull
4. Lane Hazelnut.

I keep looking for that elusive 5th blend. I'd like to find a good maple blend.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:55 am

Still working on it!
At the moment, nothing seems quite as wonderful to me as Best Brown Flake straight up, or with a bit of BCA sprinkled on top.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:13 am

Fainn wrote:So far, I only have 4.
1. Carolina Home Blend
2. Prince Albert
3. John Bull
4. Lane Hazelnut.

I keep looking for that elusive 5th blend. I'd like to find a good maple blend.
Check out C&D Autumn Evening


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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by JimVH » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:22 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fainn wrote:So far, I only have 4.
1. Carolina Home Blend
2. Prince Albert
3. John Bull
4. Lane Hazelnut.

I keep looking for that elusive 5th blend. I'd like to find a good maple blend.
Check out C&D Autumn Evening


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Autumn Evening is a very enjoyable blend. If you want something from the in your face end of the maple spectrum, try Suttlif Maple Street. Think of it as Prince Albert mixed with pancake syrup. It's very aromatic.

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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Goose55 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:19 am

durangopipe wrote:Still working on it!
At the moment, nothing seems quite as wonderful to me as Best Brown Flake straight up, or with a bit of BCA sprinkled on top.
I know what you mean. I had smoked up a small sample I ordered and then when 6 more ounces arrived I crammed it all into a 1/2 pint Kerr jar, where it has been, hiding my my central hall closet, ever since. That was several months ago. I just ordered another 5 ounces to smoke, so I can let that packed jar age.

Looking forward to being reintroduced to it, and to see if it might become one of my go to tobaccos. It would be nice if I had enough of the bulk tobaccos I like, so that I can let all the tinned tobacco age.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Fainn » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:56 pm

JimVH wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fainn wrote:So far, I only have 4.
1. Carolina Home Blend
2. Prince Albert
3. John Bull
4. Lane Hazelnut.

I keep looking for that elusive 5th blend. I'd like to find a good maple blend.
Check out C&D Autumn Evening


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Autumn Evening is a very enjoyable blend. If you want something from the in your face end of the maple spectrum, try Suttlif Maple Street. Think of it as Prince Albert mixed with pancake syrup. It's very aromatic.
I had considered that on my next order. Never tried their private stock series, but I understand they bought HOW and this is supposed to be similar to Mapleton.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by wsblevins » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:03 am

There are just so many, and it changes from time to time. But if I had to pick 5 at this point in time they would be in no specific order...

1. Villager 1888 Early Day
2. Sir Walter Raleigh Regular
3. Esoterica Stonehaven Flake
4. Dunhill Mixture 965
5. Dunhill Aperitif



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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by CW Spook » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Hmmm, I suppose from the volumes in which I purchase them they'd be:

1. Lane 1-Q
2. Lane RLP-6
3. H&H Chatham Manor
4. Country Squire Cherokee
5. Country Squire Second Breakfast
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Goose55 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:17 am

These were thought to be "the" 5 last year, but I am updating.

Dunhill Flake (not in rotation. Leaving a bunch of tins to age)
McConnell Scottish Flake (not in rotation. Leaving many tins to age)
50:50 McClelland 5115 & McClelland 5100 (losing it's appeal)
McClelland Tudor Castle (not in rotation. Leaving a bunch of tins to age)
Peter S. Luxury Twist Flake (losing it's appeal)

So, as of today, I only have three that are smoked regularly.....

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. bulk Brown Flake (unscented)
McClelland 2015 bulk Virginia Perique Flake
McClelland St. James Woods (when sales are offered, acquiring more 3.5 ounce tins of this)
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:46 am

Interesting you say that about the Twist. I bought a big package when it first came out and put it away to age. I still don't like it. Delicious at first, but cloying sweet.

For me, at the moment:

Haddo's Delight. Good, but the sweetness is starting to cloy.

Key Largo--good stuff.

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RB plug. Always and forever.

Prince Albert. Smoke a lot of it, don't talk about it much. It's just good.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by philofumo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:10 am

1). Samuel Gawith LakeLand Dark
2). Velvan Plug
3). HU Hadde's Best Irish
4). Condor Plug
5). Revor Plug

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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by Goose55 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:37 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:46 am
Interesting you say that about the Twist. I bought a big package when it first came out and put it away to age. I still don't like it. Delicious at first, but cloying sweet.

For me, at the moment:

Haddo's Delight. Good, but the sweetness is starting to cloy.

Key Largo--good stuff.

OGS.

RB plug. Always and forever.

Prince Albert. Smoke a lot of it, don't talk about it much. It's just good.
So, you have two GL Pease blends right up there, Haddo's and Key Largo.

I've added KL to my list of tobaccos to try.
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by joegoat » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:49 pm

1. Prince Albert (I give it number one because I truly smoke it the more often than any other blend. It's just a good smoke)
The other four are not in any particular order.
2. Newminster no. 400 Superior Navy Flake (simply a good tasting VA flake with the zest, grass and the touch of sweet a good VA flake should have)
3. McClelland 5100 Red Cake (A+ Virginia)
4. Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist (I have yet to lose my love for this tobacco)
5. C&D Billy Bud (Ifeel like a power house blend every now and then and this one fits the bill)

Honorable mention: C&D Pegasus (the Prince Albert replacement when I want something stronger)
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Prince Albert
Orlik Golden Sliced
James Fox Campanile
Peretti Scottish Flake
Grouse-moor
Mine have changed slightly, it would seem:
  • Prince Albert
  • Edgeworth Sliced
  • Hearth & Home Classic Burley Kake
  • Peretti Thanksgiving Day Blend
  • Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture
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Re: Your Top Five Pipe Tobacco Blends

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:38 am

Dunhill EM has definitely moved up on the list, along with the East India Co Officers Club. Bob's Chocolate, and Russ's Candy Cane Coco are on the list also, along with Lane 1Q.
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