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thesmokindragon

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Well, I have been working my way through some new ones I had been wanting to try out also breaking in a new Radice Rind Bulldog with them;
Cornell & Diehl: Billy Budd - An old fav of mine, revisited it not too long ago, still a great blend
C&D's Habana Daydream ~ A great blend, does have some kick to her. I think I put myself into a Nic coma yesterday smoking a full bowl in the Radice Bulldog - This is one of those blends that I will be adding several lbs to the cellar
GLP's Key Largo ~ Having my first smoke this afternoon in the Radice Bulldog again, another outstanding blend - as the description is spot on ; Deep, Earthy, and Creamy , beautifully balanced, richly textured layers of cocoa, dark roasted coffee, leather, and a lively, lingering finish. Another blend worth adding lbs to the cellar
on deck;

C&D's Seersucker -

GLP's Robusto -
Here is the Radice Rind Bulldog I'm breaking in with all these blends;



 

bigtex

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I recently purchased some McClelland Dominican Glory Maduro and continue to be pleasantly surprised every time I burn a bowl of it.

 

cosmicfolklore

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I am a big fan of cigar blends, especially in the summer, with Key Largo being an all time fav. But, for those who are cigar aficionados, don't expect a cigar blend to taste like a cigar. In a pipe, it's always it's own thing, very different from a cigar.

 

leatherman

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I've been enjoying a tin of Dominican Glory Maduro as well, I quite like it. The tin aroma is so rich, and the smoke is dense and flavourful.

 

cigrmaster

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cos is right. When I first began smoking a pipe I had been a big cigar smoker so naturally I tried a few of the cigar blends. They don't taste anything like a cigar but I still enjoyed them. My favorite was Gl Pease Robusto, smoked a bunch of that.

 

btp79

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I just picked up a tin of Lane Andullo, it's well worth the $8 I paid for it.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Harris, if you like Robusto, you’ll go crazy for Key Largo. It’s the exact same as Robusto, except in a flake. It’s a staple for me on the beach or at the pool paired with a fruity tropical drink. Every time I smoke, I just expect to see bikinis. Pressing it does something magical to it.

 

cigrmaster

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cos, I used to like Robusto and a lot of other English blends. I lost my taste for Latakia over a decade ago. Another one of my favorite English back in the day was Two Friends Deacons Downfall, that stuff was awesome to my tastes.

 

cigrmaster

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cos, I used to like Robusto and a lot of other English blends. I lost my taste for Latakia over a decade ago. Another one of my favorite English back in the day was Two Friends Deacons Downfall, that stuff was awesome to my tastes.

 

unadoptedlamp

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I smoke Key Largo when I'm in a hot, humid environment. I never even noticed it had latakia in it until much later. That stuff is just amazing, in my opinion, if it's getting damn hot and you're looking for a full flavoured blend that pairs well with the heat.
For me, it's nothing like a cigar, but for the pipe, it's in a league of its own. I'll cry if it's taken from the shelves.

 

mrenglish

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Dec 25, 2010
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JJ Fox and their Bankers Mixture is really good along with Robert Lewis and their Tree mixture. Both are well done with the addition of cigar leaf.

 

mrenglish

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Thanks Harris. Yep, life has that way of mucking things up. Definitely have not given up the pipe! They have helped me keep what little sanity I have left. lol

 

kola

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Howdy Mike, long time no see. I hope all is well.
Cigar baccys? Key Largo and Robusto which seem almost the same to me, with KL in big broken flake and Rob a smaller finer cut.

 

cigrmaster

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Mike, totally understand.
Another English I used to smoke and enjoy was C&D Bayou Nights. I once aged it a good 7 or so years and it was really tasty.

 

oldtoby

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Dec 7, 2011
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@ Mr. English,
Much agreed with you about Banker's. Also, think you mean Robert Lewis 123 Mixture instead of Tree Mixture.
On a side note, Glynn at GQ Tobaccos made a blend called Classic English that was a very good cigar leaf blend. Not sure it's available now.

 

lazar

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May 5, 2015
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I haven't tried many cigar leaf blends, but Lewis 123 is a great one for sure.
Sutliff Navigator is another - kind of odd because it's an aro, but nice.

 

gkr1

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Sep 7, 2017
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With all due respect, if you want a cigar blend just smoke a nice cigar. Brown #4 has a okay cigar thing going on. I have actually chopped down good cubans and added to blends or smoked straight but the charm and sweetness of a the cigar was not present when smoked in the pipe.
I smoke pipes for VA and VaPers and smoke a lot of cigars for their own merits.