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blackadderlxx

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Jun 17, 2018
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Hey all. So I just tried Habana Daydream. It was the first time I've ever had a cigar leaf blend. I really enjoyed it. When I switched to pipes from cigars I found that I liked the versatility of all the tobacco blend types better than cigars, but this was a nice return to where I came from. I can imagine some kind of cigar blend making it into my rotation.
Do any of you like cigar leaf blends? What is your favorite?

 

nukesimi

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Dec 25, 2016
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Here's my favorite, although Peases' Key Largo is my number two. The Wilke blend adds a bit of sweetness with the Black Cavendish, but it is a bit expensive at $73 per pound. Key Largo is a FULL tobacco with a more reasonable price tag.
Wilke Churchill

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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Hearth and Home’s Virginia Spice is a VaPer with an added cigar leaf to give it a heavier smoke feel, plus a little spice. It’s a very creative use of the leaf in a blend. Key Largo is my beach or poolside favorite in the summer. But, sometimes I will add some sliced madura cigars to an aromatic to buff it up a little.

 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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1. McClelland Dominican Glory Maduro (my all time favorite cigar leaf blend, I have 2 unopened tins left)

2. G.L. Pease Key Largo (deeply cellared)

3. G.L. Pease Robusto

4. BriarWorks International Country Lawyer (good blend, this one approaches a real cigar flavor)

5. PGC Hajenius Cigar Malt (Germany, rare, if ever in Germany grab some)

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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I smoke C&D's Billy Budd, but only rarely. It's a great blend, but it can wear out my pallet if smoked on a regular basis.

 

lawmax3

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Jan 18, 2013
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D&R Don Giovanni Sigaro is a very good cigar blend.

It is shipped a bit dry, just add a little moisture and you are good to go.

jiminks gave it 4 stars that says a lot.

 

haparnold

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Aug 9, 2018
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Lexington, KY
I smoke C&D's Billy Budd, but only rarely. It's a great blend, but it can wear out my pallet if smoked on a regular basis.
Agree 100%. I love the stuff, but I find it's best as an occasional treat.

 

oldtoby

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Dec 7, 2011
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Robert Lewis 123 Mixture would be my #1 pick.
Also, I agree with Pipestud. Rob McConnell Pure Havana (the older tins) is great for using in home blending and tweeking Virginias and Latakia mixtures.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I like Billy Budd. Since I have many blends available, my choices are more than a rotation, but I always look forward to Billy Budd. Also, you can order condimental cigar leaf from various blenders (from C&D when you order Billy Budd for example) and use the cigar leaf as a supplement to other blends, especially when finishing off a jar, tin, tub or pouch, to see how it harmonizes. I always remind people this has nothing to do with duplicating a cigar smoking experience. A good cigar is a beautiful thing and can't be duplicated in a pipe, yet I prefer the pipe experience over all. I'd like to try some other good cigar leaf blends; Key Largo seems generally well-liked.

 

mikefu

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Mar 28, 2018
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Colorado Springs
Oriental Dusk, which is a John Patton blend from 4noggins is a blend that I really enjoy. I’d never heard of it until Saltedplug made me aware of it. Very deep, rich, chocolatey oriental forward cigar leaf blend.

 

seldom

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Mar 11, 2018
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Germany
It's not very heavy on cigar leaf but I like HU Nyala a lot. The cigar is there but doesn't overwhelm.

 

erhardt85

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Apr 14, 2017
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Strangely I haven't had many cigar leaf blends and I've created more than I've smoked, but I did also enjoy Mad Fiddler Flake and I think it will age beautifully.