- Feb 21, 2013
Along with most Forums members I romp through the vast variety of blends enjoying a golden age of choice in pipe tobacco while it lasts. Some of us, however, live where the selection is quite limited. And members like to speculate on what one blend they'd take to an isolated island. Many pipe smokers stick with one blend or several only and enjoy it, like some people have one brand of beer or one whisky they always enjoy. What is the upside to a limited choice? Is the dependable expectation a plus, delivering one enjoyable experience? Or do you get different experiences with one blend that provides its own variety? If you're "stuck" with one or only several blends, is there an upside? As I've often reported, my dad smoked only Granger in pouches, from age 15 to 65, until he quit cold turkey. The tobacco itself probably fluctuated a little, so there was that. He would have smoked from about 1932 to 1982. Fewer or one blend, any advantages?