So I recently got into pipe smoking and have not tried many tobaccos (selections in local smoke shops is kind of limited) I tried (and liked) captain black white. I would like to try more but not sure where to go from here. Any recommendations?
I agree with "rothnh".
Those are great selections. The best advice is to not feel like you have to try very blend out there, as there are way too many! Make note of what you like and its tobacco ingredients. Chart a course from that point and move forward. Never hesitate to ask those on this Forum for suggestions as you will be given good direction. However, the taste buds are your own and if you pay attention to your likes and dislikes, your search will be better served.
There's nothing wrong with Aromatics. For a real treat, email Jack Lee email@example.com and order some Halfling's Leaf, Honey Malt or Yule Pudding.
You should also try some Virginia and Virginia/Perique blends (VaPer): Escudo Navy Deluxe, Louisiana Red, Sam Gawith Full Virginia Flake, and MacBaren HH Mature Virginia are some good ones.
Then there is Latakia blends. You can try a mild English like Dunhill Nightcap or Early Morning Pipe. Both good. Or you can go right for the deep end of the pool and get some H&H Black House, H&H Magnum Opus, Peter Stokkebye Balkan Supreme or GL Pease Sextant.
At Luxury Tobacco Reviews you will find the different tobacco categories listed on the left of the page.
If you can, sample some from each category. You will quickly find what suits you.
"+1" is not adequate to voice my agreement with this post.
And welcome to the forum. The best advice I can give you,other than the above, is to take your time, and give blends a chance. Try several bowlfuls. If it doesn't immediately click for you,put the rest in a mason jar and set it aside for a while. It might work for you later. I still find blends that I am not impressed with on the first bowl, but after 3 or 4, in different pipes, I begin to understand and enjoy it.
If you like aromatics, I'd suggest some Black Brigadier Gettysburg from pipesandcigars.com. It's got a peach casing to it that is not overwhelming and does not have a nasty chemical taste. It's one of the very few flavored tobaccos I've come across so far that doesn't taste like you're smoking a candle.
And welcome to the Nuthouse!
I strongly agree with JUD. Don't toss a blend without giving it a "time-warp" chance. Label it and close it up in a jar for a while and then re-visit it. Always give your pipes a chance to dry. Keep them clean and don't "sour" them by repeated smokes (like, one pipe all day). What you don't like today, you may savor a year from now!
+1 On the Brigadier Black series from P&C. I tried Bull Run and it's a mild but tasty vanilla blend. If you liked Captain Black you will aprreciate these aromatics. They have a great room note but way more to offer in flavor than Captain Black!
How about trying a sampler from Pipes and Cigars H&H line? You could call them and talk to Russ O. or one of their other employees about your preferences. Another really good sampler deal can be had from Cornell and Diehl. Again, talk to them, they are experts at helping beginners. P&C is at 800-494-9144 and C&D is at 800-433-0080. Smokey
Now someone is thinking Also keep in mind we do tobacco trades here, find something you don't like, trade it off. If people know your a new smoker, they will usually give you quite a few free samples along with the trade or they will give you a small amount of a bunch of tobaccos for a larger amount of what you don't like. I went from no idea what I enjoyed to having too many blends I truely love this way. All I can say now is thanks guys, I am in pipe heaven now.