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karam

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Feb 2, 2019
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Good morning/evening folks!
I am an on and off pipe smoker, had a 2 years hiatus when I switched from cigarettes to vaping. Due to still craving authentic burnt tobacco taste I picked up my pipe (a Savinelli Tevere gifted to me years ago), filled it with some dregs of Dunhill Nightcap that I had in an old tin and oh my God was it good - even though it was totally dry.
Now I am back into it, searching and reading, so thought I'd say hello!
In terms of preferences, I started with aromatics but they did nothing for me, then tried non-aromatics which again didn't do much, until I tried Latakia mixes, and I was forever hooked to them.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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In terms of preferences, I started with aromatics but they did nothing for me, then tried non-aromatics which again didn't do much, until I tried Latakia mixes, and I was forever hooked to them.
Welcome aboard! Aromatics are best enjoyed after smoking a pipe for a while. Latakia and Burley blends are very forgiving when starting out as they smoke cooler and have a stronger flavor. I've been smoking a pipe for twenty-eight years now and am primarily a Virginia/Oriental tobacco smoker and have lost all but very little interest in heavy Latakia blends. Aromatics at the point of my experience now taste exactly as they smell.

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Welcome to the forums!
It is interesting how your tastes change and develop over time. Like much with pipe smoking, its the journey not the destination.

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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Welcome aboard!
I hadn’t smoked a pipe in 18 years. But could never forget my favorite.......Nightcap!
I just joined the forums recently as well.
Enjoy!

 

scloyd

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May 23, 2018
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Welcome to the forums. I'm hooked on Latakia blends and trying to get into some Lakelands. Lakelands are not easy to get...the only one I have so far is GH Ennerdale.

 

karam

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Feb 2, 2019
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@Embers my inexperience is likely that the reason I like Latakia and aromatics did nothing for me - I couldn't taste anything - it was just what was suggested in the shop (if memory serves it was some Borkum Riff vanilla flavour). Then I tried cherry and wondered what the hell was I supposed to be tasting.
I much later had a look at ratings of these tobaccos and saw they are both considered rock bottom flavours. But then a friend said that his dad smoked Dunhill, so I got a few tins of English blends and was hooked for good. In fact I remember lighting up and saying "wow that's the stuff!". Problem is my wife complains that every Latakia blend smells like burning rubber so I got confined to the balcony even before kids etc.