Interesting History of Five Brothers, Also Plugs

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mso489

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For a standard American brand that's still in business, this is certainly among the oldest. It's not just the brand, its the specific blend. Good article.

 

pipestud

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Isn't this brand now owned by STG? - sexybeast
Yes, it is.
Five Brothers has long been a staple of mine. I love mixing it with other blends because it adds strength and absorbs the flavors of the tobacco that it is blended with without giving off a flavor of its own.
Thanks for sharing that great article, oldgeezersmoker!

 
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deathmetal

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I love Five Brothers. Not just great for mixing, wonderful on its own, although I age it a little to remove the Burley bite as much as possible, a slight acidic tang.

 

mso489

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Five Brothers is a good condiment tobacco to add to blends that are just too mild or that have lost their oomph in aging.

 
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trubka2

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Great text, thanks! I love the name "Jolly Tar" for the day's biggest plug ("considering quality," whatever that means).

 

bent1

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Thx for the article, started in 1866, wow! Anywho, I like to rehydrate it before packing the pipe. Good flavor.