For English/Balkan: McClelland Three Oaks Syrian, Wilderness, Legends, and Samovar.
I used to be big on some of the G.L. Pease blends (Gaslight, Quiet Nights, Abingdon, Odyssey) but they are now like a baloney sandwich to McClelland's filet mignon.
You can't go wrong with any McClelland blend IMHO. Yenidje Highlander, Smyrna #1 and Drama Reserve from the Grand Oriental series are top shelf, if you don't require in your face strength or flavor.Bombay Court...love it. Oriental #8. Gets NO love but is a great example of a middle of the road English.Christmas Cheer, if available too.
Cornell&Diehl: Pirate Kake and Billy Budd.
Charles Fairmorn: Lancer's Slices.
McClelland: Aurora, Boston 1776, Drama Reserve.
G.L.Pease: Abingdon, Chelsea Morning, Gaslight, Quiet Nights, Union Square.
I've only scratched the surface, of what is available from the states. I order from 4 noggins as well, although I haven't tried their house blends yet. I believe, if you ask them they'll gladly send
You some samples. On the whole I'm afraid I've been disappointed with a lot of 'must try' blends from the states. Amazes me that the final product, which contain the same tobacco leaves, can taste so very different to what we're used to, here in the u.k. Having said that its great fun trying, & the tins are great!
My recommendations are, from what I've tried. English- Bengal slices/fusiliers ration/Maltese falcon & Westminster. Va-Per- Escudo/mclellands beacon/5oclock shadow.
Obviously everyone's taste buds are different, but hope this helps. Simon.
From Low Country Pipe & Cigar: Waccamaw
For American tobaccos, I strongly recommend checking out Pipeworks & Wilke and Peretti, though you will have to go straight to the source on these.
Edit: if you can get Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding, that would be a gem to try as well.