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chuckp

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Nov 30, 2015
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I thought I would try ordering an ounce of a couple of different English blends. Been smoking nothing but BCA (really like that stuff) but thought I would try an English. Keeping lower nicotine in mind....suggestions?

 

pilotage16

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Mar 12, 2015
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I would say Samuel Gawith Squadren Leader would be a good place to start. It's kind of my baseline English, not to strong in my opinion. But I'm sure the senior members of the forum may have better recommendations.

 

jerwynn

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Dec 7, 2011
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My first English was GLPs Lagonda... love it to this day. It's like rolling in honeyed amber with smokey incense and just the right "dry", not-too-sweet, rich, full, and creamy things going. Also right up there for me are Russ Ouellette's Black House, Smoker's Haven Exotique Mixture, and Lane's Crown Achievement. I did a personal best-of-throw-down challenge with what I was reading were the top 5 English blends out there at the time, and Black House came home the winner of that in spades! Enjoy!!

 

judcole

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Sep 14, 2011
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I would suggest Dunhill Standard or Peterson Old Dublin, in addition to those already mentioned. A lot of aro smokers enjoy the Frog Morton series,although I don't,personally.

 
Mar 16, 2014
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Well... there's lot's to choose from. The suggestions made thus far are all good. I would get an ounce of Proper English and maybe an ounce of Squadron Leader, Nightcap, and EMP. I think all of them are available in bulk? It's really a crap shoot.

 

brendan18

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Apr 27, 2015
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Rattray Red Rapperee

Dunhill Nightcap

PS Balkan Supreme(I don't know the difference between English and a Balkan)

C&D Engine 99

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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McClelland's Frog Morton series would be a good start. If you've been smoking BCA and like it, why not get an English blend that has some sweetened black cavendish in it.

 

bphilli75

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Apr 27, 2013
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+1 on Old Dublin.
Also, if you want to try several without buying full tins, I recommend Sutliff's bulk English blends. Sutliff Medium English is one of my favorites. Just a thought. Then you can try an ounce of each and see what you like.

 

bungee

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Oct 31, 2015
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Presbyterian and Squadron Leader are excellent reference points as English blends go IMO.
Cheers,
J

 

deathmetal

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Jul 21, 2015
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For low-nicotine, I'd think Standard Mixture is the best introduction. However, there are good low-nic Englishes from most major blenders, so grab whatever's handy.

 

derfargin

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Mar 3, 2014
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Kennesaw, GA
Dunhill's - Early Morning Pipe. That was my first english and my start down a great road to better tobacco.
Seattle Pipe Club's - Plum Pudding is tasty as well, not heavy in the nic.

 

lochinvar

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Oct 22, 2013
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Rattray Highland Targe

Peterson Old Dublin
Both are balanced, easy on the palette English mixtures.

 

shutterbugg

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Nov 18, 2013
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To me once there's enough Latakia to smell and taste it, it takes over and all those blends taste pretty much the same. The only one I find stands out a bit is MM 965 which has a broader spectrum of flavor than most others. But only slightly. I smoke Nightcap as my only English. Sipped slowly and savored it is a multidimensional taste experience. Puff it fast and all you get is the lat.