Tobacco Blend Recommendations?

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frost

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Feb 7, 2014
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I will be placing an order tomorrow, this is what I have picked out so far and was wondering if anyone had additional recommendations? My favorite blend is Dunhill 965. I'm inexperienced but know I enjoy smoke and spice.
I'm replenishing my supply of these:
Dunhill My Mixture 965

Dunhill Early Morning Pipe

Dunhill Nightcap

G.L. Pease's Gaslight
I'm thinking of trying:
Lane Crown Achievement

Captain Earle’s Ten Russians
Thanks!

 

gtclark

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Oct 3, 2013
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Looking at your list, I think you would enjoy:
Cornell and Diehl's "Pirate Kake" and "Black House" from pipesandcigars.com

 

frost

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Feb 7, 2014
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Colorado
I am planning on ordering from pipesandcigars.com (I plan on getting a pound of 965). They are back ordered on Pirate Kake but have Black House in bulk and I'll try some, thanks.
edit: I do occasionally like black cavendish and see that Black House has some in it, intriguing!

 

gtclark

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If you like a little cavendish in your smoke, you should try McClelland's "Frog Morton". It strikes a very nice balance between sweet and smokey, in my opinion.

 

salewis

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I am a huge fan of Samuel Gawith's blends since I feel that their Virginias are hard to beat, excepting McClelland's Virginias. You may want to try Squadron Leader and Sam's Flake. Squadron Leader is a orientals, Virginias and latakia. Sam's Flake is a oriental forward blend with a little Lakeland topping that dissipates very quickly and Gawith's Virginia.

 

shutterbugg

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Of the ones you (OP) listed, Nightcap is the one I smoke. It's now my only Lat blend, no real desire to try any others. Along with a coupld VAs (Royal Yacht and Three Nuns) and a "natural" aro, Erik Stokkebye's 1931, I'm all set. It took me a while to get there though. And I probably will try a few new ones now and then. Enjoy!

 

frost

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Feb 7, 2014
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Colorado
They are currently back-ordered on Nightcap & EMP so I scaled back my order, (went with 965 and Black House). Thank you all for your recommendations, I'll have to try some of these other blends another time.

 

frost

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Feb 7, 2014
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Colorado
To follow up the Blackhouse:. when I first opened the bag, (bought 2 oz bulk) I thought it had a barnyard smell that was kind of off putting. Now that I've smoked a half dozen bowls over a couple weeks it is quickly becoming the jar I reach for, especially in the evening after work. One thing I was surprised by is the sweetness I get at the tail-end of the bowl. I'll have to smoke more to become further acquainted with its nuances, but it may be a new favorite. Thank you all for the recommendations.