Under the Radar Aromatics

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fuel52

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Mar 14, 2017
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Hey Everybody, I'm a new member here and a brand new pipe smoker and want to say hi for the first time! I've been lurking around here for a bit and it seems like an awesome community, congrats!
I just turned 40 a few weeks ago and after lots of research, I bought a couple of MM corn cobs (Country Gentleman, Legend, Cobbit Dwarf) and also bought 4 different Aromatics to try for my first smokes. Lane 1-Q, Peterson Sunset Breeze, some local shop Black Vanilla Cavendish and Three Cherry.
As most beginners, I'm a SUCKER for a good sweet aromatic like 1-Q and I'd like to know if anybody has any recommendations for any under the radar aromatics that they love? The kind that doesn't get a lot of publicity.
Thanks guys! I'm loving my first few weeks of the pipe!

 

lightmybriar

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Hello! You started just right with your variety of aromatics, in my opinion. A little taste of all the big flavors. A nice, sweet aromatic that I really loved in the beginning was 4th Generation 1897. It is pretty goopy, but I really enjoyed the flavor. I hardly smoke it any more as I evolved into desiring a more "natural" taste to my smokes, but it is a fun nostalgic trip every few weeks.

 

papipeguy

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I don't smoke many aromatics but I always have Rattray's Bagpiper's Dream in stock. Very high quality leaf with a divine aroma and taste.

 

fuel52

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Thanks for the suggestions snoopy and lightmybriar. Is there a company that does aromatics better than others in general? Lane, MacBaren, etc?

 

ray47

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I'm enjoying C&D's Apricot & Cream. That was the first C&D aromatic I ever smoked. For some reason I had an allergic reaction to it back in 2008. Recently decided to try it again and have been enjoying it in a cob without any problems.

 

lightmybriar

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I prefer Lane when it comes to the "big name" aromatics, although the only aromatic I've had from Mac Baren is Vanilla Creme Flake (which I really enjoyed), so I can't comment on their stuff. I've never had a Lane that I didn't like, though. I would recommend RLP-6 from Lane, its good as well!

 

toobfreak

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I guess I march to a different drummer in that I see 1-Q as a crap aromatic for people who haven't really found tobacco yet. It only goes up from there. What are better aromatics? Well, as 90% of the field is aros, I don't think one person can really tell another what to smoke, you need to just keep sampling the field to see what is around and what you like!
If anything, I would say to listen to the pipeguy in pa above and at least try Bagpiper's Dream. After you tire of the usual BCA and RLP-6, you might also want to explore some of the Lakelands. The only way you learn is to try. If you must go Lane, check out Dark Red.

 

jabo

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The Country Squire Cherokee and Indian Outlaw are good Cavandish aromatics.

 

mso489

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fuel52, welcome aboard. It sounds like you are well-launched in your pipe activity. In recent years, I've focused on non-aromatics, but lately I've looped back around to some aromatics in my rotation to set up and freshen my taste for the non-aros as well as to experience some of the good tobacco-forward aromatics offered. There are a number I favor, but two are Edward G. Robinson, that has been actively appreciated by Forum's member jiminks, and Iwan Ries Three Star Blue, another one that he has reviewed that I also discovered, some years ago. A Forums member recently sent me what looks and smells like an especially good aromatic from Boston's Peretti's, a seasonal blend in Krumble Kake cut, Thanksgiving Dinner, which I look forward to trying. Forums members are sometimes teased about aromatics, but as we often remind each other, aromatics make up about 95% of the market, hence support the whole market, aro and non-aro. So smoke aro's proudly.

 

cranseiron

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May 17, 2013
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Hey fuel, welcome. All good suggestions, above. I have an aromatic or two on hand and recently discovered Solani 131. It's a lighter aromatic with a whiskey flavor, but you'll get a bit of tobacco taste as well. Enjoy the adventure!

 

fitzy

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Ahhh I'm kind of partial to McClellands bulk aro's like their Creme Caramel.
Also not everyone considers this an aro but I do as it does have a flavored topping(I think I taste coconut and vanilla). Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake.

That would also be a great intro to Virginia's!