- Aug 31, 2012
Some time back, somebody in this forum posted information about a blend that Bing smoked besides Crooner. Does anybody here have that information? I'd sure like to know.
Jim, I am a huge Crosby fan as well, and was also interested in his favored Blend/Blends. I am pretty sure I still have some Hayward mixture left over if you would like to try it. I would be more than happy to drop it to you when I drop your other sample. I am pretty sure from all of the info that I have scrounged up Bing favored the same type of Blend that was popular during that time, which was a Burley based blend with Latakia,Perique and some Virginia. I know the ones from Strauss and Ed's Tinder Box fit this Description as well as Hayward mixture which was an OTC. All of these blends fall into the American/English blend category! Happy Smokes!I wasn't looking to try it, but yeah, if I could get some Hayward Mixture to try, I'd sure want to smoke it
Jim, all of the above mentioned are in the same Genre of Tobaccos as Hayward Mixture except C&D's Crooner's Blend. As far as Crooner, I heard the story this way, Bing and a Friend would purchase the components of Burley and some other Tobaccos, my guess would be Latakia, Perique and Virginia along with some Deer Tongue to mix themselves for a Blend they enjoyed that was no longer available. C&D's Crooner contained only Cubed Burley and Deer Tongue, I smoked quite a bit of it....when it first came out. You got a good dose of the Vanilla type flavor along with the nuttiness from the Burly. I just felt it was lacking in the other condiment Leaves and at this time Ed's Special was still around, which contained a dash of Deer Tongue and I preferred it. The Crooner blend when it first came out had a substantial amount of Deer Tongue, haven't smoked any of it in years! Talk to you soon friend!Eric: that's really cool of you. Thank you very much, buddy. I think I know what pipe I'll smoke it in, too! :D Have you tried the Strauss and Ed's Tinder Box blends. Are they close to Hayward Mixture? And have you tried Crooner?