Which Tobacco for new Tom Spanu Briar?

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64alex

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May 10, 2016
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I am thinking which tobacco to use for the first smoke in my new Tom Spanu pipe.

Of the ones I have I am thinking about:
McClelland Drama Reserve

McClelland 3 Oak Syrian

Peretti Tashkent

Peretti Cuban

McClelland Tudor Castle

McClelland Black Woods Flake

SG FVF

Manil Semois
Which one would you go with?


 

newbroom

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Jul 11, 2014
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Unless you already know that you're going to dedicate this pipe to one genre, I'd break it in with a good non aro burley.

I think you just wanted to show off that Spanu and your cellar, which are both quite nice.

 

64alex

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May 10, 2016
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[Unless you already know that you're going to dedicate this pipe to one genre, I'd break it in with a good non aro burley.]
In part it is because I have to decide how to dedicate. In part it is to see if any blend could be best in that shape even if I am not a big believer of this rather than probably the more complex the blend the probably more benefit it could have from a large bowl.

Taking this is account it is clearly a no no to aromatic and probably better burley as semois or Virginia. I like a lot also Orientals so I am not sure if Drama or Tashkent is really out of the way. And Cuban mixture while complex it is not too strong and with a mixture of so many leaves which I think it might not be bad as a first one.