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steelman

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Jun 17, 2012
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OK everyone has a favorite singular blend or flake etc..... but which makers/houses do you feel make the finest overall selection of tobaccos...based on quality & consistency?
My limited experience has been Samuel Gawith and Esoterica (I guess it's really Germain)......

 

dhizzy

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Aug 29, 2011
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I started with MacBaren because a wide variety is locally available to me. They pretty much cover the bases for me. If all I could find was MacBaren I think I could live with it.

 

gecko13

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Feb 2, 2011
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Its a tough call, but +1 to papipeguy as this would be my preference and ranking as well.
#1 C&D

#2 Sam Gawith

#3 McClelland

 

judcole

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Sep 14, 2011
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In no particular order: Sam Gawaith (Balkan Flake and Best Brown), Peterson (Old Dublin rules), McCranies (Red Ribbon and Murdock's Pipe) MacBaren (HH Vintage Syrian).

 

mountainman

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May 4, 2012
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1. HH. I don't think i have tried one i don't like yet.

2. SG. Balkan and Best Brown Flake are great. Just found out i love FVF as well.

 

jpberg

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Aug 30, 2011
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C&D, I mean holy hell, that gives you the house blends as well as Pease and Hermit. I could smoke happily with just them.
Germain, besides the couple of Esoterica blends that people seem to enjoy, they make Special Latakia Flake, the perfect pipe tobacco.
Honorable mention to Pipeworks and Wilke.

 

ckquatt

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May 31, 2012
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I love anything by McClelland. My runner up used to be Samuel Gawith, but now I'm really loving C&D lately.

 

dochudson

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May 11, 2012
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I could be happy smoking Boswells elusively.
I also tend to look at the Peterson and C&D shelves first.

 

thesmokindragon

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Jul 12, 2011
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All have their "it's ok" blends but they also have their "WOW" blends as well, IMHO...and the journey continues ;-)

SG

MC

C&D

H&H

Peretti

Boswell

Pease

Peterson

 

waznyf

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Apr 24, 2012
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Samuel Gawith is my favorite maker by far. Sterling Tobacco Co. is not far behind along with McClelland.