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    I always hear which tobacco smell the best but which taste the best IYO? Best tastin drug store tobacco? (im big on drug store stuff, like its history.) Thanks in advance!

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    Everyone's taste buds work differently, but my favorite OTCs, which I call American Classic Blends are:

    Carter Hall
    Ky Club Mixture
    Velvet
    SWR
    Granger

    I like them equally, for various reasons, but I think Velvet is the best tasting of them all.

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    Every person will answer this question differently but my favorite OTC blend is Prince Albert!

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

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    Wow, big can 'o worms coming up...just remember, taste is very subjective; just because you love a blend doesn't mean anyone else will. I mean, hell, Mixture 79 has been around for ages, obviously people enjoy it...so, before you go and get your panties in a knot because someone doesn't like your favourite blend (or vice-versa), remember, they probably don't like the same foods you eat, nor beers you drink...but that doesn't make them any less of a person, nor does it you.

    That said, my preferred OTC burley is Amphora Original Blend, but I've admittedly only partaken in CH and SWR for the U.S. OTC's.

    ***Sorry for the PSA; just sick of seeing people blowing up over nothing, ego's getting bruised, and people fleeing the board because of threads along these lines. Dunhill pipes, charred rims, and packing methods all come to mind...

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    Prince Albert and CBW for me.
    And for people ego's being bruised let em'. I personally have enjoyed the last month or so of all the little girls crying. So I guess I will start.... Amphora SUCKS! lol i'm just kidding I actually kinda like amphora myself.

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    My favorite OTC is Walnut, but I also have tried and enjoyed, Prince Albert, Carter Hall, Captain Black (White), Middleton's Apple and Velvet. I'm still on the fence with Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic. The first two times I tried it I didn't care for it. I gave it another try last weekend, in a brylon pipe no less, and it actually tasted pretty good. I have yet to have a great smoke from the packet of Borkum Riff Ultra Light in my collection.

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    I enjoy Erinmore mixture or Alsbo black as my brit/euro equivalent drug store blends. I also liked the sample of Captain Black Royal my friend has.

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    The best tasting tobacco is always the one im currently smoking.

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    CBW all the way for me!

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    PA.

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    Captain Black is the biggest seller of drug store blends from what I recently read, but then you can only believe 1/2 of what you read, because it was written by one human, which when you put your trust in humans, you'll be let down every time.

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    I fancy Capn Black Royal or White as far as OTC goes!

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    I've read both wild raves and firm regrets for any blend that's ever been on the market. I like PA and ERR (if you can find it), both of which are best experienced in a Cob.

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    The only OTC I've tried is PA and I like it just fine. My other faves are Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend, H&H Classic Burley Kake, 7 Seas Royal, and Solani.

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    OTC. Captin Black, Prince Albert, Backwoods,

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    PA

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    I like the smell of Captain Black White but it has a bland taste.

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    Captain black white for me. I havent tried many others. I'm thinking of giving velvet a try.

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    To each his own, my top 5 - Stokkebye Navy Flake, Erinmore, Orlik Golden Slices, Troost Slices, Tinderbox Ebony Gold.

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    Wow, big can 'o worms coming up...just remember, taste is very subjective; just because you love a blend doesn't mean anyone else will.

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    Carter Hall .

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    1Q or Troutbrook

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    I like both CBW and Royal. Royal's is a little more chocolatey. Not much of a fan of Borkum Riff. I do plan to try some PA if I can catch him and get him back in the tin.

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    My fav drug store tobacco is Sail Natural.

    L - I like the Can of Worms Ahead! It is always lurking ahead, it seems...

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    I've never had an OTC blend actually. My favourite blend right now is Peterson's Connoisseur's Choice.

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    yeah! capt. black (white) and prince albert.

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    St Bruno
    Walnut
    Carter Hall

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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman.

    For me it's a toss-up between Carter Hall and Sugar Barrel.

    But IMO Russ beat 'em all with Angler's Dream.

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    Sugar Barrel is my choice OTC, it dislodged the Captain from his throne but I still like some CBW on occasion.

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    Carter Hall. Walnut is good too. Troost Special Cav surprised me -- went though that free pouch in a flash LOL.

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    CBW, CB Royal. I tend to like CB Royal more. Middleton Cherry is a good smoke. Half and Half, CHall

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    rothnh, You are the man with 12,000+ posts. I figure you know a little. Thanks for the CBW & Royal backup. I get some hateful responses from "some more experienced" smokers on here that dislike the goo of capn crunch! LoL. Enjoy it whatever it is, is how I look at pipe smoking...Later

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    You too Ghost. Thank ye kindly..picked up a new cob today..enjoying it... later my friends..

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    Way I see it, is God gave man the tobacco to enjoy. It grows from the ground. A cob pipe comes from the ground. You can enjoy this simple pleasure in life if you like it, with minimal expenses, and its not too far a gap between the two. Pipes more-so, but tobacco? Not so much...depends on taste. If you have a good smoking pipe, no matter what its made of, you choose your poison. To each his own...Thanks friends. Enjoying my time here so far..

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    For me, the best tasting drugstore tobacco is what I have left of the old Walgreens Peach Melba. My grandfather gave me a pound many years ago before he passed away. I smoke a few bowls a year, and no matter how much of the smell or flavors go away, it always will taste great to me.

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    Matter of fact, ALL pipes come from the ground!

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    Onepyro..., I went in a Walgreens today looking for that peach blend, and they didn't have Anything..I mean Anything. I went to the local grocery store down the street and picked up a Middltn cherry for the weekend. Is it just Walgreens wherever you are that carries pipe tobacco? Im in Alabama, so I dnt know how they vary from store to store...we kind of slow down here in these parts you know..

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