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Condor Like Tobaccos?

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  1. werebear

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    Are there any Condor like tobaccos that are more easily accessible?

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    To me...

    St. Bruno Tinned Pipe Tobaccos
    Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Conniston Cut Plug

    They are both good(to me), but there is only one Mighty Condor...

    "the weez"...
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    Since Poland took over production, the Condor of days past is extinct.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    My feelings exactly.

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    I’m a big fan of condor long cut, but as it is a pain to source, I have found gl pease Stonehenge scratches that particular itch enough. Not quite as heavy, but it does the trick. Occasionally erinmore flake even though the topping is farther from condor. But that’s for the flake, not sure about the RR. A Gawith Hogarth blend perhaps?

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    I ordered G.L. Please Stonehenge and I'm hoping that does the trick. Man I wish I'd made that last plug of Condor last.

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    Still have a couple long cut flakes and a ½" X ½" bit of plug left...waiting for a special day...birthday or anniversary...something really really special to smoke the last of this wonderful treasure.

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    St. Bruno for sure, like a lighter version of Condor. Same idear but different variation. Some also say that Irish Flake scratches that same itch. I find them to be very different but it’s worth a try. Ya might also want to try Dark Flake scented.

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    I’m apparently the only one that thinks the Condor Plug made in Poland tastes pretty much exactly like the stuff made in Ireland. Embers, I didn’t even know you liked Condor, I’ve never heard you mention it before. Ya learn something new everyday, and all that jazz.

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    Agreed with Weezell, there's only one Condor.

    But, since GH&Co. blends are mentioned, I'll throw in Broken Flake #7.

    Definitely not Condor, but might just scratch that itch.

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    Embers, I didn’t even know you liked Condor

    Oldreddog sent me a pouch back in 2015, then I cut a deal with Maxim and got 20 plugs dirt cheap a few years ago. It's what got me started on Lakelands.

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    Good deal! For me, all roads lead to Condor.

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    This sample of War Horse Bar that Ashdigger sent out..is the closest I've come to something in the neighborhood of Condor...of course it is unavailable but the taste is similar.

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    "Are there any Condor like tobaccos that are more easily accessible?"

    Sorry chum but there is no substitute for the Mighty Condor.

    As for the Polish stuff, I cannot comment to say, but such Condor aficionados as Weezell and Condorlover suggest it's not a patch on the original tobacco.

    "It's what got me started on Lakelands."

    Duane, Condor is not and has never been a 'Lakeland Tobacco'.

    I'm astonished to read you say that

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    Mawnansmiff: the Polish Condor is awful. I'd suggest burying it deep, but it's against the law to throw toxic waste in a land fill.

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    I would have to agree...it is really crap.

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    Duane, Condor is not and has never been a 'Lakeland Tobacco'.

    Never said it was. All I said is that it started me on them. It is very floral.

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    Nearly all reviews comment on its floral soapiness, and most even call it a lakeland.

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    No real substitute, but some Condor lovers in the past have suggested: Peterson's Hyde Park and GW Rich Dark Honeydew. I love Condor, and I use these when I get the urge to smoke Condor, but don't have any.

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    Nearly all reviews comment on its floral soapiness, and most even call it a lakeland.
    not arguing Embers but Belfast is not and never has been in the Lake district so its not a lakeland blend but I can see how you could migrate from Condor to lakeland blends.

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    not arguing Embers but Belfast is not and never has been in the Lake district

    It's gone beyond a location moniker to a type. Much as English just refers to a Latakia blend not an England made tobacco. To many, Lakeland just denotes a heavily floral tobacco.

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    Ended up not being able to get any Stonehenge flake. Man this is crap.

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    werebear, where do you reside? I think Maltan RR has a lot of similarities but it’s only available in Ireland. Some other tobaccos that have a similar vibe are HU Hadde’s Best Irish & HU Sissinghurst.

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    The nearest smoke I can think of that remotely resembles, and I emphasise 'remotely' is time aged St. Bruno Flake.

    It has that 'creaminess' that Condor has but the flavouring isn't the same.

    Give some St. Bruno about five years then though absolutely not Condor, it will bring back memories to those who have forgotten its unique flavour.

    Worth a try methinks.

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    That's be a bit of a drive from here, Tennessee, hawky454. But I can wish though.

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    WEREBEAR- STONEHENGE IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO TASTING /SMELLING LIKE CONDOR,AS I'VE SMOKED BOTH,CONDOR IS A DIFFERENT ANIMAL.YOU WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED.
    MY LAST ORDER OF CONDOR CAME FROM PIPEDIVAN.COM IN IRELAND.SOMEONE ( A WEALTHY SOMEONE)NEEDS TO BUY THE RECIPIE,AND GIVE IT A GO.

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  28. alexnc

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    Werebear, it's only 5 hours from JFK - go dangit

    Goo Goo g’joob
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