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If God (or ... your wife, or etc) would destine you to have ONLY ONE tobacco.

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  1. menuhin

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    I just read an earlier post that an older forum member (who posted just once) quit pipe and smoking and then sold all his pipe collections altogether once a tobacco (Edgeworth Sliced) was no longer available.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/sliced-edgeworth#post-463715
    I know there are a lot of Burley lovers here, as well as VA or VA/Per, and English / Balkan.
    I wonder, if God (or ... your wife, or etc) would destine you to have a single one tobacco only, for the rest of your life. Then what would that be? And why?

    That forum member had a bit of an extreme case, and though I had a few times of blissful moment for 2-3 blends that I tried, I'm still on my way to find such a tobacco.
    But if such a case happens, which one you will be willing to marry for a lifetime? (I assume a currently available tobacco here)

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  2. lordofthepiperings

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    If I could only have one blend it'd have to be 1Q by Lane Limited. It's my favorite blend. I could smoke it all day every day.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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  3. freakiefrog

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    Escudo Navy De Lux..because its the schizznit.

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    Much of the pleasure is the variety, and my answer would change from year to year, but right
    now, if I was going to be stuck some place for a long time with one tobacco, I'd probably opt
    for Tabac Manil Semois and the Ferndown bent billiard that arrived with it.

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  5. mcitinner1

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    I'd drive myself crazy trying to make up my mind. They're all favorites, all 160+ blends.

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    MacB ODF

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  7. prndl

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    i have way too many "usual suspects" to ever be that good at onesies.

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    And the hunter home from the hill.
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    Depends on the day, but if I was told I could only smoke one of Full Virginia Flake, Union Square, Red Flake, Virginia No 24, or Chelsea Morning from here on out, I could make do. It'd probably be better if someone else made that call, so I wouldn't blame myself if I got sick of it.

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    I started with Wilshire (Lane 1Q), and I'll end with it.

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    John Alysbury Luxury Flake

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  11. drennan

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    I'm slowly coming to the conclusion I'm a VaPer blend type of guy and with Dunhill deluxe navy rolls being my favourite VaPer I suppose I better say Dunhill deluxe navy rolls.

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    #1 is Penzance for me. #2 is escudo.

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    What sort of angry hellish God would do such a thing?!? I mean I get killing your first born... But limiting us to one tobacco?! What kind of unholy God are you talking about?!? I'm gonna have to go with Escudo as well... Then I'd make a deal with the devil.

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    Oh crap... this subject again!

    OK, I'll give in. It would most definitely be Soylent Green in a hookah with Mixture No. 79.
    Of course that might very well change within the next week so I'll more likely than not have another favorite when this subject comes up again for the hundredth time. I'm patiently waiting for another: 'If you were stranded on an island with only one tobacco'.

    ~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~
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    Simple answer - I'd have to fire the wives, gods, or etc.

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    I would find out what the wife or God smokes so I could choose something different and then trade for or steal the other.

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    MV 1000. My wife "tolerates" this and hates many others.

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    I spit in the face of destiny!

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    Can't we just sticky the "Last tobacco on earth question?"

    Incidentally...Gaslight is king.

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    All that being said, many of our pipe smoking forbears happily selected one tobacco they liked and
    smoked it forever, as their own independent choice. That worked out fine. I only saw my father
    smoke another pipe tobacco once at the hospitality of my uncle, also a pipe smoker, but Dad looked
    none too happy about it, only as happy as tact required. He already had his tobacco. Granger.

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  21. daimyo

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    If god wanted me to smoke only one tobacco, I would have to hope the guy who invented air conditioning went to hell.

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  22. jerry

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    "For Meerschaums Only" Reserve, blended by Steven Books. I would be delighted to smoke it exclusively.

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    This is a hard one! It's a toss up between Dunhill Navy Rolls and Germain Brown Flake. Both are great anytime smokes to me.

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    Copenhagen

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    Right now it would be Presbyterian, but ask me another time and it will be different.
    Its not like asking you to name one song to listen to for the rest of your life - Eight Miles High, Husker Du.

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    It would be an otc. something with just enough flavor varietal in different bowls to suggest discovery and not too demanding of my attention. I'd go with Carter Hall right now.

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    It would be an otc. something with just enough flavor varietal in different bowls to suggest discovery and not too demanding of my attention. I'd go with Carter Hall right now.

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    It would be an otc. something with just enough flavor varietal in different bowls to suggest discovery and not too demanding of my attention. I'd go with Carter Hall right now.

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    I spit in the face of destiny.

    That is the funniest thing I've read so far this year, and, possibly, my new motto

    But, prior to reading that, I was thinking Germaines Rich Dark Flake.......

    Ars longa, vita brevis.
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    Dunhill Royal Yacht. I smoke it most of the time now, so I would just have to substitute it for three or four bowls of the other tobaccos I smoke each week.

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    My wife would be happy if I quit all together but that isn't happening. I'd go with Capstan for 2 reasons.... One I love it, two God will owe me a favor when he runs out and needs some. (We all know God smokes Capstan, right?)

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    Probably Black Frigate.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    I'd take one variety of nice raw Virgina leaf and learn to make everything myself.

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    Granger Rough Cut, or Middleton's Black Cherry.

    It would guarantee I never smoked a pipe again.

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    I'd have to find a blend with 3 kinds of VA, 3 kinds of Burley, Perique and cavendish. The tobacco colors must all be different so I can pick each out as I sort them into separate jars.
    Then I could smoke or blend as I see fit.

    Crazy questions deserve crazy answers.

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    Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls

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    I would have to go with good old Prince Albert. It tastes good and smokes well in any pipe, goes reasonably well with any mood, beverage, or weather. It is the closest thing I've ever found to a "one size fits all" pipe tobacco. And, no matter how many exotic, top shelf tobaccos I fall in love with, I always wind up with the occasional itch for some PA.

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    As I don't believe in gods or destiny and my wife doesn't issue commands I would just continue to smoke whatever I please.

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    My WIFE would ordain I smoke the again defunct Black Truffle (curse you for teasing us Stokkebye!!), maaaaybe Stokkebye Nougat.

    GOD would hear my heart and let me wallow in the Plum Pudding in all it's smoky magic goodness.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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