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In Praise of Mild Tobacco Blends

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  • Started 2 months ago by mso489
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  1. mso489

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    I do savor my Nightcap, the occasional order of Big'n'Burley, and the now-and-then Tambolaka or black (no brown yet) rope, and so on, for the big full strength bowl. But as time has gone by, I have come around to medium blends, and eventually mild blends, that hit the spot when you want a good quiet bowl of honest flavor but don't want to belly up to the huge flavor or major nicotine. A few of the mild blends I enjoy are Spilman Mixture, English Luxury, and SWRA, among a number. What are your favorite mild blends or single leaves? If any?

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    I find mild blends work well for me when I'm working, reading, or just bumming around. Some times, you just need a mild, uncomplicated, easy going smoke.

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    For whatever reason my nicotine tolerance is poor, and no sign of improvement, so I am more or less "stuck" on milder stuff mostly.

    Mac Baren "Mixture" is amazing if you can learn to smoke it. I used to like McClelland stuff because a lot of their product was not kick-in-the-face strong (where Cornell and Diehl stuff almost all of it is).

    Brown Clunee is pretty nice.

    Reiner 71 (Long Golden) would probably be my top-end in terms of strength, and I know it doesn't even move the needle for lots of guys.

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    I enjoy a milder smoke to start the day. Some of my favorite first of the day smokes are:

    Rotary Navy Cut
    Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virginia Plug
    Capstan Blue Flake
    Samuel Gawith Golden Glow
    Hamborger Veermaster
    Dunhill Flake

    Harris
    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. trouttimes

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    My mild smokes are SWRA, Balkan Surpreme and 965.

    “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    Capstan Blue and Orlik Golden

    -Home At Sea
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    As you said before me, Capstan blue and Orlik golden sliced are among the best tobaccos if it comes to mild tastes. I love both.

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    I often stumble onto the subtle, unsung blends and find them quite enjoyable.

    My latest is C&D Pegasus, a Virginia/Burley/Black Cavendish concoction.

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    F & T Cut Virginia Plug & Capstan Blue original are nice milder smokes. Or I'll go McBaren Navy Flake or Peter S luxury Twist frequently. I'm sort of a Jekyll and Hyde - it might be GH brown rope the next day.

    Goo Goo g’joob
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    I now enjoy mild pipe tobacco and even mild Connecticut cigars. Wasn’t always that way, but time and experience helped mellow my urge for full bodied smokes.

    Neal
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    Most of my blends are medium strength and there are too many to list, but my favorites are usually C&D's Pegasus and the Peter Stokkebye Luxury Flakes (Twist, Navy & Bullseye).

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    I’d put H&H Anniversary Kake in the milder than you’d think category.

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    I agree with Sas, Mixture Scottish Blend is my go to mild blend and it is some amazing stuff!

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    Orlik Golden Slices, Capstan Blue, 5100, Squadron Leader for a Virginia mood.

    Chatham Manor or Pegasus on the more Burley side of things.

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    Not sure what defines a mild blend, but ones that I can smoke several pipes of back to back would be Old Dark Fired, Ennerdale Flake, 5 Brothers, and Angler's Dream.

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    I have been enjoying more of the blends that don't hit you over the head with either nicotine or flavor. Sutliff Virginia Slices, Lane Ready Rubbed. and Stokkebye Natural Dutch Cavendish all fill the bill.

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    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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    I enjoy the milder blends a lot. I find it enjoyable to have to focus on the subtle flavors while I’m smoking my pipe. And they are delicious. The Stokkebye flakes and Newminster 400 Superior Navy Flake are several that have become part of my daily tobacco experience.

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    Nobody mentioned but I think Peterson Sherlock Holmes virginia blend is worth a post in this thread. With a little citrus aroma, it is a pleasure to smoke. I'm smoking it right now outside in this nice spring weather and I would not change it for anything else.

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    Granger. All. Day.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    My favourite tobaccos are the lighter Englishes, I really like Squadron Leader and Early Morning pipe. I also like some Half and Half or Amphora original for when I'm puttering around outside gardening or mowing, because I can puff away without getting a scorched tongue. I am also fairly nicotine sensitive, I like the strong flavours of the heavier blends, but for me nicotine acts as a stimulant and my heartrate and blood pressure get uncomfortably elevated. I like things like Irish Flake and 1792 but only in small bowls smoked slowly.

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    Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin)
    Mac Baren - Amphora Original Blend
    Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403)
    Comoy's of London - Cask #4 Stand Fast Navy (Comoy's)
    Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster (Hamburger Pfeifentabak)
    Sutliff Tobacco Company - Virginia Slices #507-C

    For a light English
    J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Special Latakia Flake
    G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series)
    Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader

    Posted 2 months ago #

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