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My Wow Tobacco List

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  • Started 3 years ago by shikano53
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  1. shikano53

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    I realize everyone's palette is different but over the course of the last 4 months I've sampled, tried and settled on a few of my favorite smokes. I have a kind of log that I've been keeping and as I read back there have been a lot of changes and no doubt it will evolve further as time passes. I would be interested to hear about yours.
    Happy puffing to everyone

    As my list currently exists:
    Wow
    Amazing
    Awesome
    Good
    OK
    Boring
    Here are a few.

    Wow
    G.L. Pease Quiet Nights
    G.L. Pease Gas Light
    G.L. Pease Odyssey
    McClelland 2020 Flake
    H&H Old Dark Fired
    Peterson Irish Flake
    Esoterica Penzance
    Esoterica Margate

    Amazing
    Escudo
    Balkan Flake
    H&H Black House
    MacBaren Old Dark Fired
    Esoterica Pembroke
    Esoterica And So To Bed
    Esoterica Stonehaven

    Awesome
    Dunhill Nightcap
    H&H Latika Flake
    Pegasus
    Old Joe Krantz
    Esoterica Woodbridge
    PS Luxury Bulls eye flake
    Lane Medal of Valor

    Good
    FMOTT
    FMOTB

    Boring
    Sweet Killarney
    MacBaren Original Choice
    Peterson Old Dublin
    Hoffman Spillman Mixture
    4noggins Double Fantasy
    H&H Trout Stream

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  2. tobyducote

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    That's a real good list...

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    I'm with you on the Irish Flake, but there seems to be a typo where Old Joe Krantz is only listed under "awesome."

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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  4. shikano53

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    I'm with you on the Irish Flake, but there seems to be a typo where Old Joe Krantz is only listed under "awesome."

    lol... You do realize my list is constantly changing. Old Joe might get nudged up.
    I made the mistake of smoking a bowl of Old Joe before breakfast this morning on an empty stomach.
    Darn near tore my head off.

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  5. stickframer

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    Wow
    McC Wilderness
    Petes Uni Flake
    Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark

    Amazing
    Petes Old Dublin
    SG Skiff Mixture
    McB ODF
    Solani ABF
    Ashton Artisans Blend
    Fribourg & Treyer Wingate Mixture
    Petes Wild Atlantic

    Awesome
    SG Best Brown Flake
    Presbyterian
    Dunhill DLNR
    Dunhill EMP
    Dunhill London Mixture
    SWR

    Good
    Ashton Consummate Gentleman
    Solani Golden Label
    McC Oriental No.1

    Boring
    McC Frog Morton

    Didn't really like C&D Bayou Morning and Petes Irish Oak.

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    Everytime I read a thread like this I add several tins to my list of "need to try". Peterson's University Flake is now on that list.

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  7. shikano53

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    In hindsight if I could edit my post one more time, I would only go as far down as good, and to that list I would add 3 tobaccos from the September Tobacco crawl by 4noggins and move BHT to Awesome.
    Sorry about that.

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    I put Frog Morton under boring. It's not a bad baccy but I've had the same tin (jar) open for about 5 months, so it gets bumped down.

    Still it's a fun exercise. That dang 'to try' list ain't getting any shorter.

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    I'd really like to try C&D Star of the East, G.L. Pease Blackpoint, Engine #99, Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark, and G.L. Pease Maltese Falcon.

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    There are a bunch of C&D burleys I'd like to get my hands on as well as a few more dark VA blends. As you can see I'm smoking english blends the majority of the time and wouldn't mind some more variety.

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    Stickframer: I only just noticed that Pete's Wild Atlantic made it into your Awesome catergory... Wow. I thought it would be a "good" blend. That just moved well up the "to try" list.

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    Stickframer & Shimano, I'm amazed that I've only tried six out of both your lists. I have quite a few of the others cellared but haven't tried them yet. We are in agreement on those six though

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    A couple of good looking lists there guys. Not sure what my list would look like next to yours? I'll have to try and put one together when I get some free time.

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    I log almost every bowl on my Tobaccoreviews.com profile (same name), so it's about a hundred blends with one or two bowls, almost entirely first impressions, but I keep blends listed in four categories with my favorites on top.
    Again, it's mostly initial impressions so don't take it too seriously.
    Ironically many of my favorites are smoked the least because if I know I like it doesnt feel like I'm learning anything new by smoking it more. Having over a dozen untried blends in reserve doesn't help.

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    Convenience link:

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/user/21355

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    I was confused for a minute. You had Old Dark Fired listed twice, once as an H&H blend and then as a MacBaren's blend. I think you confused it because it is MacBaren's HH Old Dark Fired. Hearth and Home (H&H)doesn't have an Old Dark Fired. But, lots of people find it both Awesome and Amazing.

    Michael
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    Cosmic you are correct. Typo on my part. Or maybe it was the scotch and the lateness of the hour.
    As fmgee noted, these threads are great, but they make my 'to try' list that much longer.
    Sigh...

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    Good thread. Gives a guy like me an idea of what to order for the cellar when I haven't tried a whole lot. There seem to be a few standbys that make it on everyone's list--so that gives me a place to start, in addition to the Sixpence, SGFVF, and Capstan blue that I have tried.

    "An thou hast them, smoketh them!" -An Old Philosopher
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    I'd add a WOW to Solani 633

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    Good thread. I like the categories. I've smoked dozens of different blends and have not smoked one that I didn't like. My chart would go from good to spectacular or something very similar to OP's system.

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  21. cortezattic

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    Any list that I make would be changing all the time.
    None-the-less I think threads like this are helpful.
    Thanks for posting your list and for the link to frozen's page @ TR.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Thanks guys for those lists !!

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  23. easterntraveler

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    I have had a few tobaccos that were amazing but unfortunately I have yet to have anything that actually wowed me. One of these days I'll get some penzance

    Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few be there that find it.
    Posted 3 years ago #

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