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New Condor Lover

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  • Started 3 years ago by brass
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  1. brass

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    I smoked my first bowl of Condor last night - and my second. And my third this morning. The firs adjective coming to mind when smoking Condor is unique.

    I would further describe Condor as the perfect Lakeland. It has the floral taste common to Grasmere and other Lakelands but is much more subdued. Some who have no truck with Lakeland's in general might find themselves enjoying Condor.

    One of the things I look for in new blends is unique personality. And as mentioned, Condor is unique, a quality I value highly. Some blends, even excellent ones, are just one more in a crowd, albeit a hiqh quality crowd. Others are what might be referred to as stand-out blends. Old Dark Fired stands out in the VaBur field, Classic Burley Kake to me is a stand-out burley. Of course, your stand-outs may vary.

    Anyway, for me, Condor is unique and for me, has rescued the reputation of the entire Lakeland family.

    Thanks to CondorLover1 and all those who have continuously heaped it's praises, until I finally had to try for myself.

    Nextup: St. Bruno.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Sounds great. As a Lakeland fan this is one I must try someday. My idea is to try them all before I die. Like them or not at least this way you know, that's my thinking. Sounds like this one hit all the right spots for you, congrats and thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    CONDOR

    "the weez"...
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    ...Condor is unique and for me, has rescued the reputation of the entire Lakeland family...

    Coincidentally I am now having some Condor to calm myself down from some on-going puzzles that I have to tackle. Enjoy!

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    I felt the same way after trying Condor, then I tried St Bruno....

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    Yup, Condor is pretty good.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Glad you like Condor, I have smoked it exclusively for 7 years. I look no further in finding the perfect blend, because for me I have found the Nectar of the Gods!

    Cheers,--Eric

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    I freaking love the stuff, such good tobacco.

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    Who would ever guess that in this day and age a lowly OTC pouch tobacco could ruin so many true pipe tobacco afficianido's?

    It's complex, flavorful and full bodied. Brass's description of "unique" sums it up in a word. If all Lakelands were like Condor it would or could be life changing.

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
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    What I cannot understand is why so many people in the UK would run a mile from the stuff but yet Americans seem brainwashed by it.

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    I'm a Brit and so wanted to love Condor and St.Bruno but I just can't seem to enjoy them as much

    I really like Erinmore and Gold Block though, so I'm still happy with some of the OTC blends.

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    Yorkshire now your talking. Mick McQuad is also quality.

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    What I cannot understand is why so many people in the UK would run a mile from the stuff but yet Americans seem brainwashed by it.

    It's quite simple.

    Not many baccies over here have such the stoutness,
    most are limp-wristed overmild snooze fests,
    and lack full flavor,
    not so with Thee Mighty Condor,
    it lords over them all!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    James80

    I can't see people from the UK running from the stuff since it has been an established blend for over 100 years and is still in production after all this time. I would also go so far to say a many a pipemen cut his teeth on this famous blend. As far as brainwashed, nah it just took me 23 years to find what I Had been searching for the whole time, the perfect blend, for me anyways!

    Cheers,__Eric

    Posted 3 years ago #

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