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Praise For "House Blends"

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  • Started 6 months ago by markthelad
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  1. markthelad

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    I recently started having some fun ordering a few (non-latakia) house blends to sample, from places like The Country Squire Tobacconist and Watch City Cigar.
    I have tried blends from Cup 'O Joes and 4 Noggins in the past and have been pretty happy with some of those too.

    I must say, they are all very good and I definitely have developed some favorites like "Kingsfoil", "Delta Honeydew" and "Fleur De Lis" (no longer offered) from Country Squire.

    I am anxiously awaiting a shipment from Watch City Cigar that contains "Old Dominion" and "Flake 558" to sample.
    I have some of their Watch City Slices in my cellar and it is also very good (even though it contains latakia).

    Can anyone recommend any other any other non-latakia house blends to try, preferably something that I can order on-line or at least by phone?
    Thanks for your input!

    "I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."
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    Whenever I travel I try to hit any local B&Ms and ask about their blending. If it seems legitimately blended in house, even if from component tobaccos from the big guys, I sample some. It makes travel fun. Some naysayers poo poo all house blends, but that is their choice. A lot of the Scottie's and H&H blends on P&C began as house blends here in Albany, NY at the tobacco shop where Russ worked. Unfortunately, all of my favorites are pretty heavy latakia.

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    I don't have any recommendations and am looking forward to some responses too. I will say that your order from Watch City for Old Dominion and 558 is one I'm planning on doing again. Those two blends are fantastic if you ask me. I really like the crumble flake style.

    Tim
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    timt, that's good to hear.
    I wish I could have gotten in on the "4th Nun" holiday blends, but I missed them.
    They said on their website that they may start offering it again more regularly, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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    Peretti, Boswell and Wilke come to mind but unsure of Lat free blends.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    I really like Country Squire's SECOND BREAKFAST. All in all, I have been very impressed with all of their offerings.

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    I like Peretti, and Nat Sherman blends some good ones, especially their Am-English 536, mild but nuanced and refined.

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    Thanks rdavid, I just placed an order with Peretti for a few 1 oz. samples and I wouldn't be surprised if I found a couple of new favorites.

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    Country Squire’s Bag End and Cherokee are mild, easy enjoyable smokes.

    Watch City’s Deluxe Crumb is excellent.

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    Here you are.

    Watch City Cigar; Quint’s Own, 558, Old Black Magic
    The Country Squire; Green Dragon is my favorite
    Ted’s Pipe Shoppe (Tulsa Ok); County Cork, Killarney
    Oxmore in Louisville, KY; Holy Smoke
    Uhle’s; Black Stoker, Blend 00
    Milan; Sunset Rum, Reflections
    Boswell’s; Pennsylvania Dutch Treat and Pipers Pleasure

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  11. drrock

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    Big fan of smaller B&M blenders. Since you asked for some recommendations, here are some I think are terrific:

    4Noggins.com - Essence of Vermont & Three Blind Moose

    Boswell - Christmas Cookie, No Bite DeLite, Piper's Pleasure, & Rum River

    L.J. Peretti - Blend No. 432, Coffee, Cuban Mixture, Ebony, Park Square, & Yuletide 2018

    Milan Tobacconists - "Our" London Dock, Doctor's Orders, Jefferson Street, Reflections, Sunset Rum, & Wall Street

    Straus Tobacconist - Rookwood, Sleepy Hollow, & Wenceslas

    Uhle's - Blend 00, House of Uhle Blend, Hunt Club, Karen Club, Marquette Blend, Old Shoe Blend, Par Shooter, Perfection Plug Burley, & Raider Blend

    Wilke Pipe Tobacco - #191 Honey Vanilla & Vermont Maple Cavendish

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Arrowhead House Blend from Paul's Pipe Shop in Flint Michigan. This is the only aromatic I'm smoking right now. It has a touch of latakia and perique and a light vanilla flavoring. Wonderful.

    Paul's Pipe Shop doesn't sell tobacco over the internet. You have to call to order. The shop also makes their own line of quality pipes.

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    Thanks rdavid, I just placed an order with Peretti for a few 1 oz. samples and I wouldn't be surprised if I found a couple of new favorites.

    That's exactly what I did and everything I tried was fantastic. Lifelong customer for sure. Enjoy.

    Formerly "rdavid"

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