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Question to The Lord Of the Rings fans.

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  1. seitz55

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    This morning I watched The Lord of the Rings while smoking my pipe, and it got me thinking. What pipe tobacco blend out there could you see yourself smoking while sitting at the Green Dragon drinking a pint?

    “After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.”

    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
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  2. mayfair70

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    Bengal Slices, Virginia #1, or Black Frigate.

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
    Mouse-catcher on The Black Frigate
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Ruins of Isengard.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    There's only one obvious choice...Hobbit's Weed.

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    Black Frigate in a churchwarden here.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    I have read in many places that the actors smoked Stokkebye's Nougat during filming so either that or one of the blends Tolkien smoked. I believe the Country Squire has a blend named Green Dragon.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    +1 Hobbit's Weed

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Try some McClelland Deep Hollow

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    I would smoke a cigar.

    Bet Bilbo would join me.

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    Just for Him has some good LOTR tobacco also

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    I think I remember reading somewhere on this forum that the actors on set, when presented with choices of tobacco to smoke on camera, overwhelmingly chose Stokkebye's Nougat.

    Myself, I think if I were at the Green Dragon having a pint I'd have to have a bowl full of JackKnife Plug.

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    Old Toby of course, this is fictional after all and with New Zealands smoking laws it is not going to happen!

    If it were possible I'd go with Capstan as a nod to Tolkien.

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    I'd go with Capstan as a nod to Tolkien.

    Same here.

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    This is a great list of baccys I need to try. Never even thought about the Tolkein tribute stuff.

    Warhorse !!

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    Old Gowrie

    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
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    Wow there are some awesome tobacco listed here. I think McClelland Frog Morton's Cellar would be a good smoke at the Green Dragon.

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    That's an interesting question, as I don't recall Tolkien ever describing the tobacco flavors themselves. I have smoked an "Old Toby" from a couple of different blenders, and never the same thing twice. I would bet that Gimli would be smoking a meaty Latakia, the Hobbits puffing on infused tobaccos with maple or honey flavors, and Aragorn smoking something fermented like
    Perique. Myself, I think Frog Morton on the Bayou in an old Clay Churchwarden would be keeping in the spirit of things.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    This is an interesting post! Every time I watch those movies I wonder what they are smoking in there pipes.
    @rigmedic1 I like your thinking about what they would smoke

    @chasingembers That's a beautiful collection of Churchwardens!

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    Anytime I find myself in a fictional world I find I'm usually smoking ghost train haze or mowie wowie.

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    @chasingembers That's a beautiful collection of Churchwardens!

    Thank you very much! I blame Tolkien for them.

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    Dwarves, such as Gimli, would be smoking ropes or plugs as miners would be wont. However, Gimli would never smoke Brown Happy Bogie, as he is he the epitome of a curmudgeon.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
    Specialization is for insects!" - Robert Heinlein
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    as he is he the epitome of a curmudgeon

    A quality I hope to some day embody.

    Get off my lawn! Darn kids!

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    Either FMC or Penzance.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
    Posted 2 years ago #

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