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Sleeper English Blends

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  • Started 1 year ago by kickinbears
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  1. kickinbears

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    What sleeper engligh blend(s) do you recommend?

    To add a little structure / definition to this, plz don’t recommend a blend that has more than 50 reviews @ TR.com (as of your post)

    Quick link if you need to check:

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/search?BlendType=English&Rating=Highly+Recommended

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  2. chasingembers

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    Most English blends put me to sleep.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    plz don’t recommend a blend that has more than 50 reviews @ TR.com

    pourquoi?

    Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate
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    ^^^

    Looking for blends that haven’t been explored by the masses, and because by god it’s my thread

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    Fair enough

    Kramer's Father Dempsey

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    Smyrna- (Std. Tobacco of PA)

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Lancer’s Slices and Gordon Pym

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    Comoys Cask 11

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    John Cotton’s No.1

    Come for the Latakia, you’ll stay for the Orientals.

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    Sorry didn't count reviews, but several that don't get much play but are readily available: Nat Sherman 536; C&D Tuggle Hall 965; Sutliff Lord Nelson; and C&D Bayou Night (questionably English but somewhat so).

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    ...I checked the specs, and Cornell & Diehl categorizes Bayou Night as English with no questions. I cede to their expertise.

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    I have no idea the review count, but Peterson Balkan Delight. There are no Orientals, but plenty of Latakia and Perique goodness.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    Guess I should have added that my use of the term “english” equates to the blend has some Latakia in it, with no level of topping that would put the blend into the aro category.

    I’m probably pissing off some english blend purist by the above over simplification ha!

    Some unknown-to-me brands are now on my radar - thx and keep em coming. One of the above named blends is more than 50 reviews for sure; forgive-able and appreciated all the same

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    Sleepers...Hmmmm....Here are a few "lesser known" blends I've tried and liked:

    H&H Marquee - Fleet Commander
    H&H Marquee Heart of Darkness
    Captain Earle's - Stimulus Package
    Drucquer & Sons - Red Lion
    Drucquer & Sons - Levant
    Murray's - 1A Linfield (Standard Tobacco Co. of Pennsylvania version)
    C&D - Old Joe Krantz Red Label
    Boswell's - Railroad Station
    Lane Ltd. - Medal of Valor

    Hope this helps you on your quest.

    Cheers,

    Chili

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    -The Dictionary of Visual Language, 1980
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    Sure, I'll throw one into the mix (-50) Dan Tobacco London Blend 1000.

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/410/dan-tobacco-london-blend-no-1000

    Dave
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    C&D-Barrister
    C&D-Red Odessa
    C&A-Red Stag
    Watch City Cigars-Deep Elem
    Low Country-Cooper

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    pourquoi?

    "butter"

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    ^^

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ui4vPDEVQIo

    I think this humor dates us sir

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    I think this humor dates us sir

    No, it makes us vintage.

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    Most English blends put me to sleep.

    Which is why they all have "Night" in the blend name.

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    I would have thought that ad was 70's, not 80's. Regardless, it wouldn't be made today much less aired in the US.

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    Hearth and Home's Midtown tobacco Chestnut, a match to the discontinued Walnut, blended by Russ O., has six tobaccos well harmonized, the only non-aromatic in the series, with the required hint of Lat.

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    If you like more subtle latakia levels, you might enjoy Gawith, Hoggarth & Co's Scotch Mixture and John Bull Royal English.

    Although TR's page on GH&Co's Scotch Mixture states that it's "the most popular latakia blend in Europe", it only has 23 reviews...

    John Bull is a pouch tobacco that is inexpensive and nicely balanced.

    Woodsroad, that John Cotton's #1 is the one that sucked me in to the pipe world a year ago. I need to go back and try it again to see how my interpretation has changed.

    A wild card for you is Seattle Pipe Club's Potlatch. Kind of a kitchen sink blend, but can be "English-like". Cigars International still has 8 ounce cans on clearance for a ridiculous price. Also only 24 reviews.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    For those who are curious re: youtube...Senor Wencez (sp). Very funny guy who uses his hand as the puppet.

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    For those who are curious re: youtube...Senor Wencez (sp). Very funny guy who uses his hand as the puppet.

    I think you meant to post this in a different forum.

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    I like the Pennsylvania John Cotton #1

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    @seacaptain .. He’s referencing the “butter” digression discussion above.

    This:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ui4vPDEVQIo.

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    Initial reference point for me:

    Dan Tobacco - London blend 1000 (what process / wood makes an africa virginia leaf?)
    Nat Sherman - 536
    Kramer’s Pipe Tobacco Shop - Father Dempsey
    Seattle Pipe Club - Potlatch (this has been on the list of “to-try” blends for awhile)
    Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Cooper
    Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle’s - Stimulus Package
    Standard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania - John Cotton’s Number 1

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    I don't know if I missed seeing it mentioned or not, but I've been a fan of C&D's Black Duck.
    Doesn't seem to have a lot of fans, but to me it is a little different than other English blends I've smoked, although, I've probably only smoked about 15 different English blends, so there is always something new to try!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    Dan Tobacco - London blend 1000

    Yep, try this one. Mild English blend that satisfy me. At least these days

    Adhie was here
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    ^^^

    It sounds tasty. I did find some info on African Virginia tobacco via Universal Corporation’s website (below). The term seems too broad, but I assume the blender did this to avoid giving away proprietary info (?)

    http://www.universalcorp.com/Africa

    I did notice in the reviews that there seemed to be a period of time where they didn’t get good leaf (~2005|ish, +/- 2 yrs), but posts 2010+ seem to be very positive

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    Cornell & Diehl: Stratfordshire
    John Cotton's: Numbers 1 & 2
    Cornell & Diehl: Crooked Lane

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    Seems be a lot of love for “Std. Tobacco of PA” tobaccos. The ones recommended here (Smyrna, 1, 1&2) all sound good.

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    © L.J.Peretti's Tashkent, Omega

    I Enjoy Aromatics
    I Enjoy Peterson Pipes
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