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Smooth & Mild Aromatic with Touch of Latakia

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  • Started 5 years ago by dukeofwestwood63
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  1. dukeofwestwood63

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    I'm looking for a smooth, mild, sweet, no-bite aromatic with a pleasant room note.
    Here's the clincher...I like a bit of Latakia also!
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks-
    dukeofwestwood63

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  2. cobguy

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    SG Chocolate Flake is a favorite of mine for this description.

    It's a dark Burley / Virginia with a "natural" tasting Cocoa flavor.

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  3. andrew

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    Frog Morton Cellar

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    +1 Frog Morton Cellar sounds exactly like what you want.

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    Was gunna suggest Cellar as well... Sounds like you described it to a T.

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    Mans best friend from sutliff.

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    I would have to agree with Frog Morton's Cellar. But I find it suits me in a Peterson system pipe best.

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    Frog Morton Cellar and Hearth & Home Mazatec are always present in my cellar/rotation!

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    I think you have described MacBaren Plumcake, exactly. It is a rum cased aro with a touch of Latakia...one of my favorites when I put down my English blends and want something a bit sweeter (but not too sweet). I like Plumcake as is, but I have also enjoyed it mixed with Carter Hall or even Trout Stream.

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  10. andrew

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    There's also Sillem's black

    Extravagant is the right word to characterize this mixture. We have revolutionized the traditional old English art of blending. The main ingredient is the finest spicy smoky Latakia. By adding highly aromatic Black Cavendish, this blend becomes smoother. A small portion of Burley gives a slight toasted aroma, and a pinch of bright Virginia brings a subtle sweet note. Mellow, but yet full-bodied aromas of honey and fruit essences result in a unique flavor. This pipe tobacco will surely be a delight.

    The Macbaren plumcake definitely.

    There's a new higher quality Captain black out in tins that uses latakia as well. I believe Captain Bob's blend by C&D uses latakia, maybe Captain Bob will stop in here to describe it as he posts here.

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    "I'm looking for a smooth, mild, sweet, no-bite aromatic with a pleasant room note.
    Here's the clincher...I like a bit of Latakia also!"

    What you're after is Pipeworks & Wilke No.5

    It's tailor made for what you're asking for.

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  12. drrock

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    1st choice:
    Peretti Cuban Mixture - if you've never tried this blend, you have missed out on one of the most complex pipe tobacco blends I've tried in over 40 years of smoking a pipe.
    2nd choice:
    MacBaren Plumcake - while the Latakia is more of a condiment, it's addition makes this blend absolutely delicious!

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    Two Friends English Chocolate.

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    +1 Frog Morton's Cellar and Sutliff's Man's Best Friend.

    Also, Sutliff's Academy also is a decent Aro with some Latakia.

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    I have a tin of this coming next week. I'll smoke a few bowls and if it meets your requirements I'll post something.

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    I think C&D makes the best English aros.

    Captain Bob's and Cross Eyed Cricket are both excellent examples.

    Mike
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    Isn't Epiphany a cross - over blend as well?

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    +1 frog morton cellar and also Seattle Pipe Club's plum pudding

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    Lane HGL, also I like to mix Trout Stream with just a touch of blending Latakia.

    John
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    Lane HGL, YES...

    "the weez"...
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    You can't go wrong with any of the Frogs. I'd also add English Chocolate and Valle Crucis, which has a ginger flavoring along with the latakia. I also smoke C&D USS Mason which is a lat blend topped with brandy. For HGL fans C&D has Herman's Own, which I like better as it isn't as sweet s HGL.
    Good luck with your search.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    The title screams Frog Morton Cellar.

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    How about Captain Bob's Blend by C&D?

    Yeah, FMC is the natural fit for this thread title too.

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    I could add for consideration Dan Tobacco Independence tin and John Bull pouch. The Dan is a higher quality tobacco blend, while the John Bull has no bite with mild Latakia but distinctive and very light Cavendish flavor.

    Are those Tobacco Brownies?
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  25. dukeofwestwood63

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    Many thanks for all the great tobacco blend suggestions! I will definitely give several of them a try very soon!
    This is the BEST web forum for pipe smokers I am aware of and I have found most participants are very gracious and helpful.
    Again, thanks for all the ideas on blends to try! Hopefully one of these blends will be "it" and end my endless search for "the right blend"!
    All the Best to my Brethren of the Briar-
    dukeofwestwood63

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  26. tabriar

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    Lane HGL -- just try it, you'll thank me later.

    Some of the other blends listed might beat HGL in terms of complexity or nuance, but you mention room note being important -- HGL is the only one that gets approval from my wife. She'll let me smoke anything I want, but boy do I have to hear about it. With HGL, she tells me it smells like marshmallows roasting over a campfire or something along those lines.

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  27. av8scuba

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    I agree with Frog Morton Cellar. But don't forget about Captain Black premium Black Sea.

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