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    dkaye201

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    Some friends are traveling to England in the near future. They are willing to bring back any tobacco that is difficult or near impossible to get here in the states. Any suggestions?

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    Condor

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Lots of CONDOR...

    "the weez"...
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    And more condor.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    Any and all plugs

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    Plugs and ropes would be my choice.

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    and Condor.


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    Did anyone mention Condor?

    Being serious here, pipe tobacco is not easy to get hold of in England unless you shop online or are lucky enough to live near one of the very rare serious tobacconists. However, Condor is one of the mere handful of blends that you can get at almost any supermarket or newsagent. For that reason alone, Condor is a good one for them to get for you. And, of course, it is a great tobacco.

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    Did I mention Condor?

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    I've heard Condor is quite the desirable smoke.
    I'd like to try some if I ever get the chance.

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
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    I have understanding this Mellow Virginia is widely available in Britain

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    Condor

    Michael
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    The correct way to smoke tobacco in England is to open a tea shop, then smoke different blends every day for a decade. Let us know how it goes. Did anyone mention Condor?

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    Well, shit, now I have to try Condor.


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    Germains Rich Dark Flake, and a suitcase full of Condor.

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    And Condor.

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    Revor Plug, SG FVF to name 2.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Concoughcoughdor.....

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    I'm really disappointed nobody mentioned Condor. It's crazy how unhelpful people can be.

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    Rich Dark Flake - It's the closest thing to Stonehaven there is, except for Stonehaven. Frankly, I like it better than Stonehaven. Condor is great if you don't mind soap. Warrior plug if you can find it, and Revor plug if you don't mind rose and geranium toppings.

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    I'll second (or third, or nth) Germain's Rich Dark Flake. I brought some with me when I moved to the US, and regret not having brought more.

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    Revor Plug and maybe a little Condor.

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    Well, I know you're getting huge list out of this thread, so I won't make things too much harder ... if I were headed to the U.K., I'd be loading up on as much Gallaher Limited Condor Plug as I could fit legally on a carry-on. Just wanted to make sure you didn't miss that one.

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    Time to be serious! Unless your friends are willing to spend some of their limited and precious time hunting tobacco down, it would be much better to ask them to bring back something they can get at most supermarkets and newsagent shops. The 'big 5' which are available almost anywhere are: Condor RR, St Bruno RR, Mellow Virginia, Gold Block and Clan.

    I can personally recommend the first three (in fact, St Bruno is my go-to day to day tobacco). I would avoid the last two, and especially the Clan which is vile stuff. All of the first three will give you an excellent smoke. The price for a 50g pouch will be £13-£14.

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    Has anyone mentioned Condor?

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    If you are in London support our few remaining Tobacconists!

    J J Fox
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    I've heard Condor is pretty good... might want to get some.

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    Well, I have a good friend that lives in Scotland. He is mailing me some Condor, so I can give it a try.

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    I'd rather you not give me the bird.

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    As mentioned above, Mellow Virginia is an OTC over here and a damned fine one at that but of course no other OTC blend can beat the mighty Condor.

    As Mike correctly pointed out above, Gold Block and Clan are akin to smoking cardboard!

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    Based upon my experience here, if there's a tobacco everyone seems to love, the cool thing to do is hate it based on principal. I thereby suggest that only a jackas would ever buy condor. I'll follow that up by saying I like condor, but also don't think highly of my opinions/tastes.

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    I would vote for Revor Plug, Germains Rich Dark Flake and Brown Flake, and Warrior Plug. Best to pick up a little block of Condor just for fun, it comes in a neat little 25g block. Tobacconists are few and far between, so advanced planning might be wise!

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    you wont find Condor plug in England ,its only available in Ireland.England gets ready rubbed(almost anywere has it) and less available Long Cut flake.

    Depending how long they are there for you could order from one of the good on line retailers and get it sent to your friends address/hotel

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    Gawith & Hoggarth Dark Plug, and for heavens sake, don't forget about the Condor.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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