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  1. aro222

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    Hey guys
    I’ve been smoking aromatics for a while now and have recently began my journey into different blends. So far it’s been a delight, I have been purchasing blends based on the written reviews I’ve been reading. I would however like some recommendations from experienced smokers as well. I have jumped into the Lakeland’s head first and really enjoy those blends. I than began investigating this Latakia that I have read about. My first go at this was Lane HGL and Dunhill BB and than I really hit it with some C&D Pirate Kake. I also have a tin of the beloved Frigate on the way to try. So far I absolutely love this stuff. My favorite being the Pirate Kake. So Smokey and rich, I find myself craving another bowl. Are there any other blends that are Latakia forward that you gents would recommend ? Also for a smoker that is beginning his travels into different blends altogether, are there any blends that would start me off in the right direction ?
    I have a tin of C&D burley which I haven’t cracked yet.
    Any help would be great. Thanks boys

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. tfdickson

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    Since you like Latakia I think Arango Balkan Supreme would be right up your alley.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    blends

    "Well, there's your problem!" Sorry, aro, cheap joke, it's Friday, gimme a break.

    Seriously, both wife & I like just plain lat straight; I like to smoke it, she likes to smell it. Any good heavy English is going to be good if it has enough of the evyl weed. If you like PK you'll love Frigate!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. scloyd

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    Some of my favorites are John Cotton's Smyrna, Presbyterian, Balkan Sasieni and Sutliff Heavy English (bulk) in that order.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. xingpao

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    I think you would really like Northwoods.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. mikefu

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    I’ll chime in with Westminster. I think it is the best tinned English out there. For bulk I’d recommend Balkan Supreme and Stokkebye Proper English. Oh, and Black Frigate is definitely one of my favorites, but it doesn’t have a lot of Latakia. It’s oriental forward.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. cigrmaster

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    I would recommend you jumping into the world of flakes. Read up on cube cutting and fold and stuff if you decide to try any. I would start with the following blends.
    Escudo= Virginia/Perique
    Capstan Blue Flake= Straight Virginia
    Mac Baren Old Dark Fired= Virginia/Burley
    Savinelli Doblone d'Oro- Virginia.Perique/Kentucky

    Harris
    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. olkofri

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    Sillem's Black! Aromatic with latakia, what else could you want?

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. aro222

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    These all sound good. Especially that Sillems black.
    Thanks guys I’m putting an order together
    Let’s keep ‘em coming

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. aro222

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    As I’m learning as I go here, do all English blends have some Latakia in them ?

    Posted 4 months ago #

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