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What is the Aromatic you keep in your Rotation?

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  1. ebnash

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    At the moment, I really only smoke one aromatic in a dedicated briar. Typically, this is a once in a blue moon smoke, but I’ve discovered that I can smoke this in my truck occasionally on the commute home and ithe smell clears pretty quickly.

    For the most part, I smoke Burley Flakes and a few Straight Va’s, but I do still enjoy a bowl of Hiland’s Pete’s Moss.

    Is there an aromatic that has stayed in your rotation or cellar for occasional smoke, and if so, what is it? I’m curious to try something else as my current jar of PM is almost gone.

    Hunt Hard, Kill Swiftly, Waste Nothing, Offer No Apologies...
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    I’m not an aro guy either, but keep a few on hand for when the mood strikes. Country squire old Toby, macbaren hh vanilla flake, C&D autumn evening, ole shanandoah Appalachian berry/brandy berry whatever it’s called now. For UK style lakelands I like gl pease Stonehenge, ennerdale by G&H. A few others.

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  3. lordofthepiperings

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    I'm mostly into Virginia, VaPers, and Burley blends. I still have a jar of Lane's 1Q laying around the cellar that I'll break out from time to time. I still enjoy the flavor and the wife loves the room note.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    Lane BLWB
    Ennerdale flake
    Edward G Robinson pipe blend

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    I smoke many Lakeland Aros but those are thier own class. I like Vanilla Custard, petestoke Cherry.

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    Non-aro and burley are first with me, but Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic (with Virginia and three liqueurs for flavoring) seems to get re-ordered. I have several other aromatic blends that I smoke from time to time.

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    I enjoy several aromatics, but the one that I always keep in stock and enjoy on a daily basis is MacBaren's Vanilla Cream Loose Cut. Here's the link on Tobacco Reviews: http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/714/mac-baren-vanilla-cream-loose-cut

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    Scotty's Butternut Burley

    Jason
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    I have the following aromatics in my cellar.
    Peterson University Flake
    Mac Baren Modern Virginia Flake
    John Aylesbury Dragon Flake
    Cult Blood Red Moon
    Sutliff Molto Dolce

    Harris
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  10. spartacus

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    I have a few aromatics that I smoke. The ones that get the most attention are:

    Cult Blood Red Moon
    Mac Baren Vanilla Cream
    My Own Mix - April Morning

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    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    I like GL Pease's The Virginia Cream, which to my mind is just baaarely an aromatic.

    I've been meaning to try Butternut Burley and Trout Stream for years. Really need to pull the trigger on those.

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    Autumn Evening.
    Really like this maple thing.
    It's a smooth, round sort of taste which goes very well with tobacco.

    I also have some Virginia Cream and Trout Stream in the cellar but haven't tried them yet.

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    My last two tins of Nording Hunter's Blend Labrador are going fast. That was my fave. Unfortunately, being a mclelland product, its likely gone forever. But I like CAO Eileen's Dream as well.

    Outside of that our local B&M (G & P) makes a nice aro called Stoney's blend. With Alaska's absurd 120% tobacco tax, it's like $6 an oz, but I like to support the local shop when I can anyway, because they often get blends I can't find on the internet (bought some stonehaven and penzance there yesterday, squadron leader in bulk last week).

    I also keep some Lane 1Q and trout stream/anglers dream around, and I have a few more in the cellar ready to try, Autumn evening, Ole shenandoah berry, rattray's bagpipers dream and buckingham, etc. I am mostly a Va/VaPer and English guy though, so the aromatics only get hit about once a month in rotation. Probably crack that buckingham next, it sounds intriguing.

    Short story long, I'd stick with Stoney's blend, but since that's local I'll say CAO Eileen's Dream if I had to pick one.

    "We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us." ---Hank

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    I've smoked pounds of Butternut Burley over the years, but for me it has changed. It has turned bitter and the sweetness I remember from years ago is no longer there. It may be a go to blend for many and I don't discourage others from smoking it, but for some reason I'm having problems with the blend. Tastes change, so maybe I'll try some in a few years if it's still around.

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    As for Aromatics, Any G&H Lakelands style does for me nicely Yet Erinmore Flake and St Brunos.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Many, many aromatics in the rotation. Edward G. Robinson, Cult Blood Red Moon as mentioned above are favorites. A current favorite that's been getting a lot of my attention recently is W.O. Larsen 1864, a tobacco-forward mixed fruit-cocoa with some spiciness with an ambient note that has solicited an unusual number of compliments, even from strangers.

    Non-aro and burley are first with me, but Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic (with Virginia and three liqueurs for flavoring) seems to get re-ordered.

    This is good stuff, a meat-and-potatoes aro I smoked almost exclusively for weeks. I buy this by the tub!

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    Edward G. Robinson blend bears repeating, also one of jiminks favored aromatics. If you kind of like to go with an outlier now and then, Embers put a few of us onto Mixture No. 79, formerly completely a "joke" blend, but if you tolerate licorice flavoring, it is a tobacco forward blend and not bad. Erin Go Braugh is a nice whiskey blends, and C'est La Vie is a nice version of vanilla.

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  19. ormazd

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    I enjoy a 50/50 mix of Lane 1Q and BCA.

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    I always have some Ennerdale flake at hand. This reminds me I haven´t smoked any in a couple of months...

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    Esoterica Woodbridge - weekly at least
    SG Grousemore - monthly at most

    SWRA was decent, but I haven't bought a pouch in about 8 years.

    I don't know if the above count though, since I dry those ribbon cut blends until crispy and there's not much topping left when finally lit.

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    I have yet to try Mixture No. 79. I'm going to have to sometime ...

    There's another I probably didn't toss out because it's one I go through more of in the winter ... War Horse Green! Talk about an aromatic crumble cake that just might kick your ass! Though you'll get a more specific list of flavor components from others, to me the overall effect is something akin to German/western European Christmas spices on top of dense burley and virginia. Opinions are polarized with this one, but I just love it; the most exciting new smoke experience I'd had in a couple decades.

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    Jay, I salute you, brother.

    Like Jay, I keep Black Frigate in my rotation.... and many others. I could type up a long list but I'm feeling lazy.

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    Sweet Vanilla Honeydew (Dan)
    Sillem's Black
    Cult Blood Red Moon
    G&H Top Black Cherry

    And I have a few tins of McClelland Best In Show left in the cellar. I smoke that when company or nonsmokers are around and I need it to smell good. People love the smell.

    Neal
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  25. smudgersmissingleg

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    Aromatics are not my go to blends but I always keep a couple in rotation for a change of pace, Ennerdale Flake is always one and normally one other which varies, at the moment it's Kohlhase & kopp Pipe 66.

    Chris

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  26. buroak

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    I, too, am a Lakeland aro devotee. They are my go-to blends. Peretti also makes some great old-time aros. Finally, I routinely smoke a mix of War Horse Ready Cut and Red.

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    I hit on all genres but, GH Ennerdale Flake and GH Top Black Cherry are the two aros that I frequent the most.

    Duane
    (Not Embers)
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    I am a big aromatic fan.

    Some of my favorites:

    Mac Baren 7 Seas Regular
    Scotty's Butternut Burley
    Newminster Danish Gold
    Country Squire Rivendell
    Edward G. Robinson Pipe Blend
    Brigadier Black Waterloo
    G & H Black and Brown

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  29. ebnash

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    Thanks for all suggestions. I do have a can of EGR and have smoked it a few times. It’s the only thing I can smoke with Lat. and tolerate.

    Mac Baren Vanila Cream came up a few times and sounds intriguing, so I’ll give the Flake version a shot.

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    Black Frigate

    Grousemoor - but I dedicate a couple of pipes for this one to avoid ghosting others. I get the feeling that Grousmoor is a controversial one and not like by a lot of people (something to do with the Lemon Grass).

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    Peter Stokkebye Optimum is nice and fruity.

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    The only aromatics I've tried are Captain Black Original and a house blend from Pauls Pipe Shop of Flint called Maple Walnut. I've since mylar bagged the Captain Black as I don't see me smoking it anytime soon.

    The Maple Walnut blend smells divine, like waffles drenched in maple syrup. The flavor doesn't quite transition into the smoke as much as I thought but it is a lovely aroma regardless.

    I've got some MacBaren Vanilla Flake and GL Pease The Vanilla Creme waiting for me back in the USA when I go home for vacation in August, although I'm not sure I'll open them.

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    I like tobacco-forward aromatics, especially ones that are topped with liqueurs. Two that I really enjoy right now are Comoy's Cask #2 Portwood, with a little chocolate and vanilla and flavored with port wine, and Peter Stokkebye's Highland Whiskey. I'm not limited to this type, however, and just bought a pound of Scotty's Butternut Burley!

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    Lane Dark Red

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    I've sung the praises of Rattray's Bagpiper's dream often enough here. It continues to satisfy and remains in my rotation after 10 years of my discovering it.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    To me Rattray's Bagpiper's dream and Buckingham are great aromatics, but I much like Mac Baren Original Choice too

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    +1 Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake

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    I may not keep it in rotation, but last November, I went through a 4 oz. cake of LJ Peretti's Thanksgiving Blend. I enjoyed it and will likely repeat it some day.

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    I'm going to put my choices into 2 categories: Aromatics, and AROMATICS. You probably know what I mean.

    For Aromatics, I'll cast another vote for Bagpiper's Dream. Recently I picked up some Esoterica Pembroke and I like it a lot...FMC got me started on aros with latakia, so I'm on the lookout for those. Peterson Irish Oak is a favorite that I plan to keep around on the regular.

    For AROMATICS: Haven't tried a huge number of AROMATICS. I like Ashton Guilty Pleasure as well as Rattray's Summer '18 and Summer '14.

    I think Mac Baren Scottish Mixture should be on my list somewhere, but I'm not sure where. The GF doesn't like the smell of that one, but she likes Black Irish X. She doesn't smell smells like the rest of us, I think. She always thinks milk smells sour even if it's fresh, for example. She doesn't like MM 965 either, so its demise may have saved our relationship since I love the stuff.

    Honorable mention: Sutliff Buttered Rum, for its mixing abilities. I like it with Three Nuns myself.

    Since I first picked up a pipe, I considered myself a non-aro smoker and smoked English blends and Va/Pers petty much exclusively. Recently I discovered that I do, in fact, enjoy good aros. It turns out that I just don't like Captain Black.

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    Once in a while Captain Black "Black Sea"a smokey Latakia aro. I presently have some Davidoff "Virginia" aromatic that I purchased in the UAE one night, after a few drinks.I bolstered this up with some C&D
    Burley Flake #1. Davidoff markets some blends that we never see advertised here at home, such as the "Virginia",and the "Malawi".

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    Do Dark Plug and Watch City Slices count? Cuz, those.

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    It'd be a long list; most of my rotation is aromatic. Better question is which non-aro I keep in my rotation.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Rattray - Exotic Orange and Sleepy Hollow for me.

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    Wild Hare

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    Molto Dolce is the only aromatic I smoke lately as it's the only aromatic my wife likes the aroma of.

    She says it smells sophisticated, whatever that means. Anyway it has a decent aroma and zero bite.

    Want to try Sutliff Creme Brulee as I've read it's very similar as Molto Dolce, but lots cheaper.

    Also going to order Country Squire Parsons Blend as I think it may be similar to a blend I used to buy decades ago.

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    Ennerdale/Grasmere, GLP The Vanilla Cream, and occasionally Ill smoke some Deep Hollow or Holiday Spirit.

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    I like Rattrays Exotic Passion a good bit.

    There's also an aromatic I get at a B&M that's special. And no, I know it's not 1Q.

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    For aromatics, 1Q + BCA is all right . . . but have you tried Opium?

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