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  1. masterpython

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    I have been smoking for a few months and tried a few different blends from a few B&M around town:

    Backwoods Cherry, Mild Burley bulk, Shefield's Own Blend, Golden Cavendish Slices, Topper blend from Epicure Pipes and Cigars.

    So what would be something good to pick up on my next shopping trip?

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    With all due respect, I am not familiar with any of those blends. Are they sll local house blends?

    It would help if you let us know what type of pipe tobacco you most enjoy -- English? Virginia? Burley? Aromatic?

    Please let us know and welcome to PM Forums, Masterpython!

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    Sounds like aros based on some of the names, but like Roth, I'm unfamiliar w/ all of those and wouldn't mind a bit more info. But, my go to suggestions for anyone exploring around:

    GLP: Meridian, Key Largo, and Haddo's Delight.

    Descriptions of these and many other great blends can be found here.

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    If they are aros I would happily suggest Ashton's Rainy Day, the only aro I have left in rotation.
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    Welcome to the forums, masterpython!

    4noggins ships to Canada, so maybe you can browse their bulk selections and order a couple ounces of anything that strikes your fancy.

    Roth's question is really important, so maybe one of Kevin's articles can be of some help: Pipe Tobacco - it’s not all the same
    Pipedia.org can also be a valuable resource.

    Have you smoked cigars or cigarettes in the past? It would help to know what your preferences might be.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I have smoked cigars and sheesha in the past. I don't really know a lot about pipe tobacco and have just been trying things more or less at random. Are there good examples of some of the major styles?

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    Here's some very popular blends, by type:

    Aromatic = Lane Limited 1Q, sold in bulk, the best selling bulk pipe tobacco blend in the USA, year after year.

    English = McClelland Frog Morton Original, light, flavorful, virginia-forward, smooth.

    Virginia = Dunhill Flake, a consistently delicious, mild, slightly sweet natural virginia flake.

    Burley = Carter Hall and Prince Albert, easy to find and sold over the counter (OTC) in 1.5 ounce pouches and 14 ounce tubs.

    All are perfect for beginners and experienced puffers alike.

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    English blends

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    Welcome! I'm going to guess that you are smoking aromatic blends- tobaccos that are topped or cased with sweet additions.

    Many many here enjoy McClellands's Frog Morton series, especially Frog Morton's Cellar. It is sort of a crossover between aromatics and "English" blends- which contain a smoky, earthy leaf called Latakia. Might be a good place to expand your horizons.

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    Thanks guys. I have a few starting points no
    w.

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    Massterpython, I shop at Epicure as well. A good well rounded aro they offer is Eclair. However, I would recommend their English #1. That was the tobacco that really opened my eyes when I started.

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