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What Would You Add to My "Must Try" List?

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  1. zyrcon

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    I have two lists below. The first is a list of tobaccos that I've either tried (pipe smoking friends, are friends indeed), or purchased a tin/sample of, and will try. The second is a list of tobaccos I'd like to try, or have been told to consider trying... my "must try list". A note, the first list is shared by a buddy and me. I sorted them by name rather than blend for those like me that are still learning by blend. If this seems more like work than fun, please forgive me and ignore.

    CAPTAIN BLACK - WHITE
    CORNELL & DIEHL - 107: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP
    CORNELL & DIEHL - 970P: PIRATE KAKE
    CORNELL & DIEHL - AUTUMN EVENING
    CORNELL & DIEHL - BAYOU MORNING
    CORNELL & DIEHL - BILLY BUDD
    CORNELL & DIEHL - CAPTAIN BOB'S BLEND
    CORNELL & DIEHL - EPIPHANY
    CORNELL & DIEHL - NIGHT TRAIN
    CORNELL & DIEHL - NUTTY IRISHMAN
    CORNELL & DIEHL - OLD JOE KRANTZ
    CORNELL & DIEHL - ORIENT EXPRESS
    CORNELL & DIEHL - THREE FRIARS
    DUNHILL - DELUXE NAVY ROLLS
    DUNHILL - MY MIXTURE 965
    DUNHILL - NIGHTCAP
    DUNHILL - VA FLAKE
    ERINMORE - FLAKE
    ESOTERCIA - DORCHESTER
    ESOTERCIA - DUNBAR
    ESOTERCIA - MARGATE
    ESOTERCIA - PENZANCE
    ESOTERCIA - TILBURY
    ESOTERICA - PEMBROKE
    ESOTERICA - STONEHAVEN
    G. L. PEASE - BARBARY COAST
    G. L. PEASE - MALTESE FALCON
    GAWITH, HOGGARTH & CO. - ENNERDALE FLAKE
    HEARTH & HOME - LARRY'S BLEND
    JOHN MIDDLETON - CARTER HALL
    LANE LIMITED - 1Q
    LANE LIMITED - TK-6
    MAC BAREN - 7 SEAS GOLD
    MAC BAREN - BURLEY LONDON BLEND
    MAC BAREN - HH OLD DARK FIRED
    MAC BAREN - SCOTTISH BLEND
    MC CLELLAND - FROG MORTN
    MC CLELLAND - FROG MORTON ON THE BAYOU
    MC CLELLAND - NO. 5100 RED CAKE
    MC CLELLAND - NO. 5110 DARK ENGLISH
    MC CLELLAND - ORIENTAL # 1
    MC CLELLAND - THREE OAKS SYRIAN
    MC CLELLAND AVENUE BLEND - (DUNHILL MATCH) A.M. PIPE
    MC CLELLAND AVENUE BLEND - (DUNHILL MATCH) NINE TO FIVE 925
    MC CLELLAND AVENUE BLEND - (DUNHILL MATCH) P.M. PIPE
    MC CLELLAND PERSONAL RESERVE - BLACKWOODS FLAKE
    PETER STOKKEBYE - BALKAN SUPREME
    PETER STOKKEBYE - LUXURY BULLSEYE FLAKE
    PETER STOKKEBYE - LUXURY NAVY FLAKES
    PETER STOKKEBYE - LUXURY TWIST FLAKE
    PLANTA - ANNO MMVII
    PLANTA - ANNO MMVIII
    PLANTA - ANNO MMXII (2012 MARULA FRUITS)
    PRINCE ALBERT CLASSIC
    RENIER - GOLDEN LABEL (LONG GOLDEN FLAKE)
    SAMUEL GAWITH - 1792 FLAKE
    SAMUEL GAWITH - FULL VIRGINIA FLAKE
    SAMUEL GAWITH - BEST BROWN FLAKE
    SAMUEL GAWITH - GROUSEMOOR
    SAMUEL GAWITH - PERFECTION
    SAMUEL GAWITH - SQUADRON LEADER
    SAMUEL GAWITH - ST. JAMES FLAKE
    SHPC - GREAT HIATUS
    SHPC - VR BLEND
    SIR WALTER RALEIGH
    SOLANI - SILVER FLAKE 660

    Need to try list:

    ASTLEYS - NO. 44 DARK VIGINIA FLAKE
    BALKAN SASIENI
    BALKAN SOBRANIE
    CAPSTAN
    CONDOR READY RUBBED - GREEN
    CORNELL & DIEHL - EXHAUSTED ROOSTER
    CORNELL & DIEHL - GOOD MORNING
    DAN TOBACCO - HAMBORGER VEERMASTER
    DAVIDOFF - FLAKE MEDALLIONS
    DUNHILL - EARLY MORNING PIPE
    DUNHILL - ELIZABETHAN MIXTURE
    ESOTERCIA - AND SO TO BED
    FRIBOURG & TREYER - CUT VIRGINIA PLUG
    FRIBOURG & TREYER - VINTAGE
    FROG MORTON - ACROSS THE POND
    FROG MORTON - ON THE TOWN
    G.L. PEASE - JACKKNIFE PLUG
    G.L. PEASE - NAVIGATOR
    G.L. PEASE - RENAISSANCE
    G.L. PEASE - ROBUSTO
    HOLGER DANSKE - ROYAL NAVY FLAKE
    IWAN RIES - THREE STAR CORDIAL BUTTERED RUM
    J.F. GERMAIN - 1820
    J.F. GERMAIN - RICH DARK FLAKE
    J.F. GERMAIN - SPECIAL LATAKIA FLAKE
    JOHN AYLESBURY - LUXURY FLAKE
    MAC BAREN - GOLDEN EXTRA
    MC CLELLAND - 2015
    MC CLELLAND - BRITISH WOODS
    MC CLELLAND - DARK STAR
    MC CLELLAND - ST JAMES WOODS
    OGDEN - ST. BRUNO FLAKE
    PETER STOKKEBYE - ESCUDO NAVY DELUXE
    PETERSON - 3P PERFECT PERFECT PLUG
    PETERSON - IRISH FLAKE
    PETERSON - IRISH OAK
    PETERSON - UNIVERSITY FLAKE
    PRESBYTERIAN MIXTURE
    RATTRAY - BLACK VIRGINIA
    RATTRAY - HAL O' THE WYND
    RATTRAY - MARLIN FLAKE
    SOLANI - 633 VIRGINIA FLAKE W/ PERIQUE
    SOLANI - 656 AGED BURLEY FLAKE
    WESSEX - BRIGADE CAMPAIGN DARK FLAKE
    WESSEX - BROWN VIRGINIA FLAKE
    WESSEX - GOLD BRICK VIRGINIA
    WESSEX - GOLD VIRGINIA FLAKE

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    Well it depends on who you ask. For example, if your list here were mine, more than a few would not be on it.

    Anyway, here's a few of the ones I'd add:

    C&D Sunday Picnic
    McClelland For Morton Cellar
    McClelland Blackwoods Flake
    Mac Baren Burley London Blend
    Mac Baren HH Mature Virginia

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  3. zyrcon

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    Great point ROTHNH. If you see something you feel would be a waste of time or money, please say so. We have thick skins. I know it's all a matter of personal taste... but we still respect you recomendations.

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    Well, AFAIK, Dunhill Elizabethan is no longer being made (at least it's not available in the USA now), but hell yes, it should be on your list for sure.

    Similarly, Condor is being made, but is not currently distributed in the USA. (BTW, I like Condor Blue better).

    I'd add more Peter Stokkebye bulks. For example, I'm smoking some PS $84 Turkish now -- some would say it's like smoking cigarettes and maybe so (it would make a good RYO), but I like it a lot. I bought a couple ounces on a whim the other day and it surprised me. I could say the same for Newminster's bulks -- I have a pound of the #403 in the cellar -- it will need a couple years to age, sure -- but it's good stuff and will be stellar. Another winning point is PS and Newminster bulks are cheap, you can try an ounce for a few bucks or less.

    I also think most would agree that you should look at every one of the four new Eric Stokkebye blends; I bought two, the other two, while good I am sure, do not fit my flavor profile.

    You can also expand you search to renowned hand blended tobaccos from shops such as L.J. Peretti, Pipeworks & Wilke, Uhle's, McCranie's, Iwan Ries, Boswell's, etc.

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    Moontrance from CAO. Its most excellent!

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    Triplets!

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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  7. judcole

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    Rothnh is correct on Dunhill Elizabethan.

    I would add MacBaren HH Vintage Syrian,Peterson Old Dublin,and SG Balkan Flake.

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    +1 rothnh . Boswell's ( all of them ) . I don't like C&D epiphany from your list . Don't like those CAO Aro's much . Orlik golden slices , and Troost slices are good . Good Luck !

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
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    Look, EVERY tobacco should be on your "Try it" list. Every Single One. It's true that you can get an idea of what you may or may not like by reading about a tobacco, and following someone who has similar tastes (very good method, by the way), and for finding your all-day smokes, or your top ten, this is great. But there are times when you'll fall in love with something that's so completely out of character for your normal likes/dislikes that you'll think your tastes have completely changed (this happens to).

    The only way to really leave no stone unturned, is to literally leave no stone unturned. Try every single tobacco you can get your hands on, never passing up the opportunity for a first-time smoke, and maybe someday you'll find your bliss (I think deep down this is what all pipers are after, that perfect smoke, with which they never need buy a different blend, at least I know it is with me). Even if you don't, you'll have thoroughly enjoyed the shit out of smoking everything you could get your hands on, this I guarantee

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    From the top of the mountain...A single yell H&H Anniversary Kake.

    Get the 8oz tin, cheaper than bulk, and if you don't like it -- let me know.
    I'd put Escudo first on your hit list.
    You're going to dig 2015, great VAPer.

    On the aromatic side the Lane Dansk Black is nice, and for a total aro the pistachio is good. *hides*

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    From the top of the mountain...A single yell H&H Anniversary Kake.

    Thanks, Craig. There's so many great tobacco blends out there, one of the "few" of probably dozens I missed mentioning is H&H Anniversary Kake.

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    Altadis makes Dunhill Elizabethan Match, which is sold by P&C. It's pretty close to the original (with a little more perique than the original) and highly recommended by me, a former DE smoker. And it's sold in bulk!

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    As Dragonslayer said, yes, Anniversary Kake.

    You have a fairly comprehensive list there. I would also add:

    GL Pease Haddo's Delight
    H&H Angler's Dream
    Orlik Golden Sliced
    McConnell's Scottish Cake
    McClelland's Beacon Extra
    Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding

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    zyrcon:

    I'm guessing you don't live in the U.S., since a number of the blends on your "to try" list are not available here: including Capstan, Condor, St. Bruno, and Rich Dark Flake.

    Also, GLPease's Renaissance has been out of production since 2004. Tins still pop up every now and then on eBay, but you'll pay about US$50 for a 2oz tin.

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    Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding

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    All of Pipeinhands blends..he is a member here with excellent stuff. Also McClelland Best in show

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    Look, EVERY tobacco should be on your "Try it" list. Every Single One.

    My feeling exactly! Gets kind of expensive though.

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    The following blends from your list of blends to try are all part of my regular rotation and I enjoy them very much.

    SOLANI - 633 VIRGINIA FLAKE W/ PERIQUE
    WESSEX - BRIGADE CAMPAIGN DARK FLAKE
    WESSEX - BROWN VIRGINIA FLAKE
    WESSEX - GOLD BRICK VIRGINIA
    WESSEX - GOLD VIRGINIA FLAKE
    ASTLEYS - NO. 44 DARK VIRGINIA FLAKE
    FRIBOURG & TREYER - CUT VIRGINIA PLUG
    FRIBOURG & TREYER - VINTAGE
    G.L. PEASE - NAVIGATOR
    JOHN AYLESBURY - LUXURY FLAKE
    PETERSON - IRISH FLAKE
    PETER STOKKEBYE - ESCUDO NAVY DELUXE

    Harris
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    I can't believe the Black Bloods haven't come out in droves on this thread. So, do yourself a favor and try Hearth & Home Black House. I like it okay, but it has a pretty massive following on here.

    My personal faves that I haven't seen yet is G.L. Pease Westminster, love it, and what Jud said, Peterson Old Dublin.

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  20. zyrcon

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    Thanks for all the great input. I do live in the states, but since I'm a "work in progress", my tobacco knowledge is limited. If come across a post where someone is raving about a tobacco, i jot it down. I may not like it or it may not be avaialbe anymore, but I still like to chase the rabbit and learn what I can.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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