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What's On Your Cellar Wishlist?

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  1. sablebrush52

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    Some of us have a wide range of tobaccos that we'd like to have in the cellar and some of us are pretty well content with what they have. Where are you in the scheme of things? What's on your wishlist of tobaccos that you would like to have in the cellar that you don't currently have?

    For me it would be the Ogden's version of St. Bruno. I still have a little, but a couple more bowls and it's poof gone. Other than that, I'm really content with what's stocked. It's kinda weird to think that there's nothing more I need, or really want, to buy, except for pipe cleaners.

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    20 pounds of 10 year old Ann Kake, a 20 pound plug Peterson Perfect Plug. That would suffice for a good bit of time.

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    Ha,

    Interesting timing of this post.

    I just posted in the Tobacco Thread that I'm in search of Esoterica Peacehaven.

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    I wouldn't mind ANY St. Bruno, 2011 HH ODF, and maybe some 5+ year OGS and/or FVF. There's a bunch more, but I can't list them all. I'm still buying month to month, but this will be changing soon, thank goodness, and I'll finally have a cellar to speak of.

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  5. sablebrush52

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    I should be more specific. I'm speaking to blends that you have tried and that you dearly want to add you your cellar, not blends that you would like to try. Until last week there were several blends I was hunting without success, mostly because I was unwilling to pay the prices that others were willing to pay. At the WCPS, almost all of those blends were available at a fraction of what they cost on the secondary market and I was able to satisfy that wish. Then, yesterday, the one remaining blend showed up in the mail as a gift. All of these were blends that I had smoked and really enjoyed.

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    I could stand to bolster up my Solent Mixture. Down to two pounds.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    In that case, Nutcracker Flake would be one. I don’t remember if it was the precursor to Christmas Cheer or was released in 1993 but it was amazing! That and the older Craven. It was really great. I miss that blend.
    Mike S.

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    I will probably never have enough (psychologically) of these:

    * Royal Yacht
    * Burley Flake #1
    * Cotton Boll Twist
    * Engine 99 or Nightcap
    * Old Joe Krantz
    * Irish Oak
    * Irish Flake
    * Perfect Plug (3P)
    * Hal O' The Wynd
    * Five Brothers
    * Doblone d'Oro
    * Brown No. 4
    * Kendal Dark / Dark Birdseye
    * Lakeland Dark
    * My Mixture 965
    * Ye Olde Signe
    * Prince Albert (pouch version)
    * Brown Twist Sliced
    * La Brumeuse (thin cut)
    * Cube Cut Burley

    And of course, my personal blend, "Massacra."

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    I would like more tins of American VaPer flakes in my cellar. Of those that I have tried (thanks Stan and JohnBarleycorn) I have really enjoyed smoking fresh so I can only assume they would improve if kept for a couple of years.

    Oh, and more FVF...one can never have enough FVF

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    Jay.

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    Plugs..... Murray's Warrior, Mick McQuaid, Revor, Salty Dogs & Condor.....never did try Yachtsman yet. 3P's is what I've been cellaring, affordable and available

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    I am still waiting for my supply of pipe cleaners to arrive from China. Grrr...

    I was sent a sample of Bengal Slices and finally was able to snag a tin this week. That order also got a wish list item of a tin of Black Frigate. I probably have more tobacco than I can ever use, even though my 'cellar' is small. I don't smoke a lot, maybe 3 or 4 bowls a week. But the new adventures keep calling. I am lucky I guess, so far I haven't tried any tobacco that I don't like. So, even if I have to visit the smoke shop (the only local tobacco seller) I can always get more Prince Albert or Carter Hall.

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    Bengal Slices is the only blend I don't have currently cellared that I want.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    With so many good blends open and in rotation or available for a change of pace, and so many good ones in unopened tins, most of my effort is deciding what to open next when I finally need to open something. Even tempting sales don't get me clicking. I can't remember a time when I've enjoyed so many different blends so consistently without any clunker bowls. Sometimes I'll go through a stretch when every third or so bowl comes up harsh, too mild, or just not tasty to enjoy. Then I'll get in the zone and it seems every smoke is special.

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    Cotton Boll Twist, would love to get my hands on some of that...

    "the weez"...
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    I am out as well. The only source I have is over an hour away, but at some point, I will be returning.

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    Nightcap 100 tins
    Dreams of Kadath 20 tins
    Temple Bar 20 tins

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    I’m very content with my cellar now. I have a bunch of misc blends that I will keep my need for variation satiated. I went through a phase where I just had to try every new release or any blend that was getting some buzz but I’m pretty much over that now, the result is a well stocked cellar with a wide selection. I’ve honed it down to just sticking with adding my favorites now. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have Ogden’s St. Bruno in the cellar but I’m more than happy with the current stuff! So, to answer your question, more Condor Plug, St. Bruno, Erinmore Flake and 1792 Flake. I’ll always be adding more of those to the cellar. I’m catching up fast with Simon’s 6 pounds of Condor Plug.... he better watch out as I might just knock him off the Condorlover1 title to Condorlover2! I’ll be homeless by the time I get there but damn it, I’ll always have Condor in my pipe!

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    I’m with Hawky, Condor. Lots and lots of Condor.
    Though I’ll continue to add to my collection of FVF, St James Flake and McClelland 2015.

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    Joseph, all four of those are favourites with me and I have a reasonable stock of each which is slowly increasing thanks to my US baccy Enabler!

    Due to our ridiculous taxation it is cheaper to buy FVF and SJF in the States and have it sent 'back home'.

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Double post...sorry folks

    Regards,

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    Condor is just that good! Smoky, strong, with rose geranium. Mm. . .but I ain't paying' for more! I've got about two pounds, and that cost me a fortune. I smoke 50g about every two months, so that's about a three year supply. One of the measures of becoming rich would be to be able smoke a lot more of it. I guess I'll know it when I get there!

    I know we all have our favorites, but there are many tobaccos that taste sublime when I'm tasting fully and paying attention to the smoke. I don't think there's enough difference to justify spending $130.00/ 500 g for an exotic like Condor compared to Dark Flake at $55.00/500 g. YMMV

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    Condor is just that good! Smoky, strong, with rose geranium. Mm.

    I don't sense any rose geranium in Condor. Are you sure? I get tropical suntan lotion smells from it. Maybe coconut, almonds, oxybenzone, avobenzone, maybe a hint of zinc...

    Michael
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    Færchs Fraser Flake

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    Peter Heinrich Dark Strong. Had a tin of it but could not replace it. Also would want P. Heinrich Curly Special. And maybe Golden Sliced. Had samples never bought some

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    Saltedplug where are you getting your Condor? That’s dirt cheap compared to what I’m paying for the Plug. I’m not even gonna say how much I’m paying for 500 grams of Plug, it’s embarrassing.

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    GH RG Plug. I should’ve bought more when GQ had it in stock. I keep hoping someone this side of the pond will stock it.

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    In recent months my tobacco rotation has become more focused.
    I'm always on the lookout for more (and older) Tilbury, FVF, and Best Brown.
    Would also like to procure some tins of Germains Brown Flake, but that has proven to be more difficult than Esotericas.

    Ofcourse, any McClelland Virginia Flake with more than 10 years on it is an automatic buy for me too.

    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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    McConnell's Oriental is one I've recently tried and would like to add. I also re-discovered War Horse Ready Rubbed not long ago. It's on the list.

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    hawky, Pipe Divan in Dublin, but I haven't bought any since ~04/15, but believe it was about $13.00/50 g for the plug.

    Cosmic, no doubt your palate is more acute than mine. Don't recall how I associated rose geranium with what is on Condor, but that's what I would call it. I probably smoked something and was told or read that the scent was rg, but I really can't recall. I think rg is one of the most common Lakeland scents.

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    Would be happier with a lot more Director's Cut in my cellar

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    I'm almost set with what's in my cellar. A couple pounds of easy to get blends and I'm good. Mainly more D & R blending orientals and perique.

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    All I want for Christmas is Kingfisher.

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    More of those
    Gawith Hoggarth Kendal Deluxe XXX Twist.
    Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Plug.
    Murrays Warrior Plug.
    J.F.Germain KING CHARLES MIXTURE.
    McClelland BOSTON 1776.
    A & C Petersen ESCUDO.

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    Kingfisher I have tried a sample a while back and really liked it, im hoping to get a tin or two by my sons upcoming 1st birthday even though its wishful thinking. At the end of this week Im going to post a WTT thread of some rare tins id let go of in trade of Kingfisher. Sullivan Powell, Krumble Kake, very old Escudo, and others... Fingers crossed!

    Hey BluegrassBrian, Pm incoming buddy, I have some Brown Flake for you!

    "It is quite a three pipe problem..."
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    I wish all those backordered tins of Dunhill Dark Flake would ship from P&C.

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  36. uperepik

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    Haddo's Delight
    Marlin Flakes
    Dunhill navy rolls
    Wessex campaign
    Esoterica
    FVF
    ABF
    Sobranie
    Bob's Chocolate

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    Sorry for my faux pas Brush.

    Although I've been adding to my cellar this past year, there are a few blends I want to ensure I have plenty of...

    Penzance... I've got a couple of lbs but would like to squirrel away a couple more.
    Margate... "" ""
    Stonehaven "" ""
    And so to bed "" ""
    Frog Morton "" ""
    MM965 "" ""
    EMP "" ""
    Nightcap "" ""
    Balkan Sobraine "" ""
    Balkan Sasiene "" ""
    Syrian Full Balkan "" ""
    3 Oaks "" ""
    GL Pease Odyssey "" ""
    GL Pease Westminster "" ""

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    A cask of Amontillado...

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