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When Was The Last Time You Bought A Blend That Was New To You?

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  1. chasingembers

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    This question was raised in another thread and I thought it may make for an interesting thread of its own.

    For me it was Mac Baren HH Burley Flake back in May 2018.

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  2. milehighpiper

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    I buy a new tin almost every two weeks. I buy it and add it to an ever-changing list of blends I will eventually get through. Last one I purchased was the Wessex Gold Brick. It is a medium Virginia plug (comes wrapped in plastic, not a tin) that is fun to cut up and even more pleasurable to smoke.

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    Two weeks ago, I scored a tin of Rattray's Exotic Passion at my local B&M.

    I've not yet broken into it. I may crack it open for St. Patrick's Day or the first day of spring.

    Or maybe Saturday. Saturday's a special occasion, right?

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    I have my favorites now, but I'm still trying new things. Most recent in the last few months have been Milan's Christmas Blend, The Country Squire's Old Toby and Rivendell, and Hearth & Home Fusilier's Ration. I have a list of other blends I'll be trying soon. Old Toby is a new serious favorite. So I'm glad I haven't quit buying the occasional new blend. Otherwise I probably would never have known how much I'd like it.

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    Probably Bijou in early 2018. And there are a few McClelland blends that I picked up, because it was now or never, that I have yet to get around to trying.

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    The other day I bought Ashton Guilty Pleasure for the first time. Last week's purchase of Three Nuns, Wallace Flake, Brown Twist Sliced, and Black Irish X were all new to me. The week before was my first purchase of Pete Balkan Delight. Etc. etc. etc...

    I mostly buy new stuff since there are so many things I haven't tried. Since I returned to pipe smoking last year, I think the only things I bought more than once were MM965, The Aperitif, University Flake, Nightcap, and Bayou Night.

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    Just yesterday a box arrived with the three new releases from John Cotton’s, looking forward to trying a couple out today.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Edward G Robinson's pipe blend is the latest new tin buy
    Before that I think it was Peterson Sherlock Holmes

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    I've stopped buying any new tobacco and probably won't for a while. There are blends that I have still to try, and the rate at which I go it will take me a while.

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    A few weeks ago I bought some RO Series Acadian English. Before that, a few of months ago, it was the Country Squire's Shepherd's Pie.

    Quite a few members note that they are all set for tobacco. I envy them. My cellar has enough to last me a couple of lifetimes, but my curiosity for new blends remains.

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    I have yet to get the same tobacco twice, but I just picked the hobby back up a couple months ago. Still a candy store to this kid.

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    A few weeks ago...GH Bob's Chocolate Flake and SG Black Forest. Enjoying both of them.

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    My cellaring has gotten a lot more focused over the last little bit: I'm more interested in amassing a good quantity of things I really like than in continuing to try every blend out there. However, I did snag a couple tins of Exhausted Rooster on IPSD, since they were on a pretty good sale from smokingpipes.com

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    With the exception of Black Frigate, Nording Labrador, and Maltese Falcon, pretty much everything I've been buying has been new to me, but the most recent has to be the Old Toby I got from the Country Squire last week. The next purchase I'm making is one of the English blends that Boswell's is making. I'm slowly figuring out what I like, what I love and what I don't particularly care for.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    I buy at least one new blend every month. This is why I never say that my cellar is large enough, and I will never buy any more tobacco. While, I could probably smoke from my cellar until I die, I would rather keep trying new blends. I try to buy at least six tins of anything new, to try now, and then try again as it ages. So far, I have only had a couple of instances of regretting buying six tins of a new blend. The last one to buy was that Sutliff Red Krumble Cake with Perique. I hated the 515, but will give this one a try. Worst case scenario, I just let the tins ride in the cellar for twenty years and try it again.

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    Just put an order in yesterday for some new stuff
    I’m mostly an aromatic guy but recently I’m starting to branch out and I have to say I’m really enjoying it
    Picked up
    C&D burley flake #2
    Dragon flake
    St Bruno flake
    Ennerdale
    And a tin of emp
    I’m really enjoying the lat blends that I’ve tried so far
    Lakeland’s are great
    Interested in the burleys have yet to try one

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    G&H Dark Birds Eye.

    Almost reminds me of ODF but in a shag cut. Really strong and burns fast with a big time nicotine hit. I'm experimenting with using it as a mixer to wake up some weaker blends and that's working out fairly well.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    I went to a new shop last Saturday. I bought some Amaretto tobacco. I used to say that I was 1/3 aromatic and 2/3 non-aromatic. Perhaps this is changing. I bet it changes again.

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    Yesterday. Some Cornell & Diehl Redburn showed up in the mail.

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    Three weeks ago I purchased two tins of Former Straight Grain Flake. WOW is that stuff good!

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    Three weeks ago I purchased two tins of Former Straight Grain Flake. WOW is that stuff good!

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    Germain's Special Flake. Good but not tops.

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    I went to a new shop last Saturday. I bought some Amaretto tobacco.

    Was it a Tinder Box? Perhaps in Rockford?

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    Aylesburry Classic flake (and I'm glad I did). A worthy substitute for F&T CVP

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    Dobie’s Four Square Circles, just arrived. Not like Escudo, or PS LBS. Very different from Davidoff Flake Medallions, which is a favorite. This is smooth and deep, burns evenly, and has a richness I would associate with well aged tobacco. Nicotine is a bit high for me, but this is so good.

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    StoP's release of their new tobaccos. So, two years ago?

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    Two months ago was the last new blend I received. Actually, several. They're somewhere in the cabinet.

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    Around Christmas. Dunhill Ye Olde Signe and Ready Rubbed. Haven't gotten around to try them yet. I have 12-14 blends on hand that I haven't tried yet. I think 1 in 10 tins I buy is something new.

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    Black Frigate, about a week ago. Now where did I get the idea to try that? Hmm... some cat that goes by ‘Embers’ I think...

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    Peterson Signature Flake and Germain's Special Latakia Flake and that was two weeks ago. I have no idea when I will open the Signature but the SLF came in a pouch already opened and has been sampled. I buy something I have not tried every order along with a few of what I know I like and I tend I order at least once a month. Often twice.

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    Not so long, as in, a month or two. Cosmic and jiminks put me onto Daughters and Ryan's Two Timer, which is two twice-toasted burleys. I bought a pound and shared a baggie with a pipe friend with extensive years of experience, who complained it was over-toasted, but I find it a pleasing burley, toasty but tasty to me. My one big success sharing with my friend was thick cut Tabac-Manil Semois, which he immediately liked. Long ago I sent him a few premium tins, among them 1792 ... on which he never commented at all ... I didn't realize at the time what a specialty item it was, nor how polarizing.

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    A month or two ago -- C&Ds CRF.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    some cat that goes by ‘Embers’ I

    Yeah, he's bad about that. There are those of us who try to restrain him, but occasionally we leave town for a few days & everything goes straight to perdition... }:)

    Bill

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    Last week. D&R's London Dock, Peterson's Perfect Plug and Peterson's Special Reserve 2018.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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    Bought two new tins yesterday. HU Tobacco Soraya and Dan Tobacco Rainer Barbi Memorial Blend. The first is a oriental and the last is a aromatic.

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    Trying new blends all the time. G&H Grasmere, and GLP Navigator to name a couple. I havnt cracked into the Navigator but the Grasmere is excellent.

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    Hmm... some cat that goes by ‘Embers’ I think...

    It used to be "chasingembers", but after several typos that made me sound like the forum stalker, I shortened it.

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    Within the last 12 months I've purchased the following that I have not yet tried:

    GLP: Haddo's Delight, Triple Play, Quiet Nights
    C&D: Haunted Bookshop, Kajun Kake, Night Train, Dreams of Kadath
    Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bulls Eye Flake
    Bengal Slices
    John Cotton's Smyrna

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    Last week.

    Those IPSD sales were extremely effective on me.

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    Bought 4 new ones, 4 blends I haven't had for a while and remembered why.
    But one, Lane Ready Rubbed I never had before & will but it again.
    Like VAs & am going to get down to 4 blends including 1 aromatic. At my age its enough for me.

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    Saturday. Bought five blends that I hadn't tried before at a B&M near me (only 1-3/4 hours away!)

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    This past January (2019) I bought some Amphora VA and have since bought a bunch more, it’s a great dark VA at a really great price!

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    Saturday I picked up some Gawith Dark Flake Unscented. It was fresh and still a tremendous smoke. I can't imagine how good it will be with maybe 5 years on it. And here I thought my cellar was done.

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    A few weeks ago, one tin of each: Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut / Yellow Flake, Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake and Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake and I'm done buying new tobacco. My favorite pipe tobaccos are set.

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    Last Friday. Carter Hall; and it was surprising good. - Sherm Natman

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    Mac Baren HH Burley Flake, pound to get here tomorrow and Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Conniston Cut Plug I got last week. Won't be getting any more for a while...

    "the weez"...
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    On 11/06/2018 I ordered 7 tins of Savinelli Doblone d'Oro to try it out. I really liked it so I ordered another 33 tins for a total of 40 100 gram tins. It was on sale and I got them all for 15.36 a tin which I thought was a heck of a deal.

    Harris
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    2 weeks ago from Rich's Cigar Store in Portland, OR - Rich's Maple Steamer (terrific!) & City of Roses (haven't tried it yet)

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    Last week I bought a tub of Hearth & Home's Chatham Manor. So far I'm not getting along with this blend. I've tried it in several cobs, briars and meerschaums. I'm not giving up on it, but things don't look good.

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  50. chasingembers

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    Last week I bought a tub of Hearth & Home's Chatham Manor. So far I'm not getting along with this blend.

    Never cared for it either. I always preferred Carter Hall.

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    embers..me too

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    Ive picked up two in the past month that I had never tried before, C&D Lunchtime Blues and Germaines Uncle Toms Mix.

    Usually when I pick up something new to me on a whim its at B&M.

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    I guess it was in this previous year of 2018 that I first tried Penhooker Green, Vengeur Silver.
    I am not a menthol fan, which seems to be what I taste in the 'green'.
    The Vengeur Silver is a fairly complex, smooth and tasty blend with VA, Burley, and Samsun/Turkish.

    Will trade the Penhooker Green for food.

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    Yesterday, Scotty’s Trout Stream, & Pipe & Cigars Chestnut (Walnut match). Sweet tooth flaring up again, and ordered. Cobbit Dwarf MM pipe.

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    Yesterday, Scotty’s Trout Stream

    Great choice!

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    C&D Jolly Old Nick Christmas stuff

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    Charatan Flake, Black Flake & Rolls are the last new blends I've been enjoying and I have GQ Tobaccos Clementine's Nip & Nottingham Lace Noir on their way which I can't wait to try as they received such glowing reviews on TR.

    Chris

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    Everything I buy is new to me, just about. Today smoking Viprati and HH Burley Flake for the first time. Dang! I've tried a couple dozen new-to-me blends that are classics in the last couple of months. Something tells me that I'll look back on this period fondly and wistfully!

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    Everything I buy is new to me, just about. Today smoking Viprati and HH Burley Flake for the first time. Dang! I've tried a couple dozen new-to-me blends that are classics in the last couple of months. Something tells me that I'll look back on this period fondly and wistfully!

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    Picked up Conniston cut plug and dark flake on the last GH&Co drop.

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    Just arrived yesterday

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