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Your favorite English Blend?

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  1. steelman

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    I currently smoke Margate, and I haven't looked for a new blend in awhile. Looking for some of the forum's favorite blends. I typically smoke one or 2 bowls a day, usually in the evening so I prefer a more full bodied smoke.

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  2. hobie1dog

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    If you like Margate, then another Esoterica blend you might like is Penzance...try it, you'll like it.

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    Hi, welcome.

    I'm smoking SHCP Great Hiatus right now, coincidentally. Haven't had it in months, and it's well balanced and smooth for an English.

    SPC Plum Pudding is another of my favorites.

    Shortcut to Mushrooms from justforhim is also a good one.

    Honorable mention for Frog Morton Across the Pond

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    +1 Hobie Penzance all the way....

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  5. steelman

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    Thanks for the responses.

    +1 for Penzance..I had that years ago. Problem is....I can't find any!

    I vaguely remember Frog Morton....I'll have to look up the others mentioned.

    Anyone have experience with the GL Pease blends?

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    Oh and last but not least, H&H Larry's Blend

    Penzance didn't get high marks with me, it's too potent, all around.

    I wouldn't mind hearing what others have thought about GLP English blends too.

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    Pease- Quiet Nights is quite mellow and tasty.

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  8. judcole

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    Well - my favorite English is Peterson's Old Dublin, but it is not, in my view, that full-bodied.

    How about C&D Star of the East Flake,or Captain Earle's Ten Russians, by Hermit Tobacco? Both of those blends have lots of latakia.

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    I smoke probably 90% english these days. Right now I'd have to say H&H Cerebus. Though Larry's Blend is growing on me too.

    I also smoke a lot of C&D daVINCI. It doesn't get more latakia than that.

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  10. steelman

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    didn't want to give the impression that I'm a Latakia nut.....I'm not looking for the STRONGEST English...just looking for a pleasant change from Margate.

    Actually,. I wouldn't mind something on the mellower, slightly sweeter side of the English blends.

    Thanks for all the responses. I'm taking notes.

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    SG Squadron Leader would fit the more mellow bill. Very light but full of flavor.

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    +1 squadron leader, for sweet and kinda tangy there's Sterling tobaccos millionaire blend

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    Penzance, H&H Blackhouse and SG Squadron Leader are in my rotation at the moment. They are all very different from each other, but unique in there own sense.

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    Larry's Blend, Dan London No.1000 and pretty much the whole GLPease lineup.

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    Larry's blend is delicious.

    And for G.L.Pease I would say Key Largo is my fav thus far.

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    Dunill MM965, Balkan Sasieni and GLP Meridian and Chelsea Mornings are my regular smokes. Boswell English choices for store blends

    Al

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    +1 on the Penzance if you like Margate, but H&H Magnum Opus is big and complex and is one of my top 2. GL Pease Sextant certainly deserves mention for WOW factor and how different it tastes, depending upon what pipe you are smoking. It's also flake cut, which you may enjoy as well.

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    SHCP of Boston's Great Hiatus is one of my absolute favorites.

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    Serling tobacco Tavren has a sweet almost toasted marshmellow after tast unique for sure. American Patriot, Freedom Blend and if you want something really heavy with Lat but can tasts the other tobaccos RICHMOND BLENDER'S CHOICE is a good one from sterling.

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    I enjoy Bishop's Move by Uhles. I also recently scored some GLP Maltese Falcon and man is that stuff awesome too. For a very smooth morning smoke I also enjoy MacBaren Plumcake. It has just a touch of Latakia. I could go on and on....oh Nightcap is another awesome tobacco.

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    I like Nightcap.

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    When I used to smoke English Blends some of my favorite were:

    Penzance

    Dunhill Nightcap(Murrey production)

    Two Friends Deacons Downfall

    GL Pease Caravan and Odyssey and Ravens Wing

    Blatter and Blatter Reserve

    I don't know what happened but now I cannot smoke English Blends anymore. It is kind of pissing me off because I have a lot of ten year old stuff that probably tastes great. Maybe in a couple of months I will crack something and give it a try again.

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    PS Proper English, GLPease Meridian

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    McClelland Blue Mountain is great, I need to get my hands on some more of that stuff I went through it faster than any other blend.

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    GL Pease Quiet Nights is my current favorite.

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    I don't know what happened but now I cannot smoke English Blends anymore. It is kind of pissing me off because I have a lot of ten year old stuff that probably tastes great. Maybe in a couple of months I will crack something and give it a try again.

    This happened to me back around 2001. I pretty much got tired of cigars and started smoking only pipes at that time and I gradually lost my taste for english blends. I ditched Cubans all together only enjoyed an ocasional OpusX on the cigar side. For a majority of that time I smoked only VA's exclusively. After the few years I took off pipe smoking recently, now I've come back to it and am loving english stuff again. If it's been awhile, crack one open for sure and try it. Funny how much your tastes can change over time.

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  27. jameral

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    Frog Morton on the Town was a very mellow and sweet smoke for me!

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    Balkan Sasieni takes the cake for me. El Rincon de la Pipa #1 by Rich Gottlieb of 4noggins if I want something with a bit more kick. C&D Star of the East is pretty good too, FM original and FMOTT ...... and for all day smoke and economical reasons, Sutliff Private Stock Blend No 5 is good too.....

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    Dunhill 965, Nightcap, Syrian 3 Oaks, Penzance, LJ Peretti's Omega & London Flake. Smoking the Syrian 3 Oaks more than anything though. Love that tobacco! I'm also nursing the last of my Dunhill Aperitif.

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    3 Oaks Syrian is good stuff! Scares women away, though!

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    New to English blends but I would say right now it is a tie between Esoterica Penzance and Iwan Ries Gourmet English.

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    H&H Larry's Blend and Dunhill EMP have been my favorites so far

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    I liked Penzance 3 or 4 years ago, but haven't found any since (always seem to miss the stocking). If you want milder blends, I recommend Frog Morton & FM on the Town, Plum Pudding & Mississippi River. Stepping up to more traditional English, my favorites are Nightcap, GLP Westminister, Dunhill MM 965, Chelsea Morning, & Seattle Evening. Been playing with Quiet Nights, but haven't made up my mind on it; good, but not sure if it makes favorite status.

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    No one, I don't believe, has mentioned GLP Westminster. Not overly complex, but very smoky and full-bodied. And +1 to Jud for mentioning Peterson's Old Dublin. It is a bit milder, and has some really nice sweet notes hiding in the background.

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    @msandoval, I tried smoking some 11 year old McClellend 2045 a few weeks ago and it tasted awful. I was thinking I would try some Bayou Nights soon to see if I like that anymore. I used to really enjoy that blend along with all my Dunhill English blends. If I ever do get my taste back for it, I have loads of aged tins to crack.

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    @cigarmaster, no worries. If you don't get your taste back, you have my address

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    I smoke Nitecap, and Boswells Northwoods the old cajun

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    There are many I like, but McClelland Blue Mountain, and HH Blackhouse are my two current favorites. Larry's Blend is also very good.

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    living in the UK I suppose I may as well make an offering... For me Hal o the Wynd is my favorite tobacco, however I smoke 3P's and love love love Irish flake..but there is a supermarket blend (drug store ) St Bruno which I really love . possibly because you can get it any where in the UK...but here's the rub ( sorry about the pun ) I have just started smoking Pearse's Chelsea Morning and do you know? it may be American but its a wonderful English style tobacco which can be smoked all day long!!

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  40. smeigs

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    Hey guys, I am still loving all the aro's but am looking into trying my first English blend. I have only been smoking pipes a couple months and im looking for something nice and easy to try for the first time. I wanted to try something a bit on the mild side for my first English blend. If anyone has a good starting point suggestion for me I would love to hear it. Thanks for the advice everyone.

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    If anyone has a good starting point suggestion for me I would love to hear it. Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Read the entire thread, they've all been mentioned....and welcome to the forum.

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    Davidoff english mixture !!

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    & John aylesbury's "Finest British "

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