As you can see there are lot of archetypes in peoples' opinion. Personally I would have chosen Escudo and Nightcap as the real archtypes of this parades. Not saying they are better than the others but they have lasted much longer.
Even better than Peterson navy rolls is McConnell HighgatePeople like to dog on Escudo, but I find it a fantastic VaPer and great starting point for the genre. Peterson Navy Rolls is a bit better for a bit more money. Orlik Golden Sliced is a benchmark for me in a very light (though flavorful) VaPer.
Above suggestions for English, Balkan, and Orientals are good suggestions.
Hopefully this question won't result in anyone shaming me with "did you really imagine there was any such thing?"
Sooo....are there any quintessential blends out there which are so established that most experienced pipers would agree they are the archetypes of their styles? "You can't say you understand English blends unless you've smoked THIS."
Can you make me a complete list, or better yet, a color infographic with animations?
Hang on, don't answer yet, I'm trying to light my anti-scorn incense....
Interesting no it doesn’t. Maybe that’s why I like Highgate so much more. Definitely thinking of another blend.Was not aware DNR had Cavendish. Matter of fact, pretty sure it doesn't? You thinking of Davidoff Flake Medallions?