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mikecronis

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 5, 2021
134
272
So, I've tried

Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Special Reserve
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel
Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Balkan Sasieni
Sutliff Edward G. Robbinson
Sutliff Blend No. 5
Sutliff Alexander Bridge
VR, Bengal Slices

Maybe a few more, I'll have to check..

Can anyone recommend anything with great complexity similar to Balkan Sasieni?
 
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May 2, 2018
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I can’t lay claim to its complexity, but I was once rather fond of Arango/PS Balkan Supreme. Very tasty full bodied English with a deliciously creamy 💨. Also, LJ Peretti Tashkent might scratch your itch for a more complex and very satisfying English experience. ☕️
 

mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
38,366
48,348
English is such a wide genre that it really depends on finding the ones that suit you. I'm a fan of several C&D English blends -- Old Joe Krantz, Billy Budd, Stratfordshire, Bayou Night, and Tuggle Hall included. Good old 965 is a dependable English, and of course, Nightcap. And so many others. I smoke enough blends with no Lat, that I don't get burnt out on it. But it is true, to me anyway, that Lat and Perique are overdone as default condiments in English blends.
 
Jun 23, 2019
1,618
10,962
So, I've tried

Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Special Reserve
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel
Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Balkan Sasieni
Sutliff Edward G. Robbinson
Sutliff Blend No. 5
Sutliff Alexander Bridge
VR, Bengal Slices

Maybe a few more, I'll have to check..

Can anyone recommend anything with great complexity similar to Balkan Sasieni?

Guessing you're leaning orientals, Arango Balkan Supreme is a must, Margate will probably tickle your fancy too, RL Orcilla Mix is also in a similar taste profile.
 

mingc

Lifer
Jun 20, 2019
2,999
7,284
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
So, I've tried

Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Special Reserve
Seattle Pipe Co., Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel
Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Balkan Sasieni
Sutliff Edward G. Robbinson
Sutliff Blend No. 5
Sutliff Alexander Bridge
VR, Bengal Slices

Maybe a few more, I'll have to check..

Can anyone recommend anything with great complexity similar to Balkan Sasieni?
This is not a comprehensive list:

Arango Balkan Supreme
C&D Pirate Kake
GLP Abingdon
GLP Charing Cross
GLP Odyssey
GLP Quiet Nights
GLP Westminster
Hearth & Home BlackHouse
Hearth & Home WhiteKnight
Peterson 965 and/or Sutliff Match
Peterson Nightcap and/or Sutliff Match
Peter Stokkebye Proper English
Sutliff Balkan II
Sutliff CA-100
Sutliff Match Balkan Sobranie Orig Smoking Mixture
Sutliff Match Balkan Sobranie 759
 

supdog

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 10, 2012
276
118
C&D Super Balkan
C&D Cordial
C&D Stratfordshire
C&D Star of the East Gold
Match 20 (965)
Match BSOSM
Match 759
Match Crown Achievement
To me Balkan Supreme is too lat heavy, I barely taste anything other than latakia (my 1/2 lb is from 2017)
 
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Fralphog

Lifer
Oct 28, 2021
1,260
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Idaho
++ GLP Quiet Nights, Sutliff Match 20 and, Arango Balkan Supreme
I would recommend Drucquer & Sons, Blairgowrie also.