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hiplainsdrifter

Part of the Furniture Now
Jan 8, 2012
976
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So far, things I like:

Penzance

Special Latakia Flake
Things that don't float my boat:

965

new Balkan Sobranie

Peretti Tashkent
I am thinking about trying something from Lakeland next, maybe SG Balkan Flake? Opinions?

 

av8scuba

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jan 4, 2013
298
0
Mid-Missouri
Try Cornell & Diehl's Pirate Kake. I find it to be similar to Penzance, but a tad milder and much more budget friendly. :puffy:

 

erichbaumer

Part of the Furniture Now
Dec 4, 2012
738
3
Illinois
If you're thinking Lakeland and English, Squadron Leader is the first that comes to my mind. Wasn't sure about the lakeland character at first, but it's turned out to be one of my favorite English blends.

 

clarkj734

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jun 2, 2014
112
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I really enjoy Sam Gawith's Balkan Flake ( no its not technically a Balkan ). Its a bit one dimensional but that one dimension is great.
Also Robert McConnell's Latakia Flake is excellent.
The GLP range is all good - Caravan and Odyssey are my favorite Balkan's in the range
Dunhill London Mixture

 

escioe

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 31, 2013
702
1
Try Chelsea Morning and Gaslight from GL Pease. Gaslight is full and Chelsea Morning is a little more delicate. Add Meridian in the middle and my latakia cravings are basically sated.

 

chispa

Can't Leave
Sep 18, 2011
300
4
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/black-house-magnum-opus-legends-wilderness#post-541174
Good info here.

 

thedudeabides

Starting to Get Obsessed
Sep 6, 2013
108
1
You might like Charles Fairmorn Lancer's Slices and/or MacBaren Latakia Flake. I know I did!

 

thedudeabides

Starting to Get Obsessed
Sep 6, 2013
108
1
Oh but how can he show the way when

"There's no earthly way of knowing

Which direction we are going?"

 
Jul 15, 2011
2,359
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Star of the East

Pirate Kake

GL Pease Lagonda

GL Pease Samarra

GL Pease Blackpoint

Hermits Ten Russians

Lancer Slices

H&H Black House

Dunhill Nightcap

C&D Billy Budd

H&H Larrys Blend
The world is your oyster my friend.

 

hiplainsdrifter

Part of the Furniture Now
Jan 8, 2012
976
7
Thanks for the opinions. I just ordered some Gaslight, Samarra, Blackpoint, Star of the East Flake, Ten Russians, and Balkan Flake. Thus ends my wild 3 week TAD spree. I at least tripled my cellar. Now for the wait...

 

transmutated

Might Stick Around
Apr 9, 2014
54
0
I'm nearly at the end of the tin of GL Pease's Westminster I got several weeks ago from Andy Stewart

and it has (with many hours of consideration) become a firm favourite.

I love the broad cut of this tobacco, it makes for a much nicer, far more satisfying smoke than

the thin, ribbon cut English blends I am accustomed to.
Please tell me that there are tobaccos like this readily available in British pipe shops.
Surely there's at least one.
Please.

 

andrew

Lifer
Feb 13, 2013
2,876
10
#17 Arango Cigar Company "Balkan Supreme" (Winner)
This won the best english blend at the chicago pipe show 2014, I was lucky enough to smoke a bowl of it with a forum member here, it's great stuff, well balanced and the orientals really have a sweetness that shines through.

 
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