Favorite Esoterica Blends - Besides Penzance

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adui

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Aug 26, 2019
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Only had one from Esoterica, Pembroke. I'd like to try more but I cant afford to spend $20 on something I might not like so I wait till someone I know who is willing to share / swap bowls has some, then I try the blends. Fell in love with Pembroke at the pipe club meeting, now I have some of my own.
 

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sablebrush52

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Well, I'm not a fan of Penzance, so the answer is pretty easy. Dunbar, Dorchester, Tillbury, Stonehaven, and Hastings. There are quite a few that I haven't tried, like Brighton and Blackpool that I may get around to, but as I've stopped hunting and for the most part, buying, will probably never try. I have a few, like Cardiff and Margate, that are in the cellar but I haven't gotten around to smoking them, yet.
 

kola

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Apr 1, 2014
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Only two, Penz and SH. And Pembroke (cognac sauced?) on rare occasion.
 

peregrinus

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Ten years ago I went through a Tilbury phase and smoked through 3-4 pounds of Tilbury. Still have a few ponds left but haven’t revisited it in the last seven years.
Dorchester is an interesting Vapar and I tap into it from time to time.
 

craiginthecorn

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Brighton and Peacehaven, which are essentially the same blends, but Peacehaven is lightly pressed before being cut into loose flakes. Dorchester is right there, too. Cardiff is an under the radar sleeper.
 
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cshubhra

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I like Margate quite a lot
I smoked one bowl of Dorchester yesterday. Jury is still out, and I may like it eventually. The first bowl was ok, but not mind blowing.
I have Dunbar and Tilbury in the cellar but not tried them yet
 

geo4

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Of the blends I've tried, Brighton and Scarborough are my favourites. Besides those, I've only tried Penzance, Dunbar, Dorchester, Cardiff, and Tilbury. I didn't care for the last two, though I had them both fresh. I may like them better aged.
 
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