Latakia Blend Recommendations

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05venturer

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Need some help here friends.
About 8 months ago when I started smoking a pipe and joined this forum I was smoking mostly Aro's and CH. I have since tried an awful lot of different tobaccos and several pipes. As most of you know I am very fond of my MM Cobs and pretty much smoke them exclusively.

Now back to the tobacco, I find myself moving away from aro's and into a few different types of baccy. I have found that at this time I do not really care for Virginia or Perique much at all. FMC has become my tobacco of choice over the past month or so, I find the Original Frog Morton actually a bit bland compared to FMC.

Now I am wondering if I could get some recommendations of tobacco that would be similar to FMC, I think it is the Latakia flavor that I am starting to really like.

Looks like I am gonna have to revisit the Nightcap and EMP that I jarred up months ago.

Thanks in advance all.

 

chervokas

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I'm only a couple of months in to regular pipe smoking after 30 years of cigar smoking and I'm finding I love English blend with a strong latakia presence. EMP is definitely not one of those--there's a little latakia in the tin aroma, but not much in the smoke. For a perfectly balanced English smoke that's not overkill with the latakia, but which is still lat heavy, I'm absolutely thrilled with H&H Magnum Opus; amazing balance between the orientals and the latakia, and a very dry smoke as in not much sweetness, which to me kind of clears out space for the smokiness earthiness of the latakia. For more of a lat bomb I've quite enjoyed McClelland Blue Mountain, though it's a much more one dimensional and sweeter smoke.

 

barleynbaccy

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Sutliff No. 5 - A robust English blend with character. Plenty of Latakia, Pressed Virginia and Burley provide the base. Perfect for fans of Dunhill My Mixture #965.
Sutliff Bosphorus Cruise - Mixture of Oriental, Latakia, and Red Virginia. A bit lighter on the latakia than the No. 5, yet full flavored, with enough latakia to meld well with the other leaves.
No.5 is the one I always give as an example. If you like FMC, I think BC is pretty close to what FMC would be without the whiskey.

 

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05venturer

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Thanks so far guys. I need to check my cellar I believe I have a tin of BC in there also. :clap:

Keep em coming

 

supdog

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McClelland bulk 5125 Coyote Classic, I find it similar to FMC. Another fav of mine is H&H Ambassador's blend.

 

05venturer

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just got a tin of Old Dublin in the mail that I got off ebay (for the collectible tin) and smoked a bowl and that is really good. Pretty much fits my tastes (for now). Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I feel a TAD coming on!

 

salewis

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Try GLP Westminster, McCleland's 3 Oaks Syrian or Blue Mountain or if you like a oriental forward latakia blend Dunhill London Mixture or Gawith's Squadron Leader.

 

wyfbane

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I'm with supdog, I immediately thought of Coyote Classic, so +1 there. And Roth's Sutliff suggestions are good as well.
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drcarlo

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EMP is more charakterized by its orientals. The Latakia is just keeping the mixture together. I can highly recommend it. I smoke EMP every morning.
A Latakia mixture I'd like to recommend is Rattray's 7 Reserve. Dunhill MM965 is also an excellent choice.

 

yaddy306

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I am also looking for latakia recommendations.
My first foray into latakia started with a bulk from a b&m.

It tasted very incense-y, if that makes sense. I don't like this flavour.
Is it the latakia that makes it taste like incense?

If so, then I don't think I'm a fan of latakia blends.

Is it orientals?

I've read that EMP and others might have that incense taste from the orientals.
Please recommend a non incense type mild latakia for me to try.

 

cortezattic

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The incense taste and aroma comes from combining Latakia with an Oriental.

Exactly which ones, I don't know; but probably Cyprian Latakia and Izmir.

Send a PM to blendtobac here at PipesMagazine.com. He knows all about it.

 

phil22

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Yaddy...try Yale Mixture from C & D. It is an underrated blend in my opinion. A smooth Latakia and VA blend.

 
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