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markthelad

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Mar 18, 2014
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I recently started having some fun ordering a few (non-latakia) house blends to sample, from places like The Country Squire Tobacconist and Watch City Cigar.

I have tried blends from Cup 'O Joes and 4 Noggins in the past and have been pretty happy with some of those too.
I must say, they are all very good and I definitely have developed some favorites like "Kingsfoil", "Delta Honeydew" and "Fleur De Lis" (no longer offered) from Country Squire.
I am anxiously awaiting a shipment from Watch City Cigar that contains "Old Dominion" and "Flake 558" to sample.

I have some of their Watch City Slices in my cellar and it is also very good (even though it contains latakia).
Can anyone recommend any other any other non-latakia house blends to try, preferably something that I can order on-line or at least by phone?

Thanks for your input!

 

crashthegrey

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Whenever I travel I try to hit any local B&Ms and ask about their blending. If it seems legitimately blended in house, even if from component tobaccos from the big guys, I sample some. It makes travel fun. Some naysayers poo poo all house blends, but that is their choice. A lot of the Scottie's and H&H blends on P&C began as house blends here in Albany, NY at the tobacco shop where Russ worked. Unfortunately, all of my favorites are pretty heavy latakia.

 

timt

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Jul 19, 2018
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I don't have any recommendations and am looking forward to some responses too. I will say that your order from Watch City for Old Dominion and 558 is one I'm planning on doing again. Those two blends are fantastic if you ask me. I really like the crumble flake style.

 

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markthelad

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Mar 18, 2014
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timt, that's good to hear.

I wish I could have gotten in on the "4th Nun" holiday blends, but I missed them.

They said on their website that they may start offering it again more regularly, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

 

wbradk

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I really like Country Squire's SECOND BREAKFAST. All in all, I have been very impressed with all of their offerings.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I like Peretti, and Nat Sherman blends some good ones, especially their Am-English 536, mild but nuanced and refined.

 

markthelad

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Mar 18, 2014
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Thanks rdavid, I just placed an order with Peretti for a few 1 oz. samples and I wouldn't be surprised if I found a couple of new favorites.

 

renfield

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Oct 16, 2011
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Country Squire’s Bag End and Cherokee are mild, easy enjoyable smokes.
Watch City’s Deluxe Crumb is excellent.

 

briarbuda48

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Jan 20, 2013
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Here you are.
Watch City Cigar; Quint’s Own, 558, Old Black Magic

The Country Squire; Green Dragon is my favorite

Ted’s Pipe Shoppe (Tulsa Ok); County Cork, Killarney

Oxmore in Louisville, KY; Holy Smoke

Uhle’s; Black Stoker, Blend 00

Milan; Sunset Rum, Reflections

Boswell’s; Pennsylvania Dutch Treat and Pipers Pleasure

 

drrock

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Oct 20, 2011
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Big fan of smaller B&M blenders. Since you asked for some recommendations, here are some I think are terrific:
4Noggins.com - Essence of Vermont & Three Blind Moose
Boswell - Christmas Cookie, No Bite DeLite, Piper's Pleasure, & Rum River
L.J. Peretti - Blend No. 432, Coffee, Cuban Mixture, Ebony, Park Square, & Yuletide 2018
Milan Tobacconists - "Our" London Dock, Doctor's Orders, Jefferson Street, Reflections, Sunset Rum, & Wall Street
Straus Tobacconist - Rookwood, Sleepy Hollow, & Wenceslas
Uhle's - Blend 00, House of Uhle Blend, Hunt Club, Karen Club, Marquette Blend, Old Shoe Blend, Par Shooter, Perfection Plug Burley, & Raider Blend
Wilke Pipe Tobacco - #191 Honey Vanilla & Vermont Maple Cavendish

 

rogerrodger

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Dec 7, 2018
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Arrowhead House Blend from Paul's Pipe Shop in Flint Michigan. This is the only aromatic I'm smoking right now. It has a touch of latakia and perique and a light vanilla flavoring. Wonderful.
Paul's Pipe Shop doesn't sell tobacco over the internet. You have to call to order. The shop also makes their own line of quality pipes.

 

rdavid

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Jun 30, 2018
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Thanks rdavid, I just placed an order with Peretti for a few 1 oz. samples and I wouldn't be surprised if I found a couple of new favorites.
That's exactly what I did and everything I tried was fantastic. Lifelong customer for sure. Enjoy.
Formerly "rdavid"

 

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