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tslex

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I think of Squadron Leader as the quintessential English blend.
it likely has as much to do with the name, the tin art and provenance as the blend itself. But when folks say -- as they do -- "I am ready to move from aromatics to English blend. Where do I start?" that is where I point them.
It is everything a full English should be, but not too challenging as first blend.

 

judcole

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965 is a "sweet" English. I realize some folks think it is hot patooties - the "quintessential" English - but others of us think it's crap.

I gave up trying to worry about such things years ago. :puffy:

 

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kola

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Explore GLP blends. If a guy cant find a great English from his array there's something wrong.
965, EMP and SL? blah.
And as always we run into the roadblock of defining an "English."

 

virginialover

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"English" as a Latakia mixture that has more Virginia taste profile that Oriental. It might be made in England, preferably, or not. Now an "English" made in England could have any tobacco and be considered a real English also. I think that the author of this post meant the first definition.
As for an "English" that's not made in England, G.L.Pease Chelsea Morning and Quiet Nights are hard to beat.

 

aquadoc

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So, an English is only Virginia and Latakia? Does adding a background of Orientals change the designation? I thought a Balkan was Oriental forward with support from Virginia's and Latakia?! What about adding a touch of burley?

 

jpmcwjr

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English is a style, not where it's made. Made in England is different from an "English" tobacco, the best of which come from the USA and the Jersey Isles.

 

mso489

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The Dunhill blends that come under English/Scottish/Balkan generalized categories are pleasing to many, including me. But they are hardly the be-all-and-end-all, and if you feel that way, you are probably not sampling around enough. We may hit a regulatory wall where it will be difficult to find blends we truly like, but Dunhill's apparent cessation of production is hardly any wall at all. A variety of pleasing, notably consistent, well produced and distributed blends that is Dunhill is present in many other brands as well, so get busy!

 
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