Tobacco Similar to Amsterdam Shag?

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Oldwillow

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Hi all,

I'm wondering you have any recommendations for something like Peter Stokkebye's Amsterdam Shag.

I tried the pipe cut No 83, it's smooth and creamy but it doesn't have the same flavor as the shag cut. I've tried cutting it up in a blender to see if it changes the flavor but it's not the same.
 
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mso489

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I'm no help, but I can't help asking, why would you want a match when it is readily available? Just puzzled. I have an open jar recently purchased.
 
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docpierce

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Oh! Never tried that blend . But what an evocative name. Reminds my of my European walkabout between high school and college.
 
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Oldwillow

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I started off smoking cigarettes with Camels and Malboros until I discovered halfwarez. Samson and Bali were good until I found the Amsterdam.
 
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Oldwillow

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Sorry, not sure how to delete the previous but it was cut off. Anyway, since the Amsterdam, it's been my go to but I think now's a good chance to start exploring with baby steps by branching off from this flavor profile
 
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BROBS

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Ok I understand now. You’re just looking for similar tobacco.

try Gawith Hoggarth Burley and Bright. 👍
 
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danimalia

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Stokkebye Amsterdam Shag was my jam back when I handrolled cigarettes. D&R Ryback is indeed similar, but not the same (less/different casings, I suspect). I would try MacBaren Bold Kentucky as well. GHC's Dark Birdseye is close, and Kendal Kentucky is basically just 100% KY leaf, but it's also a good blend. The problem you're going to run into is that halfzwares are usually, well, half dark-fired Kentucky. That's more than most pipe blends contain.
 

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If you are looking for subtle tastes like this, you might try Stokkebye's Luxury Twist Flake. It is a different cut, but a Virginia Cavendish with caramel coconut. The taste is still tobacco forward, but with a unique subtle sweetness. While the taste and cut (smoking properties) are different, I think coming from Amsterdam Shag you will find it a nice change.
 

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