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Servant King

Lifer
Nov 27, 2020
4,188
22,888
38
Frazier Park, CA
www.thechembow.com
English:
1) Sutliff Balkan Sobranie Orig. Mix Match
2) Peterson EMP
3) Mac Baren HH Latakia Flake

VaPer (not a burley fan, so please indulge me in this minor deviation):
1) Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
2) Watch City Cigar Rouxgaroux
3) GL Pease Windjammer

VA:
1) Drew Estate Gatsby Luxury Flake
2) Newminster #400 Superior Navy Flake
3) Ashton Gold Rush

Aromatic:
1) Drew Estate Grand Central
2) SWRA
3) Mac Baren Vanilla Roll Cake
 

WerewolfOfLondon

Can't Leave
Jun 8, 2023
467
1,567
London
English:
-Prez-B
-Nightcap
-Germain's King Charles

Burley:
-Dockworker
-Germain's Rich Dark Flake
-Solani ABF

VA:
-Germain's Brown Flake
-FVF
-Peterson's Flake

Aro:
-G&H Coniston Cut Plug (A)
-Solani Festival
-1Q

Miscellaneous:
-Bob's Flake
-Revor Plug

Honorable mentions
-McC Scottish Flake
-Erinmore
-University Flake
 

vosBghos

Lifer
May 7, 2022
1,533
3,381
Idaho
Aromatic
Grousemoor
Ennerdale Flake
Bob's Chocolate Flake

Burley
Five Brothers
Semois La Volute
Pegasus

English
Early Morning Pipe
Super Balkan
Commonwealth

Virginia
Peterson Flake
Best Brown No 2
McCrannie's Red Ribbon
 
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Sigmund

Lifer
Sep 17, 2023
1,474
12,512
France
English:
Fayyum Kake
Zulu
HH Latakia Flake (if it counts as an English)
Plum Pudding could take the place of Fayyum but I like Fayyum a touch better and its avaliable in Europe.

Burley
Makhuawa

VaPer
Marlin Flake or Edward G. I havent decided yet
Directors cut
St Bernard Flake
Salty Dogs

Aromatic
Moroccan Bazaar
My own blend of cheao tobacs from Spain with some vanilla added
 

SBC

Lifer
Oct 6, 2021
1,525
7,264
NE Wisconsin
I'll resist the urge to list unobtainium, be it discontinued (e.g. McC favorites) or rare (e.g. Esoteria favorites). Since this is to orient newbies, I'll stick to blends that you can find online right now.

VA
Astley's 44
Mcconnell Black Flake
Capstan (Blue)

VaPer
Salty Dogs
Cringle Flake 2022
Boswell's J.M.'s Private Stock

Latakia
Magnum Opus
Peretti Omega
Boswell's Northwoods ("crossover")

Aromatic (I will cheat on this one since they are all so radically different)
GH Ennerdale
Vanilla Roll Cake
Bourbon Barrel Aged Plum Pudding
Boswell's No Bite DeLite
Boswell's Christmas Cookie
C&D's Jolly Old St. Nicholas
JFH's Whiskey Biscuit Gravy

Burley
Friends don't let friends smoke burley
 

Sobrbiker

Lifer
Jan 7, 2023
2,316
28,272
Casa Grande, AZ
English:
HH Balkan
London Mixture
EMP

Burley:
…….

Virginia:
Yorktown
507-C VA slices
515-RC-1

VaPer:
GLP Fillmore
Rouxgaroux
Match Victorian

Aro:
SG 1792
War Horse Green
Devil’s Holiday

Short cellar over here, but ask me tomorrow and it may change.
Many of my favorites really don’t fall cleanly into strict catergories, or I’m not interested enough to discern such classification. I’m two steps past “oooh, I like that” and “oh hell no” as my functional categorical classification system.
 

krizzose

Lifer
Feb 13, 2013
3,126
18,184
Michigan
These are in no particular order

English:
No
Nope
👎

Burley:
Mac Baren HH Burley Flake
Mac Baren Burley Flake
GLP Barbary Coast

Virginia:
McClelland Navy Cavendish
McClelland Christmas Cheer
Fribourg & Treyer Special Dark Flake

VaPer:
GLP Telegraph Hill
GLP Windjammer
Low Country Waccamaw

Aromatic:
Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake
Sillem’s Musketeer
Cornell & Diehl Golden Days of Yore
 

krizzose

Lifer
Feb 13, 2013
3,126
18,184
Michigan
These are in no particular order

English:
No
Nope
👎

Burley:
Mac Baren HH Burley Flake
Mac Baren Burley Flake
GLP Barbary Coast

Virginia:
McClelland Navy Cavendish
McClelland Christmas Cheer
Fribourg & Treyer Special Dark Flake

VaPer:
GLP Telegraph Hill
GLP Windjammer
Low Country Waccamaw

Aromatic:
Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake
Sillem’s Musketeer
Cornell & Diehl Golden Days of Yore
Hahahaha, I just realized I already posted in this thread over a year ago. A lot of my choices have changed, but one of the blends I originally listed was in a different category.

#whathaveyoudoneformelately
 

LudwigB88

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 4, 2023
201
242
It was bulk Blackhouse for years just as Sutliff Balkan Sobranie Match was/is White Knight. You shouldn't be disappointed.
I read somewhere that the only difference is that the bulk doesn’t have perique, but the tin does. Do you know if that’s true ?
 

LudwigB88

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 4, 2023
201
242
That could've happened when STG took over production.
Someone in another thread wrote “The BS 759 Match was blended by Russ Oullette for Sutliff. I've read in threads past that it is meant to be a general bulk 759 match and Blackhouse is a match to a specific vintage example. He also claims Dark Fired was used in the original Sobranie, but it may have been dark fired Empire VAs. I like the Match better than Blackhouse as an everyday smoke because of its lack of Perique. Blackhouse is more of a special occasion smoke for me.”
 

HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
Oct 16, 2020
5,599
41,010
Iowa
Well that saves more research! My Secret Santa recipient has posted in this thread, and maybe somewhat recently! Maybe I’ll toss those grass clippings I was going to pass off as from an obscure Lakeland home blender.