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K.E. Powell

Part of the Furniture Now
Aug 20, 2022
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I'm still very ambivalent about Latakia, but I do find I enjoy it when it is used sparingly. As such, there is, as of now, only one proper English I smoke regularly.

English:
GL Pease - Chelsea Morning

Burley's are my favorite, so choosing just three was tough, especially since nearly all of them could easily be considered as being cousin to, or entirely of, another genre altogether.

Burley:
Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop
Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired

For Virginias, I will be including VaPers and Navy blends, especially since I prefer those over pure Virginias.

Virginia:
Peterson - Royal Yacht
GL Pease - Windjammer
Sillem's - Councilor 1695 Flake

For aromatics, I'm going to assume we are talking blends that are enjoy a topping or casing that is at least fairly strong.

Aromatic:
Sutliff - War Horse Bar
Boswell's - Bear Blend
Cornell & Diehl - Visions of Celephaïs

I will add a bonus blend, because excluding this blend from a list of my favorites is unconscionable to me.

Cigar Leaf:
Warped - King's Stride
 

Hutch Piper

(Hutch1904)
Mar 12, 2022
207
2,001
Charlotte, NC
Virginia:
Royal Yacht
Mac Baren HH Pure Virginia

VaPer:
Robert McConnell Red Virginia
Peterson De Luxe Navy Rolls
C&D Bayou Morning

Burley:
Peterson Irish Flake
Milan Diplomat
Uhle’s Blend 00

Aromatic:
GH Rum Flake
GH Ennerdale Flake
C&D Stovepipe
 

multitool

Starting to Get Obsessed
Aug 19, 2023
139
105
Hawaii
Aromatic
Smoker's Pride Cherry Cavendish
GHC Ennerdale Flake
C&D Autumn Evening

Burley
C&D Burley Flake #3
Coniston Cut Plug
MacBaren HH Burley Flake

Virginia
PS Luxury Twist Flake
PS Luxury Navy Flake
Sutliff Sweet Virginia

English
N/A
 

Briar Lee

Lifer
Sep 4, 2021
4,835
13,901
Humansville Missouri
Codger Blends——-

Carter Hall
Prince Albert
Half and Half

Pipe Shop Blends——

Any Black Cavendish

Any of Lane’s blends.

Any of Sutliff’s blends

True Aromatics——

Smoker’s Pride Cherry

Smoker’s Pride Vanilla

Smoker’s Pride Peach

Virginias——

PS Luxury Navy Twist

PS Luxury Twist Flake

Hearth and Home Anniversary Kake

English ——

Best of the Rest English

Sutliff’s Heavy English (it’s not really heavy)

Larry’s Blend
 
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PaulRVA

Lifer
May 29, 2023
2,890
46,288
“Tobacco Row “Richmond Virginia USA
Burley
1 - St. Bruno
2 - Amphora Brown
3 - HH Old Dark Fired

English
1 - Capt. Earles Ten Russians
2 - Kramer‘s Father Dempsey
3 - GLP Quiet Nights

Virginia
1 - Escudo Navy Deluxe
2 - Capstan Blue
3 - Presbyterian


Aromatic
1 - C&D Autumn Evening
2 - Cult Blood Red Moon
3- Mac Barren Vanilla
 
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Skippy B. Coyote

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jun 19, 2023
275
3,166
St. Paul, MN
The Virginia section of my list may change after I get the tins of C&D Yorktown, G.L. Pease Union Square, and Peterson Flake I'm waiting on in the mail and give them a try, but for now I'll say...


English
1. Peterson - Early Morning Pipe
2. Peterson - Nightcap
3. Kramer's - Father Dempsey

Burley
1. Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus
2. Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop
3. Carter Hall

Virginia
1. Mac Baren - HH Pure Virginia
2. Escudo Navy Deluxe
3. Orlik - Golden Sliced

Aromatic

1. Cult - Blood Red Moon
2. Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut
3. Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening

Lakeland
1. Gawith Hoggarth - Kendal Black Cherry
2. Gawith Hoggarth - Ennerdale Flake
3. Gawith Hoggarth - Bob's Chocolate Flake
 
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Douglas

Lurker
Apr 1, 2023
27
104
English:
Balkan Supreme
My Mixture 965
Nightcap

Virginia: (VaPers)
Bayou Morning
Exclusive
PS Luxury Naval Flake

Burley:
Five Brothers
Carter Hall
Sir Walter Raleigh

Aromatic:
Blood Red Moon
Captain Black Original
Eileen’s Dream
 
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Butter Side Down

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jun 2, 2023
226
2,198
Chicago
Top 3 - Regardless of group
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed
Rattray 40 Virginia
C&D Yorktown

Virginia
Rattray 40 Virginia
C&D Yorktown
Orlik Golden Sliced

Burley
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed
Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired Flake
Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky

Latakia
Arango Balkan Supreme
Boswells Northwoods
Esoterica Penzance / Dan London Blend 1000 / C&D Star of the East (3 way tie)

Aromatic/Scented
Erinmore
Esoterica Brighton
C&D Autumn Evening
 
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LongIslandPiper

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 8, 2022
144
660
Virginia:
Stokkebye Navy delux flake
Solani no 660
SPC Hogshead

Burley:
C&D Eight State
LJP 500
Sir Walter Relaigh (aged)

Va/Per:
Rattray’s Old Gowrie
Savinelli D’blone de Oro
Escudo

Aro:
Rattray’s Bagpipers Dream
Strauss Sleepy Hollow
TCS Old Toby
C&D Autumn Evening

English:
Balken Sobranie
Ashton Artisan Blend
GLP quiet nights
Frog Morton on the bayou
 

vosBghos

Lifer
May 7, 2022
1,533
3,381
Idaho
Burley/ VaBur/

1 Aged Burly Flake
2 Best Brown Number 2
3 Five Brothers

English/Balkan/Scottish (Latakia Blend)

1 Early Morning Pipe
2 Super Balkan
3 Commonwealth

Virginia/VaPer/Vabur/VaBurPer/VaOrBur/Ad Nauseam

1 McCrannies Red Ribbon
2 Peterson/Dunhill Flake
3 Full Virginia Flake

Honorable Mentions

Semois, Presbyterian, Soyraya

(Various Blending Orientals we dare not speak of)
 

Hutch Piper

(Hutch1904)
Mar 12, 2022
207
2,001
Charlotte, NC
Virginia:
RM Red Virginia
Royal Yacht
GH Best Brown 2

Burley:
Pegasus
Winchester
SWR

Aromatic:
GLP Virginia Cream
MB Vanilla Roll Cake
GH Ennerdale