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jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
What is your favorite? I like aromatics and it is a toss up between:
McClelland Holiday Spirit
Cornell & Diehl Autumn Evening

They just have incredible flavor and remind me of my favorite time of the year.

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  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Right now I am really into Peter Stokkebye Proper English. I have just started to figure out that while I love the English blends I like the ones that are a little lighter on the Lat. then some of the others I have been smoking. I will most likely finish this evening out with a bowel.
  • AugustWestAugustWest Posts: 62
    There's a B&M reasonably near my house that sells excellent pipes and tobaccos under their own name - JM Boswell in Chambersburg, PA. They sell an aromatic called "Boswell's Best" and one called "Pennsylvania Dutch Treat" that I really like. Haven't had any of the C&D aromatics, but I really like their Virginia's (Opening Night and After Hours are my favorites) and the only C&D English I've had is Rajah's Court.
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    Currently loving McClelland Grand Oriental Classic Samsun; very smooth and subtle, something I can retrohale all day with no burn

    For aro's Capt. Black white is my standby

    Course all this may change when I get my order of Penzance and Stonehaven in Big Smile [:D]
  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    xmacro:
    Currently loving McClelland Grand Oriental Classic Samsun; very smooth and subtle, something I can retrohale all day with no burn

    For aro's Capt. Black white is my standby

    Course all this may change when I get my order of Penzance and Stonehaven in Big Smile [:D]


    Where did you find Penzance and Stonehaven? I have been looking for them for a long time.
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    J.S.:
    xmacro:
    Currently loving McClelland Grand Oriental Classic Samsun; very smooth and subtle, something I can retrohale all day with no burn

    For aro's Capt. Black white is my standby

    Course all this may change when I get my order of Penzance and Stonehaven in Big Smile [:D]
    Where did you find Penzance and Stonehaven? I have been looking for them for a long time.
    Google, my friend, google and some time. Smile [:)]

    I googled for B&M's around the country that carry pipe tobacco, cold called them and asked if they had any in Penzance or Stonehaven stock and if they'd ship to another State. I finally found some in California; the price was $53 for each in 8oz bags and I almost choked before hanging up. Then I got to thinking about how loony Calif can be with prices, so I called them back up and asked if that was the same price for shipping out of State to Florida - turns out if its going out of State, the price falls to $32 per 8oz bag, so I told them to pack it up and ship it out. Big Smile [:D]

    Penzance and Stonehaven may not exist on the internet (I've looked; gone through 16 pages of google searches and nada), but it's plentiful enough if you call around to various B&M's.

  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    xmacro:
    J.S.:
    xmacro:
    Currently loving McClelland Grand Oriental Classic Samsun; very smooth and subtle, something I can retrohale all day with no burn

    For aro's Capt. Black white is my standby

    Course all this may change when I get my order of Penzance and Stonehaven in Big Smile [:D]


    Where did you find Penzance and Stonehaven? I have been looking for them for a long time.


    Google, my friend, google and some time. Smile [:)]

    I googled for B&M's around the country that carry pipe tobacco, cold called them and asked if they had any in Penzance or Stonehaven stock and if they'd ship to another State. I finally found some in California; the price was $53 for each in 8oz bags and I almost choked before hanging up. Then I got to thinking about how loony Calif can be with prices, so I called them back up and asked if that was the same price for shipping out of State to Florida - turns out if its going out of State, the price falls to $32 per 8oz bag, so I told them to pack it up and ship it out. Big Smile [:D]

    Penzance and Stonehaven may not exist on the internet (I've looked; gone through 16 pages of google searches and nada), but it's plentiful enough if you call around to various B&M's.



    Thanks for the tip. I guess I will be doing some calling when I get some time off. $32 is a good price for an 8 oz. bag. Some of the online sites sell for a lot cheaper but you can never find it.
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    True. I've seen prices for the 8oz bags at $22, but it's always out of stock; $32 seems a fair price, though I wouldn't go any higher
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,884 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know this question is probably pretty plebeian but does anyone have an opinion on Borkum Riff Bourbon? I couldn't wait until I put together an order from CCom so I bought a small pouch of it. Just curious to know what anybody thinks of it.

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  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    I like it on occasion, though it has some bite to it.
  • robbyrasrobbyras Posts: 5,487
    OchoZacho sent me 1oz of the Holiday blend from his local spot...think the place was called Straus but I could be wrong... but that stuff was AWESOME! when fall rolls around I'm gonna have to get a bunch of that stuff... granted it was like the 3rd tobacco I ever tried, but i still loved it
  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mellow monk from just for him in Springfield Missouri. The most well rounded blend I've ever smoked. It's very forgiving on tempo and pack, relights clean, smokes in cobs and briar, it's sweet enough to keep nearby folks from banishing you but has enough latakia you don't feel like it's candy. I smoke a pound of it before I finish a tin of anything else.
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Old post. I need to get back into piping some. Always loved early morning pipe. But orlik gold is a go to. 
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  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just cracked open a Frog Morton Cellar. Of the three pipe blends I've tried this is my favorite. :smile:
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Echambers said:
    Just cracked open a Frog Morton Cellar. Of the three pipe blends I've tried this is my favorite. :smile:
    I’ve yet to try any of the Frog Morton’s. I think because I only smoke aromatics I shy away from anything not labeled a straight aromatic. I know there are many offerings that are borderline like King Cake which I love so I need to branch out more. It has to have a little sweetness for me otherwise I’d just rather have a cigar. 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jsnake said:
    Echambers said:
    Just cracked open a Frog Morton Cellar. Of the three pipe blends I've tried this is my favorite. :smile:
    I’ve yet to try any of the Frog Morton’s. I think because I only smoke aromatics I shy away from anything not labeled a straight aromatic. I know there are many offerings that are borderline like King Cake which I love so I need to branch out more. It has to have a little sweetness for me otherwise I’d just rather have a cigar. 

    Jake you should give the "on the town" FM a try.  Lots of Orientals, and the Basma make for a light sweetness.
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  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jsnake said:
    Echambers said:
    Just cracked open a Frog Morton Cellar. Of the three pipe blends I've tried this is my favorite. :smile:
    I’ve yet to try any of the Frog Morton’s. I think because I only smoke aromatics I shy away from anything not labeled a straight aromatic. I know there are many offerings that are borderline like King Cake which I love so I need to branch out more. It has to have a little sweetness for me otherwise I’d just rather have a cigar. 
    The other two blends I've tried were aromatics and wasn't a big fan.  One was a sticky sweet black cherry blend by Gaiwith, Hoggert, and Co. and the other a house blend from a local BnM.  Looking forward to ordering a broader range of samples after the holidays so i can zero in on my taste.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I avoid anything cherry because of tongue bite. 
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So far Dunhill Early Morning is my favorite blend, but I'm only 4 smokes into pipe world lol. Smoked all of my new pipes within 2 days, and today is the first day they're safe to light up again...time to try more blends!
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  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you got a corncob, they don't need to rest like a briar. Perfect for trying new blends.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

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  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    If you got a corncob, they don't need to rest like a briar. Perfect for trying new blends.
    Oh....wellll helllll. Thanks for that!
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  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you have a Tinderbox near you, they do over samples. Bring your cob, and they will give you a quarter bowl of anything free to try it (the wife loves their Midnight Anniversary) 
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    At any given time the urge to sing "In The Jungle" is just a whim away... A whim away... A whim away...
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cool beans - we have one in Harrisburg I have never actually been to. Like my usual B&M so much I never bothered shopping around. Will have to check them out now. 
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  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
     :(  Don't know yet, tried some Dan Blue Note, found it to be VERY sweet. Still looking, eyes on Frog Morton Bayou and Cross Eyed Cricket.
    LoneSmoker

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  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @LoneSmoker I can help with the frog
  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 289 ✭✭✭
    @LoneSmoker I can help with the frog
     @Captain_Call Thank You Sir! :D
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  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agree with @Captain_Call, JFH Mellow Monk is fantastic. Petersons Sherlock Holmes is a close second for me
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  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't have a favorite yet since pipes are new to me but of the few aromatics I've had I really enjoy autumn evening and non-aromatic I've enjoyed frog Morton. 
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 12,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Three Nuns
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