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PostSubject: English blends for a VaPer guy   Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:54 pm

Looking for a few good English blends. Lately they are what I've really been craving and that's new for me. I'm going to blame the infamous Ozark Wizard for this recent development. Suspect  I tend to lean towards the lighter English blends that are well balanced, mild, with slight sweetness or rather don't snuff out the Virginias... But I'm not opposed to a lat bomb, either.

Some I was considering:
GLP Maltese Falcon (how does this compare to Blackpoint?)
Kensington
McClelland Wilderness
Legends
Old Dog
Dunhill MM965

I've been checking TR.COM but any input from you guys is preferred.

Thanks, Nate
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:09 am

Dunhill Nightcap
GLP Quiet Nights

These both have Lat, Va, Oriental, and Perique in them. Very full. There are tons of Lat blends that have a little Perique in them, but these two I know quite well. They are very tasty to a VaPerphile like myself.

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:37 am

Sorry about that Nate Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:16 pm

The Frog Morton's might serve you well. Try Lane's BS-005 and/or Spillman's Mixture as well. The various P&C "Match" blends might fill the bill for you also. cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:03 pm

English blends taste different to a lot of folks but, I personally like 965 more then a lot, that and Straus's Union Terminal (Not to be confused with Union Square which tastes like dry dirt to me and is NOT an English blend, that and it's made by that other guy). Wink
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Yeah, 965 sounds really good. I'd also like to give Nightcap another go. Several years ago it was too much for me but that was right when I started smoking a pipe.

I was thinking the McClelland Lat blends might all fit nicely... I have one of the frog variations I should crack into.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:55 pm

As I recall it seemed that McC's 2020 had a dash of Latakia in it, and it's a rather light Balkany/English whatever...... It's a bulk, so you could probably pull off a sample from somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:26 pm

Sutliff's Court of St James. Vaper with a little latakia. Just enough to round it out.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:47 pm

You might give McC P.M. Pipe a try. It comes in bulk and SP has it on stock. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:51 pm

These are some good suggestions... And a lot of them are bulk, to boot.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:32 pm

Stopped at the B&M yesterday and got an ounce of Star of the East and I sampled MM965 while I was at the store... I liked the MM965. Kind of nutty, a little creamy, a little strong--plus side of medium, and a nice smokey flavor in there dancing about.

I thought the Star of the East was really exceptional! Right off the bat I noticed those red Virginia's and it provided a healthy dose of sour/sweet from the oriental Virginia combo... I thought the Latakia was evident, but didn't ever push the issue and lingered in the background till somewhere around the midway point. Very good, and something I think I'm going to buy a lot more of, when I put a big order in.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:04 pm

SOTE is a mighty fine Latweed!!! You can't go wrong with it. Good stuff Smile Smile cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16 pm

ftrplt wrote:
SOTE is a mighty fine Latweed!!! You can't go wrong with it. Good stuff Smile Smile cheers FTRPLT

Absolutely right! It's a favorite of mine and one I keep plenty of in my cellar. You might also like English Oriental Supreme. It's PS blend that comes in bulk. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:35 pm

Thanks, AJ. They had English Luxury by PS... I guess different than Balkan Supreme. I almost bought the English Lux as well, but fig I would stick with one new Lat weed for the next couple weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:29 pm

A Dunhill blend that doesn't get much smoking around here but is IMHO, EQUAL to 965 is their Durbar. Give it a try, it'll surprise ya !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:38 pm

Thanks, Monbla, I'll surely do that!
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:35 pm

I thought I replied to this… guess not.

I'll second Sutliff Court of St. James/Voodoo. It may meet your English definition or not, either way its good.

55 tins and a couple of stragglers Very Happy
(P&C clearance sale plus 20% off code)
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:14 pm

leacha wrote:
I thought I replied to this… guess not.

I'll second Sutliff Court of St. James/Voodoo. It may meet your English definition or not, either way its good.

55 tins and a couple of stragglers Very Happy
(P&C clearance sale plus 20% off code)

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:32 pm

Oh my..................
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:10 pm

leacha wrote:
I thought I replied to this… guess not.

I'll second Sutliff Court of St. James/Voodoo. It may meet your English definition or not, either way its good.

55 tins and a couple of stragglers Very Happy
(P&C clearance sale plus 20% off code)

Ya, that should see you out!

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:21 pm

There's one that's worth mentioning because of the sheer weirdness of it. Davidoff English Mixture.

The weirdness is that, despite the name, it isn't what anybody would likely describe as an English blend. So if you try it, you have to set aside any preconceptions. It's hard to say if you'd like it because, in the scheme of Va/Pers, it's kind of a bland, slightly cased, Va/Per.

For its positives: I find it to be pretty mild, nice burning to the bottom, and extremely consistent through the whole bowl. For those reasons, I actually like smoking it. But, if pressed, I wouldn't buy more because it's expensive for a bland tobacco and I'd rather spend money and time with better things like the Frogs.

Anyway, in your search for a great English, don't be fooled by this one. Just thought I'd mention it.

When you've sampled a bunch, please do share your thoughts.

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:22 pm

Wow. I just ordered five tins of CoSJ. If I had a 20% coupon, I'm not sure what the order may have been.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:15 pm

I second the Wiz's reccomendation on McClelland's 2020. It's a divine tobacco, I purchased a pound a few months ago and am almost through it. Just had another two pounds show up on my doorstep this morning. It's sweet and tasty with just enough Latakia to spice it up a little.

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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:28 am

One blend that is often overlooked is GLP's Samarra.

Dan's Bill Bailey's Balkan is good as well.
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PostSubject: Re: English blends for a VaPer guy   Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:41 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
One blend that is often overlooked is GLP's Samarra.

Dan's Bill Bailey's Balkan is good as well.

I think that is one that gets passed over a lot in the GLP lineup. I know I'm always passing it up. Def gonna have to try it.
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