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Col. Kurtz
01-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Gents. I'm digging vapers and a straight virginia. But man can't live on bread alone so I'm spying some English blends. Specifically, meat pie, my mixture 965, London mixture, early morning pipe, and nightcap. I'm shying away from nightcap as I hear it's a strong Latakia.

I'm looking to start at a mild to medium Latika signature. What would be your recommendation?

Tia.

DaBear
01-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Give Frog Morton on the Town a try. When I was smoking pretty much only VaPers and Straight VAs, it was the one latakia blend I enjoyed. On the Bayou ain't bad either if you find yourself in need of that perique kick.

CoffeeWaterBeer
01-19-2014, 05:46 PM
GL Pease's Charing Cross is very smooth. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Zanaspus
01-20-2014, 06:44 AM
BTW, man CAN live on bread alone. I know lots of people who smoke nothing but Virginias and Va/Pers.

But, to answer your question:
Dunhill EMP (which you listed)
GLP Chelsea Morning
McC Frog Morton

Are all excellent candidates that come immediately to mind.

Also, you started your journey with a burley that you didn't like. I'd suggest giving a few more of those a try to branch out.

Solani Aged Burley Flake is worth a tin as it's a fairly good test of "do I like burley."
Also Solani Silver Flake is 50% VA, 50% burley and awfully hard not to like.

Smoke what you like, like what you smoke. :tu

Islayphile
01-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Squadron Leader would be a great choice as well.

Zanaspus
01-20-2014, 09:01 AM
PS. Don't smoke latakia blends in your Virginia pipe(s). Latakia ghosts (leaves behind it's residue so that you can taste Latakia for many smokes afterwards) like there's no tomorrow. Get a separate pipe (a cob would be fine until you know how you feel) for latakia blends.

Hippi3Slay3r
01-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Try some Peter Stokkebye's proper English bulk, it's mild and the price can't be beat

Col. Kurtz
01-23-2014, 07:38 PM
BTW, man CAN live on bread alone. I know lots of people who smoke nothing but Virginias and Va/Pers.

But, to answer your question:
Dunhill EMP (which you listed)
GLP Chelsea Morning
McC Frog Morton

Are all excellent candidates that come immediately to mind.

Also, you started your journey with a burley that you didn't like. I'd suggest giving a few more of those a try to branch out.

Solani Aged Burley Flake is worth a tin as it's a fairly good test of "do I like burley."
Also Solani Silver Flake is 50% VA, 50% burley and awfully hard not to like.

Smoke what you like, like what you smoke. :tu

Thanks for the replies gents.

I've been back to the Home and Hearth Burley and it isn't bad.

Saw the Solani today, but didn't know which one was the half and half. There was silver, gold, black and then something that sounded like an aromatic. B&M mgr and I didn't know which was which.

Ended up with SL to give English a try.

Col. Kurtz
01-23-2014, 07:39 PM
Squadron Leader would be a great choice as well.

Thanks,

This seems like as good a place to start as any.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc267/jdubx2/DSCN9867_zps126cb4c4.jpg

Islayphile
01-24-2014, 01:06 AM
Thanks,

This seems like as good a place to start as any.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc267/jdubx2/DSCN9867_zps126cb4c4.jpg



:chr

:pi

Zanaspus
01-24-2014, 09:17 AM
SL is heavy in orientals. This isn't a bad thing, but a new smoker often has trouble distinguishing orientals from latakia (at least I did). That said, it's one awesome baccy! :tu

TXSmokey
09-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Try Mississippi River
http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipe-tobacco/70341/seattle-pipe-club-mississippi-river/

ApexAZ
09-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Give Frog Morton on the Town a try. When I was smoking pretty much only VaPers and Straight VAs, it was the one latakia blend I enjoyed. On the Bayou ain't bad either if you find yourself in need of that perique kick.

+1 on the Frog Morton

WaRevo
09-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Love Frog Morton and Squadron Leader I like them both a lot. Heck I smoked 6 Oz Squadron Leader faster then most other Tobaccos I have smoked. It was aged 4 years not sure what was made me keep going after it when I opened it up. I just couldn't stop lol.

James

RevSmoke
09-05-2014, 11:09 PM
How did I miss this when first posted.

Gawith & Hoggarth Mixture #12.

Oh, do not be afraid of strong Latikia, it is not all that bad.