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Old 09-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Balkan mixtures

Bought my first pipe at Edwards in the San Fernando Valley in the earky 80's, and smoked bulk English and black cavendish from the same shop... until I started reading the reviews here and on tobacco reviews.

Got a tin of McClelland Syrian Full Balkan last week, and have smoked it every day for the last five days. Lots of virgina, but if there's any latakia in there I can't taste it.

Was expecting something closer to an English mixture, needless to say I'm more that a bit let down.

Is this tobacco a typical Balkan?

What would you have me try?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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After reading this... Latakia, it would seem that what I've mistaken for virginia is the Syrian Latakia.

That said... this is still not what I thought a Balkan mixture would be.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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Try GLP's Abingdon.
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Default Re: Balkan mixtures

Balkan Sasieni is good Balkan blend. That was one of the first blends I ever smoked. C&D makes a good Balkan blend called Super Balkan. The best thing to do is just find different Balkan type blends and find one you like.

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Balkan Sasieni is good Balkan blend. That was one of the first blends I ever smoked. C&D makes a good Balkan blend called Super Balkan. The best thing to do is just find different Balkan type blends and find one you like.

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Both of these are very good and I would also suggest Squadron Leader, C&D's Odessa and Red Odessa, Bill Bailey's Balkan, and GLP Odyssey. Yummy!
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... I would also suggest Squadron Leader, C&D's Odessa and Red Odessa, Bill Bailey's Balkan, and GLP Odyssey. Yummy!
The review' of the GLP Odyssey on TobaccoReview all look great. I think a purchase of a tin would be a valuable addition
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