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Old 08-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Cigar-like Pipe blend?

I was wondering if there are some good robust "cigar-like" pipe blends out there. I smoke more cigars than pipes, but pipe tobacco is cheaper per smoke than cigars are... I'm just tired of not enjoying a pipe becuase the pipe tobacco is too mild or has "no flavor" (or flavor too subtle for my palate).

So, do any of you pipe smokers have some suggestions for me? I almost exclusively smoke English blends, for the simple reason that I have not broadened my horizons to Va or Va/Pers that much.

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Old 08-03-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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robusto
habana or havana i can't remember the exact name daydream
key largo
purple cow

all have cigar leaf in them....i think I have tins of all of them I can send you samples of.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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habana or havana i can't remember the exact name daydream
key largo
purple cow

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Old 08-03-2009, 04:42 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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I was wondering if there are some good robust "cigar-like" pipe blends out there. I smoke more cigars than pipes, but pipe tobacco is cheaper per smoke than cigars are... I'm just tired of not enjoying a pipe becuase the pipe tobacco is too mild or has "no flavor" (or flavor too subtle for my palate).

So, do any of you pipe smokers have some suggestions for me? I almost exclusively smoke English blends, for the simple reason that I have not broadened my horizons to Va or Va/Pers that much.

Thanks!
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Although I'm new to the pipe world. Here are some of my favorites so far that have great flavor:

Dan Tobacco/CAO - Hamborger Veermaster
Rattray's - Hal O' The Wynd
Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake
Gawith & Hoggarth - Dark Flake Unscented, bulk. (It'll knock you on your butt .... but it has great flavor!)
Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake
Esoterica - Stonehaven

Dunhill's Early Morning Pipe is a spicy Oriental blend, if you can get your hands on some.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cigar-like Pipe blend?

you looking for full flavor baccys? or cigar like baccys? Gonna have to jump the VA bridge for some full flavor. Although I have had some balkan blends that have hit me rather hard on the flavor front.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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Swisher makes some cigars out of captain black. I don't think they are sold in the united states but maybe I could get some since I have connections at Swisher.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:12 PM   #9
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Default Re: Cigar-like Pipe blend?

-McClelland Dominican Glory, Its a virginia cake with cigar leaf. I've only had the maduro. Good Stuff!
-Robert McConnells Pure Havana-Straight cigar tobacco let me know if you find it though I've been looking
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #10
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Here are several good ones. Billy Budd is a flavor bomb, but also a nicotene bomb. My friend Sailorman Jack created this blend several years ago, before his untimely passing. The Bankers is a lovely tobacco, well worth searching out. Dark Flake does not contain any cigar leaf, but has very cigar-like qualities. Greg Pease's Robusto is a very high quality tobacco, but not my favorite in this genre.

GL Pease - Robusto
Cornell & Deihl - Billy Budd
Cornell & Deihl - Habana Daydream
Cornell & Deihl - Purple Cow
McClelland - Dominican Glory
James Fox - The Bankers
Gawith & Hoggarth - Dark Flake
Peretti - Cuban Mixture

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:06 PM   #11
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Ropes and plugs can be very full as well

Like Black XX sweet rum twist, and kendall plug.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #12
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-Robert McConnells Pure Havana-Straight cigar tobacco let me know if you find it though I've been looking-
Hey Patrick, check out the following linky:

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=F&srch=DF&item=mcoph50

http://www.iwanries.com/McConnell_Pure_Caribe_P7288C259.cfm


I believe that they have it listed under "McConnells Pure Caribe 50g Tin." If so, then other tobacconist may be carrying under the same name
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:22 PM   #13
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GL Pease - Robusto
Cornell & Deihl - Billy Budd
Cornell & Deihl - Habana Daydream
Cornell & Deihl - Purple Cow
McClelland - Dominican Glory
James Fox - The Bankers
Gawith & Hoggarth - Dark Flake
Peretti - Cuban Mixture

Hope this helps!
Warren, if you had to choose two out of this list, what would you go with?
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:38 AM   #14
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Default Re: Cigar-like Pipe blend?

Another cheaper alternative which is really good is Virginia Spice from Hearth and Home. It is sold as bulk and has some cigar leaf in it along with Perique. Tasty!!

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I have tried many of the cigar leaf blends - McClelland, C&D, GLP, and tried blending some up myself with various other constituent tobaccos.

I have come to a conclustion in my sampling. When I want cigar taste, I smoke a cigar - when I want pipe taste, I smoke my pipe. When I want a little of both, I have one first and then the other.



What is nice, is that a 50 (or 50+) RG cigar will fit nicely into a couple of my pipes, so when it gets down to the nub, and can put a bit of pipe tobacco in the bottom of the bowl (or not) and then put the nub into the bowl, cherry end up and smoke it. Means I get to finish a cigar completely.
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Warren, if you had to choose two out of this list, what would you go with?
My preferences are for the Fox's Bankers and one of the C&D Blends. I think I'd go with Purple Cow to start, and then move up to Billy Budd.
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Thank you Mark!
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Big Frank was kind enough to send some samplers for me:
Cornell & Deihl - Billy Budd
Cornell & Deihl - Habana Daydream
McClelland - Dominican Glory
Strike Force...? (I dont have these in front of me)

I have had the Dominican Glory Maduro and the Habana Day Dream. I am REALLY liking the Dominican Glory!
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Nice MJ and very nice of the BigF!
I'll have to pick some of these up to sample too here soon

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