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Smoke and old leather

Last post 02-05-2013, 7:18 PM by xmacro. 8 replies.
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  • Smoke and old leather

     02-01-2013, 4:07 AM

    Recently I've been smoking the Sutliff PS Bacchanalia, which I enjoyed very much, and a few people were kind enough to post some suggestions of similar blends I might enjoy. I'm going to pick those up, but I want to add something totally different, something that shouts smoke and old leather; the quintessential late night study smoke. Suggestions? Thanks in advance, Mason
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-01-2013, 6:12 AM

    That makes me think that Balkan Luxury is what you're looking for. Give it a try. First time I tried it I spent a couple days trying to remember where I'd smelled it before. It finally came to me, the market-place (Casbah) in Tetuan in northern Morocco. Smoke and leather and exotic spice.
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  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-02-2013, 4:55 AM

    Sounds promising. I think I'll add it to my cart. Thanks for the response. Mason
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-04-2013, 10:02 AM

    Another great one to try is McClellands Frogmorton: Frog on the Town, or the Series 221-b Black Shag or Series 221-b Arcadia; the latter two are some exceptional 19th century English Blends that are quite pleasing. In general I think you are looking for a blend that uses a good blend of Latakia and Oriental tobaccos.
    Sean Lamb
    Tobacconist
    Account Manager
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    "You might find that smoke blown out cleared your mind of shadows within. Anyway, it gives patience, to listen to error without anger" (J.R.R.T)
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-04-2013, 6:14 PM

    slamb@cigar.com:
    Another great one to try is McClellands Frogmorton: Frog on the Town, or the Series 221-b Black Shag or Series 221-b Arcadia; the latter two are some exceptional 19th century English Blends that are quite pleasing. In general I think you are looking for a blend that uses a good blend of Latakia and Oriental tobaccos.
    I've been smoking some of that 221-b Black Shag, and like it a lot. I'm planning to try that Frogmorton before too much longer. Assuming it's similar?
    "We should not touch one penny of the safety net until we've repealed every penny of corporate welfare" --Rand Paul.

    Which means corporate America will never allow him to be President.
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-04-2013, 6:15 PM

    slamb@cigar.com:
    Another great one to try is McClellands Frogmorton: Frog on the Town, or the Series 221-b Black Shag or Series 221-b Arcadia; the latter two are some exceptional 19th century English Blends that are quite pleasing. In general I think you are looking for a blend that uses a good blend of Latakia and Oriental tobaccos.
    I've been smoking some of that 221-b Black Shag, and like it a lot. I'm planning to try that Frogmorton before too much longer. Assuming it's similar?
    "We should not touch one penny of the safety net until we've repealed every penny of corporate welfare" --Rand Paul.

    Which means corporate America will never allow him to be President.
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-04-2013, 11:55 PM

    I'll have to look those over and compare everything as best I can, I guess. Wish I had enough to buy them all, but I'll take a stab at one and save the rest for later. The Frogmorton is on the list by virtue of being Tolkien based - I'm a giant Tolkien nerd. Thanks for the additional recommendations and the advice on tobacco types. Mason
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-05-2013, 9:32 AM

    The Frogmortons are different then the Series 221-B blends, but just as good. The Frog on the town is really nice, wonderful room note, and it has a touch of Basma in it to give a nice vanilla nuance in the back of ones palate. I am sure dear Bilbo would of enjoyed a pipe or two while watching over the South Farthing.
    Sean Lamb
    Tobacconist
    Account Manager
    slamb@cigar.com

    "You might find that smoke blown out cleared your mind of shadows within. Anyway, it gives patience, to listen to error without anger" (J.R.R.T)
  • Re: Smoke and old leather

     02-05-2013, 7:18 PM

    Mmmmm, love the Frog Mortons, though a few of them (can't recall which ATM) bother me when first lit; their casing is too sweet for my tastes, but after a few minutes it dies off and relaxes into a wonderful blend

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