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Big Fat Heretic:
I'm 61 years old, going on 62 this coming September 30th.
I was 19 years old when I smoked my first pipe, a corn cob pipe with Sir Walter Raleigh, then I tried Prince Albert, and many other brands, until I tried a nice sweet Black Cavendish, and that has become the only pipe tobacco that I smoke.
I prefer briar pipes, because, in my past experience, corn cops pipe usually have an air leak around the shank, and the amber colored pipe stem would crack under pressure from my teeth, so I switched to briar pipes.
Before I discovered Black Cavendish, many other brands (in my opinion) were a disappointment, either too hot and not sweet enough.
I started at 15, and that means we started at about the same time. In fact, my experience and tastes arree
But, the first time I ever smoked a cigar, although it was a cheap brand, it was much better than many pipe tobaccos (in my opinion) until I found Black Cavendish.
Now, I'm not putting down other brands, but merely stating my own preference. Burly or Bright tobaccos, to me, are kind of hot, and bite my tongue, unless I mix some Black Cavendish into them. But, I never had a problem with cigars biting my tongue.
So, I like dark tobaccos, and I prefer dark beer, especially Arrogant *** Dark Ale!
And thanks to the Internet, I can get many brands of pipe tobacco and cigars that I can't get locally. In fact, my local Walgreen's is planning to discontinue their pipe tobaccos and cigars, and going on to sell cigarettes and chewing tobacco only.
So, after searching the Internet, I'm now in Tobacco Heaven!
camgfs:While packing up to move (in just a couple more weeks) I found a picture of me sitting on my 1982 Honda CB 650 with a cigar in my hand. I probably started smoking cigars a couple years before I got that bike. Smoked a pipe for a few years in the 1980's and early 90's. Gave that up when I had kids, but cigars are always in the humi and waiting to be enjoyed. It's great to see how/when others started. Thanks for posting.