Featured Favorite pipe tobacco?

Discussion in 'General discussions' started by Jeremy Ivens, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    Mine is Orlik Golden Sliced or G.L. Pease Quiet Nights. I tried some Penzance and fount it very good but overrated. Let's hear your recommendations!

    Also, an update on my medical situation: I'm visiting a neurologist/ophthalmologist on July 10th in Little Rock. I've got specks in my vision in my right eye and they aren't floater. I've also had terrible migraines constantly. MRI's are normal. Bowel movements have become impossible without laxative, which is humiliating. Sorry I didn't update sooner. I've been very busy! Oh, and I've attached a pic of my 1 month old son, Calvin Isaiah IMG_0403.JPG
     
  2. Beezer

    Beezer Puritan Board Freshman

    Handsome son you've got there! Congratulations, what a blessing!

    Thanks for the update on your health situation. I'll pray for you this evening.

    As for my favorite pipe tobacco:
    1. L.J. Peretti's Royal,
    2. MacBaren's HH Syrian Latakia
    3. Samuel Gawith's Full Virginia Flake
     
  3. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    I've never even heard of LJ Peretti! Thanks.
     
  4. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    LJ Peretti is a tobacconist in Boston if I remember correctly. I smoked some of their blends years ago. Came in what looked like a quart paint can with a yellow label. The one I remember was Peretti's 101. Sort of like Half & Half without the additives they put in the drugstore tobacco now. They do their own blends and it is high quality tobacco.
    Currently my tobaccos of choice are GL Pease Robusto, Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, Nightcap, and 965, the last three in bulk, not tins. Also Gawith & Hoggarth Rum Flake and Consiton Cut Plug, also bulk, not tins. Smokingpipes.com is the best place to order these if you live in the south. Pipesandcigars.com for those closer to NY. I say that for speed of shipping rather than a preference for one or the other.
    Will pray for your physical well being.
     
  5. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    I do live in the South and Smoking Pipes shipments arrive in 3 days, which is wicked fast. I love Nightcap and I really enjoy GL Pease Jackknife Plug.


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  6. Ray

    Ray Puritan Board Freshman

    I may not have a favorite pipe tobacco. But my favorite cigar is a Romeo and Juliet straight from Cuba. Still a tobacco:)
     
  7. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    Congratulations on your son!

    I have a hard time choosing favorites, but here are my preferences:
    • Rule #1: I avoid aromatics. I want to taste and smell tobacco, not flavorings.
    • I love English blends. Among my favorites are Early Morning Pipe and 965 Mixture from Dunhill, and Peter Stokkebye's Luxury Bullseye Flake
    • I love blends that are centered around good Virginia. Three P's (Peterson's Perfect Plug) is a favorite. If you want a good, straight Virginia with a kick to it, try Samuel Gawith's Black XX.
    One of the things I love about pipe tobacco is that if you know what you like, there are endless blends to enjoy. I rarely buy the same tobacco back to back.

    Right now, I have Sutliff Breckinridge (which is a great plug-cut Kentucky burley mixture), Suttliff CD (English), and I intend to pick up some SG Black XX tomorrow.
     
  8. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    I agree with everything you said. Aro's are not to my liking. I have a shipment of Luxury Bullsey Flake that will be here tomorrow! I've never had it before.


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  9. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    "Presbyterian Blend" ;)
     
  10. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    That is definitely among the best tobaccos I've had. I'm happy for you--almost the point of jealousy. ;)
    Enjoy! :cheers2:
     
  11. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    Nice.
     
  12. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    Great stuff but I can't find it anymore :(


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  13. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    Have you gotten to try your Bullseye flake yet, brother? What did you think

    Unfortunately, I was unable to get any Black XX due to poor planning (I stopped by an out of town cigar bar thirty minutes before they opened, and was on a tight schedule).
     
  14. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    It was FANTASTIC. I saved the rest for the cellar. I really want to try Brown No.4 Twist. I think that will be my next purchase.


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  15. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Senior

    Tobacco, BMs and babies in one post! Seriously? I am glad to hear your doing okay though. ;)
     
  16. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Forgot to mention Gawith & Hoggarth 'Bob's Chocolate Flake.' Smoking a bowl with my coffee now, in a 1930s Comoy Deluxe billiard. Many years ago when G&H Rum Flake was my daily companion, Hearing about them on the pipe forums I ordered some of the G&H ropes. The black and brown xx, or whatever it was.
    I was sitting at my computer one morning when I first lit a bowl of one of those. Within a few minutes the room seemed to begin to spin. I had to lay down for 45 minutes to regain normalcy. I gave the ropes to a friend with more intestinal fortitude than I apparently have. :detective:
     
  17. Beezer

    Beezer Puritan Board Freshman

    Earlier this morning I enjoyed my coffee out on the back porch with a bowl of C&D's "Straight Up English" (now "Father of the Flame"). I have a tree line behind the house that serves as a refuge for various birds and it's a neat treat to sit out back listening to them while the sun rises and a new day is ushered in. Thanks be to God.
     
  18. Unworthy_Servant

    Unworthy_Servant Puritan Board Freshman

    Virginia Lane 1-Q. Cheap and amazing blend!
     
  19. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    Good stuff, especially for an aromatic! I don't turn snobby when it comes to aromatics but my tongue is very sensitive haha.


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  20. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

    Haha. The first time I opened a tin of a VA, I smelled it for like ten minutes straight! Smells like hay


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  21. GulfCoast Presbyterian

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  22. Jeremy Ivens

    Jeremy Ivens Puritan Board Freshman

  23. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    Oh well.
     
  24. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

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