Try Everything. Preferences don't necessarily transfer from one tobacco format to another, so if you only limit yourself to what pipe tobacco closely resembles a cigar you're missing out on a lot of great stuff.
Don't be afraid to throw an aromatic in the mix too, I know cigar guys think flavored cigars are for housewives and frat boys but most pipe smokers have facial hair and a perpetual scowl so we're secure enough to smoke something that smells like a christmas cookie if we want too.
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Great deaelr apparently you should get everything there and qualify for free shipping at least that is what we try and do.
Joe, I'm just seeing this thread. Our next smoke needs to be a pipe herf and I can give you a few samples to try and give you my two cents on some blends. :pipe:
I'd love that! Maybe you can learn me a thing or 2.
I've got something for you too.
Maybe first or second week in January??
Hope you have a merry Christmas,
My first bowl... This is a great tobacco. Really enjoying it.
Thank you again for all your suggestions!
Late in on this as well...
Welcome to the Pipe Side Joe!
Royal Yacht is indeed good stuff. Congrats!
....and so it begins......:heh:
Forty-three posts above me, and none, NOT ONE, mentioning 1792 Flake!?! Egads - y'all trying to shelter the boy?
Joe, you're in very good hands here and the recommendations you've received are spot on. This time last year I was still a minimum one, but usually two or more, cigars per day smoker, favoring fuller flavored/fuller strength cigars. After many months of trying various pipe tobaccos and pipes, I finally got it. While I still FEEL like a cigar smoker, I'm afraid I am now usually disappointed with almost every cigar I start (excluding Tatuaje Cojonus and AF Anejos!). Oh, they still start out nice enough, but about 1/3 of the way in I find myself wishing I had one of my pipes and a bowl or two of my go-to tobaccos. I may have purchased my last box of cigars this Christmas, and my 120-quart coolidor is getting emptier by the week.
So, be warned - while I am thrilled to now be a dedicated pipe smoker (1792 Flake, Royal Yacht, Irish Flake, Kendal Kentucky are my current favorites), starting to say goodbye to the cigars is something I could NEVER have seen coming.
One added plus: as we would readily admit, the banter on the pipe side of puff is far more intelligent and enlightening. :biggrin:
Got a pound of the 1792 Flake coming in next week - hope your addy is posted!
BTW - where "outside Houston"? I'm an old Deer Park boy...
I just started pipe smoking myself (and may never have another cigar...). Dunhill London Mixture, Nightcap, 965, Royal Yacht are all very good. I was really impressed with Petersen Irish Flake the other day. And Escudo. And Davidoff Flake Medallions. And Esoterica Stonehaven... Only one that I'm not sure about yet is McClelland Blackwoods (seems to bite a lot, smells like sweet ketchup)...