This is a discussion on new piper! within the New Piper Fish Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; hey guys, i have been smoking cigars for a couple months now and i figured since the weather is starting ...
hey guys, i have been smoking cigars for a couple months now and i figured since the weather is starting to get colder, i should try out some pipes! i bought a Missouri Meeschaum Corn Cob pipe the other day and i bought some cheap drugstore tobacco (captain black). it was okay, but the flavor just wasnt there, it was all aroma. i also bought a sample of tobacco from a b&m i visited in savannah ga last weekend. its better, but still pretty light on flavor. what would you guys suggest for a new piper looking for a good strong flavored tobacco? thanks a lot guys!
Depends on what you mean. Do you want a strong tobacco that has a flavor added, like a vanilla or cherry, or a strong tobacco with a strong tobacco flavor?
I love the complex strong tobacco flavors of a cigar, but I'm not a fan of flavored stuff. I would not be opposed to giving some flavored pipe tobacco a shot, but I prefer tobacco flavored tobacco lol.
Originally Posted by MarkC
Welcome to the pipe, Neil! Hey, is that tobacconist on River Street still there? Just curious...
I'm not sure which one you are talking about. I did not see a tobacconist on river street, although the one I visited was in between river and bay street so that may be the one you are talking about.
I'd recommend that you sign up for the Newbie Sampler Trade. You buy an experienced piper a tin of tobacco, and in return he sends you a sampler of many different types to try - all premium stuff. It's a good way to try many different things.
Neil - for a cigar guy, I have three recommendations - Cornell & Diell Billy Budd, Peterson Irish Flake, and Dunhill Royal Yacht. Billy Bud is earthy and smokey, Royal Yacht is kinda fruity and sweet but not over the top (think the raisins in AF Anejos), and Irish Flake is...well....it's like nothing else. Also, be sure to do the Newbie Sampler Trade for pipes!
Mclleland has a couple of cigar tobacco blends for the pipe.
Check out tobaccoreviews.com and you can search different pipe blends that may interest you and read reviews. Also check out the newbie pipe tobacco trade here on puff. It works out great for beginners.