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post #41 of 48 Old 04-22-2011, 05:48 PM
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I think the pipe is very fitting to send along with a pass of this tobacco.
It looks flush with promise.

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OK -- I understand that no one here would recommend this baccy.

Seriously, though, have any of you smoked some of the GH "Lakelands"? How do they compared to Mix 79 (which I've never tried). I've heard a lot conflicting stuff about whether 79 is an American version of the Lakeland style or an entirely different beast altogether.
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believe it or not "before altadis" took this over and three star series from iwan ries, sutliff i believe blended this and three star it wasn't all licoricey soapy as you guys are describing it. but compare any altadis blend including the h sutliff private series and to me they all have a little taste of the "finish" that all altadis blends have. the older pre- i'd say 2003 blend tasted more like great outdoors which is in the little private selection stuff you get for free from chicagoland site. so if you like great outdoors,thats what this tasted like 8 or so years ago. i ruined a sav alligator with this pipe tobacco and gave the pipe away because it almost turned me away from pipe smoking altogether.
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OK -- I understand that no one here would recommend this baccy.

Seriously, though, have any of you smoked some of the GH "Lakelands"? How do they compared to Mix 79 (which I've never tried). I've heard a lot conflicting stuff about whether 79 is an American version of the Lakeland style or an entirely different beast altogether.
I've had both Ennerdale Flake and "the Mixture." Ennerdale ruined my very first Country Gentleman and the Mixture ruined a Dr. G. They were both experiences that I'm glad I had but will never have again.

With that introduction, if they were the only two pipe tobaccos left on earth, I think I'd rather put a cigarette out in my eye than continue smoking a pipe. But if that option, too was unavailable, I'd have to choose the Ennerdale. Mind you, this decision was incredibly difficult and I think I'm going to have to take some kind of anti-anxiety meds from really thinking about it. But the slight edge on Ennerdale was it didn't make my mouth and lips burn like the Mixture did.

It was.....well, let's just say it was.
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I've had both Ennerdale Flake and "the Mixture." Ennerdale ruined my very first Country Gentleman and the Mixture ruined a Dr. G. They were both experiences that I'm glad I had but will never have again.

With that introduction, if they were the only two pipe tobaccos left on earth, I think I'd rather put a cigarette out in my eye than continue smoking a pipe. But if that option, too was unavailable, I'd have to choose the Ennerdale. Mind you, this decision was incredibly difficult and I think I'm going to have to take some kind of anti-anxiety meds from really thinking about it. But the slight edge on Ennerdale was it didn't make my mouth and lips burn like the Mixture did.
It just goes to show how different our individual tastes are! I think Ennerdale is one of the best-tasting blends I've ever had (not quite as good as Odyssey, Filmore or Old Joe Krantz but very close). I greatly prefer the Lakeland aromatic style over the "American" aro style - give me flowers, herbs, etc. over maple syrup and Christmas cookies in my baccy any day of the week!

Thanks for the comparison -- I'm actually tempted to sample the dreaded "Mixture" now, although I doubt I'll like it as much as its English counterparts. One of the keys to the Lakelands' success is the high-quality virginia flakes they use, and as much as I like burley I doubt it would be able to gracefully carry those types of flavors.
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You also have to keep in mind that my experience culminated in a very strong allergic reaction and I couldn't breathe properly for the next day.

It was.....well, let's just say it was.
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You also have to keep in mind that my experience culminated in a very strong allergic reaction and I couldn't breathe properly for the next day.
Yeah, I think I'd pretty well hate anything I had kind of reaction to, as well!
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You also have to keep in mind that my experience culminated in a very strong allergic reaction and I couldn't breathe properly for the next day.
I really like Ennerdale, too, so I've got to pile on.

Because you are allergic to the Lakeland weirdness does not make the Lakeland weirdness bad in the same way that M79 is bad. Ennerdale is fine tobacco, burns to a perfect white ash and produces a delicious smoke for those who don't go into anaphylactic shock from it. I'm not sure that can be said for M79. Even if not inferior to other similarly awful aromatics, as some suggest, it's still more of the same.

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