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Desert Island Blend... GO!
If you could only smoke one tobacco for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would honestly die a happy man with anything from Warped but, I would choose:
For me, it covers everything. Delicious, complex, silky smooth mouth feel, easy to work with, behaves well in the pipe, delightful lingering taste... Perfection!
McClelland Black Shag or Pipe Force Episode V.
HGL. No, wait, Skiff Mixture. No, wait, Field and Stream Match. No, wait, 7Seas Black. No wait, Capstan Blue. No wait...
I think I'd have to go with Orlik Golden Sliced or Amphora Virginia. They're like vanilla ice cream to me. Exploring all kinds of mixtures is one of my favorite parts of smoking a pipe, but if it has to be one forever, it would be one of these understated pleasures.
Also, if I know myself, I think it may take some time for me to be eatin' good on this island, and an empty stomach paired with a nic heavy blend seems like a bad match for figuring out how to snare a boar.
I know the idea is to name one, but I’m torn between my top five, I suppose any of them would work out. Royal Yacht, GH Bosun Plug, cut or not doesn’t matter, GH Dark Plug, Erinmore Mixture and GLP Windjammer. I should note that Watch City Slices is definitely in my top picks, but since it’s no more, I wouldn’t pick it for the only tobacco I could have.
Solani Aged Burley Flake - luxury all-day smoke in my opinion. If I only get one, I don't want too much going on with it...
Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic.
I am a big perique smoker, but it's really hard to pick just one blend. I'll take the homework assignment extra seriously.
If I am on a desert island, it's likely to be hot, humid, and tropical. I want to pick a blend that I love, but isn't overwhelming considering the climate. I need a heavy enough dose of perique to really enjoy that spicy figgy goodness. It should also have enough vitamin N to relax the soul.
I will have to go with Dan Tobacco's Ascanian No 2.
10% perique, all day smoke, and never gets boring.
Subject to change, but currently that's Peterson/Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls. The breadiness does it for me.
This is a ridiculous and difficult question. I love complex English blends so much I can't imagine living without them. But they tend to not deliver in the nic department. I suppose if I took in English with me, it would be either charring cross, nightcap, or fusilier's ration. If I were to only have an English blend on an island, I doubt I would smoke it nearly as often for fear of not appreciating it. And I would limit myself to smoking a pipe every couple of days.
But, vapors and Virginia blends tend to be more monochromatic by their very design. So I think there is less appreciation to lose. They also tend to deliver really decent satisfaction. So they would be a better choice. I guess my absolute pic would be stokkeby's deluxe Navy rolls, or maybe even bosun cut plug. If resurrecting old tobaccos was an option, it would definitely be black shag by McClellan. So sweet smooth and satisfying, and one of the only pipe tobaccos with a legit toasted flavor. In fact it might be worth staying on the desert island if I was able to get hold of that delicious tobacco again.
Oh man! I love nightcap and fusilier's ration! But, I can see the appeal of choosing a Va/Per too. It's hard to pick just one and I feel no matter what you pick, after years of smoking it, it would no doubt become one dimensional 😂
Tough one! I’m with those who think it might get too much having to smoke a complex tobacco every time. I imagine it would get old quicker than a more straightforward blend. But, who knows? Most of us love mixing things up in order to avoid any monotony. It’s one of the best things about pipe smoking.
So, to answer the question, I suppose I’d have to go with My Own Blend’s Old School. It has enough complexity to keep the smoker interested and isn’t likely to become tiresome in the long term.
Peterson/Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls is a good shout, though 🤔
Sutliff Crumble Kake Red Virginia or Country Squire Green Dragon.
That’s a hard question, but if I had to pick right now it would be watch city’s old dominion . I’ve been smoking so much of it the past few months and I keep reaching for it.
Peterson Elizabethan hands down. Runner up would be Cornell and Diehl blending Virginia flake. And I'd only be be using a cob.
These desert island questions are always tough because the answers are only reflective of what my thoughts are today. Tomorrow, my answer might be quite different.
As of today, thinking of what I've experienced thus far, and considering the mixture would be the only one I've ever smoke until I pass on to the great beyond, I'd want something that would be an all day kind of smoke. Something that wasn't too bland, nor too complex. A simple smoke, yet one that in its simplicity had enough variety to keep me interested.
So, after some significant consideration, I'd pick Sutliff's Match Holiday. It has enough variety to make it interesting, yet is easy going enough to make a pleasant all day smoke.
And on that note, I think I'll have a bowl.
GL Pease Cumberland. It's sweet, subtle and brutal at the same time. Every smoke is different, perfect at the end of the day, it's my "contemplative" tobacco
G.L. Pease Odyssey, Spark plug, and Abingdon. And maybe London Blend 1000.
I would be happy if I got stranded with Rattrays Old Gowrie. And some well trained pigeons drops some HH Pure Virginia, HH Old Dark Fired or Solani SilverFlake a couple of times each year
As long as my desert island can be in a mild/temperate climate zone (like the remoter islands of the Aleutian chain or Inaccessible Island in the south), Peterson Old Dublin, hands down.
If it must be a Pacific hotspot, then Samuel Gawith's Grousemoor.