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I know this thread has gone a bit stale, but I figured I'd add my ten cents and say that I've fallen in love with Greg Pease's new Drucquer & Sons lineup, particularly Trafalgar and Blairgowrie. I also like GL Pease Maltese Falcon, and the more traditional Peterson Old Dublin.

Of course, on a blue moon, Penzance is a real treat as well.
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I know this thread has gone a bit stale, but I figured I'd add my ten cents and say that I've fallen in love with Greg Pease's new Drucquer & Sons lineup, particularly Trafalgar and Blairgowrie. I also like GL Pease Maltese Falcon, and the more traditional Peterson Old Dublin.

Of course, on a blue moon, Penzance is a real treat as well.
Nothing gets stale here, we jump in and out of topics all the time!
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I dont see Balkan's as English's. They are two different things to me. I have a favorite Balkan I can get any time.
Ever try Boswells Northwoods? I hear thats a good one.
I do prefer Balkan’s. However, I recently bought a few once’s of Northwoods and I have to say it is delicious. I think it has a light topping which adds some sweetness to it. Still very tasty. I prefer Boswell’s Train Station over Northwoods. It is a tad fuller, and I do not detect any added flavor. Train Station is my regular winter smoke, along with HH Latakia Flake.
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@mrpipster - I really love Greg Pease's article on the origins and use of the terms English and Balkan. I'll dig it up and post a link here next time I'm on.

I typically see English blends as those without Orientals, but from what some folks have told me, that's incorrect. I do know I love Drucquer & Sons Trafalgar blend of bright Virginias, Perique, and Latakia, and consider that an English.
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It croaked.
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If you really stretch it and say any blend with latakia is an English I'll say Lane's HGL. Really good tasting and the wife approves. The aroma is like roasting marshmallows to me. It's RLP-6 with a little Cyprian latakia just to make it interesting. RLP-6 is the same as Captain Black Regular. :awesome:
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@mrpipster - I really love Greg Pease's article on the origins and use of the terms English and Balkan. I'll dig it up and post a link here next time I'm on.

I typically see English blends as those without Orientals, but from what some folks have told me, that's incorrect. I do know I love Drucquer & Sons Trafalgar blend of bright Virginias, Perique, and Latakia, and consider that an English.
Yeah I've seen English blends that had Orientals in the mix. It seems to me that Balkan blends are simply English or perhaps Scottish blends that are just more Oriental forward. :D
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Doctor Willet wrote:
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@mrpipster - I really love Greg Pease's article on the origins and use of the terms English and Balkan. I'll dig it up and post a link here next time I'm on.

I typically see English blends as those without Orientals, but from what some folks have told me, that's incorrect. I do know I love Drucquer & Sons Trafalgar blend of bright Virginias, Perique, and Latakia, and consider that an English.
Yeah I've seen English blends that had Orientals in the mix. It seems to me that Balkan blends are simply English or perhaps Scottish blends that are just more Oriental forward. :D
My solution to this conundrum is to just call them Latakia Blends when they are more Latakia forward. When they are Oriental forward, Oriental blends. It's not uncommon at all to hear about Burley or Virginia blends in the same context, and using the same classification method just sort of makes sense to me. The English don't get to claim the credit for such a wide swath of blends.. :D
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houtenziel wrote:
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Doctor Willet wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:47 pm
@mrpipster - I really love Greg Pease's article on the origins and use of the terms English and Balkan. I'll dig it up and post a link here next time I'm on.

I typically see English blends as those without Orientals, but from what some folks have told me, that's incorrect. I do know I love Drucquer & Sons Trafalgar blend of bright Virginias, Perique, and Latakia, and consider that an English.
Yeah I've seen English blends that had Orientals in the mix. It seems to me that Balkan blends are simply English or perhaps Scottish blends that are just more Oriental forward. :D
My solution to this conundrum is to just call them Latakia Blends when they are more Latakia forward. When they are Oriental forward, Oriental blends. It's not uncommon at all to hear about Burley or Virginia blends in the same context, and using the same classification method just sort of makes sense to me. The English don't get to claim the credit for such a wide swath of blends.. :D
Sounds good to me, the lines have been so blurred when it comes to these things that it gets confusing to people. Of course one immediate problem is that a Latakia forward blend is in actuality an Oriental forward blend because Latakia is simply an Oriental that has been smoked. :facepalm: LOL!
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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Is the frog deceased?
It croaked.
Ha!
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C&D Engine 99. I keep, at least, a pound of this on hand, along with a pound of PK. G.L. Pease Westminster is high on my list also. I know that Tobacco Reviews lists it as a "Balkan"" but I think of it as an "English" blend despite the Latakia content. Mmmmmm
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