- Dec 11, 2007
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Looking for a REAL full bodied english. I currently enjoy Penzance and Nightcap. Looking to add a real punch to my rotation....anyone?
Davey:smokey422":2nyo87rh said:C&D Pirate Kake. It's 70% Latakia and about as full as an English blend gets.
Granted that my experience with Lat blends is limited, but back in the day I smoked quite a few and none of them were full-bodied in the sense that I use the term-a strong nico-punch. You can rachet up the amount of Lat in a blend by smoking Da Vinci or Pirate Kake; what you can't do, unless you blend in GH Brown Irish X (stay away from their Black Irish X as it will dominate, even at a small percentage; ditto Happy Brown Bogie as its flavor is more intense, and you want the emphasis to stay on the Lat; ditto the Samuel Gawith ropes as from what little of their Brown Rope #4 that I have smoked was more flavorful than Brown Irish X but lacked appreciable nicotine). Brown Irish X packs a mule-kick of nicotine but in taste is bland. This would thus, for your purposes, if our definitions of full-bodied are the same, give you the body you seek but with the least change to your experimental English.Of course, this entire discussion sort of hinges on how you define full-bodied, not how anyone else defines it. And there's that other undefinable element—personal taste—that makes it pretty close to a crap shoot as to whether any two smokers' perceptions are going to match up on any given tobacco.
It might be hard to find, for sure. Knox had some till recently, and you might find a tin at other online suppliers.Davey":zdymne7o said:GM,
But its disco, right? Where to find it?
Fascinating Vito, I did not realize there were two genres of English. What was the reason behind fire-curing most of these tobaccos? Was it the chew factor? Thanks for another enligtenment in the world of pipe tobacco Vito!Vito":h3flpgep said:The Oriental/Latakia mixtures have their roots in the British military and colonial exploits in the Middle East and India. But there's another flowstream rooted in the British merchant marine, who carried wool from the Lake District mills to the Americas, and on the return trip brought back American tobacco. Kendal—in the heart of the Lake District—thus became not only an exporter of wool but an importer of tobacco and producer of the dense twists and plugs that became the mainstay smokes and chews of sailors.