Virginia/Oriental Blends

Ernie Q

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GL Pease Cairo for me. And I really like their Embarcadero, based on limited samples. I would assume the venerable Presbyterian falls in this group, as well.
Presbyterian has Latakia....
@Ernie Q re: the Oriental varietals - why is that? Is that because the McNeils were the only ones that had these long relationships with these overseas tobacco growers/ cultivaters/merchants ? Or did they retire (the tobacco farmers/merchants/etc when the McNeil’s left?
Hell if I know. I do know that they had a crap ton of varietals at a time when others didn't.