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Thread: A Guide to American OTCs Based Solely On My Personal Opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludwig View Post
    My apology for the ignorance.. what do you mean with the term OTC (over the counter).. ?
    No apologies necessary, ludwig. It simply means that the tobacco is available from retail stores, like drugstores, grocery stores, etc., instead of requiring a trip to the tobacconist or an online order. The phrase originates from medicines that are available from the pharmacy. If the medicine requires a physician's prescription, it is said to be "behind the counter" (meaning the pharmacist's counter). Whereas, if you can get it without a prescription, it's "over the counter". The drugstores here used to carry a lot of tobacco products (some still do). So, I suppose that's how the relationship was made.
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    Brightening explanation .. thank you ! .. in old Italy we don't have this opportunity... tobacco is sold only by tobacconist,.. anyother sells is black marker.. punishable with 100 slashes..

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    Hello,

    I liked Carter Hall when I first had it, not so much when I had it later. SWR mixes very well with Latakia blends, worth giving it a try if you haven't yet. Finally, Prince Albert strongly reminds me of peppermint and chocolate, a flavour I know from thin square shaped chocolates called After Eight here in Germany. I wonder if anyone else gets this from PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus1970 View Post
    Hello,

    I liked Carter Hall when I first had it, not so much when I had it later. SWR mixes very well with Latakia blends, worth giving it a try if you haven't yet. Finally, Prince Albert strongly reminds me of peppermint and chocolate, a flavour I know from thin square shaped chocolates called After Eight here in Germany. I wonder if anyone else gets this from PA.

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    I haven't tried SWR and Lat. I'll have to give that a shot. I do like a healthy dose (about 20% or so) of Perique added to some Half and Half though.

    As for the PA, I definitely get the chocolate, but no peppermint at all. That's how it goes though. Taste is a completely subjective thing. Genetics and your own tasting experiences have a lot to do with it. For example, whenever I smoke C&D's Autumn Evening, I always get a faint but noticeable note of cucumber peel. It turns me off at times, but I've never heard anyone else mention it. So, I assume that it's just me.
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