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Dunhill Navy De Luxe Rolls vs Escudo

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Goat, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Goat

    Goat Active Member

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    OK. So I got a tin of both of these so I could compare them and this is what I came up with.
    No difference as far as I can tell.
    Anyone else ever tried both of these blends? Just wondering if there was some slight hint of a difference that my redneck taste buds wasn't picking up.
     
  2. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    The drive from the Orlik factory to Stokkebyes can't be that far. Even the labels smell the same.

    Biggest difference for me is I bought a lot of Escudo 5-10 years ago for $5.95/tin and some Dunhill recently for $12. I prefer the Escudo. :D
     
  3. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Only question I got is ... are the Navy Rolls as big as the Escudio coins ? Or are they smaller like the old Three Nuns or somewhere between ?
     
  4. Goat

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    Same size and everything. The coins look the same and as Mister Moo said, even the tin looks the same.
    I can't tell any difference between the two.
     
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  5. krusty

    krusty Active Member

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    I understood that both are made in the same Orlik facility.
    A certain pipe e-zine did an article regarding this comparison about 2 years ago coming to the same conclusion as you have Goat.

    I do enjoy Escudo and for the price difference 'tween the two I'll stay with it. Thanks for doing the "work" (-:
     
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  6. Goat

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    Well, I guess the good news is if the online retailers are ever sold out of Escudo I now have a suitable replacement. Seriously, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that these were "actually" the same thing just marketed under different names.
     
  7. Albert

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    I couldn't tell the difference at all either.
     
  8. Arkie

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    I can't tell the difference in either looks or taste..
     
  9. jdto

    jdto Well-Known Member

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    I was probably my noob tongue, pipe choice and all the other things that can happen when you don't know what you're doing, but I found the Escudo ever so slightly sweeter, though that could have just been my reaction that day. In the interests of research, I should probably order a bunch of tins of each and smoke them all just to make sure. It will be a hardship, but I will persevere.
     
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  10. afiaowo

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    I guess I'm the odd man out. I find the Navy Rolls to be more balanced with some presentation of the Virginia. For me, the Escudo is a perique bomb.
     
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  11. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    I detected a bit less Perique in DNR vs. Escudo. It could have just been my imagination though. As the others have said...the presentation and coin cut/appearance are identical to Escudo. I really like DNR. That being said, I don't know that I like it enough to justify spending an additional $5/tin, over the cost of Escudo.
     
  12. LBauer12

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    I think DNR is a bit lighter and more flavorful, especially the second half. I don't get any of the peppery taste that I get from Escudo.
     
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  13. user6509

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    Funny, I get way more perique and a fuller body from DNR. Probably varies tin to tin.
     
  14. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    x2. For me...Escudo = peppery Perique taste....DNR = more of a plain Virginia or a cigar taste.