esoterica blends

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  1. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    What other blends do you guys like from Esoterica? Thinking of maybe trying and so to bed and brighton or kingsbridge.
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Look at Margate. Great smoke and always availible!
     
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  3. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Once again, my buddy Randall said it all.
     
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  4. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    ASTB and Margate. And while you're at it, pick up some Special Latakia Flake. You'll thank me later.
     
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    Stonehaven and Peacehaven
     
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  6. tungbite

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    I just bought two 8 oz. bags of Kingsbridge. I find it a medium strength Virginia that never bites. It is very dark stoved and has what looks like white areas which is the sugar coming out of the Virginias due to the aging process. I could smoke this blend all day if necessary. Always in stock, but I don't think it is sold in tins. Smoking pipes.com has it for $23 a bag.
     
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  7. David Emond

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    what is peacehaven like ?
     
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    I like Dunbar very much. An excellent Vaper that ages beautifully.
     
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  9. cakeanddottle

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    golden Va broken flake, tobacco comparable to SG MVF or GH Bright CR Flake, tastes lightly cased of orange and spices
     
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  10. David Emond

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    hmmmm sounds good.
     
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    DE - Peacehaven is like SG Golden Glow, formerly known as Medium VA Flake

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  12. cakeanddottle

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    Medium Virginia Flake in 250g and 16oz boxes, Golden Glow in 50g tins. Same tobacco.
     
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  13. Monkeyshine

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    I really like Tilbury
     
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    I really like the Stonehaven Ruff sent me. Really smooth with a decent nic hit too.
     
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    +1 on Dunbar. Great Va/Per with the perfect amount of spice, one that I will order again and again.
     
  16. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    Furious is right about Special Latakia Flake. It's really great! As for Esoterica, I like Dunbar, Tilsbury, Margate, Penzance, and Dorchester, which is one of the most elegant, sublime smokes I've ever had. In other words, I've liked every blend of theirs that I have tried. I'd like to try Stonehaven, but the Esoterica Gods are keeping the blend, uhh, esoteric.
     
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  17. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    You know, I have by no means tried all the Esoterica blends, but I've yet to try one I didn't like.

    So far I've had the obligatory Stonehaven and Penzance. Apart from that, also Margate (one of my favorite full latakia mixtures), And So To Bed, and Tilbury. Tilbury is one of my very favorite Virginia blends. A little burley in it rounds it out enough to smoke all day long if you want, never sharp or biting in my experience, but little enough burley that you get a virtually pure VA flavor. Excellent stuff, when I have a little money to start investing in the cellar again, I sure hope to stock up on that.
     
  18. Stonewall

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    Pembroke is a really good tobacco as well.
     
  19. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Stonehaven is an obvious choice but hard to get.
    I like Tilbury alot. Enough to put several lbs of it away. I'll have to give Peacehaven & Dunbar a try as well.

    Paul
     
  20. hansel

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    i just picked up a tin of tilbury, and its my favorite dark va to date, so far the only blend of theres im not super crazy about is penzance.
     
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