Looking for a nice quality Burley or Burley Blend -- Any suggestions?

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  1. sorringowl

    sorringowl Purveyor of PAAD

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking for a good quality Burley or Burley Blend, preferably something without cavendish or perique (too harsh for me).

    The only burley I've really tried is C&D's Green River Vanilla, which is a good quality burley, but I'm kind of interested in tasting a quality burley on its own (without the aro) or a burley blend with any of these tobac's:
    latakia, virginia, kentucky, turkish, oriental, maryland.

    Any suggestions or recommendations are appreciated? Thanks, gentlemen. :thankyou:
     
  2. 51flgoose

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    I'm a HUGE fan of Hearth & Home's (pipesandtobacco.com) Classic Burley Kake. I am not a big Burley smoker, so I can't offer much comparison... Russ O. claims this is an "old-fashioned" blend... could be/don't know... :dunno:

    ... I just know I really like it.
     
  3. Sasquatch

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    Stockebye Cube-Cut, Solani Aged Burley Flake, Mac Baren Burley London Blend....
     
  4. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Stonehaven, sir.

    Smooth as silk, long, deep and dark - a mink-wrapped brick.
     
  5. 51flgoose

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    Interesting Mr. Moo... I guess I sorta placed Stonehaven in the "English" camp...

    but then again, Sorringowl does mention Lat as an leaf he would like to try in a blended Burley...
     
  6. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Sorringowl said, "I'm looking for a good quality Burley or Burley Blend, preferably something without cavendish or perique (too harsh for me)."

    Tobaccoreviews.com calls Stonehaven content burley over virginia, 'goose - no latakia - no english.
     
  7. 51flgoose

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    Just goes to show I should read more carefully. I have an 8 oz bag of Stonehaven downstairs that I have not tried yet. I bought it because of the high "rating" ... and I was going by this quote... "A traditional English flake favored by experienced pipe smokers." ... which I now realize does not mean that it is an English Blend...

    ... I haven't tried it yet because I was working through some English Blends.... may have to open it up ... sounds even better to me now.

    Thanks for setting me straight... I would have been surprised when I opened the bag :D
     
  8. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Peterson's Irish Flake. Search over! You're welcome.
     
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    Quality Burley = Prince Albert or Carter Hall
     
  11. ruffinogold

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

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    Dear God am I the only guy that smokes MB Golden Extra ? I'd Reccomend it as a killer burley no doubt . Wessex burley slice is off the map as well . Skandinavik natural is pretty good as is Amphora Regular . MB Symphony is a burley based blend as well as norwood and Navy Flake [ which is an awesome blend ] And no doubt SWR and PA
     
  12. Legend

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    All very good suggestions...especially the Classic Burley Cake...that stuff is killer! It blew me away. Burley London Blend is good too, and for Ruff's sanity I will say Golden Extra is GREAT as well!
     
  13. Mickeyfin

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    I got to follow the advice of anyone that lives in a town/city called Lizard Lick....Gotta love the South..
     
  14. BradNTX

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    I've tried a couple of Burley's and didn't care for them. I tried Solani ABF at the advice of several PSFers and I freakin' love it! I stocked up on 5 tins and smoke it several times per week in my Diplomat. Smell, taste, smokability... good stuff. :thumbsup:
     
  15. sorringowl

    sorringowl Purveyor of PAAD

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    Wow, guys!
    Thanks so much for all the great suggestions. Solani's ABF and P&C Classic Burley Kake sound especially interesting (along with all the others, really). :thumbsu:
     
  16. user0003

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    PA the standard by which others are judged.
     
  17. Sasquatch

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    Jesla if you mention Prince Albert again in this thread I'll... I'll.. well, I dunno but it might be pretty messy!
     
  18. user0003

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    PA...Prince Albert...


    do your worst big boy... :D
     
  19. hammer8

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    Try Uhle's in Milwaukee. Quality tobacco blended in house, plus great people to deal with. My favorites are Blend 300 and Perfection Plug Burley. Give them a call- they'll ship nationwide.
     
  20. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I wasn't gonna go there, but the best burley comes straight off the farm...Ted, one of our esteemed members/growers, sent me some burley leaves off his farm. After deveining, drying, and cutting up the raw 'baccy, I had, and continue to have, one of the best smokes your bound to have in a bowl. I say this as someone who isn't thrilled much by burley normally. Not a help in considering a purchase, I know, but there ya go.

    Actually, I wrote the above because like Sasquatch, I am sick of PA being harped on by Jesla! Give it a rest, jeez!
     
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