1. If you cannot verify your email address or recover your password, you need to call your ISP and tell them to stop blocking your email from this site.
    Dismiss Notice

Non Lat Blend Recommendations

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Summit, Nov 7, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,780
    So I started off with a lousy aromatic and quickly jumped into Lat blends. I am looking to try something different like a straight Va or burley blend. Any suggestions would be great. I am not a huge fan of Perique (although I do love the Nightcap) so VaPers are out.
     
  2. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    5,886
    Dunhill Flake.
     
    Smokingmiami and Dave Dueck like this.
  3. andrew

    andrew Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    292
    Best brown flake
     
    BigJ and Capt like this.
  4. Arkie

    Arkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    4,592
    Plumcake, McBaren's London Burley Blend and McConnell's Oriental have no Perique or Latakia. I like them but your mileage may vary.
     
  5. Capt

    Capt Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    3,027
    McClelland's Blackwoods Flake, SG Full Virginia Flake, Rattray's Hal O' The Wynd, and a real good one is a VaBur from SG called Kendal Cream Flake. Good luck!
     
    Po Lazarus and IrishRover like this.
  6. Dave Dueck

    Dave Dueck Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    327
    +1 on Dunhill Flake. It is my first, and so far only, virginia flake endeavor and it is wonderful.
     
    Johnny Dingo likes this.
  7. afiaowo

    afiaowo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    568
    Dunhill Royal Yacht (Haven't tried Flake yet)
    Solani Aged Burley Flake
     
  8. PickingLeaves

    PickingLeaves Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Capstan Original Navy Cut (Va)and Orlik Golden Sliced - red (VaPer) are two blends I like. I have tried some and these are y semi favorites. The reason why I don't have these high up is that they have a bit to complex taste to be a casual smoke IMO. I like to have either when I'm reading a book but don't find them good as a morning smoke where I naturally suggest Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey.

    This is also a good one.
     
  9. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    16,048
    A nice amiable straight virginia is McClellands Red Cake (Bulk #5100). Naturally sweet and very easy to smoke.

    For burley, I'm going to recommend my standard - Uhle's Blend 00. A bit of sweetness in this one as well but neither will overpower you with sugar.
     
    andrew likes this.
  10. gunslinger84

    gunslinger84 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    537
    I have tried Peterson Sherlock Holmes, it's a Virginia with a hint of Burley. It was quite good, but I haven't trained my taste buds to pick up on the more subtle flavors that others speak of.
    Gunslinger,
     
  11. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,780
    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I now have a good starting point.I think I will order up some Dunhill Flake, Best Brown Flake, and the Full VA Flake.
     
  12. andrew

    andrew Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    292
    5100 is a good mild intro.
     
  13. Rodfather

    Rodfather Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,439
    Jack Knife Plug is a great burley/virginia blend.
     
    Capt likes this.
  14. Capt

    Capt Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    3,027
    I totally forgot about that one!
     
  15. DMWyatt

    DMWyatt Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    839
    LOL anything but Briar Fox. Everyone else seems to be discovering it, and I get antsy when I see it out of stock. :D
     
  16. Po Lazarus

    Po Lazarus Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    73
    Solani Silver Flake is one of my favorites.
     
  17. Fbones24

    Fbones24 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    962
    Orlick Golden Sliced.
     
    PickingLeaves likes this.
  18. OldSouled65

    OldSouled65 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,371
    Astley's no. 44...
    Wait nevermind, I want it all to myself.
     
    Alan Dye likes this.
  19. Phatmandu

    Phatmandu Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    233
    GLP Montgomery, Haddo's Delight
     
  20. browny

    browny Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    438
    Loving this thread, from what I've experienced so far it seems my taste buds aren't liking Latakia so this is fantastic.....keep 'em coming people :D
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.