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park lane bengal

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by IrvEsters, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. IrvEsters

    IrvEsters Member

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    can anyone comment on Park Lane Bengal? It is reported to be a close approximation of bengal slices as is Fusilier's Ration. I'm looking for FR in bulk but it only comes in 2 oz tins. PLB comes in bulk.
     
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  2. lestrout

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    I like both. The PL Bengal is heavier and earthier, not as complex as FR.

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  3. IrvEsters

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    Sean L. at pipesandcigars.com advised me that Fusilier's Ration will be available in larger tins, hopefully by the summer. I have just over a 2 oz tin left so I will be on the lookout!
     
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  4. jpberg

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    Les, is the Park Lane stuff a flake, broken flake?
     
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  5. lestrout

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    jp - my sample and 1 lb bulk were not full flakes - pretty well rubbed out I guess. The FR is a chunky crumble cake. I suppose it comes from a solid block to begin with, like Ten to Midnight.

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  6. IrvEsters

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    How did you get a sample?
     
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  7. YAPPG

    YAPPG Active Member

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    P&C passed out samples during the release of FR. I got a small sample and wasn't impressed. Then tried Lancers Slices, which are said to be like old Bengal, and the slices were good. Good lat taste and was a full mouth taste for me. Tad wet and needs a bit of time. Smokingpipes has had it rather cheap.
     
  8. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I agree with this.
     
  9. Biggles

    Biggles Active Member

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    Haven't tried the FR yet - been let down too often in the past with some of the P&C blends. But the Bengal is excellent IMO. Very full and earthy with just enough floral topping. Very tasty indeed! :)

    If anyone with some FR who's interested in tasting the Bengal can PM me and we'll do a wee swap...
     
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