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Rattray's Dark Fragrant

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Mister Moo, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Here is a dark and fragrant (imagine that) blend of dark virginia and perique, so it says on the can, in a coarse cut ribbon. Maybe some stoved virginia mixed with cavendish with a tender perique treatment, this blend is moist but ready to smoke. TR.com says it has some oriental included but I've missed it if it's really there.

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    The blend is in no sense overwhelming, biting or powerful - it is smooth as silk, a bit sweet and as easy to handle as it is to light and smoke to the bottom. I've tried it in two briars and a cob - flawless manners and a pleasure from start to finish.

    I like vapers and this one is way off the track. It is so smooth and gentle it runs opposite of the vaper character; it lacks any barnyard aroma or edginess. Call it a CAV-per and it's something else - lovely stuff for all day or an evening after-dinner smoke. Akin to another favorite Rattray product, Marlin Flake, this is perhaps gentler and for the flake-uninitiated, easier to handle. I smoked a can and quickly bought two more for the cellar. Not sure how I missed this under-discussed blend for so long.
     
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  2. Wicklow

    Wicklow Member

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    I like this as well, I smoke it on occasion as a break from straight VA flakes. It had some lukewarm reviews on TR and I almost passed it up, but being a Rattray I gave it a shot and I'm glad I did. I have 6 tins in the cellar, it's a gentle, pleasant smoke.
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I still have a tin of this in the cellar. It doesn't get smoked much but it's a nice change of pace. Much less fussy than Rattrays Black Virginia, which I can only smoke if I add perique.
     
  4. Lestrade

    Lestrade Active Member

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    I smoke DF on occasion. Built up a nice Rattray's section in the cellar back when JRCigars sold the 100g tins for cheap.
     
  5. Wicklow

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    JRCigars still has the best price per tin on Rattray's I've found, no one else comes close.
     
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