Recommend a VA/OR blend

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  1. ShortyK

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    Looking for some tobacco along the lines of Dunhill EMP. Hopefully something that can be bought in bulk. What can you recommend?



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  2. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

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    No suggestions but am looking to hear what the others say.
     
  3. YAPPG

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    Not smoked EMP but I replied to the title of post, VA/OR. Tried about 20 or so of there blends in the last 2 or 3 months. All were excellent, but I tried two samples of aros and was not impressed. Not an aro man, anyways.
     
  5. Joe Ahearn

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    McClelland Matured Virginia No. 24 is very good--Virginia mixed with Drama, nothing else. I have a number of tins laid by and think very highly of the blend. I have heard good things about McClelland's Grand Oriental Series, but have not tried them. Yet.
     
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  6. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    GLP Chelsea Morning. Not a bulk, though. I'm not much of an EMP fan but I think Pease nailed the concept with this blend.
     
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  7. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    #24 is a fabulous blend and just gets better and better with age. the flat out best tobacco I ever smoked was a 1979 McClelland's #24. And the 1995 and 2001 are fabulous as well. It just keeps improving with time.
     
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    If you like EMP, you should try villager 1888 early day (I like it because of the Latakia). I don't think they have bulk though. Another va/or to try is London mixture. Can't go wrong there.
     
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  9. Snake

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    RRR is my fav.
     
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  10. YAPPG

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    +1, forgot about that one. It is good.
     
  11. neoclassical

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    McC Classic Samsun is pretty awesome. I have a tin of GLP Embarcadero that I'm waiting to open until I finish/trade some open stuff.
     
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    +1 on the #24 !
    Although the very best Va/Or I know is Ascanian#2 Sweet&Gentle by Dan Tobacco.
     
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    OIC TY, lol
     
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  16. keen smoke

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    Definitely +1 on the Red Rapp - I've been smoking through a tin like crazy the past week or so. I love the stuff, very flavorful with a fantastic aroma. Perfect smoke for summer to my tastes and always a great morning smoke. I prefer it to EMP as I think its a bit more tangy and aromatic (naturally), but I like EMP a lot as well.
     
  17. ShortyK

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    Thanks all. I believe I will put in an order today with someone who carries all of the suggestions...

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  18. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Yes! Sheesh, as much of that as I smoke, I can't believe I forgot about it. Been smoking it since the mid-1980's. Excellent!
     
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    It's been a bit since I've smoked 965 but I like the blend. I second everything that YAPPG said and I would add Peretti's Mid-Night to his list, as well.
     
  20. chervokas

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    BTW, I think EMP is avaikable in bulk, no?
     
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