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Suggestions on VA flakes

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by user3610, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. user3610

    user3610 Member

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    I din't really appreciate the Virginias until I tried some Dunhill flake last night+ my wife liked the aroma. So- what else can you suggest as far as a VA flake that's reasonably priced- maybe bulk?

    I loved C&D's stuff, and noticed that they have Bayou Morning flake, but I'm a little worried that the Perique may throw off the aroma equation: Wife + Perique= no good?
     
  2. Albert

    Albert Active Member

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    I highly recommend Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake. If you like Dunhill Flake, you love PS LNF...especially when you see the price. I also recommend trying all three colors of the Wessex Virginia Flakes. It will give you a tour of what the different types of VA taste like. And lastly, but most importantly get some Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake. SG BBF = nirvana. :toast: Happy hunting!
     
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  3. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    +1 on PS LNF BTW I love Dunhill Flake or GAF as we love to call it. It's one of my favorites. If you do decide to add the perique, try Escudo. It's awesome.:D
     
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  4. ruffinogold

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

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    +1 .... also , if you're wanting to add a slight mild aro to a Virginia , PS Lux Twist Flake cant be beat ! Another flake that has a mild Aro to it , and is unreal good , is SG Fire Dance ! You have to let it sit out
     
  5. user3610

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    Gotcha, thanks guy! Another bonus I noticed with the Dunhill flake was that after smoking, my mouth didn't taste horrible, as I find with most lats and aros.
     
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  6. Snookman

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    I am partial to McC-5120 for an everyday smoke and McC Black Woods Flake for a treat.
     
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  7. user3610

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    McClellands have burned my tongue badly in the past, but Dunhill didn't/ Maybe may pallet has matured since then though...
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    You might want to sample McClelland bulk #2000 Fragrant Matured Cake or #5115 Old World Classic Cake.
     
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  9. user3610

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    5115 sounds good- I think I've had a sample. Does this come in full flakes or crumbled up a bit?
     
  10. muddler

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    McClelland 2010 is an excellent Va but needs a little time to bring out the best of it. GLP Union Square (8oz) is another good one.

    C&D Bayou Morning is Perique heavy (25% apparently) & nic high. And it's not a flake.

    Also consider some of the C&D Va flakes in the 8oz tins. There are some good ones.
     
  11. user3610

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    Next question: What C&D and McClelland flakes do you guys think are closest all-around to Dunhill flake?
     
  12. Buckshot

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    If you can get your hands on some, McCranie's Red Flake is pretty good stuff.
     
  13. BigJ

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    Wow, nobody mentioned FVF yet! That's a must. Also Hamborger Veermaster if you can find it. Albert is right reguarding BBF, simpaly amazing!
     
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  14. Fbones24

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    GH Bright CR flake and Mc 5100. Both mild and pleasant.
     
  15. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    try some Orlik Golden Sliced. unadulterated, a good solid tobacco.
     
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  16. Tate

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    I second the suggestion of OGS. Also FVF is pretty good stuff.
     
  17. Mount Mandolin

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    Gawith Best Brown Flake
    Gawith Full Virginia Flake
    Astley's 44
    Dunhill Flake

    Those are my first knee-jerk reactions.
     
  18. RevSmoke

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    SG Full VA Flake, Hamborger Veermaster, McConnell Scottish Flake
     
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  19. user3610

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    What's a good VA flake made by C&D?
     
  20. DeusExMachina

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    Reiner's Long Golden Flake is probably my favorite VA. Sure, I have escudo, union square, Boston 1776 and FVF all cellared away- but damn if I don't smoke LGF the most.

    It has a smidgen of perique, but it's barely noticeable.
     
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