Burley

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  1. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Active Member

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    I had the chance to try Edward's Bishop Burley and like it. Great smoke in my opinion. So, now I'm interested in trying some other burleys. I'm considering Hearth & Home Classic Burley Kake, McClelland Bulk #110 Just Plain Nut and McClelland Bulk X40 - Burley By The Slice. Has anyone tried these and if so what's your take on them? Is there something else you would recommend?
     


  2. Smoker99

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    My opinion, the king of burley is C&D. Try the burley flakes, Big N Burley, #808 Burley Straight, and several others. Uhle's 00 is also a good untainted burley. Most other burleys are cased, topped etc, even they claim they are pure.
     
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  3. beaupipe

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    I'm a big Burley fan and for my money, the most wonderful Burley on the market remains Solani's Aged Burley Flake, followed closely by Wessex Burley Slice. C&D offers a remarkable collection of Burleys as well, but most of their best are Burley-dominated blends. If you can find it (and because you mention a few lightly aromatized Burleys) the Burley Broadcut from Wessex is great stuff. I think it's currently sold out at my usual supplier, but you may be able to find it somewhere.
     
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  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    The burleys you mentioned are not pure, unflavored burleys... if there even is such a thing. I guess I'd say that all burley blends have a topping of some sort. But the 3 you mentioned have a bit more than, say, the blends Smoker99 mentioned.

    For my taste, the Classic Burley Kake is excellent, the X40 is sort of bland and the Just Plain Nut is unsmokable. The Hearth & Home is in my occasional rotation - has a nice chocolate note but is still semi-natural. I guess I'd say it's a crossover between a natural burley and a very light aromatic blend. Worth checking out.

    Recommending burley blends is tough. For a tobacco with supposedly little flavor of its own, there are tons of flavor variations in "straight burleys". For my completely natural burley, I choose "Burley Straight" from Cornell & Diehl. It's like a drier, less sweet version of the old Edgeworth. I also like "Nut Brown Burley" from PipeWorks & Wilke, Solani Aged Burley Flake, Wessex Burley Slice and a few others for my non-nicotine overload blends.

    As simple as it seems, it's tough to make a good natural burley blend that is interesting enough.
     
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  5. Rewster66

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    I'm with Kerr, the Classic Burley Kake is awesome.

    Aro.- Butternut Burley
    Non Aro.- Boswell Premium Burley
     
  6. Sawbones

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    MacB's London Blend is really good, I believe it is all burley but I also think it has a sweet topping.
     
  7. ruffinogold

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    I wasnt aware there was a bad Burley ... I guess theyre all , at least , good . I'm so jaded . :th1:
     
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  8. furious

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    I, too, have been getting into burleys and H&H classic burley kake is very nice even though it is definitely an aromatic. Really digging some P&W Nut Brown Burley. Great burley flavor that is less affected by other flavors, etc. even though there must be some light casing used. Uhle's has some nice burleys, too. Double zero and perfection are two I can recommend. Solani Aged is a classic. Ordered some Early Times from C&D because it has some 20-yr. old Ky burley in it.
     
  9. cigarsarge

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    Peterson Irish Flake floats my burly boat.
     
  10. whitebriar

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    as stated above, C & D is, IMHO, the burley king--(no flames please-i'm too old to fight and too slow to run)--i don't mind "tainted" burley if the base is good and solid--
    Old Joe Krantz, Big n Burley, Haunted Book Shop, and Morley's Best are good choices(be warned-- all except Morley's Best have Perique in them)--
    OTCs are decent options also--PA and Carter Hall are good choices--

    i agree with Ruff; didn't know there was a bad burley--buy the C&D in bulk sample sizes to see how they appeal to you--if they do, cellar deep; hard tobacco times are coming--the brainwashing has had the desired effect--
     
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    +1 on Wessex Burley Broadcut. Absolutely delicious!
     
  12. BradNTX

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    Solani Aged Burley Flake
    Stonehaven
    C & D Burley #2 (high nic beware)
    Mac Baren Golden Extra
    Mac Baren Burley London Blend
    Peter Stokkebye Burley Cube Cut

    ...these are a few of my favorite things. :bing:
     
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  13. Pecci

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    Ah, Stonehaven! It might as well be called, "Hens Teeth!"

    Maybe some day. :rolleyes:

    You might check in with Sterling's. I'm enjoying "Double Eagle." It came as a free sample. It may be one of my favs. Jack's a very nice man, too.
     
  14. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Five Bros. and Irish Flake.
     
  15. Mike Pomery

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    I have tried all the burleys you guys have mentioned with the exception of 5 bros and the C&D offerings. It just doesn't agree with me.
     
  16. BradNTX

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    You related to Sasquatch? :bag:
     
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    Yes, I am an Australian Furless Yeti.
     
  18. BradNTX

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  19. BradNTX

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    I love these so much, I should have provided credits where due. ;)

    Solani Aged Burley Flake- recommended to me by several PSFers
    Stonehaven- again, descriptions on PSF encouraged my purchase
    C & D Burley #2 (high nic beware)- dmkerr's sold me with some well written thoughts on this blend
    Mac Baren Golden Extra- Ruffinogold pitched this over and over and over and over, and when I hadn't bought any yet, he sent me a sample. Love it!
    Mac Baren Burley London Blend- RTOdhner sent me a sample of this super fine blend
    Peter Stokkebye Burley Cube Cut- RT again provided a sample of one of my new favorites

    Thanks guys :toast:
     
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