JackKnife Plug

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  1. illiteratti

    illiteratti Member

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    Not a review, but...

    I finally found some JackKnife Plug at a local B&M today, haven't smoked it yet, but I had to open and sample the tin aroma. It is incredible! I just want to eat it! I am trying so hard not to cut a chunk off and stick it under my lip!

    In no way is this a tobacco that I normally would try, being I only smoke a Latakia blend, but I may have to try something new... This is a Kentucky and Virginia tobacco, so is there anything out there that is similar? I'm just not familiar with other types of tobaccos.
     


  2. Capt

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    The best plug I have smoked to date. Just light it up and enjoy! I have some of the original release, and 8-9 months of age makes a huge difference.
     
  3. Puff The Magic

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    Age, even 4-6 months does wonders. Sure glad Greg did this. Now, there's a ready-rubbed JKP too!

    Enjoy!

    Ed
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  4. Gary

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    I bought a tin of this but have yet to open it nor try it. Looking forward to it, but I have too many other things to smoke first. Glad it gets good reviews here.
     
  5. Tenthgate

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    From what I understand, the triple play is a less intense version of JKP but good as well. I've got a tin of each dating from last spring that I'm looking forward to.
     
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    Haven't had it yet, but it's on my to do list.
     
  7. Lestrade

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    Keep meaning to order JKP and always forget. Like Mark, it is on the to do list!
     
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    Doesn't the tin aroma remind you of beef jerky? Mine usually does, though there are times when I don't get that at all. Always an excellent smoke though.
     
  9. Ken Mays

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    I think I would like it better if it were a bit more Virginia and a little less fire-cured. It's a rather dry smoke and I don't think I'm going to pursue a follow-up tin.
     
  10. Capt

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    Ken, when it's aged (even 8-9 months) that dryness disappears, and the Va will be more pronounced. Don't give up yet!!!
     
  11. nesta

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    I've been wanting to try this for a while, now. I think I might get myself a tin of the regular plug to age, and a tin of the ready rubbed for immediate enjoyment soon.

    When it comes to that dryness, Ken, I might suggest trying Cornell & Diehl's Night Train. It's not a proper plug, but an unsliced crumble cake. That said, it's a really nice VA/Bur/Per which is VA dominant, yet maintains a medium-strong level of nicotine. Nothing that will overwhelm you (or rather, nothing that will overwhelm me) but strong enough to satisfy. Which, for me, is a rare treat among semi-sweet Virginia-forward blends. I know JKP has no perique, but I thought that if your only complaint with JKP was a lack of sweetness then Night Train might be something that would interest you. I'm not saying they're very similar - as I've said, I've never yet smoked JKP.
     
  12. soundlzrd

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    Nesta, I didn't give you any? I knew I forgot something! PM incoming!
     
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