Looking for a burley,Va,maybe some dark cavendish in it blend

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  1. roberted5

    roberted5 Member

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    Either my taste has changed and I'm getting older so I'm not enjoying the stronger blends like I use too.
    Sometimes a latakia blend can cause me to sneeze with-in the last year and I have to not smoke too much too late or heart-burn next day or that night,not bad but bad enough.

    I'd like to find a naturally sweet Va,with some good burley in it and maybe something added to cool it down or add more natural sweetness.

    I may have to blend up something.What are some good burleys or can I get pure burley for blending?
     


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    I've recently discovered Kentucky burley and more than love it. Only blends I've really tired with it are Scottish Cake which I'm currently smoking, and G.L. Pease's Jackknife Plug. The plug has a really unique flavor that I can only guess is a blast of that Kentucky. Even thought the Scottish Cake's description says it's got Kentucky burley in it, the flavor is not at all the same. Maybe it's the dark fired aspect of the JKP that makes it take on that smokey tangy flavor and smell. Despite that, the Cake is still very good.

    So yeah. Kentucky burley. Give it a try!

    A really subtle burley blend to try is Solani's Aged Burley Flake, too. If you're not looking to be hit over the head with flavor, that's one for you.
     
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    McClelland 5100 Red Kake is a very sweet Virginia. And 4Noggins sells three or four types of blending Burley (and other blending tobaccos.) Click on the menu Bulk Tobaccos --> Blending Tobacco.
     
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    MacBaren Navy Flake is what I'm currently working through a few bowls of. Based on the first two, I really enjoy it. Sweet, but not overly so. Good tobacco flavor. Only bit me when puffing too hard to get it lit (newbie packing job), and even then, it wasn't much of a bite. Definitely worth a try!

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend_detail.cfm?ALPHA=N&TID=706
     
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    Here's one, C&D Easy Times . The description is spot on. Cool smoking, rich and tasty with lots of depth to it.
     
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    The mention of cavendish in your title reminded me of C&D's Black Duck... Sounds like you might be migrating away from blends like this one, though.
     
  7. DakOOk

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    If you haven't already try some of the old codger OTC's you might find one you really like. I didn't like it a whole lot at first but MB Golden Extra VA/Bur is really starting to grow on me also. I second the McClelland red cake its a smooth, mild and sweet tasting VA to me.
     
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    Mac Baren Burley London Blend and Scottish Mix are both excellent bulk choices.Peterson's Perfect Plug is my guilty pleasure......excellent with morning coffee.


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    Erinmore flake, SG best brown (flake)
    Also, Peterson University flake, but it has maybe a little more kick
     
  10. roberted5

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    Thanks for the replies.I'm finding I have to limit amount of bowls per day and may need to put a time limit on my last bowl of the day.Also,some of my tobacco had too much moisture in it.
    I had some H&H S.O.B. and Black House.Both were very good.
     
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