My mystery tobacco

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  1. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    I started smoking a pipe about 30 years ago just for a very short time.
    I am now back into it and love it!

    I cannot remember the name of one of the 1st tobaccos I ever smoked way back.
    Let me do my best to try to describe it as best as I remember.
    (I don't have the greatest memory, hence this is why I am asking for help)

    I remember it came in a round tin, I believe a yellow tin. Maybe even imported. (Scotland?)
    The shape of the tobacco was like a flat sliced cake.
    The flavor was very sweet. I remember it was either mostly honey-like or possibly honey and lemon.

    I know this is probably a long shot, especially with my partial description.
    I know there are a lot of you out there that have smoked many kinds over many years.

    Does this or something similar ring a bell possibly?
    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    Try Mac Barens Navy Fake..... not a yellow tin though but it's got the honey note that you are looking for.
     
  3. dubhdarra

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    erinmore?
     
  4. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Wow...it might have been Erinmore.
    Again, my memory could be off on the tin shape.
    It does look and sound familiar (and it is foreign).
    Thank you very much. ;)
    I will have to see if I can get some and try it.

    But please..if anyone has some other ideas, I would like to know.

    If it was indeed Erinmore, anyone here have it before? Like it?

    *EDIT: It does look like it is available in a round can:
    Erinmore round tin
     
  5. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Erinmore normally came in oblong tins with rounded corners if it was the Flake version. Round tins were the ready rubbed. Both tins were more orange than yellow. The main one in a yellow tin I remember was Wills Cut Golden Bar which was a fairly golden coloured virginia tobacco with just a hint of sweetness. It's nearest equivalent now is Orlik's Golden Sliced

    Ring any bells at all?

    Gerry
     
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    I can't think of any slices coming in round tins. Escudo and a couple others are coins....they come in the round tin.....
     
  7. dubhdarra

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    were the rattrays ever in metal tins? i can't imagine they've been in cardboard the entire time they've been around.
     
  8. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Liam re-reading the description, I'm fairly sure it was Cut Golden Bar - it's yellow tin was so distictive and unusual. WD & HO Wills had their factory on Alexandra Parade Glasgow and the tobacco was indeed a virginia,

    Best again

    Gerry
     
  9. telltime

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    And to help with Gerry's memory (Gerry, I must say I'm impressed!), I found this on the web...
     
  10. Falconeer

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    Hi Telltime,

    Thanks! That was the "new" tin; the original was round with gold writing and featured Will's trade mark Star on it. One of the earliest tobaccos I tried when young!

    Best

    Gerry
     
  11. Falconeer

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    Hi Again,

    Found a pic of the new tin and the old old tin but not the in between tin, which was as I described!

    Best as ever

    Gerry
     
  12. Falconeer

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    Hi Once Again!

    Failed to find a pic of what I'm looking for, but the tin art was similar to that used on Will's Gold Flake Cigarettes

    Gerry[attachment=1198:Gold Flake.jpg]
     
  13. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Are any of these ones you guys are mentioning still available?
    Thanks again all. I appreciate it.
     
  14. Capt

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    Not to resurrect old threads, but I would also have to say it was Erinmore Mixture. Remind me Saturday to give you the tin I have here. Personally, I can't stand the stuff.
     
  15. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    The original description reminds me of Elephant & Castle's "The Roanoke". Hope it's not that, as it's been out of production for a very long time. Tins appear from time to time and command premium prices. It was readily available 30 years ago when Mington started smoking.
     
  16. Mington

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    I have some Erinmore Mixture and dislike it also. blech.
    I do like (and have) Erinmore Flake. ;)
     
  17. Capt

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    I should have been more clear. I have the flake, and do not like it. Consider it yours.
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Yellow and round : Sullivan Powell Gentlemans mixture [ but I think that was gone before the 80's ] , Heather was yellow and round and sweet [ to old I think ] , Top came in a yellow round tin [ lol ] , Heck .. Rum and maple was kinda yellow and came in a tall can , Bells Three Nuns had an Empire blend that was a yellow tin and Old Briar came in a yellow tin but I cant remember if it was round or stand up [ might be older as well ] . I'm sure there's more yellow ones ... but the 30 year thing makes it tuff . I'd say Rum and maple or Erinmore [ rr ] would be yer best bet
     
  19. Mington

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    Do you like Whiskey and Bourbon tobaccos? You can have mine! ;)
     
  20. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I used to buy it regularly until about 1992. Finished my last tin a year ago or so. Sadly missed tobacco.
     
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