Stonehaven substitute suggestions?

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Arkie

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I have only one flake of Stonehaven left.:(

I'll likely never be able to find amymore of it. Any suggestions for a replacement?
 
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The description of RDF: A great medium to strong dark flake made using a combination of Virginia, Turkish, Oriental and Latakia air and fire cured tobaccos.
Stonehaven has none of the turkish, oriental or latakia. How is this a good substitute? just curious
 
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I just did an online search and it looks like £103.00 ($162.00 Amurican) for 500g. I can roughly get the same amount for $60 at my b&m.
£10.55 ($16.69) for 1.7 oz (50g), if you want to get a smaller amount.
 

Kiowapipe

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...in my case, what little I can afford.
Pfft, give it up. We know all about the fabled Bergeron Gold.

As to a Stonehaven substitute, I'd sure love to know too, because I haven't found anything else like it yet.
And it's damned good. IMO, between Stonehaven and Penzance (the mysterious and unavailable Esoterica twins), Stonehaven is the real jewel.
 

jpberg

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The description of RDF: A great medium to strong dark flake made using a combination of Virginia, Turkish, Oriental and Latakia air and fire cured tobaccos.
Stonehaven has none of the turkish, oriental or latakia. How is this a good substitute? just curious
I'm curious here as well, have you smoked both?
 
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Tilbury by Esoterica is supposidly a milder version of Stonehaven. I haven't smoked Stonehaven (can't find anywhere on line). Tilbury is a mild smoke that is a shag cut. I don't get much flavor, but I never get tongue bite. Once lit you can smoke it without thinking all the way to the bottom of the bowl. I'm smoking it in a cob as I type.
 
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jpberg said:
I'm curious here as well, have you smoked both?
I've smoked a few pounds of Stonehaven but not any RDF. My company has an office in London and hope to visit in the future. When I do, it's on my list of things to get.

I've had Tilbury and thought it was a great smoke but not Stonehaveny IMO.
 

ryan65

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they show it listed with those ingredients on this site.
RDF has no latakia or orientals as far as I can tell. Not sure where that came from. +1 on what Old Ted said - to me, McQuaid Square Cut is similar to RDF but without the Burley component.
 
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