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mdavis12



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PostSubject: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:07 am

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on some good Virginias to smoke. I have REALLY been into Orlik Golden Sliced so if anyone has any suggestions on some tasty virginias please leave them, and I will be sure to pick them up. I am making a run to my local tobacconist tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:21 am

My favorite Virginia is Astley 109 broken flake.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:41 pm

Not exactly straight Va's, but I've been taking far too much enjoyment from Dunhill Navy De Luxe Rolls and McClellands Blakneys Best Baked Bayou Slice (VaPers); and McClelland Tudor Castle (VaPer with Yendje) lately.

For straight Va's; you can't go wrong with any of the blends created by Tiltjp (John Patton); particularly Virginia Squire...very tasty stuff! Haven't dipped into the Quadruple Virginia yet, but based on my enjoyment of Cool Hand Fluke, it will please too.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:55 pm

Schmitzbitz wrote:
Not exactly straight Va's, but I've been taking far too much enjoyment from Dunhill Navy De Luxe Rolls and McClellands Blakneys Best Baked Bayou Slice (VaPers); and McClelland Tudor Castle (VaPer with Yendje) lately.

For straight Va's; you can't go wrong with any of the blends created by Tiltjp (John Patton); particularly Virginia Squire...very tasty stuff! Haven't dipped into the Quadruple Virginia yet, but based on my enjoyment of Cool Hand Fluke, it will please too.

Quadruple Virginia is the only straight Va of those you mentioned. Virginia Squire has a small amount of White Burley, and Cool Hand Fluke has a very healthy portion of Perique added. I'm glad to hear you like them.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:34 pm

tiltjlp wrote:
My favorite Virginia is Astley 109 broken flake.
An excellent one!! Very Happy

I'll add Wessex Campaign Brigade Dark Flake, GL Pease Union Square (I finally tried this one!), McClelland Blackwoods flake.

My Holy Trinity of ginnyweed is G.H. & co. Curly Cut Regular (not the Deluxe!!), and SG's FVF and Medium Virginia, but you'll likely not find them due to their rarity as of late (though the GH & co stuff is available on line).

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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:38 pm

My Holy Trinity is Rattray's Hal O' The Wynd, Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake and McClelland Dark Star.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:40 pm

I just picked up some Erinmore Flake, and some Escudo Navy Deluxe. i have not tried the Erinmore yet (i will smoke that tonight) but I tried the Escudo Navy Flake and it was very good
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:33 pm

Well I'm a GL Pease man myself, so I'd have to add Union Square, I went out of my way(and out of my mind $) to get some Full Virginia Flake but I have yet to have a great smoke with it.

Another thing, smoking Virginia's is a whole different ball game, slower is better, which is something I still have to try and practice. With Va/Per you don't have to smoke as slow so I'm finding them to be a good pit stop along the way to Va's, but enough about me.

GLP Union Square
SG FVF
and Hal O the Wind

Peace-Mike

p.s.- Virginias age well, so cellar what you don't like today
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:38 pm

mdavis12 wrote:
I just picked up some Erinmore Flake
And you'll be setting it down quickly I'll wager Laughing . Not exactly in the ginny flake category, has a bit of a scenting to it Shocked .

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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 pm

has anyone smoked the Dunhill Virginia Flake?
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:21 pm

Very partail to C&D Virginia Gentleman. But that has some burley as well as VA. In any case it's like a comfortable old shoe.


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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:01 pm

mdavis12 wrote:
has anyone smoked the Dunhill Virginia Flake?

Yeap, pretty nice flake. My favs for now are the Va flake and Silver flake both from Solani.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:01 am

i like:

sg full va flake
glp union square
c&d opening night
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:15 pm

For VA's that you CAN find:
Union Square
Wessex Brown Virginia Flake
Wessex Campaign Dark Flake
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:42 am

willie g wrote:
i like:

sg full va flake
glp union square
c&d opening night


I'll second this. This baccy gets little press but is one of my favorite Virginias.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:24 pm

Astley's 109 is good, also McCranies Red Ribbon or Red Flake and McClellands bulk 5100 red cake.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:42 am

Cornell & Diehl's Exhausted Rooster. Send me your shipping info in a pM and I'll send you a bowl or three!
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:23 am

Tennessee Dave wrote:
willie g wrote:
i like:

sg full va flake
glp union square
c&d opening night


I'll second this. This baccy gets little press but is one of my favorite Virginias.

I will third this! Just been smoking a tin the past few days, wonderful Virginia! Got my cue from you guys and my thanks for that. Some chunky pieces make it really interesting.It will be added on my regular rotation.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:00 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
mdavis12 wrote:
I just picked up some Erinmore Flake
And you'll be setting it down quickly I'll wager Laughing . Not exactly in the ginny flake category, has a bit of a scenting to it Shocked .

I am not a fan of those with the lakeland flavoring either.

Blackwoods flake is delicious

I have been smoking a lot of the Esoterica Tilbury. I really enjoy this blend. I think it has a lot of nicotine though. Gives me the jitters if I smoke it too late at night.

I like Virginia Squire too. I know it has a bit o the burley, but it has a great flavor.

FVF is good, but too tough to get to even be considered, I think.

I might have to look into the C&D opening night after these glowing reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:17 am

My favorites are the Rattray big three, HOTW, Marlin Flake, and Old Gowrie, closely followed by FVF.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:05 am

McClelland's 2010 (pure Va.) 2015 (Va. and Perique)
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:27 pm

cakeanddottle wrote:
My Holy Trinity is Rattray's Hal O' The Wynd, Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake and McClelland Dark Star.

I second that, HOTW is the bomb!
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:54 pm

The sweetest straight Virginia smokes to my taste are:

1. McClellands Red Cake
2. McClellands Fragrant Mature Cake
3. McCranie's Red Ribbon
4. SG Full Virginia Flake
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:12 pm

Lots of good suggestions here.

I second Escudo, Rattray's HOTW, SG FVF and Dunhill Flake.

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Peterson's University Flake.

I was reluctant to try it because it is mildly flavored, but then someone gave me a free sample.

The flavoring is very very light and in perfect harmony with the Virginia IMHO.

Todd
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia suggestions?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:51 am

So many great VA blends... But I think these are MUST tries

Astley's 109
Old Gowrie
Scottish flake
Long Golden flake

And... Solani 633!!!
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