HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Fresh tin of Dunbar.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Just popped a fresh tin of Esoterica Dunbar. What a treat! Smoked in the most Irish pipe I've ever seen yet alone owned...made by Briar Spirit. A thing of beauty and a joy forever.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DireWolf

avatar

Age : 44
Location : NW Oregon
Registration date : 2015-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:46 pm

The most Irish pipe?

Got a pic?

Curious to know what that looks like. Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:25 pm

Let's try this...OK. It worked.

It either IS, or is exactly like, the lowermost on the right side.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
DireWolf

avatar

Age : 44
Location : NW Oregon
Registration date : 2015-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:35 pm

Very nice!

Is the Dunbar terribly peppery?

The description lost me at "piquant", and I've oscillated on ordering.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:37 pm

Not peppery to me. But good luck on ordering. It's very hard to find!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DrumsAndBeer

avatar

Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:11 pm

BH, do you prefer Dunbar over Dorchester?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:13 pm

Yes, I do.




OK, Dunbar by the slimmest of margins...but both, really.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DrumsAndBeer

avatar

Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:24 pm

Intersting. I think I prefer Dorchester just a little bit more, but man Dunbar could quite possibly be the richest tasting Virginia Perique I have tried so far. Well there's Fillmore and Haddo's which are rich in flavor but they rely on other leaf to achieve the flavor depth.

Dunbar is deep tasting stuff. Makes me wonder what Germain's stoving process involves.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:28 pm

It's like the age old..."Do you prefer blonds or redheads?" To which the proper answer should be..."Yes, I do!"
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mozjo33

avatar

Age : 49
Location : Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:41 pm

That does it...I'm opening my last tin of Dunbar (A gift from a very generous brother who doesn't like to be recognized for his kindness) and smoking in my Todd Harris pipe tonight. One of my most favorite tobaccos. Thanks for helping me decide on tobacco BH!

PS: Ron is the kind brother who doesn't like to be recognized. I only point that out because he hates it so! cheers cheers cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile
JimInks

avatar

Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2012-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:27 pm

I really like Dorchester, but I prefer Dunbar. Just a great smoke, even if it is light on the perique. Then again, if it had more perique, it'd wreck the fine balance of the blend. I just wish we could get it more easily.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:43 pm

If wishes were fishes...we'd all be pretty slimy!  lol


Consider. There are half a dozen Esoterica blends and at least two by their parent, Germain, that I would snap up immediately... If seen. Either of the D cousins, Dorchester or Dunbar...the near twins, Blackpool or Ramsgate...and the unobtainium boys, Stonehaven and Penzance. The Germain grabs would be Brown Flake or Royal Jersey Perique Mixture. That's close to a quarter of the entire lineup...pretty strong rave for any company, I'd say.

Then when you add three or maybe four other Esoterica blends, VA's or Brit style aros, that I've never tried, but would like to...it's over 25%. Amazing.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Brewdude

avatar

Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:05 pm

That's a lovely BSP pipe Mr. Horse. I'm sure it smokes like a dream!

And yes, I enjoy Dunbar too. When I can get it that is!

Very Happy


Cheers,

RR

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fallsbrew.com
Blackhorse

avatar

Age : 69
Location : Oregon City
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:12 pm

Rande - it's one of my very favorite briars, and yes, it smokes perfectly. After it arrived, I made the comment to Briar Spirit that it looked to have more "Irish" in it than any that I had ever seen. I think it touched him, as he had modeled it in honor of his grandfather, and the pipe that he had used. Very Irish. Very fine item.

BTW: all those other briars are not mine, it was just the first pic I found.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ozark Wizard

avatar

Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:18 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
It's like the age old..."Do you prefer blonds or redheads?" To which the proper answer should be..."Yes, I do!"

HERE! HERE!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cartaphilus

avatar

Age : 63
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:09 pm

It's "if wishers were horses, beggars would ride!"
And I personally like Dorchester much better, Dunbar is just a bit too earthy for me.
Smoked a good bowl of it today in my cherished Growely Rhody nose-warmer.

Oh Yeah Mozjo! While were on the subject of Blonds or Redheads......Where's my Redhead?

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Kramer

avatar

Location : Massachusetts
Registration date : 2016-03-17

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:55 am

It also ages wonderfully....
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tarheel7734

avatar

Age : 38
Location : Asheville NC
Registration date : 2014-10-16

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:24 am

My local shop has two 8is bags of Dorchester. I heard it has burley in it so I did not purchase them.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard Burley

avatar

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:52 pm

Dunbar is the only Esoterica blend that I haven't had that I really have an interest in sampling, and I've been searching here and there for it in a lackadaisical manner. What's the opposite of having a stroke? Anyhow, something flashed in my skull, I leapt from my chair as if shot from a cannon and I started rummaging through my tobacco cache. Discovered a tin of the stuff dated something 2012. Thanks, BH--you're swell!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Old Nate
Not Really Old
avatar

Age : 34
Location : Western PA
Registration date : 2014-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:35 am

I have a tin coming from 4Noggins... never had it before. Will be excited to open it up, but I also kind of want to let it age for a while... scratch
Back to top Go down
View user profile
babysinister

avatar

Age : 70
Registration date : 2009-05-09

PostSubject: Re: Fresh tin of Dunbar.   Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:16 pm

Dunbar has been and still is my favorite VaPer. Even its relatively "weak" perique component is a plus in my book, as I prefer it as a background condiment. I just read in another forum a post describing the experience of a fellow pipesmoker who considered Dunbar to have been his holy grail blend. That it no longer is his favorite was due, again according to this source, that Dunbar blend "changed" in 2010 and was no longer the same - as in not anywhere as good, although retaining perhaps a whiff here and there of its former glory. I've had both pre- and post-2010 Dunbar and hadn't noticed consciously any difference, perhaps because I'm not a very critical taster. Does this anecdote resonate with anyone here, one way or the other? confused
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Fresh tin of Dunbar.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Fresh milk Oct 11 - 13 (60-75 oz), Vegas
» TAKEN: Small amount of fresh milk available in/near New Braunfels at Easter
» small one-time donation of fresh milk in Minneapolis November 16
» Melissa Mahon - killed by Ronald McManus aka Ronnie Dunbar
» Huey Dunbar IV

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Pipes & Tobacco :: What Are You Smoking Right Now?-
Jump to: