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Nightcap" Dunhill Match" by Altadis

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Has anyone tried the Nightcap copy by Altadis? As my stocks of my
beloved Dunhill Nightcap dwindle to less than a pound, I need to find
an alternative that is as close to the bulk version of the original as
possible. This stuff looks promising, but it is Altadis, which kinda
raises a flag with me.
 

behindbars1544

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I've tried there nightcap and it is NOTHING like Dunhill's. In fact if I remember correctly I believe their blend is an aromatic...

In fact, duh..stupid me, their's is an aromatic and the reason I know this is because I keep a few ounces in my collection at all times. I forgot this was one of my regular "on hand" blends because I haven't smoked it in some time because I was letting it age and dry out a bit. It tends to be somewhat "goopy" at times. Still, not a bad aromatic blend but completly diffrent than Dunhill's English version.
 

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Altadis 'Match' Nightcap is not an aromatic. They have a Nightcap that is, I believe every one of the 'Samples' they sent out several years ago contained the aromatic...
The 'Match' is a totally different blend.

Sorry Bill I haven't tried it.. But like you, having Altadis tied to it automatically makes me doubt the claim.
 

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This thread comes up in some form or another every couple of months…no more Nightcap, what should I do?

I was a Nightcap junkie, but unfortunately fell in love just as it stopped being produced by Murray’s. I tried a few of the Altadis “matches,” unfortunately not Nightcap, but 965 and London Mixture were both not perfect matches but decent smokes especially considering the price.

Again, not a perfect match but a solid replacement is Artisian’s Blend. It has a lot of qualities of the old Nightcap, a torrential Latakia storm with lots of depth and an almost incense undertone that is a nice contrast to the spice. It is becoming one of my favorites.
 

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I've tried several of Altadis matches, and unfortunately was disappointed with all of them.
They were not even close to the originals, and the smoking qualities left a lot to be desired.

Mike B
 

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the macdonald":m39xmgmk said:
Again, not a perfect match but a solid replacement is Artisian’s Blend. It has a lot of qualities of the old Nightcap, a torrential Latakia storm with lots of depth and an almost incense undertone that is a nice contrast to the spice. It is becoming one of my favorites.
Excellent suggestion! I would fully agree on this one. Artisan's Blend possesses a great deal of similarities to Nightcap, and although the perique balance is a bit different to me it is certainly an excellent blend by all accounts. Let us hope this one does not go the way of the Dodo as well!
 
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