Dunhill Nightcap Mystique

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ben88

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Jun 5, 2015
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Funny thing - tried it bulk - loved it. Tried tin - not so much

 

aldecaker

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Feb 13, 2015
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I like Nightcap, but I feel your pain. Try being one of of the no-taste-bud-having mongoloid heretic lepers who don't like Escudo!

 

sjmiller

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May 8, 2015
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Never tried it but doubt I would like it. The only VaPer I really like that I have tried is C&D Exclusive which is said to be fifty percent Perique.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I like Nightcap, but I hardly think that's mandatory. Tobacco blends come in such a vast variety, there's something for anyone who cares to smoke a pipe.

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Far as I know, neither Kevin nor the mods have mandated that all must like "Nightcap" or, for that matter "Escudo." The good Lord knows that this is a rugged band of individualists which hang around the forum. Consensus is very rarely achieved on any subject, let alone a blend.

 

sjmiller

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May 8, 2015
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I wasn't worried about what others thought concerning the fact I don't like it. Hell, I have always been the odd man out when it came to things like that. I was just curious what the appeal was.

 

warren

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Appeal? I love the taste! It's a trusty blend, unchanged (to me) over the years.

 

bigpond

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I don't think it's a matter of mystique. You can buy it anywhere and it's available in bulk. I think it's popular because many people like it. It's not my thing, but I can appreciate why it is for some.
That's one of the hard lesson's of pipe smoking for me. Tastes vary so wildly in this realm

 

jmatt

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Aug 25, 2014
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Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!!! Stop just a minute there!!!
Did someone just say they didn't like Escudo?
(P.S. - I have about 10 tins of Nightcap on hand. Some days I love it. Other days my taste buds just say no.)

 

sjmiller

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May 8, 2015
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Maybe I just believed all the hype and expected to much from it. I was waiting for that "ah ha" moment I kept reading about and all I got was "ho hum".

 

aldecaker

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Yeah, jmatt, that was me. The good news is I have several tins ageing in the cellar for all the Escudo fans who may want to trade during a drought. You know those happen from time to time. sjmiller, I'm sure Warren wasn't attacking you or anything. Almost anything on this forum is said with no malice intended. Sometimes I think if there was ever truly a Devil's advocate, Warren is on retainer!

 

edgreen

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I liked the taste when I tried it and then I spent the night unable to move my head at all. I'm such a nic wimp. I have the same problem with Haddo's Delight. I can't take more than a puff or two before the effects hit. I have to be careful with Escudo too but I can get away with a couple of coins worth more often than not. I've been smoking three bowls a day for a couple of years and my tolerance has not changed over that time. Great tastes, all, but not worth the effects.

 

mso489

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Nightcap delivers a stiff dose of Latakia and a definite spike of Perique, and at least traditionally, a pretty good kick of nicotine. For those of us who sat down with a big bowl pipe and had a good long smoke just after we cracked our first tin, it was a definite experience, and I'm glad I did it more or less just before retiring for the night. But after a few days when it aired out a little (tin closed but breathing), it turned into quite a gentleman. My only objection is, because it is full strength, it can upstage other blends in the rotation, but sometimes that's just what I want. For a more moderate experience without the Perique, but plenty of flavor, Dunhill My Mixture 965 is a robust flavorful blend. True or false, Nightcap and 965 provide a paradigm of the English blend as I know it. They're not my top pick, but close.

 

seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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Yeah, it stinks, literally. Dunghill Nightcrap.
But, it smokes pretty good. Not in my top group of blends but I keep some around and smoke a bowl every couple of weeks.

 

cosmicfolklore

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It took me some getting used to before I developed a fondness for the Nightcap. I like the combined stregnth and flavor. The smokey latakias mixing well with the orientals, and then PERIQUE thrown in there to tang it up a notch. It is a flavorful zippy tobacco, but also a good dose of Vitamin N thrown it to boot.
I like a good strong tobacco before bed. It helps me sleep, and has made it so that it has been three years since I have had a bout of insomnia that used to plague me. A good strong tobacco that sets my head to spinning really makes it easy to just drift off at night. I like Nightcap with a bit of chocolate to keep my blood sugars up when the nicotine overdose hits. This is it's charm to me. I like a few other latakia blends, but this one is the best for me before bed. 90% of the time, I prefer Virginias, but Nightcap was one of the first that sold me on latakia.
There are a few other strong blends that I enjoy also, some even stronger than Nightcap. But, this is a classic in which I always keep a few tins tucked away.

 

pipesmokingtom

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May 4, 2015
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I'm on a decided latakia and perique tear, especially in the evenings. If you don't like Nightcap, but possess Nightcap, I will gladly take it off your hands.

 

sothron

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Nightcap Schmightcap. But this:
Try being one of of the no-taste-bud-having mongoloid heretic lepers who don't like Escudo!
This is just weird.
Even heretical. Bizarre. Not normal.
;)