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pipedisciple

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Aug 18, 2011
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I really like the flavor of latakia, but is there a tobacco that has Virginia, Latakia and possibly some casing for additional flavor. I've heard that Samuel Gauwith makes a Navy Flake with Latakia and Rum, I might like to try that if it true.

 

marmal4de

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Feb 20, 2011
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I know SG makes Balkan Flake and Commonwealth Mixture, both are Va/Lat blends, not sure about any casings or toppings though.

 

brewshooter

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Jun 2, 2011
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Sillem's Black is a latakia based blend with an aromatic topping. It does have some VA in it, but also burley and black cavendish.

 

papipeguy

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Jul 31, 2010
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There are many such blends these days. Two Friend's English Chocolate is Va based with some lataki and a bit of chocolate. C&D's USS Mason is another with VA/Per, burley, latakia and a brandy topping. Both are great and in my daily rotation.

 

jasongone

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Mar 23, 2011
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i don't get many aromatics, but often when smoking one i will simply add some latakia to it.

 

mjtannen

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Jan 3, 2011
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Taste is a very personal thing. I have HH Highland and I'm disappointed. I will not buy another tin. I am a latakia smoker and I much prefer Sterling's 1776 Bostonian, Becks Ol'Limey Bastard, Balkan Sasieni, and of course Penzance. I've also smoked Black Mallory, Three Oaks Syrian, Commonwealth, Squadron Leader, Westminster, Charring Cross, and Odyssey. I would prefer to smoke any of them more than HH Highland.