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zeedoctorae

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Sep 10, 2017
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Greetings all,
So, I'm just venturing into the amazing world of Burley and was looking for some good suggestions to continue to develop my palette. So far I've tried:

HH Burley-amazing

C&D Burley #1-very good

C&D Burley #3-not so much

Irish Flake-very good
Anyhow, any suggestions would be much appreciated. Doesn't matter the nic content or anything else. I'll try it all.
-The Doctor

 

bigpond

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Oct 14, 2014
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Peterson perfect plug, watch city slices
Both excellent and readily available!

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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C&D is the most active in using burley in many different blends, so peruse the C&D pages at our sponsor retailers to find blends that are tuned to your particular tastes. You may want to try Old Joe Krantz starting with the original, since they've added three or four versions recently. Billy Budd with cigar leaf is another worth looking at, maybe trying. PC's Russ O. does nice things with burley; I like his traditional Log Cabin blend and Chestnut in the Home and Hearth Midtown series, the only non-aro in the series. Other good burley blends, to my tastes, include Iwan Ries Three Star Blue, Edward G. Robinson, and Nat Sherman 536, a refined English blend that includes burley. Also look at Lowlands blends at smokingpipes.com and Seattle Pipe Club blends. There's a world of good burley out there. And of course, Tabac-Manil Semois thick and medium cut, and the aforementioned Petite-Robin. Good luck. Shop hard to find your special burley blends, and buy in small quantities to try them out.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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Check out the Burley offerings at Watch City, Uhle's and Peretti's. There are a number of burley based blends from HU Tobacco that are superb. Reiner Long Golden Slices is burley based and excellent. Mac Baren HH Burley Flake is mild but very good. I like the Mac Baren Golden Sliced as well. Bargain priced in bulk and quite good.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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I’ve been really enjoying D&R Twotimer, double toasted burley a lot this summer, as well as some McBaron Golden Extra.

 

kickinbears

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Jun 21, 2018
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Fired up some Mac Baren Navy Flake for the first time yesterday. It’s a great Burley dominant blend I would recommend as an introduction to the burley leaf

 

checotah

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Feb 7, 2012
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I like Greg Pease's Barbary Coast, a great burley blend.
Of course, if you don't mind a codger blend, Carter Hall is a great all day smoke.

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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Cornell & Diehl makes the best burlies on the planet IMO. PEGASUS is their best burley blend IMO.

 

thomasw

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Dec 5, 2016
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Some excellent options listed. I will add Solani's ABF even though it is hard to find right now. If you are a serious lover of adventurous burley, that is African and South American burleys, you might wish to try some from HU Tobacco which is available through pfeiffendepot.de ..... I recommend HU's Makahuwa and Nashville County for burley starters.

 

curl

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Apr 29, 2014
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I’ve not tried them all but I’ve tried a lot of them.

Wessex Burley Slice is still my favorite.