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4dotsasieni

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Over the years, I've found that the tobacco taste I most enjoy is a mellow, nutty flavour, which is, I guess, a natural tobacco taste. I've found this flavour to be present in all sorts of tobacco, whether aromatics or straight Virginias or Burleys, regardless of what flavouring agents or casings may be present, and, strangely, most often in the last half-inch or so of a bowlful.
What tobaccos would my fellow forum members suggest that would yield the most "nuttiness"? I'd appreciate your recommendations.

 

brdavidson

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That is one of my favourite tastes from my limited experience so far. Of course there's Carter Hall, but probably the nicest nutty flavour I've had is from the Edgeworth Ready Rubbed match from Altadis. You used to be able to get that from Pipes & Cigars.

 

voorhees

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Peterson Nutty Cut..I like it very much. From a review- Virginia, Burley, and Black Cavendish marry nicely with the casing of Macadamian nuts, rum, and coconut (the latter of which is least noticeable).

 

cortezattic

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Germain Royal Jersey Perique Mixture has a nuttiness to it that suggests an almond, or maybe a soft pistachio flavor.

4noggins Weybridge is a Va-Bur-Per in which the Burley is distinctly nut-like.

Skandinavik Regular, and to a lesser degree, Sail (Yellow) have a nut-like component that keeps me coming back for more. (In fact, I think that back in the 60's it was Sail that had the slogan "Sweet As A Nut".)

C&D's Safe Harbor Flake is said to be nutty, but I haven't yet cracked the tin sitting in my cellar.

Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend starts out with a truly nutty taste -- creamy nutty. As the smoke progresses, that nuttiness fades into the background, but is still detectable if you probe for it.

Hearth & Home LJ Heart Burley features two Burley's that have a nut-like character, and it has a very expansive flavor that is ideally suited as an after dinner smoke. It'll make you feel like a king. It comes very dry, and its irregular cut reminds one of fish food flakes; but don't re-humidify it! It works best just as it comes (and you get a lot of tobacco this way because it's sold by weight!)

Cornell & Diehl #841: Sha'are Orah (Gates Of Light), another Va-Bur-Per, this time with Orientals -- but mainly a straight-ahead, Burley forward blend with just enough of the other leaf to serve as a foil for the Burley's nuttiness, and cancel out its bitter side.
:rofl: Hey! Maybe I should get a job writing tin descriptions!

 

sallow

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+1 Solani Aged Burley Flake.
Also MacBaren Burley London Blend, with a bit of cedar to go along with it.

 

mrjerke

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I did leave some FVF out to dry for over 24 hours a few weeks back and when I took the first puff it tasted like a swallowed a spoonful of peanut butter. Definitely the most nuttiness I've ever tasted.

 

4dotsasieni

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Thanks for all the suggestions - since I like Peterson tobaccos, I think I'll try some of their "Nutty Cut" first.

 

batdemon

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Wilke Nut Brown Burley is fantastic, as are all of Carole's blends. If you are a burley lover, you can't go wrong with this blend IMHO

 

phil22

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I do not get bit from Mac Baren tobacco at all, but I have twice been bitten from "Nutty Cut" and now break in a cold sweat if I even look at the tin.
I like McClelland's Just Plain Nut pretty well.

 

andrew

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McClelland's Just plain nut is some nutty stuff, I second that choice.

 

rigmedic1

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Edgeworth Ready Rubbed match from Altadis, very nutty with a hint of molasses from time to time.

 

mso489

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I get a nice shot of nuttiness from Granger, but I'm responsive to burleys more than most, so I'm not sure

I can offer this as a recommendation, probably not compared to other more sophisticated blends recommended.

 

john218

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To me, the nutty quality is in burleys like Solani Aged Burley Flake and Wessex Burley Slice and to a somewhat lesser degree in Carter Hall.
I've smoked them in briars and cobs. For me, the smoking qualities of a cob are best brought out with those blends.

 

lraisch

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I will put in a suggestion for Robert McConnell's "Special London Mature". Basically a Virginia blend with a nutty quality that I feel is what a Virginia should taste like.

 

4dotsasieni

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Well, I tried the Peterson's "Nutty Cut," and I may be nutty, but this blend isn't. To give it a fair trial, I smoked a bowl in three different pipes: a Brigham Voyageur, a Peterson Aran, and a Savinelli Antique Shell. I got a little bit of the rum flavour on the retrohale, but macadamia nut and coconut? - AWOL.
I've been told that this tobacco has a wonderful aroma ("room note"), so if you're a truly selfless person who just wants to create an enjoyable ambience for others, go for it; otherwise, I'd pass.