What are Your Favorite Straight Virginia Tobaccos?

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craiginthecorn

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Sugar Grove, IL, USA
Esoterica Brighton
Esoterica Peacehaven
Astley’s 109
Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Plug
Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake
Astley’s 44
Gawith & Hoggarths Westmorland Slices
Wessex Campaign Dark Flake
Amphora Virginia
 
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alexnc

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May be too many to list! But I pulled an old tin of the first VA I ever bought the other day. Union Square, pretty darn good. F&T cut va plug is up there for me, I probably have 6 or 8 favorites I keep around.
 

krizzose

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In no particular order:

McClelland Xmas Cheer of any vintage
McClelland 5100
GLP Union Square
Capstan Blue
MacBaren Virginia Flake
Hearth & Home Marble Kake
McCrainie’s Red Flake
 

alexnc

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OK, the reds are getting me lately. So lately it’s been Sutliff matured red 515 & Sutliff crumble cake red Va
Then the usual suspects
Union square & opening night
F&T cut va plug
HH Pure Va
Reiner long golden flake
Wessex campaign classic
Capstan orig blue
 

dcon

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SG BBF
Sutliff VA Slices
GH Bright CR Flake
Dobie’s Four Square Cut Plug
4th Generation 1855
SG FVF
MB Pure VA
Capstan Blue
Capstan Gold
Esoterica Scarborough
MB VA #1
Astley’s #44
Amphora VA
PS LTF

Damn, that is a lot. There are more that I like but, that is plenty. I am not sure if it would be harder to narrow the list or put it in order.
 

hoosierpipeguy

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A copy and paste of Harris's list with a few minor changes.

Fribourg&Treyer Cut Virginia Plug TR
Fribourg and Treyer VintageTR
Fribourg & Treyer Special Brown FlakeTR
F&T Blackjack
F&T Cut Blended Plug
Wessex Campaign Brigade Dark Flake
Wessex Gold Sliced
Wessex Gold Virginia Flake
Wessex Red Va Flake
Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake
Samuel Gawith full Virginia Flake & Plug
Samuel Gawith Kendal Plug
Dan Tobacco Hamborger Veermaster TR
Dan Tobacco Patriot Flake TR
Dunhill Flake
Astley’s no. 44 Dark Flake
Astleys 109
John Aylesbury Luxury Flake now called Classic Flake TR
Mac Baren HH Pure Virginia
GLP Union Square
Watch City Simply Red
Watch City Rhythm & Blues
Capstan Blue FlakeTR
Capstan Gold Ready Rubbed 2013 version TR
Brigham Klondike Gold TR-discontinued
HU Haymaker
HU Sunset
Germain's Dark Rich Va Flake
 
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autumnfog

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SG Full Virginia Flake
Capstan Blue Flake

Not only virginia favourites, they are easily in my top five tobaccos.
 
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luigi

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I haven't even tried so many Virginias as some list as favourites. 😄

MacBaren HH Pure Virginia
G. L. Pease Union Square
 

judcole

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I have just discovered MacBaren Virginia Flake, and consider that a winner.
Very fond of McCranie Red Ribbon, now sadly discontinued.
Dunhill Flake.
SG Best Brown Flake
Capstan Blue Ready Rubbed
Sutliff Virginia Slices
PS Natural Dutch Cavendish
The McCranie, Dunhill, and BBF I have decent stashes of, with some years on them. Got a tin of the Dunhill in rotation now I got in 2014.
 
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workman

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Samuel Gawith's Full Virginia Flake is my nr 1.
Close 2nds are Capstan Blue Flake, Dunhill Flake and Amphora Virginia. I'll put Dunhill Royal Yacht in here as well, although I don't compare it to the above mentioned blends at all, with all its strength and boldness. Well, it's a virginia blend.
I also like Fribourg & Treyer Golden Mixture, Vintage and Cut Blended Plug, and Mac Baren's HH Pure Virginia.
 

stogie37

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Ashton Brindle Flake (McC prod)
Benjamin Hartwell Signature (McC prod)
Bjarne Flake deLuxe
H&H Marble Kake
McClelland Dark Star
McClelland Va No.27
Newminster No.400 Superior Navy Flake

So many of these no longer available ☹...
 
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brooklynpiper

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May 8, 2018
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The McClellands, Dunhill Flake and Royal Yacht, GH&Co's Bright CR (though my most recent batch was unimpressive)

The upset of the week is that I put Sutliff's 507c-Slices over Pease and C&D's Union Square, and I've never been a fan of Sutliff. But both blends are a bit down my list to be mentioned as favorites.

If I haven't mentioned your favorite tobacco, thank your lucky stars. They seem to disappear as soon as I touch them💩
 

bluegrassbrian

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If one were to observe my drawers and drawers of tobacco tins and bags and boxes they would surely notice one blend that outnumbers all the rest. Shiny golden bags and tins of ESOTERICA TILBURY.
I have untold pounds of Tilbury. It's the one I will never run out of.

(A distant second is probably Gawith Best Brown.)
 
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