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pipeman7

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What is your favorite tonquin tobacco, or tobacco with tonquin as an important flavor? And why?

 

cossackjack

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Oct 31, 2014
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SG 1792 Flake:

It's a flake.

It's strong.

It tastes better when aged (as little as 6 months) - richer, mellowed VA & a more delicate tonquin flavor, more in the background.

 

akfilm

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Mar 2, 2016
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1792 Flake.

All of the above reasons, though I let mine mellow for 10-12 months at least before smoking.

 

cossackjack

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akfilm:

Agree.

Six months is the point at which I note softening of the tonquin flavor.

I have tins & bulk aging from a few months to 5+ years; the later is still aging & laced with beautiful plume.

Although it is reported As "Gawith's best-selling premium grade flake", I always find it available when I wish to add more to the cellar. I need to add a few more tins next week.

 

radio807

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Nov 26, 2011
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I'll cast another vote for 1792. It's the only tonquin flavored tobacco I've ever had, and the only one I know of. What are some others?

 

woodsroad

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Oct 10, 2013
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How do you know which flavorings a manufacturer is using? In all honesty, you have no idea whatsoever.

 

kiel

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May 27, 2016
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A screen shot of 16/18 blends that list tonquin flavor on tobaccoreviews. I have only tried 1792. It was not good fresh, but was great after some age.


 

drennan

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Mar 30, 2014
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No love for Sam's Flake? Damn tastey flake, no as in your face tonquin as 1792.
I like 1792 with a few years on it, it's a smoke I need to be in the mood for but it does scratch an itch.

 

bigpond

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Sam's flake is super gnarly, awesome weed. A gent sent me a 9 year old tin of 1792, out of the goodness of his heart, which continues to be a mind-blowing smoke.
These two are at opposite ends of the tonquin spectrum. You can smell it in the tin more than in the smoke with Sam's, but it's an integral part of the blend. With 1792, the tonquin stands atop a mount of dark leaf and shouts through a megaphone.

 

thesmokindragon

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Jul 12, 2011
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+1 SG 1792 Flake, I have a few pounds with about 5 years of age on them - with proper dry time this stuff is outstanding :worship:

 

jerwynn

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Dec 7, 2011
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Ennerdale for a slightly lighter tonquin hand, then 1792 for regler, and I really (strangely) like SG Bracken Flake which you can't seem to get in the US anymore. I don't even know if they still make it... but I can still hear Davy Jones bellowing "Yaaarrrrrrr, RELEASE THE BRACKEN!!!!!" in the visions I had whilst smoking it!

 
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Tried 1792 and hated it. I don't mind tonquin if it gets lost in the other flavours, but front and centre, I find it pretty grim

 

kcghost

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1792 is pretty bold stuff. For those of us who enjoy it it is amazing stuff.

 

toobfreak

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Has anyone simply tried adding ground tincture of tonka beans to a blend? Then you could have full control over the degree to your own tastes. Also, another interesting experiment would be to try substituting some Sweet Woodruff and seeing how that works. Probably have it growing in your yard as a ground cover in a shady spot. Dry the flowers and grind them in. Chemically very similar to Tonka.

 

cossackjack

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jerwynn

SG Bracken Flake is long ago toes up, tagged & bagged.

I snagged 4 aged tins before it disappeared; it is tragically good.
SG Lakeland Dark is reputed to be "1792 without the tonquin" - it is not as it is a broken flake & not as similar as Bracken Flake was to 1792. (It is however a very good, strong tobacco, similar to GH Dark Flake. NB - it is not Lakekandish.)

 

sebdhaese

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Mar 4, 2017
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I started the "Your favorite ________ tobacco?" topics
I posted the cherry, vanilla and chocolate one. I'm new to pipe smoking and I wanted to get some peoples thoughts about certain flavors, as I am looking for new tobaccos to try. Sorry for the sudden pop up of these topics.