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Alternatives To Dunhill Blends

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  1. workman

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    Another thread mentioned Capstan Blue as a fair substitute for Dunhill Flake. I've read numerous times that Navy Rolls and Escudo are very similar. Also several threads naming Artisans Blend a substitute for Nightcap. How about the other Dunhill blends? How do you guys fill the gaps from other Dunhill offerings like Dark Flake, Royal Yacht, Elizabethan Mixture etc.?

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    I'm not a huge fan of the YouTube pipe smoking crowd, but Bradley of StuffAndThings is pretty good. He did a several-part series looking for a replacement for Elizabethan, and wound up settling on GL Pease Stratford, not as a perfect substitute, but as a similar enough blend to fill the void left by Elizabethan. I think Fillmore was also an honorable mention.

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    It's not clear in my original post, but I wasn't thinking about replicas. More like what gives you a similar smoking experience or scratches the same itch or something like that.

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    "Another thread mentioned Capstan Blue as a fair substitute for Dunhill Flake. I've read numerous times that Navy Rolls and Escudo are very similar."

    To ME, none compare to Dunhill flake.
    All great but... different.

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    G.L Pease Westminster is very close to, and maybe a little better than, London Mixture.

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    I think Capstan Gold is closer to Dunhill Flake than Capstan Blue.

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    G.L Pease Westminster is very close to, and maybe a little better than, London Mixture.

    +1. I also find Cornell and Diehl's Epiphany to be a blend that easily fills the role left by The Aperitif. It's far from a match for it, but it really gives me what I liked about the Dunhill blend-- that is, an easy to smoke medium English blend with a noticeable, but not overbearing aromatic topping.

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    For me, Acadian Perique scratches a similar itch as Royal Yacht.

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