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If You had to Choose Only One Va/Per

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    If you had to choose only one Va/Per what would it be?

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    escudo

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    Escudo, I suppose, as it seems to have the most generous amount of perique of those I've tried. Frankly, I'd rather mix my own. I have some straight bright VA that I've mixed 50/50 with perique and while it isn't quite nirvana for me, it's easily better (in my opinion) than Escudo or any other I've smoked.

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    St. James flake

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    Escudo or Anniversary Kake. Not sure which.

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    I'm a newb in this hobby, but of the Va/Pers that I have tried, I would say Anniversary Kake or Bullseye Flake. AJ's Va/Per is also very good.

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    Escudo or Anniversary Kake. Not sure which.

    Today, I'm with Uber. Tomorrow, that might change. In addition to those two, I have various Va/Pers aging now, including Dorchester, Limerick, Newminster #403, and others -- plus there's more than a few Va/Pers I haven't tried yet that I will get to, eventually.

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    Rattray's Marlin Flake or Escudo for me.

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    McClelland Beacon or Beacon Extra.

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    Thanks guy's for your responses.I've only tried Anneversary kake and i love it,looking to try some other Va/Pers your input is greatly appreciated.

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    Escudo, but AK does have a kick...

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    I've only tried Anneversary kake and i love it,looking to try some other Va/Pers

    1cool, just so you know, Anniversary Kake is completely different from any Virginia/Perique blends I've smoked and I've puffed on many of them.

    I just don't want you to expect very similar flavors from any other Va/Per you try -- even the way Russ Ouelette treats the Perique in Anni Kake is singular, IMO.

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    Solani 633. I want to say Escudo, because it's a classic, well-established blend (and a good one), but Solani 633 is truly my favorite -- sweet, zesty, complex, a little fruity and a little coconut-like at times. Well behaved. Pretty to look at. Smells delicious in the tin.

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    +1 for Solani 633, which I am smoking as we speak.

    Alan

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    Escudo.

    With Beacon Extra and Fillmore tied for second.

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    I know you said one, but can't do it;SG St. James & Marlin Flake

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    Escudo, followed very closely by Solani 633 and St James Flake.

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    Escudo

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    Thanks again for all the input guy's,Guess i'll place my order tommorow for some of these blends that you all have mentioned.

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    There are so many great VaPers, but the first one that comes to mind is Solani 633

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    Escudo.

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    Escudo, followed very closely by Solani 633 and St James Flake.

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    I would only add Davidoff Flake Medallions but it is more virginia than Va/per

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    Everyone should stay away from St. James Flake. It's just not that good. Stick with the Escudo and other vapers out there.

    If only one VAPER was available to me, I would be St. James Flake.

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    I have seen people say Davidoff Flake Medallions are the same as Luxury Bullseye Flake. I would not be surprised.

    If the perique content is similar, I think you are right in saying it is mostly VA because LBF is as mild as may.

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    Well dang, that would bite if DFM was the same as LBF. I have not tried the Davidoff, maybe I should do a comparison. With the price difference between the two, that sure would bite if it was the case.

    One good experiment I had was taking 50g of Mac Baren Navy Flake and mixed in 5% McClelland blending Perique from 2007. Let it sit for awhile and viola, its very tasty. You still get the nice Navy Flake flavors but now with the added spice of the Perique.

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    It is more speculation than anything but since they are both made by Orlik in the same factory and have nearly identical presentation it stands to reason that it is a possibility they are the same.

    I think it is proven, though, that Luxury Bullseye Flake is the same as Orlik Bullseye Flake - that seems almost obvious when you think about it, but at first glance it is not really evident.

    Honestly, the Davidoff would have to be a hell of a lot better to justify the price difference. I have my doubts that it is twice the blend of LBF, but LBF is definitely half the price at least!

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    Not exactly a vaper... But often Haddos is my favorite vaper.

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    Orlik Bulls Eye

    I have a weak spot for Billard-, Canadian-, Liverpol- and Poker-style pipes from Comoy and Dunhill...
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    If we open it up to hybrids, Haddo's is right up there for me as well. Just a hair's width behind Escudo as my all-time favorite.

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    Orlik Golden Sliced followed very very closely by Peter Stokkebye's Luxery Bullseye Flake.

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    If You had to Choose Only One Va/Per

    I'd blend a second one myself...

    All kidding aside, it would be a toss-up between the aforementioned Solani 633 and Escudo.

    Although, come to think of it, Dorchester and Dunbar are regulars as well. Oh and then some Fillmore.. or Louisiana Red. And if we can mix in other stuff, then I would need to add Sunday Picnic (turkish), AJ's (some cavendish) or Cumberland (Kentucky).

    I give up

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
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    Smoking St James now. Yummy!

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    Louisiana Red

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    Thanks to your all's input on the va/per blends, My order from P&C should arrive on monday.It consist of Escudo,Mcclelland Beacon,GL Pease Haddo's delight & GL Pease Fillmore.Now what to try first? LOL !!!

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    Well dang, that would bite if DFM was the same as LBF. I have not tried the Davidoff, maybe I should do a comparison.

    DFM and LBF are similar, but not the same.

    DFM is better quality tobaccos than LBF. I like the DFM better out of the tin, smooth and milder than, say Escudo (I have not aged any DFM). DFM has a touch more Perique than LBF, but not as much as Esduco. LBF is acceptable fresh, but I like the LBF aged at least 2-3 years (the longer the better) -- aging provides amuch more composed, sweeter, less tart and less hay-like smoke. I also find the cavendish center in LBF to be more to my liking than DFM's.

    That's my take on the two and I'm sticking to it

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    AJ's va/per for me!

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    MacBaren HH Acadian Perique.....I know, I know not REAL Perique but its the best to me. It has a lot going on!

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    I think Mac Baren too often gets a bad rap.

    You know, except for Virginia #1 (which wasn't "bad," it just wasn't my thing -- great blender though), and for sure I've enjoyed some Mac Baren blends more than others, but I haven't disliked any Mac Baren blends and I believe, except for some of their aromatics, I smoked them all. Many, if not most, however, do get better with some age on them.

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    St. James Flake rules!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    One good experiment I had was taking 50g of Mac Baren Navy Flake and mixed in 5% McClelland blending Perique from 2007. Let it sit for awhile and viola, its very tasty. You still get the nice Navy Flake flavors but now with the added spice of the Perique.

    Hey, That is my fave smoke. Did I tell you about that?

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