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    Man, my wife and I just finished a great bottle of french wine and im sitting in my garage with a glass of scotch enjoying a bowl of nightcap before bed. Does life get any better than this? As much as i hate whats become of the Dunhill name, i will miss this blend tremendously!

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    come to think of it, maybe life would be better if i could smoke in the living room with my wife and the dogs! haha

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    I love the stuff too but don't worry, there's better stuff out there. Much better.

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    come to think of it, maybe life would be better if i could smoke in the living room with my wife and the dogs! haha


    The dogs don't care but .... sigh ....

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    Come to think of it, maybe life would be better if I could smoke in the living room with my wife and the dogs!

    Some of our wives smoke, but yours is the first dog to do so!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    If the information I received recently from an individual from a well known tobacco blender, and someone that's been in the business of tobacco for a while; you'll see the same Dunhill recipes in 2019. Just a different name and different tin art, but still blended by STG. Just need to cross our fingers that it happens.

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    A nightcap with nightcap and a nightcap. That's inception level right there.

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    I love the stuff too but don't worry, there's better stuff out there. Much better.

    Such as? I'm curious.

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    Better than Nightcap?

    Any Peretti latakia mix (Omega, Tashkent)

    London 1000 by Dan tobacco. Old Ironsides from Dan as well.

    Black Mallory from Rattray.

    Any of the Hearth and Home big ones (Black House comes to mind).

    Pease Abingdon, Westminster, etc

    Nightcap's Nightcap, but there's no shortage of great, huge, latakias out there.

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    Being 69 i have more Nightcap and Royal Yacht then my grandkids will be able to finish. Over the past few years took advantage of the buy two get third free or the buy x and get one sales. I figure my average cost around $8 a tin.

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    i realize there are plenty of great blends out there but Nightcap will always have a special place for me. It was the first non-aro blend i tried and made me convert from cigars to pipes. Everything from the tin art, to the tin note to the smoke is perfect imho.

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    i have more Nightcap and Royal Yacht then my grandkids will be able to finish.

    I actually dreamed that last night.

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    In terms of so-called English blends, right now I seem to be preferring Ashton's Artisan blend to Nightcap. I need to get some more of this stuff when I next can. It's not the same as Nightcap but it's more to my taste.

    That being said, branching out from English, I'll take SPC PP SR or Dreams of Kaddath any day over Nightcap but that's almost comparing apples to oranges.

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    I love Nightcap, and have a shit ton in my cellar. That said, Ashton Artisan's Blend is a great substitute.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    Ashton Artisan's Blend is a great substitute.
    I think Artisans is similar, but better.

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    I remember a reviewer years ago describing smoking Nightcap as being like "balm of heaven to the sores of a desert leper". That has always stuck with me.

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    I think metalheady' is onto something. Whether by financial transaction or just imitation, the best loved Dunhill blends will not disappear, in likelihood.

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    If the information I received recently from an individual from a well known tobacco blender, and someone that's been in the business of tobacco for a while; you'll see the same Dunhill recipes in 2019. Just a different name and different tin art, but still blended by STG. Just need to cross our fingers that it happens.

    And...maybe not. This little tidbit was posted on another forum

    Got some news about the McConnell Heritage blends, production has been ceased by a judge in Germany. It seems STG has sold the recipes of the Dunhill blends to K&K, without consent of Dunhill. There's a lawsuit going on about who actually owns the rights to the blend recipes and until this is clear, K&K can't produce any. STG and K&K are probably looking for a loophole to block all Dunhill interference in the matter. Could be a while or maybe the blends will show up made by K&K but under a completly new name/brand.

    Rumors abound. There were definite differences between the McConnell offerings and what STG was producing, so I'm not sure how real any of this is.

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    Interesting with the rumors...

    That said, each time Nightcap changed production facilities/contractors then the blend changed. Each manufacturer has their own sources of tobacco, sense of quality and processing procedures. When smoked in parallel, difference between a 2004 and a 2006 is distinct. The UK produced tins are not as sharp the Danish stuff.

    I don't notice much of a difference when I smoke them "separately."

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    My last bowl of Nightcap happens tonight...

    Quiet Nights will replace it for now.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    Whether or not the Dunhill blends ever come back in some form, now would be the time to explore the myriad other similar blends out there. It’s not like with McClelland where the base constituents simply aren’t readily available any longer. There are probably many blends out there using the same components that were being used in the Dunhill blends.

    IMO there are many other blends out there similar, but superior to, the latest incarnation of Dunhill. Finding exact matches for any blend is usually a fool’s errand. Find something that scratches the same itch and cellar it.

    Start with the GLP portfolio.

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    Finding exact matches for any blend is usually a fool’s errand.

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    It was my first real favorite english, I have enough cellar-ed for years to come. I do agree that there are plenty of great options out there though.
    Unkleyoda, nice Obi Wan quote, very appropriate question.

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    Man is but a pipe—and his life but smoke.
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    Man, my wife and I just finished a great bottle of french wine and im sitting in my garage with a glass of scotch enjoying a bowl of nightcap before bed. Does life get any better than this?

    I just began piping again after an 18 year hiatus. I must say that it was the memory of sitting in my garage lounging amongst the heavenly clouds of Nightcap smoke that I just couldn’t forget.

    Tonight, I’m enjoying GL Pease Odyssey. Reminiscing on those wonderful moments that only a fine tobacco can weld to your memory. Never to be forgotten.

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    “Man, my wife and I just finished a great bottle of french wine and im sitting in my garage with a glass of scotch enjoying a bowl of nightcap before bed. Does life get any better than this?”

    I just began piping again after an 18 year hiatus. I must say that it was the memory of sitting in my garage lounging amongst the heavenly clouds of Nightcap smoke that I just couldn’t forget.

    Tonight, I’m enjoying GL Pease Odyssey. Reminiscing on those wonderful moments that only a fine tobacco can weld to your memory. Never to be forgotten.

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    I stocked up pretty deep on flake and dark flake when the brand’s demise became public. I’m 40 years old and have enough put away to last me until I’m at least 600. With that said, I sure hope everyone is correct in that we could see the blends reappear soon. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Nightcap was my first fuller strength transcendental (if you will) English blend experience, so I'm not passing it off, but as I have said a few times, the variety and range of blends right now is spectacular, the golden age for pipe tobacco, so I feel ungrateful going into deep mourning for one blend. I'm one of the diehards who persistently expects the Dunhill bends to resurface under some licensing or outright sales agreement. This is like my friend's father who had hunted red wolves all his adult life and piled them up like cord wood, but as they became nearly extinct insisted they had only migrated northwest (of Eastern Texas where he lived and did his hunting).

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    Got a tip here that a B/M in Tennessee very near where my sister lives still had some Nightcap left. She got their last 2 ounces. Guess I’m not quite done after all.

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    rdavid, I’m in middle TN! You wouldn’t PM me if this brick & mortar was in middle TN would ya?

    Oh never mind. She got the last two. Got excited! lol

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