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    jrbjr

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    Looking for some help on this. Found several Va/ Per I enjoy. Is like to get some suggestions on a virgins forward oriental mix. I've tried Sam's flake and was not an immediate fam.

    Thanks
    Bob

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I think London Mixture from Dunhill was in this vein, but since it's gone, there's another one that's similar from Sutliff, that used to be sold as Westminster (not the GLP blend) but is still made but sold as bulk under a different name I'm not recalling.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Ha! I just finished a bowl of Hearth & Home Sweet and Savory. I had this cellared for a bit and just broke it out tonight. The Hearth and Home series has many home runs in the line and if you are looking for an easily obtained quality smoke then give this a try. Well blended virginia/oriental blend that is very tasty-- just top shelf! Highly recommended.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Waccamaw and Embarcadero are two of my favorites Va/Or. I prefer Embarcadero of the two, but both are similar. My tin of Embarcadero did not last long for sure.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    +1 for Embarcadero
    Also Sunday Picnic and Cairo.
    Dreams of Kadath to take the whole Virginia/Oriental thing up to the next level.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Another endorsement for Embarcadero here. Almost every time I smoke it, it reaches "the zone" with at least part of the bowl being perfect.

    If you want a cheap and interesting Orientals option, check out D&R's Ramback Balkan, one of my top "I don't know what I want" no fuss smokes.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Brunello Flake

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

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    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Brunello Flake
    Embarcadero
    Bijou
    Oriental Silk (good, but give it a year)
    Ascanian No.1
    Raccoon Accent
    Any of the McClelland Grand Orientals if you can find them at a reasonable price.

    You’ll find very few straight-up Va/Ori blends. Many you find are going to have a touch of perique or burley included.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Though it has Burley, Brunello Flake is another Savinelli blend that, along with Doblones d’Oro, you should never mention again if you like it. Feel free to post negative reviews.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    GL Pease's Cairo
    Rattray's Red Rapparre is in that direction with some latakia

    I also think "And So To Bed" by Esoterica goes there as well, especially once dried out well.

    McClelland's Drama Reserve was the pinnacle of this style IMHO, but that's no more

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    If you don't mind the price, Robert Lewis Orcilla Mixture might float our boat.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Only fair to mention that Orcilla contains Latakia.
    Currently enjoying a bowl of 2 yr. old Oriental Silk. Good call, peeps!

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Do any of these blends mentioned have any similarity to McClelland's Samsun?

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Appreciate the suggestions. Will look them up and start ordering. The one I've smoked that got me started down this road was mature 24. I'm told is got a bit of oriental in the blend, loved it, but while I can't find that anymore, I hopefully will find a few from your suggestions that scratch that itch.
    Bob

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    GLP Cairo
    GLP Embarcadero
    GLP Temple Bar
    GLP Regents Flake
    Low Country Waccamaw

    This thread makes me happy and sad about my stash of McClelland Classic Samsun. Happy I’ve got some, sad I don’t have even more

    Posted 2 months ago #

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