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Dudditz

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Jun 3, 2021
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If you're into the citrus notes, Orlik Golden Sliced is a must try. Capstan Blue isn't very citrusy, but it is by far my favorite virginia blend.
I have no idea why everyone says Macbaren no 1 burns hot. I find it extremely well behaved, only not very flavorful and a bit bland.
I had it in the cart (Orlik) and had to omit it for this order. It is next on the list. Thanks!
 

vink

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Aug 31, 2015
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Start with Capstan blue it’s just the best for me! Easy to get, burns well, always taste great. Try also Orlik golden sliced. If you want to try a sweet vaper, Peterson deluxe navy rolls!
 
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wayneteipen

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May 7, 2012
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They don't get mentioned much but the Comoy's Va's are an easy entry into Va's, IMHO. Cask No12 Sweet Virginia has good flavor and easy on the tongue. Were it still available I'd suggest McClelland's 5100. It was the gold standard for straight Va's IMO.
 

HawkeyeLinus

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Oct 16, 2020
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I love macbaren virginia #1; sweet, savoury, bready, easy, buttery, bright. Sweetens any pipe. Pack it tall and narrow, puff slowly and half way down you will be rewarded by virginia bliss. Since 1955. Good stuff.
Can elaborate on how you pack tall and narrow? Thanks!
 
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jewman22

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Apr 2, 2021
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Ignore the order, these are my go to straight virginias. All very nice, in the right pipe of course.
1. C&D Yorktown
2. Capstan Blue
3. GLP Union Square
4. Newminster No400 Superior Navy Flake
5. PS Luxury Twist Flake.(although I hear this has a topping)
6. Low Country Natural Virginia
7. Cobblestone Chess Rook Flake.