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davidy97

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Gatsby flake I thought was close to orlik golden sliced and Reiner flake.

Erinmore flake and university flake are two aromatics to try.
 
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cosmicfolklore

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Lots of great ones mentioned. I also enjoy Solani's Mango Flake. I like to add about 50/50 Mango Flake and PS KDF to kick up the nicotine a little and the mango and smokiness compliment each other well, IMO.
 
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How would you describe the Lakeland essence? It gives me pause. But I had read mixed things about McClelland's process and ended up really liking it.
There are many different lakeland tobacco's produced by GH/S Gawiths.They vary greatly dont believe some of the crap posted by some of the people who are just perpetuating what they have read.try them for yourself .
 

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If you're looking for a more VA oriented flake with a light topping, I would second the recs for Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake, and mention Sutliff's Virginia Slices as well. The toppings on these are pretty light and meant to mostly accentuate the VAs. These also have the advantage of being cheap and easy to find.

University Flake uses darker, stronger VAs and some burleys, but has a fruity topping. I actually prefer C&D's Exhausted Rooster for a blend in that vein, though. I would probably add Erinmore into this category as well. All fine blends worth a try.
 
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cosmicfolklore

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Has anyone mentioned Mac Baren's Modern Virginia? It was released as a non-aromatic at first, but it has been re-categorized by some retailers as an aromatic now, because the topping is such a strong apricot. I hated it at first, with the mindset that I wanted a Virginia, but as an aromatic, it is great, because you get some tobacco flavor in the mix with the fruity apricot.

University Flake uses darker, stronger VAs and some burleys, but has a fruity topping.
Also, Rattray's Wallace Flake is the original recipe for University Flake. (someone else could probably better explain what company did what for Rattrays to end up with the original formula) It is a little stronger in the topping with a different tobacco flavor profile, but I enjoy it more than University. YMMV
 

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Has anyone mentioned Mac Baren's Modern Virginia? It was released as a non-aromatic at first, but it has been re-categorized by some retailers as an aromatic now, because the topping is such a strong apricot. I hated it at first, with the mindset that I wanted a Virginia, but as an aromatic, it is great, because you get some tobacco flavor in the mix with the fruity apricot.


Also, Rattray's Wallace Flake is the original recipe for University Flake. (someone else could probably better explain what company did what for Rattrays to end up with the original formula) It is a little stronger in the topping with a different tobacco flavor profile, but I enjoy it more than University. YMMV
That sounds promising. Thanks!
 
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alexj52

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Has anyone mentioned Mac Baren's Modern Virginia? It was released as a non-aromatic at first, but it has been re-categorized by some retailers as an aromatic now, because the topping is such a strong apricot. I hated it at first, with the mindset that I wanted a Virginia, but as an aromatic, it is great, because you get some tobacco flavor in the mix with the fruity apricot.


Also, Rattray's Wallace Flake is the original recipe for University Flake. (someone else could probably better explain what company did what for Rattrays to end up with the original formula) It is a little stronger in the topping with a different tobacco flavor profile, but I enjoy it more than University. YMMV
How I know it is that Kolhase & Kopp (or just KK, not sure about the spelling) used to make Peterson tobaccos, and now they're using the recipe they had procured then to make a same blend, just under a name they still have the rights to.
 
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lightxmyfire

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+1 for the Solani Mango Flake it’s very good.

i would also highly recommend Sam Gawith’s Bothy Flake, it you’re venturing out of the fruity realm. It’s got a really nice scotch whiskey topping that I really enjoy.

the country squire sells their house blends online and they’ve got a great aromatic English called Northwest Trek, and another called Hunting Creek, they’re similar and both really enjoyable. The hunting creek is a bit on the sweeter vanilla end, and it’s a crowd pleaser in terms of room note.
 
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