Dunhill Ranking - Which One's the Most Iconic?

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virginialover

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1. Durbar (Murray's)

2. Light Flake (Murray's)

3. Standard Mixture, any version was good in my opinion.

4. Nightcap (Murray's)

5. Apéritif (the new version and I never had any other)

 

redglow

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In reverence to the Dunhill collection, I enjoyed some Standard Mixture and Durbar tonight.
Both were excellent. As usual. :puffy:

 

milehighpiper

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1. Aperitif - I enjoy the complexity of the blend and the deep flavors.

2. Nightcap - My tie with Aperitif but I only have one tin of NC left so I have not had too much of it.

3. Early Morning Pipe - A great blend and I consume it as directed, in the morning. Last tin left and I will miss it very much. I will smoke the last little bit out of a mini cob if I have to!
I came in after they were gone and had a hard time sourcing them. I enjoy them on my special occasions but I have moved on to obtainable blends and am happy to smoke those as well.

 

bullet08

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only had a tin of dnr. came in too late. but was able to get couple of tins for most dunhill blends i was interested in. no luck with night cap.

 

jacks6

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Nightcap was tops but also ... Royal Yacht, Apertif, Dark Flake, BB1938
Ye Olde Signe and Durbar were also really good

 

jaytex1969

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The Oxford Brogue is always in fashion.
And a steal at only $750!



 

mso489

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Just to say, I think many had less celebrated Dunhill blends as their favorites in the brand. I really enjoyed the big names, but also several of the others.

 

cigrmaster

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The only 2 Dunhill blends in my cellar are Deluxe Navy Rolls and Flake.
In regards to what is similar to their Flake, Capstan Blue is a nice substitute. Capstan Gold Flake to my tastes has a distinct citrus thing going on which is nice but not as tasty as the Blue. I have maybe a dozen tins of the Gold Flake and over 150 tins of the Blue.

 

jmsmitty6

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965 was a go to blend of mine for many years. I have some cellared but as many in this thread have already mentioned, I have moved on to other blends. I did however, get my hands on a Murray's MM 965 and man....that stuff cannot be beat

 

virginialover

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965 by Murray with Nightcap and especially Durbar are among the best Latakia mixtures I've ever had.

 

lawdawg

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+1 to Nightcap. It's one of my favorites. I have 10 pounds cellared and would be happy to have at least 10 pounds more.

 
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I have always liked Nightcap although it's not my daily smoke. I have one unopened tin left after the one I'm working on. You guys with the vast cellars of tobacco have a bigger purse than I do. :)

 

derfargin

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I would say EMP is the most iconic and talked about by pipers. I know when people are new to the hobby they ask for recommendations for english blends to try. EMP typically tops the list.

 

them4chef

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I'll throw in here though my experience is somewhat limited but I know what I like.

1) nightcap

2) my mixture 965

3) EMP
Nightcap by far is my favorite and I'm hoping the 4 tins of quiet nights that are on their way is a suitable replacement
965 is good but honestly I actualy prefer peterson old dublin so that's good due to availability.
EMP is ok but honestly doesn't do a whole lot for me.

 

gerryp

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I haven't tried all the Dunhill blends, but out of the ones I've smoked I'd also pick Nightcap. Next would be E.M.P., Mm965, Aperitif, and Royal Yacht.
When I first picked up a pipe a couple decades ago, Nightcap and E.M.P. were mind blowers and they will always be special to me.
I love Durbar, London Mixture and Elizabethan, but to me they aren't icons.

 
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