My Take On Newminster 403

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smittyd

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I recently ordered 1 lb of Westminster 403 Superior round slices. When i got the package , i jarred up 8 oz of this right away. It smelled fantastic. I was not sure of the best way to prepare and pack my first pipe load of this, so with some sage advise from Cosmic, I loaded up a Stanwell Dublin and proceeded to smoke.With one quick pre-light and only one true light , this lovely tobacco fired right up. The smoke was creamy with a deep earthy almost damp forest flavor. Its a fairly sweet blend on the background ( which i was told only gets better with age ). That lovely deep flavor , which i cant really explain rained thru all the way to the end. No re-lights were needed.With the finally dry evening and the warm temps outside , I must say it was one of those magical events that i will spend a life time trying to recreate. This definitely a must try . Thanks to Cosmic and all the others here who recommended this blend.

 

cosmicfolklore

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My first experience with this was from one of the old box passes we used to run on here. Someone had stuck some 403 with about 5 years of age on it, and it was delicious. The dark fired and slightly sweet casing and Virginia was a delight. Fresh, it is very good as well. A great all day smoke. In fact, one of the best pipe memories I have had was spending a foggy day walking over Mount Cheaha with my dogs, a Nording, and a bag of 403. Yeh, all of this talk, I need to break out one of my jars of this and find my hiking boots. :puffy:
Glad you enjoyed it, and good to hear this Newminster coin getting some love.

 

smittyd

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Yes 8oz is not nearly enough to have in my cellar. But have to be good till next month. Its hard though! :crying:

 

wyfbane

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Jim reviewed several blends from Newminster a year or two ago. He highly recommended them but advised giving them a year or so in the jar. I did. Now I have to go dig one up to see how they are because of your post! ha ha.

 

newbroom

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The coins are a nice departure from a crimp, shag, crinkle, or shred, but the tobacco is somewhat harsh.
403 is a good bulk 'flake' product, but I prefer the Peter Stokkebye bulk flakes for their flavor and quality.

 

mso489

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A quick thumbnail on the constituent tobaccos would have been nice. I'll go to a sponsor and look. ...dark-fired Kentucky and Virginia, fuller strength.

 

weezell

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Now I have to go dig one up to see how they are because of your post!
I have a pound I jarred up 5 or 6 years ago and have never tried it. Guess it's time to try it to... 8O

 
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