Rum Topped Blend Recommendations....

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musicman

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Nov 12, 2019
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My favorite Rum topped blends:
Salty Dogs
Gl Pease Windjammer
Gl Pease Sextant
Black Frigate
G and H Rum Flake

@alaskanpiper mentioned Festivus Pudding. I love the stuff, but it's a Christmas release from Ken Byron Ventures and it'll be impossible to find most of the year. All the blends I listed above are regularly available (with the exception of Rum Flake, which is supposed to become more regularly available in the near future).
 

alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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My favorite Rum topped blends:
Salty Dogs
Gl Pease Windjammer
Gl Pease Sextant
Black Frigate
G and H Rum Flake

@alaskanpiper mentioned Festivus Pudding. I love the stuff, but it's a Christmas release from Ken Byron Ventures and it'll be impossible to find most of the year. All the blends I listed above are regularly available (with the exception of Rum Flake, which is supposed to become more regularly available in the near future).
A fair point, I just like it a lot, hahaha.
 

musicman

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AKA : Haddo's Flake😁
Lol! Fwiw, I found it to be different from Haddo’s. The clearest evidence I have for this is that I just tried both for the first time in the past couple of months. The Windjammer has become a rotation regular whereas I haven’t even had a second bowl of the Haddo’s ( I’ll get around to trying it again soon, but I did not like the first bowl I tried at all).
 

jiminks

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I'll list easy to find blends where you easily notice the rum. I don't think "faint" will cut it for the OP.
Wilke Rumcake
Wilke #515 (Basil Rathbone's tobacco of choice)
Savinelli Jupiter
Sutliff Buttered Rum
Sutliff Queen Anne's Revenge ( the bulk version of the discontinued Barbados Plantation)
Smoker's Pride Rum, a very reasonable priced blend worth smoking for the rum topping
GLP Windjammer
G&H Rum Flake (not as easy to find as others on this list)
Watch City Cap'n Boomer's
Watch City Stubb's Pipe (also has a little cocoa in the topping)
C&D Redburn
C&D Repose
 
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rushx9

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Jul 10, 2019
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I love rum topped mixtures and Navy flakes, but the only blends I've smoked that really taste like rum are Sutliff Queen Anne's Revenge / Barbados Plantation, and MacBaren Plumcake.
Fair warning, both come pretty wet with the former being in full-on gooper territory.
 

simong

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Oct 13, 2015
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Rum Twist by Gawith Hoggarth's would be my recommendation. If you want to go further treat your bowls with a strong rum. I started doing this with old estate pipes I'd bought off eBay. After a thorough cleaning of the shank & bowl with rum soaked pipe cleaners etc I'd soak cotton wool bowls in rum, stuff them into the chamber & leave them for 3-4 days. This gives your pipes a wonderful 'rum ghost' that'll last a good while. Woods's Old Navy Rum works best for me, the higher ABV seems to get into the wood better. A tot of rum while you're smoking is always a pleasure of course, so don't forget that. Rum twist in a rum infused bowl, whilst drinking rum. Yes, that should do it!👍
 

paulfg

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Feb 21, 2016
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Corfu Greece
I'll list easy to find blends where you easily notice the rum. I don't think "faint" will cut it for the OP.
Wilke Rumcake
Wilke #515 (Basil Rathbone's tobacco of choice)
Savinelli Jupiter
Sutliff Buttered Rum
Sutliff Queen Anne's Revenge ( the bulk version of the discontinued Barbados Plantation)
Smoker's Pride Rum, a very reasonable priced blend worth smoking for the rum topping
GLP Windjammer
G&H Rum Flake (not as easy to find as others on this list)
Watch City Cap'n Boomer's
Watch City Stubb's Pipe (also has a little cocoa in the topping)
C&D Redburn
C&D Repose
he is in the UK Jim so GH Rum Flake may actually be the easiest to find
 

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