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Lifer
Oct 13, 2021
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Where did you see that? They used to have a Modern Virginia in the HH line up, which was an apricot aromatic, and the old Acadian Perique was heavily topped.
Definitely what is left of the HH line is not too heavily cased, but I haven't heard that was what the line was about.


"Per has been involved in every tobacco made by Mac Baren since that time, but he is the father of the HH line, and it holds particular significance. It's a line that he decided would have no top flavoring whatsoever, a line that commends itself with tobacco of such quality that it does not require the benefits of top notes. He didn't arrive at that decision before developing two blends for the line that did contain top notes, though, and that would require some rethinking, but the Syrian blend was first."
 

f4phantomdriver

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jun 23, 2019
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186
I'd say try Cornell and Diehl's Winchester. Red Virginia and unsweetened black cavendish. All tobacco has a casing. If it didn't, it would be bitter. Most of the natural tasting tobacco is cased with liquorice. Not for flavor, but as a neutralizer, it makes the tobacco taste natural. Anyway, try Prince Albert, Pegasus and Granger too. I've been really enjoying Winchester the last month. I never thought I'd like a virginia forward blend because it tends to rip my tongue apart. But Winchester tastes so smooth, the retrohale is pleasant and the room note is as advertised, "classic old pipe fragrance". My youngest son said it reminds him of an old time pub, or an old library with pipe smokers looking through books.
 
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jbfrady

Can't Leave
Jul 27, 2023
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I think my favorites to fit the OP question would be those by Dan Tobacco. Specifically, I'd suggest Black Velvet. It's a quirky aromatic made with champagne and Guinness Extra Stout. Should couple quite nicely with your fondness for Barrel Aged Plum Pudding. (It’s also one of my favorites.)