Virginia strong nic

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rockynrobyn

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Hi everyone, can someone please recommend a straight Virgina that has a medium to high nicotine hit?

Thanks

 

64alex

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Any of the ropes/twists of SG/GH such as Brown no 4 or Black xx are among the highest nic pipe tobaccos and they are all made of Virginia.

 

workman

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I don't know of a straight virginia with a high nic hit other than Royal Yacht, which is currently out of production.

Of the straight virginias in my rotation, I guess FVF has the most nicotine and I would rate it at about medium.

Edit: I tried a small sample of Bad Nun once. It is a straight virginia with a lot of nicotine, maybe up there with Royal Yacht and Irish Flake. I liked it very much, but it is difficult for me to get my hands on. It is distributed by Synjeco and produced, I think, by Gawith & Hoggarth.

 

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madox07

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64alex +1, but op, hold on to your breeches those are some darn strong tobaccos.

 

cosmicfolklore

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If you are looking for an American straight Virginia with a little more stregnth than FVF, try some of Daughters Ryan’s Virginias, maybe Three Sails or Windsail Or, C&D has a Virginia Flake in bulk that tops the medium catagory in bulks. Their Briar Fox is also a smidge stronger, but it has burley blended in for a balanced flavor.

You’ll have to turn to ropes for stronger, but those Empire Virginia won’t have a traditional Virginia flavor like you may be thinking of.

 

PaulTheScandinavian

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1 one for Cosmic,Yes those so-called Empire Virginas differ quite a much from Regular bright Virginias,that's for sure, moreover I happen to have soft spot' for majority of British Otc blends which tend to be Virgina forwards, and all these are far from being light in taste nor they are bright in color,as I understand many of them do have some dark fired Kentucky leaf as condiment.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Paul, maybe DFK, but they also fire cure a lot of those African Virginias as well. It has that taste, but I'd bet that some aren't Kentucky based. Wouldn't that make them less "Empirical" in nature?

 

alexnc

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G&H ropes, Brown Twist Sliced if you don't like preparing ropes. Get a good fish filleting knife if you've not tried it, you can slice consistent 1/16" coins out of ropes and rub them out. Their flavored ropes are mildly seasoned, so the Rum or Maple varieties would probably be considered lightly flavored. (I would say very lightly). Brown Irish X might be a good choice for no flavor added.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Wallace flake does have a little Virginia in it, but most would probably call it a Burley Flake. Oh, and on a side note, it is the original formula of Peterson's University Flake.

 

jeff540

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Sorry, I meant Rattray's. I bought some Wessex Classic Virginia yesterday and was thinking of that when I typed. Hopefully I'm not going senile quite yet. :puffy:

 

saltedplug

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Brown rope tastes distinctly like a VA but black anything but. Nic wallop in both. Even after smoking both for years enjoyably I was still scared of them, which tarnished the experience.

 
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C&D Small Batch Carolina Red Flake, unfortunately, they produced 8,000 tins a few weeks back and it lasted less than 24 hours online. Anyway, keep your eyes open for it next time. Some say the nic content is moderate, to me it's more than just moderate. It's pretty much straight out of the fields, so it's got some bite and probably could use some ageing...anyway, keep your eyes out for it next time.

 

oldtoby

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GH&Co. Dark Birdseye is a worthy candidate for a medium/full Virginia.
Almost a shag cut allowing for a great burn along with an excellent full bodied taste.

 
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